SOA Sway bars

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Hello all! I did some searches on sway bars for my 1977 FJ40 SOA, but have not found what I’m looking for. First, I am getting ready to put my hard top on. The extra weight up high will make it a little to squirly for everyday driving. Second, as this is my go to for driving, I would like for it to handle a little better on road. Off-road it is great. What are you using? Brand and results? I remember that a Volvo sway bar worked well but can’t find the year and car. Also front or back for mounting. Thanks for all the knowledge!
 
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Sway Bars…Really???? The FJ40 hard top is a ‘tuna can’, there is no weight. Get some new shocks, make sure the springs and bushings are still holding up the back end….sway bars are the least of your worries😎
 

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A SOA 40 is like driving a tall brick. Wind is more of an issue than weight. It also depends on how tall you SOA is. Pics would help.

On my low SOA 40, I had no body roll issues once I put Rancho R9000 shocks on it.
 

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Pigs got swaybars, i got mine lengthened for the SOA.

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A good sway bar isn't going to be cheap. Are you wanting a disconnectable bar? Curie Antirocks are nice, as are the ruff stuff bars. If you are going non-disconnectable, I'd weigh your rig and see if you can get a closely matching bar for what you are planning on driving. If disconnectable, I'd go slightly heavier for better on-road handling. You can always add longer or shorter arms to tune it as well.
 
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A SOA 40 is like driving a tall brick. Wind is more of an issue than weight. It also depends on how tall you SOA is. Pics would help.

On my low SOA 40, I had no body roll issues once I put Rancho R9000 shocks on it.
@pjohnson how did you mount the rear shocks to the axle? Thank you!
 
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A good sway bar isn't going to be cheap. Are you wanting a disconnectable bar? Curie Antirocks are nice, as are the ruff stuff bars. If you are going non-disconnectable, I'd weigh your rig and see if you can get a closely matching bar for what you are planning on driving. If disconnectable, I'd go slightly heavier for better on-road handling. You can always add longer or shorter arms to tune it as well.
@DangerNoodle i am looking for a disconnect-able bar. Thanks for the suggestion!
 

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@DangerNoodle i am looking for a disconnect-able bar. Thanks for the suggestion!

Check out @Godfather90's build for his sway bar specs. His rig rides great. A non-disconnectable sway bar is also a very easy option that doesn't really affect flex much, and can help keep everything pretty stable in tippy situations.
 

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I run with no sway bars. Just don’t race around. Lol.
 

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Check out @Godfather90's build for his sway bar specs. His rig rides great. A non-disconnectable sway bar is also a very easy option that doesn't really affect flex much, and can help keep everything pretty stable in tippy situations.
I will! Thank you.
 
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