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Old 03-21-2010
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So I was sick of the Superlift end links....

Hey, so I'm really busy with work, was sick with the noise from the front end, which has gotten worse recently because I discovered one of the end links ball joints was broken so the left end link just kept popping in and out and floating around... So I just decided (after doin some light reading on here about the problem) to just remove the sway bar and end links..
So I'm curious... long term is there any serious problems that could arise from not running a sway bar... I suppose I could see something like... torsion bars sagging a little faster because there is more stress on them or something?? but I don't know enough about the physics and mechanics of suspension to know whats goin on.

Oh, plus my lift has the limiting straps.. do they need to be installed?? I don't really wheel my truck very often, mostly just commuting to work with it... I figure if it's safer to run them I can just pick up a set of nuts bolts and washers to keep them installed to the LCA.... Thanks everyone who reads and replies.
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i never had a problem in the 2 years I didn't have them on.
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I had no problems either. You're going to get more body roll but that is about it. As long as the shocks in front are the correct length (not too long) it should be fine.
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I had no problems either. You're going to get more body roll but that is about it. As long as the shocks in front are the correct length (not too long) it should be fine.
I can only assume they're a correct length, or at least not too long.. they're the ones that came with the superlift kit, and since the kit was installed i've added another 1.5 - 2" of lift with the addition of the prekey mod on my 08.
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08XLT4X4 (Keith) sells some upgraded ones, you should send him a PM and buy a pair from him.
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The shock lengths should be fine then. You can remove just one end link and the sway bar is connected. See how you like it. I liked it 95% of the time personally. It was nice to be able to roll over speed bumps and into driveways faster and not be rocked around like crazy. Of course it got even better when you left the pavement and the front suspension could actually work independently.
But I re-connected when I was towing or knew I was going to spend a lot of time on the highway/freeway or something.
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I have a saw bar link broken off, any repercussions from that?
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