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Maxing bars and removing sway bar?

What are your guys's thoughts on this.. pretty sure it wont do much, what i plan on doing is the after market keys.. im already prekey'd but its not enough, just need to go a wee bit higher. Superlift is out of the question because of money, regearing, etc.

If i almost max out my bars to level the truck out, and remove the sway bar will that help any in the ride quality? I already know maxxing the bars with keys will be ****ty, been there done that, just curious if removing the sway bar will do much, ive heard it helps a bit.

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What are your guys's thoughts on this.. pretty sure it wont do much, what i plan on doing is the after market keys.. im already prekey'd but its not enough, just need to go a wee bit higher. Superlift is out of the question because of money, regearing, etc.

If i almost max out my bars to level the truck out, and remove the sway bar will that help any in the ride quality? I already know maxxing the bars with keys will be ****ty, been there done that, just curious if removing the sway bar will do much, ive heard it helps a bit.

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Removing the sway bay wont make your ride any smoother, it will give you a bunch of body roll though. Off-road you may see better suspension travel, but on the road it will only give you a negative result.
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I'd get longer adjuster bolts for the bars before i put in the keys. I've got maxed out bars with no front swaybar.

no rear swaybar also lol
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i pulled my sway and it rode a bit better. try it, pull one link from the A arm to the sway bar its self and see how it feels.
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I wouldnt max out your bars either, just do like 3/4s to max, and just take your sway bar off. It wont make your ride any better straight line but it does help with bumps on different angles/while turning etc allow the front suspension to soak up alittle more. But again like stated you will have more body roll but it is controllable and isnt bad. I run mine as a DD with it off and you get used to it. I do like the control feeling of having it on, but the extra comfort you get over different angles and bumps while turning makes up for it to me.

EDIT: IF I was you, id remove sway bar, put the front bars at about 3/4's to max and get some quality shocks to help with the ride and go for it. Thats what im doing as we speak
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It's going to ride like ***. Removing the sway bar does smooth out the ride, PROVIDING THAT YOU ACTUALLY HAVE SOME SUSPENSION TRAVEL.
If you max out the bars, there will be no (or almost no) droop left in the suspension and the shocks will constantly top out.
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this is true
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and the shocks will constantly top out.
thats why i regret maxing mine. you can hear it topping out and my shocks are probably toast now. no swaybar i've noticed rides like **** on the highway when i drove going 80 last night but its a bit better off road since i have a little more articulation
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