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help truck sways.

i have a 2002 4x4. i cranked the tbar a little bit got about 1.75" in of lift and i lifted the rear 1.5". i replaced the sway bar linkages do to snapping them. now when i go aroung a corner it likes to sway. i do have stock shocks on it. i was thinking that is the problem. if any body could give me a little help before i go out and buy some shocks.
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are you sure the sway bar links are tight? why did they break? normal wear and tear?
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are the links properly installed? properly tightend?
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well the one broke just looked like it was defective. so i replaced both and they are tightend correclty. i am thinking its shocks because they are stock size. so i think they could be getting stretched out from the lift and not able to work properly. i am not sure though im no suspension wizz.
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well it could be but it had to do it before as well. When your links were not broke. Right?
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i am thinking its shocks because they are stock size.
I don't think this is the problem..

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so i think they could be getting stretched out from the lift and not able to work properly. i am not sure though im no suspension wizz.
What you MIGHT consider doing.. bending the ends of the sway-bar and going to longer pins/endlinks.

The endlinks can only go to certain lengths or take a certain amount of pressure before they snap. If the ends of the sway-bar are not parallel to the lower control arms, the pull on those endlinks won't be in the proper alignment of where the bar is designed to move to.

when one side is pushed up, the other side is also pushed up. The body weight is spread more onto one side then the other from the sway-bar ( Or at least in theory, its attempted ) to ' balance ' the front or rear end.

I would try to acquire longer grade 8 bolts and some smaller DOM to go over it. Make longer endlinks. ( if your speaking of the front ).
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