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I know the title sounds stupid, but really, if you disconnect the linkage for the sway bar from the a arm mount then does the sway bar flap in the wind, or do you just get some rope or bailing wire?

I ended up taking my sway bar off after looking at the hardware in the close proximity of the suspension travel, and pictured this stuff moving all over the place travelling down the trail.

I was thinking of fabricating some type of bracket that the opposite end of the linkage would attach to the frame to secure the sway bar when disconnected, but figured that maybe the tire would rub it then.

Does anyone else think about this, or am I totally missing something?
 

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Toyota4ever said:
I know the title sounds stupid, but really, if you disconnect the linkage for the sway bar from the a arm mount then does the sway bar flap in the wind, or do you just get some rope or bailing wire?

I ended up taking my sway bar off after looking at the hardware in the close proximity of the suspension travel, and pictured this stuff moving all over the place travelling down the trail.

I was thinking of fabricating some type of bracket that the opposite end of the linkage would attach to the frame to secure the sway bar when disconnected, but figured that maybe the tire would rub it then.

Does anyone else think about this, or am I totally missing something?
I wondered about that at first but it's never been a problem just disconnecting it and pushing it up and just leaving it alone.

I wouldn't remove it or leave it disconnected for street use. There will be that one time when you make an emergency maneuver and roll your truck w/o it.
 

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Yeah, it has a little bit of force behind it so when you disconnect it and push it up it will stay in that position. I also wouldnt leave it disconnected. I have heard that it causes uneven and quicker tread wear.
 

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Toyota4ever said:
I know the title sounds stupid, but really, if you disconnect the linkage for the sway bar from the a arm mount then does the sway bar flap in the wind, or do you just get some rope or bailing wire?

I ended up taking my sway bar off after looking at the hardware in the close proximity of the suspension travel, and pictured this stuff moving all over the place travelling down the trail.

I was thinking of fabricating some type of bracket that the opposite end of the linkage would attach to the frame to secure the sway bar when disconnected, but figured that maybe the tire would rub it then.

Does anyone else think about this, or am I totally missing something?

When you unbolt the swaybar, the pressure/compression from the bushings is enough to holt it in whatever position you leave it in. If it does flop up and down, get new bushings. You can also just bungie it tighly wraping a bungee cord around the frame. I did that before I was comfortable leaving it alone. But I have new poly bushings and they are tight!
 

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I agree with everyone. I have the poly bushings and it stays tight. I can disconnect it and drive all day. I have never noticed at the the end of the day any movement. However I can disconnect it with ease, but getting it back together can be a pain in the rear. Partly due to the fact that the truck sits slightly uneven due to the battery and gas tank. Nothing some strong muscles and a dirty back can't fix. If you can weld go to a hardware store and get some 7/16 connector pins and a matching sleeve. With some engineering you can have a set for around $5.
 

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gen 3 trucks have a different type of link and are actually just as easy to remove/install as any quick disco that I've seen, including the Nuke's that I have.
 

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Do the gen 3 trucks still use the bolt through top design? The only problem with taking the bolt off is in time it will wear and if you lose it in the sand hope you have another. I will post my picks later today.
 

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Do the gen 3 trucks still use the bolt through top design? The only problem with taking the bolt off is in time it will wear and if you lose it in the sand hope you have another. I will post my picks later today.
no, they switched to a top side-bolt for '01-'04.

http://www.norcalttora.com/~chris/mods/SAWs/photos/photo_5.html
I have a set of modified 'Nuke's' discos. I found most of the parts at my local hardware store so they could be made for under $20.

the bottom bolt is replaced with a bolt/pin that the heim slides onto
I have a '00 so we have basically the same truck.
 
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