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Old 01-06-2016, 05:56 PM   #26
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Re: Porterbuilt 1" forward control arms sway bar help

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I would think any C10 "end link" style sway bar would work if the "eye-to-eye" measurement is the same as your a-arms.
Since you do not have the narrowed version,... I would think a stock sway bar could be mounted to the frame,... just a little forward of the factory position.
Plus I would eliminate the factory frame stands and attach the bar directly to the frame rails.
Here's a few listed from Summit Racing:
http://www.summitracing.com/search/p...del/c10-pickup

Can you give Addco a call and get a part number,... then purchase the bar thru Summit?
The only current bars you can use are PB's spec'd version that Addco is manufacturing (also where the delay is originating) or Ride Tech's Musclebar per Nate @ PB. I found out differently (the hard way). The same bar is used for both narrowed/not narrowed PB arms.
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Old 01-06-2016, 07:24 PM   #27
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The only current bars you can use are PB's spec'd version that Addco is manufacturing (also where the delay is originating) or Ride Tech's Musclebar per Nate @ PB. I found out differently (the hard way). The same bar is used for both narrowed/not narrowed PB arms.
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Old 01-06-2016, 08:32 PM   #28
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Re: Porterbuilt 1" forward control arms sway bar help

I went with Ride Tech's Musclebar and drill holes in the frame...
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Old 01-06-2016, 10:43 PM   #29
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I went with Ride Tech's Musclebar and drill holes in the frame...
I did the same. Unfortunately, the extra bracing my dually has up front caused issues. I did get it installed but feel the Posi-links are compromised.

Given that N2TRUX has already had a Posi-link related failure on his 1/2 ton, I'm on egg shells w/my heavier 1-ton. So I bought a used PB spec'd Addco bar to swap over to.

Sux..... For my dually, I had the original HD bar w/upgraded bushings, bought a Bell Tech bar only to find out it wouldn't work w/PB's arms, then got the MuscleBar but have the end link issue, only to get a PB spec Addco bar. That's > $800 invested just trying to get a front sway bar.
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Old 01-06-2016, 11:25 PM   #30
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I did the same. Unfortunately, the extra bracing my dually has up front caused issues. I did get it installed but feel the Posi-links are compromised.

Given that N2TRUX has already had a Posi-link related failure on his 1/2 ton, I'm on egg shells w/my heavier 1-ton. So I bought a used PB spec'd Addco bar to swap over to.

Sux..... For my dually, I had the original HD bar w/upgraded bushings, bought a Bell Tech bar only to find out it wouldn't work w/PB's arms, then got the MuscleBar but have the end link issue, only to get a PB spec Addco bar. That's > $800 invested just trying to get a front sway bar.
My trucks not on the road as its still in pieces but hope the links don't fail prematurely I was fortunate enough to pick up the Musclebar on CL for $150. It was never installed but had shelf wear
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Old 01-07-2016, 12:57 AM   #31
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Re: Porterbuilt 1" forward control arms sway bar help

Wish I was lucky like that. Not so much.....
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Old 01-07-2016, 06:36 AM   #32
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Re: Porterbuilt 1" forward control arms sway bar help

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I did the same. Unfortunately, the extra bracing my dually has up front caused issues. I did get it installed but feel the Posi-links are compromised.

Given that N2TRUX has already had a Posi-link related failure on his 1/2 ton, I'm on egg shells w/my heavier 1-ton. So I bought a used PB spec'd Addco bar to swap over to.

Sux..... For my dually, I had the original HD bar w/upgraded bushings, bought a Bell Tech bar only to find out it wouldn't work w/PB's arms, then got the MuscleBar but have the end link issue, only to get a PB spec Addco bar. That's > $800 invested just trying to get a front sway bar.
Scot,... How much difference is there in the "eye-to-eye" length of the Belltech and Ridetech bar over The PB spec Addco bar?
I have a set of Thorbecke Bros. a-arms on my blazer with a Ridetech MuscleBar.
I assumed the Thorbecke a-arms were just copies of the Ridetech a-arms,... which I thought would work with any aftermarket C10 sway bar that utilized end links.

I also thought the only "custom" sway bar from Porterbuilt was the Addco bar specifically made for the Dropmember equipped trucks,.... which would be alot narrower.
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Old 01-07-2016, 11:09 AM   #33
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Scot,... How much difference is there in the "eye-to-eye" length of the Belltech and Ridetech bar over The PB spec Addco bar?
I have a set of Thorbecke Bros. a-arms on my blazer with a Ridetech MuscleBar.
I assumed the Thorbecke a-arms were just copies of the Ridetech a-arms,... which I thought would work with any aftermarket C10 sway bar that utilized end links.

I also thought the only "custom" sway bar from Porterbuilt was the Addco bar specifically made for the Dropmember equipped trucks,.... which would be alot narrower.
Prob about 4" difference. The PB spec'd Addco bar (& Ride Techs Musclebar) has the end links @ approx 44" apart. When you put the Bell Tech C10 bar I purchased beside it, there was about 2" difference each side. I'll measure it today just for reference.
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Old 05-27-2016, 09:05 PM   #34
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Re: Porterbuilt 1" forward control arms sway bar help

any more info. on this! I was wondering if I could just cut and re-weld the tabs on were they go for the eye links on (the control arms not the bar)? I got the pb control arms but I'm wondering if this would solve any issues
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Re: Porterbuilt 1" forward control arms sway bar help

anyone think I could just cut the tabs off the control arms an move them to work with aftermarket sway bar like the cpp bar or others?? almost a 1-1/2 yrs. an no comments on my other post
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Old 11-06-2017, 11:58 AM   #36
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anyone think I could just cut the tabs off the control arms an move them to work with aftermarket sway bar like the cpp bar or others?? almost a 1-1/2 yrs. an no comments on my other post
Yes, moving the mount location on the arms is an option. I'll be doing just that on mine as it already chewed up the bushings currently in use.
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Old 11-07-2017, 11:45 AM   #37
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Re: Porterbuilt 1" forward control arms sway bar help

Have you been in contact with PB and asked what is going on? Did you already pay for it? If you are still waiting from over a year ago then some body dropped the ball. They are slow but not that slow.
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