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Removing sway bars

im pretty new and dont know a ton about cars (im a motorcycle/dirt bike guy). ive seen threads about people removing there front and rear sway bars. my question is, what exactly does this do and why do they do it? i do some trail riding kind of often and was wondering if it would be good for me to do this as well?

my fj is all stock except for the upgrades the TRD SE came with from the factory.

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Re: Removing sway bars

You can gain more suspension travel.
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yes, more travel when offroad.

if you arent going to offroad then dont do it. by removing sway bars there is an increase in road travel where the fj tends to wander at highway speeds.

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Re: Removing sway bars

Are they hard to remove?

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Re: Removing sway bars

The front one is simple to remove, especially if you have no skids. The rear is a little more complicated.

You will sway or lean more around turns and curves, and if recommend having strong coils than stock if you remove both.


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Okay thanks! I might try it

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