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DUAL FRONT SWAYBARS!

The picture says it all, but for more info - see below:

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Completely useless.
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I bet he really needs them too!
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rofl wtf. my truck drove fine on 33s with no swaybar
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Holy stiff ride batman.
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And I thought my truck rode like a covered wagon sometimes.... LOL
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thats just stupid
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haha, somebody shud tell him, the other set goes on the back....
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Wow you guys are harsh and close minded. I expected better from you guys. I've been a lurker for months using your threads to install mustang rear disk brakes, Explorer OHC, and other How-tos. This is the first time I thought I would share something that works great and the most significant improvement I have made to my ranger since I bought it other than a rear Bronco II 1" bar.
It's not "useless" - it made my ranger less like jello in the corners and I have not noticed any detriment to the ride quality. The area of 2 - 1" sway bars is equal to 1 - 1.4" sway bar. It provides better handling for a fraction of the cost of an aftermarket Hellig sway bar and doesn't hurt the ride like lowering. When guys lift their daily drivers 4" you don't chastise them and talk about how "pointless" it is and ask if they "really need it" even though they make their trucks much harder to control on offramps going 35mph. No DangerRanger01 - I didn't need it any more than you needed cobra wheels, rear disk brakes, and a 1.25" front sway bar. I did because I WANTED better handling and a SAFER daily driver because factory rangers have terrible handling. The fact is swaybars help handling and until you get to a point where the bumps are more harsh due to reduced independence - they do not hurt the ride quality signifcantly. I am considering upgrading one to 1-1/8" for even less body roll, but first I want to reduce tire roll.
Common - think outside the box for once.
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How fast do you take corners to need 2 front swaybars?
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my ranger does not have terrible handling even with 33s and torsion bars maxxed. it handles just fine. i do believe that two sway bars is pointless.
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i have two more swaybars if you want to have 4

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I've never seen something like this before, and would have to drive or ride in it to make up my mind. Do you ever take this truck to a track where it needs less body roll, or is it a daily?
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Wow you guys are harsh and close minded.
I am surprised by the level of negativity in this thread. There's nothing inherently wrong with using 2 bars to act in the place of one and this is an inventive way to get the desired result when a larger diameter bar was not readily available. I'm not totally convinced about all of the specific details of the installation but the concept is definitely a clever solution.
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I am surprised by the level of negativity in this thread. There's nothing inherently wrong with using 2 bars to act in the place of one and this is an inventive way to get the desired result when a larger diameter bar was not readily available. I'm not totally convinced about all of the specific details of the installation but the concept is definitely a clever solution.
Agreed, its ridiculous how close-minded people on this site are. Its a neat idea, sounds like your happy with the outcome as well.
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I'm still wondering why you would actually need this if it's not a high performance truck
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I wonder why guys need mudtires that only drive on the street. I also wonder why guys waste so much time making their cluster's have LED's when the normal bulbs work just fine.

What the hell is the difference if you have mudtires and don't use them or he has 2 swaybars. At least he used his head and actually performed work instead of opening 8 threads in here about it before-hand only to never do it.
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All I simply asked was why? haha. If he's tryin to take corners faster on a track, then I guess that makes sense. I personally don't think rangers handle all that badly that it would require 2 sway bars. I wouldn't mind having one in the rear tho. My lifted 4x4 on 33's takes offramps at much higher speeds than 35mph just fine btw.

In the end tho, it is your truck, mod it as you see fit. People might flame you but in the end if you're happy with your truck that's all that matters.
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It's amazing how fast someone gets consoled once they get butthurt.

Yet no one has actually justified doing this. Assuming his truck does not have a high performance V8 and he doesn't autocross every weekend, there doesn't seem to be any need for 2 sway bars.

How fast and reckless does a person drive to need this?
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Interesting idea. I'll also say it's funny how close-minded people are. If he wants tighter cornering for his daily, I don't see the problem. Lots of us here mod vehicles out of want, not need. So when someone does something out of the ordinary, why do people start asking why he needs it?
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I must admit - I do not auto cross (I bet some people don't really off-road), but it is much safer on the highways and if something gets in my way or someone pulls out in front of me I now have a better chance of being able to maneuver out of the way without losing control and ending up in a concrete barrier. Unless someone is offroading and wants wheel independence, this is a great addition to a daily driver. It is not a matter of being reckless, but staying in control when you need to in Houston traffic! I know it seems like it would be stiff as hell, but a 1.4" equivalent cross sectional area is not much stiffer than what came factory on Explorers - as I said I could still use more once I take care of the tires.
Since when were forums about "needing it." There are very few people that need lift kits but I recognize that they are cool looking, chicks dig 'em, and they are fun to drive. I want my ranger to be more fun to drive for my daily commute. My last car was a Mercedes, and I now have better control like I am driving a Mercedes (not as cushy though) rather than a suspension that seems better suited for a farm yard.
And 33's do hurt your handling...and if someone pulls out in front of you when you are going 45mph you will wish you had 2 sway bars. Don't knock it till you've tried it. Free test drives!
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