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Old 03-04-2013, 10:45 PM   #1
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Porterbuilt sway bar HELP!!

I've got Porterbuilt's mild front and rear dropmembers on my truck with 1" narrowed control arms. I'm not sure which way the sway bar goes, over the tie rod or under. With it mounted on the frame where the instuctions say and under the tie rod, the spindle hits the sway bar with the wheels turned. With it over the tie rods the sway bar links hit the tie rods when aired out which keeps the frame from going all the way down. I mocked up the sway bar approx 1" further back with it over the tie rods and now all is good except when set at low ride height the spindle hits the sway bar when the wheels are turned. Any suggestion/ pictures would be great. I will post pics soon.
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Old 03-04-2013, 11:02 PM   #2
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Re: Porterbuilt sway bar HELP!!

This is with the suspension aired out wheels straight and sway bar about 1" back.
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Old 03-04-2013, 11:05 PM   #3
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Re: Porterbuilt sway bar HELP!!

Top view, just realized looking at these pictures that maybe I need a narrowed sway bar.
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Old 03-05-2013, 01:53 AM   #4
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Top view, just realized looking at these pictures that maybe I need a narrowed sway bar.
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There is different linkage for the 1"narrowed arms. I will give you a buzz tomorrow to get you taken care of!

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Old 03-05-2013, 09:43 AM   #5
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Re: Porterbuilt sway bar HELP!!

Nate will I need this linkage as well with my Touring Dropmeber, 1" narrowed arms and my sway bar.
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Old 03-05-2013, 09:45 AM   #6
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Thanks Nate, looking forward to hearing from you.
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Old 03-05-2013, 11:16 PM   #7
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Re: Porterbuilt sway bar HELP!!

Well I think I figured it out! There is no way it will work with the sway bar over the tierod. I put it under the tierod with 1 bushing between it and the control arms. Cycled the suspension up and down with the wheels turned and everything clears!!
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Old 07-19-2014, 05:20 PM   #8
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Re: Porterbuilt sway bar HELP!!

Nate, I received the sway bar with the extended linkage when I ordered my mild front dropmember with 1" narrow control arms. Should I have the shorter sway bar linkage setup in order to avoid wheel and modular drop spindle interference.

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Old 07-19-2014, 09:13 PM   #9
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Re: Porterbuilt sway bar HELP!!

I too have the 1" narrowed upper & lowers, still waiting on my sway bar ( 2 months) i hope i receive the correct one. I ordered my sway bar and arms from Travis.
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Nate, I received the sway bar with the extended linkage when I ordered my mild front dropmember with 1" narrow control arms. Should I have the shorter sway bar linkage setup in order to avoid wheel and modular drop spindle interference.
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I too have the 1" narrowed upper & lowers, still waiting on my sway bar ( 2 months) i hope i receive the correct one. I ordered my sway bar and arms from Travis.
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Old 08-23-2014, 06:26 PM   #11
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Thanks To the PB Team, I received the correct sway bar to LCA linkage Once I mount the tires, set the ride height, and install the sway bar w/linkage, I'll snap a few pics and post them to the forum.
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Re: Porterbuilt sway bar HELP!!

Do you have the pics of the sway bar and tie rod route?
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Re: Porterbuilt sway bar HELP!!

I'll get around to snapping a few shots and post them within a day or two.
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