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does the un-connected sway bar bash into stuff while offroading?

i just pulled off both my sway bars, it was kinda weird at first but now i love it
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No because you just push it up out of the way and push the end links down. You sometimes hear a them hit something when you reach full articutlation but not bad enough to get close to damaging anything.
I don't like the feel of driving onroad with them off plus here in Australia its illegal.
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^ nice, maybe someday ill put mine back on.

and yeah its probably illegal here too...uh ohh
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Any squeaking or clunking as a result. A few people over at SF.org have done theirs, but said they squeak and clunk all the time. But they were using stock end links that have the ball-joint on them, whereas you have the solid links.

With that said, I definitely recommend taking off the rear-sway bar as an absolute minimum for anyone when off road (specifically in the SG 03-08 models). A year or so ago, I bent one of my end link tabs because I was off road with an STi rear sway bar, and the forces to hold up the entire wheel assembly off the ground was too much for that little tab. Couple months ago, it snapped off while I was doing the "Diagonal Spin Test" video. Welded back on now, but that sucked, so I always make sure to off road without sway bars attached (and you don't realize how much it sucks to off road with sway bars until you disconnect the end links and go "OMG"!)
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No clunking on road because I have the washers on.. But when im offroad there is sometimes a clunk but you can live with it.
Mine are the stock endlinks. I do have an upgraded rear swaybar to put on the back but just haven't gotten around to it. Its been sitting in the shed for 4 or 5 months.
Considering its a $20 mod to do I think its worth while
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I have had people say they have been finding it hard to get the clevis pins for doing quick disconnects. Would anyone want me to put some kits together and sell them on ebay?
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Two questions..

First, why not have the pins in the bottom joint so the end links stay connected to the anti-sway bar?
Second, do you have any idea what kind of grade those clevis pins are, like you know how bolts are grade 7, 8, 8.8 etc?

I was thinking of maybe making some withe just longer bolts with the thread cut off, a hole drilled in for the r-clip and a ring welded on the head to make them super easy to pull out. Or if I can find an eye bolt that is strong enough use that...
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That would work.

1. Yes you could do that but then the end link will swing around and clunk on parts, might get in the way of the steering arm??? I don't know. Where as with the top one you can just push it out of the way and push the sway bar upwards.
2. No I don't know what grade they are but I do keep 2 spares in my car just incase one brakes or I loose it. But so far they have small indentations in them from pressure when connected. It been months and not an issue though, they are stainless steel too.
With an upgraded swaybar from stock though I don't know if that extra pressure would brake them? Someone could test that.
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My rear one is permanently cabletied up out of the way, guess you could do that or use a bit of wire (coathanger) to hold out the way while disconnected.
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I have had people say they have been finding it hard to get the clevis pins for doing quick disconnects. Would anyone want me to put some kits together and sell them on ebay?
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that would be excellent
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