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Old February 10th, 2012, 12:11 PM
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Is my new sway bar front or rear?

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but is this a front or a rear sway-bar?
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Old February 10th, 2012, 12:15 PM
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That diameter it's gotta be the front.
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Old February 10th, 2012, 02:01 PM
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Ok, so which helps the handling of the truck more? front or back?
I'm gonna put a 1997 NAS under my 1985, and I figured i'd add some sway bars, mine has none.
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Old February 10th, 2012, 02:35 PM
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Rear probably more than front. NAS 110s had rear bars but not front one.

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Old February 10th, 2012, 04:32 PM
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Rear probably more than front. NAS 110s had rear bars but not front one.

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Understanding that a rear bar increases oversteer and front understeer.
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Old February 10th, 2012, 04:45 PM
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Understanding that a rear bar increases oversteer and front understeer.
How can it do both at once?
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Old February 10th, 2012, 07:19 PM
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So is the sway bar in the pic front or rear?
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Old February 10th, 2012, 07:53 PM
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How can it do both at once?
LOL... I did not write that very clearly...

Adding a rear sway bar (or putting in a bigger one) increase tendency to oversteer or reduces understeer.

Adding a front sway bar (or putting in a bigger one) increase tendency to understeer or reduces oversteer.

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I would go with a front sway bar be for the rear.
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Old February 10th, 2012, 08:54 PM
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The picture looks like a front bar. All that a sway bar does is transfer the load from one side to the other. In an AWD car/truck it isn't quite as important as a FWD/RWD car/truck. The softer the spring and shock rates you have the more you will appreciate sway bars on the road. Off road you will want to disconnect them. I put both front and rear on the 110 and didn't notice much of a difference.
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Old February 10th, 2012, 09:00 PM
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Old February 11th, 2012, 10:54 AM
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Definately a front bar shown there.
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Another item that helps is those adjustable/inflatable air bags that fit inside the coils of the rear springs. They're usually sold as a help for a sagging rear end for trailer towing. Since they're inflatable, you can adjust them to suit your fancy.
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LOL... I did not write that very clearly...

Adding a rear sway bar (or putting in a bigger one) increase tendency to oversteer or reduces understeer.

Adding a front sway bar (or putting in a bigger one) increase tendency to understeer or reduces oversteer.

Clear like mud?
OME springs, Bilsteins, 255/85 KM2. I reinstalled the front bar only. More stable at highway speeds and windy roads. It understeers more but safer than with no bars Easy test for this. Find a constant radius off ramp. Increase speed and if it requires more steering input, it is understeering (which is safer than oversteering....).

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