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Stiffer Front Sway Bar

Swapped out the Tundra front sway bar with a solid Sequoia front sway bar. The Sequoia bar is significantly heavier than the Tundra bar. Picked it up from Sparks for around $125 plus shipping.

Had a chance to ride around a bit and hit some jug handles. Overall, this is a nice handling improvement over the Tundra bar. Less understeer in the turns. Pretty sweet! Happy with the results for a cheap mod!
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Hah, mine should be here tomorrow or the next day. Glad to hear your happy with the outcome.

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Cool. Thanks for posting feedback. I wondered how much difference there was over the tundra sway bar.
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Good info, I like the way my CM handles but I would like to stiffen the front up just a bit.

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I wonder if these are showing up in boneyards yet. I might call around when I get home. How much extra weight do they bring to the table?
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Sequoia is about 16% stiffer than Tundra. I put one on my truck about 6 mo ago...I like it.
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Is it a clean swap? No end links or new mounts? I did notice the front sway bar a little too easy to twist when I had the front end apart. thanks for the info

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I have mine sitting in the garage waiting to be put on, glad to see it will make a difference.
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They are both hollow, the Sequoia bar has a smaller ID on the tube which makes it stiffer and a tad heavier. I will weigh both and report back for ya.

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I just got done installing the Sequoia bar. Took me about 30minutes after I got the front end up on jack stands. Swapped over the original end links and bushings. Anti-seized all the bolts.

Let me say that this bar on a RCSB 2wd truck is wonderful modification. I took it out on the winding back roads here in the valley and what a difference!

The truck was far more stable and predictable. The excessive nosing over I would encounter on sharp turns and switch backs under breaking are all but gone. Much more inspiring to drive now.

Keep in mind, this is conjunction with the TRD rear bar, and newly installed 5100 shocks.

Next is some better brakes and braided lines.......
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Nice! Glad to hear yo like it as well. I would have thought the bar was solid, but learn something new everyday...
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Two questions:
1. Does anyone have the part number of the Seq. bar?

2. Why isn't someone making a high performance front bar for these trucks?

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Two questions:
1. Does anyone have the part number of the Seq. bar?

2. Why isn't someone making a high performance front bar for these trucks?
This looks like the link. It's called a Stabilizer Bar for $128.87
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Sequoia is about 16% stiffer than Tundra. I put one on my truck about 6 mo ago...I like it.
What formula did you use to come up with the 16%?

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