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SWAY BARS!!!

picking up my rear BII sway bar this afternoon.....

i'm curious to see how everyone else has installed theirs.
i know they are pretty much bolt on but if anyone has custom links or something
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so lets see some pics
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what did you pay for it? theres 2 bIIs at my local yard with em
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There are the pics after it's installed. There are two different sized bolts... Lots of washers. Make sure you put everything back on as it was.

I will pass down the info my bro gave me when installing mine. Disconnect the side links from the main bar, install them FIRST. Then install the main bar, and link it up to your diff.
When I put mine on, I thought it wasn't going to fit at first. Turns out that one side clamps over the flange of the diff cover, the other does not.
And the connecting bars attach outside the frame, and bend inward.

Oh yeah and the one on the left side of the truck will rub your ebrake cable a bit. *Shrug*

That help?
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sway bars?
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Here's mine. I put it on backwards and made some extended custom quick disconnects.
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My 98 ranger came with a rear sway bar from the factory, and it was useless. You couldn't tell any difference with it on off, loaded or unloaded. I disconnected it and left it that way, though I should have sold it I guess.

The quick discos must get old. I had some like that on the rear sway bar on the sport trac and they were noisy. Again it stayed disconnect all the time.
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what did you pay for it? theres 2 bIIs at my local yard with em
$60....and i had to pull it myself
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wow, I got mine for $20 and I pulled it myself.
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wow, I got mine for $20 and I pulled it myself.
this one is damn clean and all the bushings were near new....i'm actually starting to wonder if they weren't recently replaced
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What size bar did you get? I'm after a 1" bar.
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hurry up and get it on lol!
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sway bars are WAY overrated lol
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not for lowered trucks... can you say corner carver
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Alan go get one right meow!
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i would billy but im flat broke, maybe ill take a trip and see if theyre still theyre tomarrow
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hurry up and get it on lol!
workin on it.....geez


Shane, i haven't measured it yet but i will now
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you done yet? haha
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you done yet? haha
i repainted it...its now red, but i'm waiting for it to dry before i put it on


Shane....its 3/4" thick not 1"
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Shane you will probably want an Explorer or Sport Trac rear bar if you're really after a 1" bar. The bar on my ranger was 3/4 at best.
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Here is the sport trac bar (disconnected). Maybe it wasn't 1", but it was bigger than the rear bar my ranger had.
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oopsies....not rear sway bar for me....I want a 1" for my little brother!! He's got two 3/4" ones from BII's....been looking everywhere for a 1" for his.

Front bar is going back on when we have this little PNW meet...the RCD links are being delivered to me.

Alan....Can you do what the 98+ 2wd guys can do? Use a 98+ 4x4 front sway bar? It's a good 1/4" bigger than the stock 98 2wd bar. Just a thought...maybe a '97 4x4 front bar? IDK...something to think about.
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Alan....Can you do what the 98+ 2wd guys can do? Use a 98+ 4x4 front sway bar? It's a good 1/4" bigger than the stock 98 2wd bar. Just a thought...maybe a '97 4x4 front bar? IDK...something to think about.
id have no clue to that one lol
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Something to look into man.... cheap easy upgrade.
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yea, i think my sway bar has some issues from when that civic hit me, the D shaped rubber parts are broken in one place
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hmm I didn't know that about the 98+ 4x4 bar, I guess I'll start looking for on now lol
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