How To Improve your suspension and sway bars 2wd 84-94

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  1. 93TILinfinity

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    I finally scored a pair of these at pick a part. Front and back. Sd yota, what mods did you do to add the rear sway bar?
     
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    there is a writeup on the rear sway bar i installed. it was mostly bolt-on. i drilled a couple holes in the frame to mount the upper link mounts, cut one brake line bracket and bent outta the way to clear one of the axle bracket mounts and thats about it. look for it in this section here.
     
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    Rather than fiddle with bending and whatnot on the brake line mounts, I purchased some nylon spacers and longer bolts at the local hardware store, and just stood them above the axle a little.
     
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    Old bread but we like to keep old Sh** around then dont we??

    After much searching I finally found a 1Ton donor for this stuff at a local Toyotas and 4Runners only yard. The guy picked up the ENTIRE truck with his Kubota tractor and we pulled the front and rear sways, torsions and rear leafs +all the shackles, links etc. $400 out the door.

    The rear was a 23mm, which may have come from a Dolphin?
    I'm lazy and just welded the rear end link perches to the frame instead of drilling which turned out nice with a little black spray paint.

    I didn't want to weld to the axle and I REALLY didn't want to go crawling up under a Ford... while I was at the autoparts store I found 2.75" exhaust clamps with the nice full front half and the energy suspension slotted bushing mounts bolt RIGHT up to it. No drilling, hunting, scavenging or welding required. So far they haven't rotated or broken on me. (I'm sure they're not load rated, I guess one could order a grade 8 generic U bolt if they were worried.)

    Since I am lowered on drop spindles the front 25mm and bigger torsion bars (also 25mm I think) bolted right on.

    Just wanted to share my experiences and say that the work greatly improved handling, so thanks SD et al for the write up. The truck feels seriously tight and I'm still on stock balloon tires. Next up is fitting some wheels and really getting it sitting pretty. (lowerrrrr......)
     

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