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Old 10-18-2009, 08:12 AM
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sway bars

are the sway bars realy needed?
i am building a ss kit and am wondering if i need to install the sway bars or are they just along for the ride.
i had two Baja 5b rtr and neither of them had any sway bars.

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Old 10-18-2009, 08:13 AM
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sway bars= on road or hard surface
not needed for dirt driving IMO
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Old 10-18-2009, 08:14 AM
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At first I used them, just because I had them But then after severe traction problems I removed the rears, and installed the black front one, which really improved the ride. I hope this helps Dirby.
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Old 10-18-2009, 08:17 AM
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You don't need the sway bars. Some guys will say you do but I never seen a difference with them on.
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Old 10-18-2009, 08:18 AM
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At first I used them, just because I had them But then after severe traction problems I removed the rears, and installed the black front one, which really improved the ride. I hope this helps Dirby.

D
so what you say is just install the black on in the front?
thx for the info.
will give it a whirl.
D
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Old 10-18-2009, 06:21 PM
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i use the golds all round. it realy helps keep the baja level and more predictable. without them, it will be fine, then all of a sudden, it will go out of control for a few moments.jmo
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Old 10-19-2009, 01:36 AM
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sway bars= on road or hard surface
not needed for dirt driving IMO

+1 don't use them either
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Old 10-19-2009, 12:55 PM
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Ditching mine as well on my racer t. They seem to be too much in the corners and promoted bicycling on my basher t. Hope removing them will solve that problem for me on the racer t.

Let us know how it works out with the black front Dirby.

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Old 10-19-2009, 01:22 PM
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WTH are sway bars? Mine broke within the first month of having my T. I never bothered replacing them.
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Old 10-19-2009, 01:32 PM
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will sway bars on the front keep me from "3" wheeling less?
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Old 10-19-2009, 06:27 PM
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I just got em (i run my baja on pavement mostly) and it made a huge difference, no more high tration roll overs and after a tad of tuning no more massive oversteeer in high speed turns love em, and even though not as needed for dirt i feel they are a must have on anything you drive, real RC or otherwise

Yes, you're 3-whel-motions will be cut down a TON!
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Old 10-19-2009, 09:38 PM
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Ok....now I see what opinions you have guys. Some like the and some don`t. But if you remove the rear swabar will the Baja oversteer or understeer more on gravel?
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Old 10-20-2009, 09:03 AM
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i have decided to deep six the sway bars and run naked.
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Old 10-20-2009, 03:15 PM
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i have decided to deep six the sway bars and run naked.
Don, I don't think your neighbors are going to appreciate that...or maybe they will Let us know how it works out.

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