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How many of you have taken your front sway bars off? How do you like the ride? Is there really any difference? Does it handle any different?
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I took mine off last year. The ride I think is soo much better, however the body roll is more prominent. So its a toss up. Ride is better, corning suffers a tad but its not bad for everyday driving.
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I've considered taking mine off. They're easy to take off so I might have to just try it for a day.
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I took mine off only because the bushings were bad and i didn't feel like spending the money to replace them, so i took it off. I don't really notice any difference in ride quality.
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I must have posted this a hundred times, but you can simply remove one end link from the sway bar and it is disconnected. You can leave everything else there and reconnect in two minutes if you're towing or something.
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I know that. I'm away from my truck right now and the thought of it was in my head so I figured I'd get some info.
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I must have posted this a hundred times, but you can simply remove one end link from the sway bar and it is disconnected. You can leave everything else there and reconnect in two minutes if you're towing or something.
this is actually how i do it every summer. then reconnect it in the winter.
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I removed mine cause i loove that sway side to side.
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ive had mine off over a year. i dig it, it rides better and eats some bumps quite better. i say worth it. plus its easy to reinstall
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i had it off for 2+ years.
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I took my off 4 months ago and I'm not going to put it back on. It rides alot better.
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Any of you guys that have taken them off still have them?
I had it on my '88 and miss the handling on my' 09

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Ripped them off. I couldn't flex for ****. Once removed I can tuck my tires into the wheel wells and get close to 10" of down travel from level.
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i think im going to do this
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I had my front anti-sway bar off for about a year. I did mine in order to get better traction off-road.

As you probably know, in a "cross-axle" situation, the tire with the most weight has the most traction and the "light" tire will most likely spin. A swaybar magnifies this problem by trying to keep both wheels at the same height (relative to the frame) so that even more pressure is put on the traction tire while even less pressure is taken from the tire about to spin out.

I believe my traction improved with the swaybar disconnected. Taking bumps on an unimproved road was smoother too. And during normal (for me) driving, the added sway was no problem.

But after being cutoff in traffic several times, I decided to put the swaybar back on.
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mine is off as well, just took it all the way off acouple weeks ago. pretty much everything has been covered but the body roll is there but not to bad. its def something you can handle and it does help the ride alil bit. I prolly will never put mine back on, so id recommend it.
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what about rears??? im really liking this idea and prob going to do it. but i havent looked out back im guessing theres one in back and how does it affect everything taking that one off
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Most Rangers do not have a factory rear sway bar, they are pretty rare. If you have one, I would ditch it. I disconnect the rear sway bar on my Ranger and never re-connected it.
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Most Rangers do not have a factory rear sway bar, they are pretty rare. If you have one, I would ditch it. I disconnect the rear sway bar on my Ranger and never re-connected it.
ok cool thanks... yea i wasnt sure
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