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Hi all, I just brought home a td42 turbo Gq wagon for my first car and it doesn’t have a rear sway bar. I’m sure this has been covered before but I couldn’t find too much on the topic.
Will I have any problems with running no sway bars? How much more flex does it actually give you? I have a 2 inch lift and 33’s but the rear has sagged a bit. I have some 3” dobbinsons springs to put in after the roadworthy is done. Cheers guys
 

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No problem not running them. But it may not pass a rwc without them fitted

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Maybe if you are doing extreme 4wding it might be worth not running sway bars.

Mine had disconnected (stripped thread) rear sway bar when bought it. Fixed it and it drives much better on the road. Have factory disconnectable rear swaybar, but never really needed it offroad.

So i would vote for putting it back on. If you go extreme offroading often, then there are options to get easily disconnectable types.

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If you fit 3" springs there will be other mods needed as well unless you already know that.
 

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I had thought that but the guy I bought it off said they would go straight in
 

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Will need sway bars in VIC front and rear. Hit me up I part them if you need one or both.
 
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i also bought my gq without both sway bars :D i bought them and put on the car. I have 2 inch lift so I welded 2 inch pipe to all 4 links. Im using my car mostly on the black so there is big difference.

 

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i also bought my gq without both sway bars :D i bought them and put on the car. I have 2 inch lift so I welded 2 inch pipe to all 4 links. Im using my car mostly on the black so there is big difference.

Looks good mate
 

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The Patrols front are quite stiff due to the radius arm design. A rear sway bar will help force the front to flex more so a rear sway bar is not necessarily a bad thing for flex.
 

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The Patrols front are quite stiff due to the radius arm design. A rear sway bar will help force the front to flex more so a rear sway bar is not necessarily a bad thing for flex.
Very true, out on the highway a front swaybar helps the rear and vice versa, they don't just control the end they are attached to.
 
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