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  • How To Install Rear Swaybar:

    This is for the TRD rear swaybar (I assume the others are pretty similar). The directions TRD includes are excellent (probably the best I've ever received with an aftermarket part), so pretty much I'm just including labeled pictures to help you guys find your way. Here you go!

    Tools needed: 22mm socket, 19mm socket, ratchet, torque wrench (up to 85 ft-lbs)

    Parts needed: you'll probably have to go to a parts store and get 2 new bolts or 2 new nuts (the 2 bolts and 2 nuts they give you for connecting the rearlinks to the swaybar aren't the same thread count)


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    This is the driver's side. The endlink goes on the outside of the swaybar:

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    Be sure and take note of which side of the brake bracket the U-bolt goes on (driver's and passenger's sides are different):

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    This article was originally published in forum thread: How To Install Rear Swaybar: started by RONE View original post
    Comments 77 Comments
    1. beericus's Avatar
      beericus -


      Nice work, this post will come in handy to me some day in the near future. Thanks.
    1. onpointtundra's Avatar
      onpointtundra -


      Rone, they still haven't fixed the bolt issue yet? Sparks said it was a packaging company that was screwing up, I figured they would of got it fixed by now!

      Oh yeah, good write up too!
    1. RONE's Avatar
      RONE -


      And anyone that is considering installing a swaybar but is holding back for whatever reason, don't wait any longer. It is very noticeable how much less body roll the truck has.

      Quote Originally Posted by beericus View Post
      Nice work, this post will come in handy to me some day in the near future. Thanks.
      Sure thing, glad I could help. And like I said, the TRD instructions are great, but it never hurts to see things a little more clearly before you start.

      Quote Originally Posted by onpointtundra View Post
      Rone, they still haven't fixed the bolt issue yet? Sparks said it was a packaging company that was screwing up, I figured they would of got it fixed by now!

      Oh yeah, good write up too!
      I didn't even think to check before I started installing because I figured they would have sorted the issue out by now, too. Come to find out.... they hadn't. Oh well, I can practically see Home Depot from my back deck so it wasn't too far to get the necessary bolts.
    1. tonylop33's Avatar
      tonylop33 -


      Nice write up and detailed pictures.
    1. nchapman40's Avatar
      nchapman40 -


      nice right-up...woulda came in handy a few months back, but im sure others will find it helpful. thatnks for the write-up.

      B.A.
    1. Toxarch's Avatar
      Toxarch -


      Nice job and good pictures.
    1. onpointtundra's Avatar
      onpointtundra -


      Thought of another question. About how long did it take you? I guess not counting the trip to Home Depot!
    1. beericus's Avatar
      beericus -


      Will you give us a report on what kind of differences you notice? Or rather me lol, everyone else probably has sway bars on the charcoal grills. But id be interested to hear that report.
    1. wleeb's Avatar
      wleeb -


      Nice how to.
    1. RONE's Avatar
      RONE -


      Quote Originally Posted by onpointtundra View Post
      Thought of another question. About how long did it take you? I guess not counting the trip to Home Depot!
      30 minutes, if that. It was quick.

      Quote Originally Posted by beericus View Post
      Will you give us a report on what kind of differences you notice? Or rather me lol, everyone else probably has sway bars on the charcoal grills. But id be interested to hear that report.
      There's very little body roll now. The truck used to have a fair bit of roll, but still felt planted, and I could push in the corners until it felt top heavy. When I pushed even harder I could feel the tires beginning to give way. Now there is none of the 'top heavy' feeling when taking corners fast, just a planted feeling that progresses to the tires beginning to let me know I'm getting close to their limit - and don't take that as a bad thing, thinking that you won't know when you're getting close to the limit of the truck's handling, because the truck still has plenty of feedback to let you know how it's doing.
    1. onpointtundra's Avatar
      onpointtundra -


      Good info Rone. One of those my might make my todo list. I have to drive one heck of a curvy and hilly road everyday.

      If you haven't riden your bike on it yet I would recommend it someday. Take hwy 99 through Alma and the 8 miles of road south of Alma is like a race track!
    1. beericus's Avatar
      beericus -


      Quote Originally Posted by RONE View Post
      30 minutes, if that. It was quick.



