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Old 02-08-2013, 03:40 PM
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who on here is running without swaybars?? Im thinking im going to do a SAS here come spring and would like o ditch the swaybars. Hows handling like? Anyone with a SAS and no swaybars wanna chime in......
I do have quick disconnects for the front so that's nice for now. Anyone come up with the genius idea of rear disconnects yet!?!?!?!
 

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Handling, Crappy
 
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Old 02-08-2013, 03:52 PM
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ya, i kinda figured that. If I can come up with a rear ''quick'' disconnect ill be in business. I do A LOT of highway driving so i guess swaybars should stay. plus, i just got off the phone with my inspection place and they said they are required....So now the question here is REAR QUICK DISCONNECTS????
 
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Is the rear one required in your area too? I believe most if not all S10 pickups came without a rear sway bar. The ZR2 came with a track bar in the rear, but my brother's S10 doesn't have anything at all. I've read about a few people on here ditching the rear sway bar all together, without any significant change to driving behaviour.

The front sway bar is a different story alltogether. You really don't want to be highway driving without your front sway bar. In my opinion that should be off-road modification only.
 
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Dont have sfa but did disconnect the front bar once (for drags) On the drive home almost flipped the thing. See the thread "flipped my blazer" lol
 
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Is the rear one required in your area too? I believe most if not all S10 pickups came without a rear sway bar. The ZR2 came with a track bar in the rear, but my brother's S10 doesn't have anything at all. I've read about a few people on here ditching the rear sway bar all together, without any significant change to driving behaviour.

The front sway bar is a different story alltogether. You really don't want to be highway driving without your front sway bar. In my opinion that should be off-road modification only.
not sure on the rear ones. Ill find out. I can just say it didn't come with one lol. I made some quick disconnects for the front ones. takes 2-3 minutes to disconnect them before i go offroading. I might just take the rear one out if it doesn't really do much.
 
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My rear is removed completely. You might notice a difference for the first couple miles then you will forget all about it. Or at least I did anyway. I drove to Florida and back fully loaded with three adults a baby and all the needs for a baby for a week without any issues on the hwy.
 
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takin it out first thing tomorrow
 
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i think it depends on what kinda suspension you go with up front if you run coils or really soft springs it might be a issue. on the old k5 blazers with lift kits, the front springs were so stiff a 200lb guy could bounce on the front bumper and you would be lucky to move it a inch. removing the sway bar on those things didnt make one bit of a difference.

i dont run one on my s10 with leafs up front but i dont think its ever seen street speeds, drove it once about 4 blocks away babied it more or less cause it wasnt insured or plated, didnt want to hit anything
 
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My ZR2 Blazer didnt have a front sway bar when I bout it and it handled fine. I put one on and didn't even notice any difference.
My 91 S10 thats SFA doesn't have a sway bar either. If you look at the older Chevy trucks that came from the factory with a solid axle up front they didn't come with one either and they were fine to drive.
 

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