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Old August 17th, 2011, 10:54 AM   #1
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im having the hardest time trying to get my sway bar end links and bushing bolted up.

it has(not 100% sure) add a leaf, torsion bar turned up not sure if it was "cranked" but did have bad front end parts that where all repalced, and upper arms.

the old links and bushings where broke. i noticed the top bushing on the end link was wore on a real big angle from the upper arm hitting it...

truck runs the streets.

any idea how to get them bolted up?? should i ditch the sway bar??
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Old August 17th, 2011, 03:53 PM   #2
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The best way I figured is have the weight on the front, not have the tires hanging. Makes the control arm more agreeable.
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Old August 17th, 2011, 04:40 PM   #3
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The best way I figured is have the weight on the front, not have the tires hanging. Makes the control arm more agreeable.
tried that. could the fact that the arms are built is such way that they will just get in the way period? its the "old style" says dave at cascade4x4...
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Loosen the torsion bars and then put the front tires back on the ground, if the T-bars are cranked it will be harder to get the end links bolted back on.
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sounds like you need longer links
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Old August 17th, 2011, 08:36 PM   #6
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Loosen the torsion bars and then put the front tires back on the ground, if the T-bars are cranked it will be harder to get the end links bolted back on.
looked at it tonight and yes they are cranked

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sounds like you need longer links
yes i did get stock ones....do they offer longer ones at like autozone, napa, ect.??

also it seams to me that if i did get longer ones it still may rub on the end link just not the bushing...
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You need to return it to stock, and use the stock sway bar links. Why leave them turned up, which is dumb for numerous reasons, if you just run it on the street?
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you can ditch the swaybar, but its bad joo joo for a street-mobile. i'm guessing you're running 33's on a stock 1500? check over on pirate, there's a chart for appropriate torsion bar key selection. also mentioned with part numbers are the incorrect keys. every key has a stamped p/n on it. check out what you have, and evaluate what to do from there.
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You need to return it to stock, and use the stock sway bar links. Why leave them turned up, which is dumb for numerous reasons, if you just run it on the street?
1 cant afford to SAS it. 2 thats how it was when i got it. 3 it looks good. and 4 it hardly sees road or dirt at the moment but once fixed it will se dirt back roads..

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you can ditch the swaybar, but its bad joo joo for a street-mobile. i'm guessing you're running 33's on a stock 1500? check over on pirate, there's a chart for appropriate torsion bar key selection. also mentioned with part numbers are the incorrect keys. every key has a stamped p/n on it. check out what you have, and evaluate what to do from there.
yes 33s that where on it wen i got it. i want to ditch the IFS but at the monent have to stick with it and get it driveable. think u could link me by chance?? ive only looked around pirate like 2-3 times. thanks deerbowtie
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