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    Custom Sway Bar

    Hey guys, just thought I'd share. Made a sway bar for my slash out of some music wire, turn buckles, turnbuckle rods, ball ends, fuel tube, and assorted screws. check it out.



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    Cool have u driven it yet?
    SLASH IS FIXED!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Wow that looks really good actually! Nice and clean, that's what I like to see. I'd like to make some sway bars for my Slash, and I like how you arranged yours. I may have to steal your idea! :P
    Be sure to tell us how it drives!
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    does the body fit over it?

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    Broken parts=New better parts

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    good lookin sway bars.

    Although I'm curious, why not put on on the front first?

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    Broken parts=New better parts

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    thats really cool.

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    nice!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    RC enthusiast!

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    So i gave it a little test drive today guys, works great, keeps it planted to the ground, but you still have to be a little careful when doing hard cornering. Yes the body does fit over it. I did the rear first because one wheel keeps coming off the ground when i turn hard. I wanted to eliminate that as much as possible. However, now I am working on a front sway bar and I will post it when its completed. Those of you who posed their sway bar, excellent work. They are very well done.
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    something funny but true. If you put a rear sway bar on it will keep the front tires planted not the rear. The same for the front. Put a front sway bar on and it will keep the rear planted. What I do to help me set up my truck is to use a video camera and then go back frame by frame and see what the trucks suspension is really doing.
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    hmm... looks easy enough...hope its a slow day at work tomorrow!!!!!!!!! (i work in the maintenance shop!)

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    thats what creativity can get you lol



    and i agree, the front should definitely be done first.
    what was that? what was what..oh that. thats mine.

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    i started working on mine today(it was great getting paid to do it! hehehe ). i played around with different wire types and found music wire to be the best. i'm using 3/32 and 1/8" (still in R&D stage). i think i like the 1/8 the most. ive seen kits that mount to the bumper supports and i'm not too crazy about the set up so mine is going to mount to the chassis. i think i spent about 6 hrs on it so far and 1.5hrs milling the mounting blocks (tiny little things). its a WIP and i should be finished this weekend. ill try to get some pics of it soon and let you know how it works!

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    okay, heres what i came up with.






    http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/b...trucks/017.jpg

    Edited for image size. Please keep all images at or below 640 x 480 pixels. -cooleo


    i'm going to shorten the bar ends so the linkage angles in instead of out. that will take a little extra flex out (not that there is a lot). i used 3/32" music wire. i have to admit it makes a HUGE difference! the tail end doesn't spin around nearly as easily or often as it used to. the front end corners much better as well. this weekend im going to make a set for the rear and give it a try. i dont know if i want to go with 1/8" in the front or not....
    Last edited by cooleocool; 10-31-2009 at 06:41 AM.

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    okay, resized

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