View Full Version : Sway bar ?
03-13-2012, 04:57 AM
This may be a dumb question, but can I run a swaybar backwards, as in the endlinks facing the rear? I ask b/c without making my own swaybar (I dunno if I'm up for that or not), I won't be able to use one as it will interfere with the lower bar of the 4 link. I don't fully understand how a sway bar works, i know that it controls body roll but don't know really how. So not sure if turning the thing around would work or not.
03-22-2012, 12:40 AM
If you can mount it, it will work. Doesnt matter if you flip it forward backward or left to right.
The way sway bars work is that they have to be twisted for the diff to not be level. So during a turn when the truck leans the sway bar has to twist. The metal rod twists and resists the lean, because it would rather be straight. So the thicker the bar, the harder it is for it to twist and the less your truck will lean. This also means that if you go over bumps where only one side goes over it then the bar will try to resist the articulation of the diff and it seems the suspension is stiffer. If you go over a bump with both wheels equally, then you don't feel any difference since the diff or the control arms in front are moving an equal distance up or down. When this happens the bar just pivots in the bushings. Hope that helped a little.
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