      There's very little body roll now. The truck used to have a fair bit of roll, but still felt planted, and I could push in the corners until it felt top heavy. When I pushed even harder I could feel the tires beginning to give way. Now there is none of the 'top heavy' feeling when taking corners fast, just a planted feeling that progresses to the tires beginning to let me know I'm getting close to their limit - and don't take that as a bad thing, thinking that you won't know when you're getting close to the limit of the truck's handling, because the truck still has plenty of feedback to let you know how it's doing.
      interesting, sounds like its working the way its supposed too. This project is on my list of things to do, i think it would come in handy driving in the Urban Jungle.....
    1. Enfuego129's Avatar
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      Curious, did you have to jack up the vehilce for the install or leave it on the ground. Would either matter?

      I read the thread quickly, how much was it again?
    1. RONE's Avatar
      RONE -


      Quote Originally Posted by onpointtundra View Post
      Good info Rone. One of those my might make my todo list. I have to drive one heck of a curvy and hilly road everyday.

      If you haven't riden your bike on it yet I would recommend it someday. Take hwy 99 through Alma and the 8 miles of road south of Alma are like a race track!
      YES!! It's called the "alma run" to my friends and I. I love that road. I haven't been on it in quite a while, though. I'm jealous you get to drive it daily. It's an 81 mile round trip from my house to ride 99 down to 4 and back (and it would take me slightly over an hour to complete Honestly officer, I was obeying all the posted speed limits).

      I'll take you for a ride on that road so you can see how well the swaybar works. (where's the devilish grin smiley?)


      Quote Originally Posted by Enfuego129 View Post
      Curious, did you have to jack up the vehilce for the install or leave it on the ground. Would either matter?

      I read the thread quickly, how much was it again?
      No, you do not have to jack up the vehicle. It's a very simple modification and requires only the tools I have listed.

      I paid $220 shipped for the swaybar (it was on special):
      Joe Myers Toyota - TRD Performance Parts Accessories Superchargers

      If you don't get that price when you get around to ordering it, it's only 10 bucks more ($230 shipped) normally.
    1. EVOL ARDNUT's Avatar
      EVOL ARDNUT -


      my only concern is that the TRD swaybar I saw once on a red 07 looked WAY too low and out of place, other then the too low and red, I REALLY LIKE IT!!

      AM looking at helwig but I am giving it some time for feedback.
    1. RONE's Avatar
      RONE -


      Quote Originally Posted by EVOL ARDNUT View Post
      my only concern is that the TRD swaybar I saw once on a red 07 looked WAY too low and out of place, other then the too low and red, I REALLY LIKE IT!!

      AM looking at helwig but I am giving it some time for feedback.
      The TRD bar is very solid. I was expecting it be a fairly light bar (I don't know why), and so I went to pick it up like I would a pop bottle off the ground, and jolted the crap out of my shoulder. I know the Helwig advertises itself as even thicker/heavier, which might very well be a good thing, just don't believe that the TRD bar is weak or light.
    1. EVOL ARDNUT's Avatar
      EVOL ARDNUT -


      Quote Originally Posted by RONE View Post
      The TRD bar is very solid. I was expecting it be a fairly light bar (I don't know why), and so I went to pick it up like I would a pop bottle off the ground, and jolted the crap out of my shoulder. I know the Helwig advertises itself as even thicker/heavier, which might very well be a good thing, just don't believe that the TRD bar is weak or light.
      Do you think it hangs too low, cause the one I saw seemed out of place and kind of ....well goofy???
    1. RONE's Avatar
      RONE -


      Quote Originally Posted by EVOL ARDNUT View Post
      Do you think it hangs too low, cause the one I saw seemed out of place and kind of ....well goofy???
      No, it's maybe 1" lower than the differential, if that. It's probably just because you were looking down at the them, and because the swaybar is farther back than the diff, it looked to be lower.
    1. onpointtundra's Avatar
      onpointtundra -


      If someone is really interested in getting one of these Sparks has them for $215 right now.
    1. beericus's Avatar
      beericus -


      Quote Originally Posted by onpointtundra View Post
      If someone is really interested in getting one of these Sparks has them for $215 right now.
      I am pretty gosh darn interested KIT. Still deciding how important it will be to my Beast. Priorities mon friar Priorities. Thanks for the info though. Can you let me know when the back up cams and monitors go on sale.......
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