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Rear Sway Bar

where is a good site to look and buy a sway bar kit for the rear of a 2WD Ranger?

any good or a waste of $$

also, seems nobody has a center grille guard for 07 Rangers yet?/
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i just took my rear sway bar off.....can't tell a difference in how it handles or drives.......but i guess handling isn't an issue with how tall my truck is
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World of difference with and without a swaybar, especially when taking fast turns. It helps eliminate about half the bodyroll.
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i just took my rear sway bar off.....can't tell a difference in how it handles or drives.......but i guess handling isn't an issue with how tall my truck is

on my ranger, i could stand in the bed and shake the CRAP out of it

after installing a Bronco II 1inch sway bar, it cut alot of the shaking out
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Doesn't your Ranger already have a rear sway bar, or are you looking for a more beefy one?
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doesn't have one
only in the front
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on my ranger, i could stand in the bed and shake the CRAP out of it

after installing a Bronco II 1inch sway bar, it cut alot of the shaking out
mine actually feels stiffer after i put in the Skyjacker rear springs than it did with the sway bar...
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Hillbank has one kit left from the Roush T-bolts
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Ford-...mZ290092457573

They have jacked up the shipping, but at $85 it's still a bargain. Think I paid $90 for mine.

Install instructions are here : http://george-novak.com/swaybars.html
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I LOVE my rear sway bar i got it off a mazda truck from the junk yard most mazda's come with them stock...
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almost all 4wd Rangers also come stock with a rear swaybar....
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almost all 4wd Rangers also come stock with a rear swaybar....
Learn something new everyday. I did not know that!
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almost all 4wd Rangers also come stock with a rear swaybar....
no... i know grants level II doesnt have one and thats the highest up ranger there is.. i beleave bills doesnt have one eather...
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no... i know grants level II doesnt have one and thats the highest up ranger there is.. i beleave bills doesnt have one eather...
if you read i said almost....i didn't say all of them....
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i beleave alot more 3rd gens come with them and hardly any 98+ came with them i bearly ever see 98+ with them at all...i know my splash had a rear sway bar stock and the truck i have now didnt...
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I know I have one in the front but not the rear, are they hard to install? Is it worth it?
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isn't hard to install.....there is only total 8 bolts....1 per end link into the frame (which the holes should already be there for it), 1 per endlink to the swaybar, 4 bolts hold the sway bar on the axle...
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I know I have one in the front but not the rear, are they hard to install? Is it worth it?
No, not really that hard

Yes, the rear tires will grip better in corners, and rear-end hop will be reduced.
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No, not really that hard

Yes, the rear tires will grip better in corners, and rear-end hop will be reduced.
Hmmmmm, very interesting......
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Would not having a sway bar be why its so easy to shake the backend of my truck back and forth?
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Would not having a sway bar be why its so easy to shake the backend of my truck back and forth?
Yes, it's also why the rear end dances about on bumpy roads. Basically, the rear swar bar ties the axle to the frame. It only alows movement in a certain direction along a limited arc.
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mine has one stock
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mine has one stock
Because yours is a regular cab Edge.

On newer Rangers, the only models that have the rear sway bar are regular cabs with torsion bar suspension. So, that includes regular cab 4x4, Sport/Edge and Trailhead.
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rangers have rear sway bars???

mine didnt have one front or rear
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Because yours is a regular cab Edge.

On newer Rangers, the only models that have the rear sway bar are regular cabs with torsion bar suspension. So, that includes regular cab 4x4, Sport/Edge and Trailhead.
Well, my trucks still wobbly...
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I'm trying to find a rear sway bar and it's like some magical unicorn... honestly. I can't find them anywhere...lol

I want to install one. My front one is huge. I don't know why they didn't put one on the rear.

-Nigel
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