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Sway-A-Way torsion bars. anyone who 4x4s READ!!!!

I contacted sway away to see if there was a way to get some better torsion bars made for the rangers. they said they currently dont make any (obviously) and I proceeded to ask them what would nee to be done to get them made.

Sway-A-Way states that if I can get 25-50 serious buyers, They would be possibly open to making a run for ranger torsion bars.


So I need a SERIOUS BUYER ONLY count. I will be posting about this on any other ranger website that I can get a hold of.

This would be a big step forward for our suspension needs and the sway-a-way bars are said to reduce torion fatigue by 50%. thats huge and it give a better spring rate.

anyone SERIOUSLY interested in buying some, please reply.


thanks in advanced.


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im not interested, but im sure some people are. could you explain the benefits of upgrading the bars, and how much they would be.
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my guess is the price range would be anywhere from 250 dollars to 350 dollars.


the added benefits are a torsion bar that is less likely to fatigue by 50% and a better spring rate by 20-30%.
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if you can find a price and there warrenty against fatigue i might be interested
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I highly doubt that they will warranty them against fatigue, as a torsion bar is a spring and any spring will fatigue over a lot of time.

once i get a good idea of the number of people interested, i will inquire about a specific price as the more we get to commit, the cheaper the price will probably be.

right now all you can expect is the 250-350 dollar range, which is farely big but still an idea
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come on people NOBODY here wants some of these???

If you any into your truck this should be a must which is why its crappy that we dont have wnyone to make these for us.


these will help handling a ton on and off road, and they wont sag NEARLY as quickly as OEM which has been less than 2 years to not be able to level my truck.


this is an awesome opportunity guys.
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hey

hell yea. count me in. if you could send us more info when you get it.
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nice you make 12.


If people would realize how good these will be, we'de get at least 40 people!!!!!!



come on everyone these will make a great improvement!!!!!!
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john griggs, i heard you talk in another thread about your needing new torsion bars. come on i know you want some!!
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I do. But I can't afford them right now. If it's got to happen soon, I'm out -- but not because I want to be!

Edit: I thought that Explorer bars fit a Ranger, and could be used for increased spring rate? Sounds like it's not so if they say they don't have one to fit Rangers.

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I do. But I can't afford them right now. If it's got to happen soon, I'm out -- but not because I want to be!

Edit: I thought that Explorer bars fit a Ranger, and could be used for increased spring rate? Sounds like it's not so if they say they don't have one to fit Rangers.
Explorer bars and Sport Trac bars are 100% identical to Rangers except for thickness which equals spring rate. I did a TON of research on this last year. My dad had an Exploder which made it easy to compare. The only problem I ran into was that the parts guy couldnt or wouldnt look up a spring on explorer for me so I had to give him the spring code. BUT they did compare the same spring rate for the explorer and ranger the and parts numbers were the same so.... if you get the T-Bars from a 4X Explorer Sport they are the highest rate.... just FYI... Sway A Way makes some high quality products though
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sorry, sarah isnt into this at all. she dont even know what im talking about even though i showed her. she'll learn overtime. if it was me id be in...
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IM trying to get rid of my bars so im out.
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I do. But I can't afford them right now. If it's got to happen soon, I'm out -- but not because I want to be!

Edit: I thought that Explorer bars fit a Ranger, and could be used for increased spring rate? Sounds like it's not so if they say they don't have one to fit Rangers.




what price range would be lookin at john?? I quoted my prices really high just in case. fact is that if it happens we'll get em direct from the factory so they might be cheap as hell.


gimme somethin to work with!!
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Well, new factory bars are about $100 apiece. I'm just wondering how much more these would be. I had a chance to buy 2 used bars from a "1F" (stiffest front) from an Explorer on eBay, but passed because it might be TOO stiff. I think a "B" bar might be a good compromise.

The ideal would be a bar that's not too stiff, but doesn't fatique as easily. I presume that's what you're talking about with these aftermarket bars. Depending on WHEN this occurs, I might be able to spring for $200-$300, but it's hard to justify right now when I could get a set of JY bars for less than $100. The ol' 4x2 is not worthy of TOO much enhancement, lol!
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