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... YOU CAN DO IT!

...and all the other little welding tasks can come in in house, zap here, burn there.
Unfortunately time and space is non existent at the moment (as I type this at work). I'll definitely get a setup when the garage situation frees up. I know, excuses
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The Total Chaos cam tab kit takes some time to install, no fabrication just tab A in slot B, some drilling and grinding, welding.

Cost for fabricator install could be as much as setting up your own welding gear... YOU CAN DO IT!

...and all the other little welding tasks can come in in house, zap here, burn there.
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However, after putting on a beefier ADDCO rear swaybar, it pretty much solves my body roll problem so i'll leave it to further future. However @Iconic_ did find this swaybar will reduce the rear articulation by 1.5".
Bringing up an old convo, I've gotta say that I didn't think the difference would be so dramatic. Originally I was going to order the Currie anti rock but due to the bar size lacked effectiveness (that's what she said?). I wasn't exactly a believer but then I installed an Addco 2301 7/8" rear bar. Holy schnikes smack me in the face. You were right and don't need a front bar with just the larger rear. Without any bars, I felt like I was plowing when I turned. Now, smooth as glass. It even improved braking and accelerating when the weight transfers which is what I was looking for on/off road.

I haven't seen anyone else install stiffer/larger endlinks other the longer Skyjacker. I'm not lifted very high so running an expensive link was not preferred. After talking to @bazross , he kindly measure the stock link and it looked close to the Prado/GX front sway bar link. All I know is that it's heavy duty compared to the OE. Very happy with the suspension so far.
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Gday JP.
I've built a HD rear sway bar link, using M12 diameter bolt, and hardware
It's also longer than stock, longer than a skyjacker...if I remember ..correctly....about 220mm
It's also a disconnect....about 2 inches
Allows more flex off road...similar to the front disco's.
But solid on road.
BYO.....

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I installed an Addco 3701 7/8" rear bar.
I can't seem to find this model number online. The only one listed for FJs is #2301 ...?
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Bringing up an old convo, I've gotta say that I didn't think the difference would be so dramatic. Originally I was going to order the Currie anti rock but due to the bar size lacked effectiveness (that's what she said?). I wasn't exactly a believer but then I installed an Addco 3701 7/8" rear bar. Holy schnikes smack me in the face. You were right and don't need a front bar with just the larger rear. Without any bars, I felt like I was plowing when I turned. Now, smooth as glass. It even improved braking and accelerating when the weight transfers which is what I was looking for on/off road.



I haven't seen anyone else install stiffer/larger endlinks other the longer Skyjacker. I'm not lifted very high so running an expensive link was not preferred. After talking to @bazross , he kindly measure the stock link and it looked close to the Prado/GX front sway bar link. All I know is that it's heavy duty compared to the OE. Very happy with the suspension so far.


Great feedback guys. Another mod to copy...
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I can't seem to find this model number online. The only one listed for FJs is #2301 ...?
That's the one something 01... I was going off my memory which definitely needs a tune up.


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But solid on road.
BYO.....

I didn't mean to exclude you buddy. I know you have your BYO DIY link. I should have mentioned that hardly anyone upgrades their OE link that has stock height rear like mine but wants an off the shelf solution.
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That's the one something 01... I was going off my memory which definitely needs a tune up.




I didn't mean to exclude you buddy. I know you have your BYO DIY link. I should have mentioned that hardly anyone upgrades their OE link that has stock height rear like mine but wants an off the shelf solution.
G'Day JP,
didnt think you were excluding me... hahahaha
its cool....
Using GX / Prado links is a great upgrade....

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Originally I was going to order the Currie anti rock but due to the bar size lacked effectiveness (that's what she said?).
What do you mean about the Currie? I figured I'd go with them or Ruffstuff once I get everything on mine sorted out.
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What do you mean about the Currie? I figured I'd go with them or Ruffstuff once I get everything on mine sorted out.
The max available Currie bar diameter is 1". Overall it seemed due to a bad design, having to run 16" blade arms connected to the 1" on the Currie set up was not enough. If you're willing to mount it closer so arms have to be shorter, maybe there will be less leverage from axle. Several FJ'ers on here said after install it felt like there was no sway bar whatsoever. Our own forum guru @sbechtold had both Currie and Ruffstuff. It was worth it for him to sell his Currie and replace with the Ruffstuff. If the Currie had a few more options like additional bar sizes, I'm sure there would be no issue. I suspect the bar placement might help, but there wasn't one really solid positive review for the Currie. Whereas I know the Addco bar is different in design and price, but I've never heard a negative review about the performance, with plenty of positive feedback.

Whenever I decide I have a budget for long travel rear end, then I'll be going with Ruffstuff front and rear. The option for custom bar sizes could only help, where the Currie may come up short. You'll probably get around to it before I do, so it'd be interesting to see which direction you head.
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