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Old 11-08-2011, 07:47 AM   #1
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sway bars

I have a 2011 Nissan Frontier V6 and am buying an '08 Fleetwood Avalon pup. Are sway bars really necessary?
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Old 11-08-2011, 08:46 AM   #2
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Hi,

There are a lot of opinions on this. The best thing to do is to drive your rig around for awhile and see how it rides. A lot of mfgrs. are putting sway bars on trucks and you may have them installed already. Sway bars are good for taking out the "lean to the outside of the curve" on turns. Anybody with a camper or load that raised the center of gravity significantly will experience this. Since you are towing a trailer, your truck is not likely to sway more than it does without a towed vehicle. The hitch weight will be low, so your C.G. will likely be lower rather than higher.
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Are you talking about the anti-roll bars on the truck or the weight distributing bars for the trailer? Lots of folks mistakenly refer to both as sway bars.

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I was talking about anti-sway bars for the truck.
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I was asking pdrake about his discussion.

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