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your frame is as tall as mine and i am running 42s!!

it will help it because and the truck sways back and forth it actually steers it some being that tall. Also it wont limit flex at all!
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I'll have to look into putting it on.
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wait!! mr zach, did you just say that having a sway bar wont limit flex??!!
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Its not a traditional sway bar. Look up the currie anti-rock.
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but it is still a traditional sway bar.. its still spring steel
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but it is still a traditional sway bar.. its still spring steel
but it doesnt limit flex! its BA, anyone that wheels should have these front and rear...
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wait!! mr zach, did you just say that having a sway bar wont limit flex??!!
did you see it limiting my flex? ive always had one i never disconnect it or adjust it.
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I dont see how you can drive without the sway bar..it had SO much body roll..it helped so much with that..
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I can deal with the body roll. Its the steering thats hard to handle. Did you have any problems with your steering before you put the sway bar on? Or did it drive straight and you just added it to control the body roll?
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adding the sway bar will help with both.

did u check the toe on it yet??

also how much air pressure are you running in the front tires?
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Looks like everything is coming along. So when do you think you will have all of the kinks worked out?
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Zach I'm running 23psi in the front tires. I've kept it at that since I've had these tires. I checked the toe today and it was toed in 1/16" so I didn't adjust it. I used this method. Dana 30 and Dana 44 Front Axle Toe Adjustment
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Looks like everything is coming along. So when do you think you will have all of the kinks worked out?
Hopefully soon. Thats about the best I can guess right now lol.
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Zach I'm running 23psi in the front tires. I've kept it at that since I've had these tires. I checked the toe today and it was toed in 1/16" so I didn't adjust it. I used this method. Dana 30 and Dana 44 Front Axle Toe Adjustment
if you are interested in trying something...

put about 35psi in them and try it.
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Hopefully soon. Thats about the best I can guess right now lol.
I know how that goes.
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Yeah I'll try it. Won't hurt to try. I've tacked the sway bar in earlier. Tomorrow hopefully I'll get it welded in and put some more air in the tires and see how it drives then. If that doesn't work I guess Ill have to adjust the caster......which I've been avoiding lol
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when you adjust the caster let the passenger side be the tight side, then just adjust the drivers side to fit the hole, it doesnt need to be right. its just support. one side will always be tighter than the other. I have tried 6-8 positive and that was just too much IMO. 4-5 should be perfect.

i dont know how you adjust the caster but I use a 24" crescent wrench to slide on the spring buckets then use that as leverage to twist the axle, you can do that without removing tires and taking the weight off the springs...
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I can deal with the body roll. Its the steering thats hard to handle. Did you have any problems with your steering before you put the sway bar on? Or did it drive straight and you just added it to control the body roll?
sway bar helped it not be all shaky and all over the place..
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when you adjust the caster let the passenger side be the tight side, then just adjust the drivers side to fit the hole, it doesnt need to be right. its just support. one side will always be tighter than the other. I have tried 6-8 positive and that was just too much IMO. 4-5 should be perfect.

i dont know how you adjust the caster but I use a 24" crescent wrench to slide on the spring buckets then use that as leverage to twist the axle, you can do that without removing tires and taking the weight off the springs...
I was kinda wondering how I'd do it without taking the weight off the axle. I shouldn't have to go far since its at 4* now anyway.

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sway bar helped it not be all shaky and all over the place..
Good to hear, maybe it will help my problem.
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yeah you can use a jack on that crescent wrench too. or some people just put a bottle jack under the coil mount to twist the axle. i always adjusted the top short arms.
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looks like you about got it dude, congrats

I should be ready to start working on my truck in a week or two... still waiting on the funds for parts
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I got the sway bar put on today and it helped quite a bit. I'd say it drives 70% better. It still didn't solve the problem but it did help a lot. I guess I'll adjust the caster tomorrow and put some more air in the tires.



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looks like you about got it dude, congrats

I should be ready to start working on my truck in a week or two... still waiting on the funds for parts
Just let me know when you're ready man.
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Aired up the tires, adjusted the caster, and moved the track bar down a tad to make it more parallel. Didn't help though. I'm going to have to check the toe again......
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Too tall. Did you ever jump on the bumper and watch the axle to see if it twists ?
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No, I'll have to get a helper for that. I think I'm going to go ahead and cut the coil adjusters off the posts and move them up 2 inches. Then I'll probably have to redo the track bar mount. Now I just gotta find the time.
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