July 28, 2004i had my truck on a lift today to see if my new rims would be ok on my truck and i saw something that i thought wasn't right. the rear sway bar is connected to with two thin drop down mounts from what looks like the frame. well the passenger side was straight, while the drivers side had a bend in it. it wasn't bent too radical so i thought it possibly was supposed to be like that. any input? i've been having a clunk coming from the rear lately when the suspension compresses over speed bumps and thought this might be the culprit. althought it could very well likely be the OEM 111K mile shocks i still have on there lol...
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July 29, 2004Do you have any pics of what it looks like?
July 30, 2004That clunk is most likely the shocks mine did the clunk thing until I put in new shocks in. the bar on the sway is supposed to be straight but I don't think that would make a clunking noise.
July 30, 2004some are bent like that but i dont know if yours is supposed to be, it would be hard to bend it but it would be leaning a bit to that side if it was not supposed to be bent.
July 30, 2004thanks for the replies. the bend is in the direction of the front of the truck which leads me to believe it's supposed to be like that. if it was due to loads placed on it, i'd think it would be bent to either the left or the right due to the nature of the function of the sway bar.
July 30, 2004Is what you're talking about in this picture at all?
July 31, 2004yeah it's the long stick looking thing on the right side of the pic. my passenger side one is striaght like that, but the driver's side is bent.
August 2, 2004Hmmm... I'm thinking they both should be straight. Here's another picture of my suspension and that rod is straight on both the driver and passenger sides.