I Might Just Know What I'm Talking About
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: San Antonio, TX
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Re: front sway bar???
I can try to explain this...here goes. The reason your wheels tend to come off the ground is because the T-bar cranking that you did used all of the DOWN TRAVEL of your suspension. In other words, you still have basically the same travel upwards, but when you cranked the T-bars, you pushed the suspension down, so that the truck would go up. This ate up most of your down travel. If you were to drive over a rise in the road at a high rate of speed with stock susp., the tires would stay in contact with the road. But with yours, the tires don't have as much travel, and now just hang, loosing contact, when you come down they still have the up travel to absorb most of the impact. If you come off the ground real high, you will hit, the susp. absorbs it, then the down travel cant keep up, and they leave the ground again, until the weight of the vehicle finally slows the whole process down and you continue on. Disconecting your swaybar won't help you. If you need more than the 2.5 Skyjacker lift then you are gonna either have to get a bigger lift, or, just learn to live with it. I have my T-bars adjusted up very slightly maybe a 1/4 inch, and it is not effected too bad, but I can see/feel just a slight difference. I'm thinking of going to 15x7 wheels in the future, but still don't know if I will. Anyway, hope this helps, and that it makes sense.
Oh, by the way, I lost one of the spacer bars that holds one side of my swaybar a while back, and I can't feel any difference.....it is still "disconected" on that side, and rides just the same.