Sway Bar Removal

First off lets look at the reason we have sway bars to begin with. A sway bar connects the left and right sides of a suspension together. During cornering, the body tends to lean or fall over. This is what is commonly referred to as body roll. Connected to each side of the axle, the pressure applied from cornering twists the sway bar against the lean, causing a reaction that produces a lifting force on the outside of the body and a downward force on the inside of the body. The idea of this is to keep the truck level helping even the weight on both tires, helping keep traction in a turn. In this case my truck is lifted and top heavy causing the truck to lean hard during cornering. When this happends it actuily lifts weight off the inside tires, causing the truck not to turn well. There are a few more down sides to the sway bar on a lifted truck. We will start with articulation. Because the sway bar links both sides of the axle togther trying to keep both tires at the same distance from the frame, it also holds the wheels from touching the ground when you need some twist. There is also the problem of lifted truck having stiff springs wich allready make them ride ruff. Now every time one wheel hits a pot hole or bump it is also twisting against the sway bar making it less responsive, causing a stiff ride.


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