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Old 08-28-13, 03:38 PM   #1
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Hey gang, anyone experienced the Daizen sway bar snapping?

I just looked under my car cuz I heard some clanking noise and noticed the Rear Daizen bar snapped at the end of the bar...near the end link.

No sign of major corrosion too.

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Old 08-28-13, 03:45 PM   #2
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Damn!... hard driving?
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Old 08-28-13, 03:50 PM   #3
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No way...I drive like a grandma!!!

Actually, rarely driven when it was modded. It's been back to stock for the last 2 yrs...driven to work ( mostly highway) 3 times a week...and put 10k miles.

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Hopefully you weren't driving to fast and didn't lose control.. I think i've heard of the rear bar snapping ears ago in previous threads.. definitely a weak point area in that bar.. TIme for the TRD rear
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Wow, i heard of endlinks snapping but not the actual sway bar.
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Ive been hearing more and more sway bars snap lately...
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Yikes! I've broken endlinks before, but never the sway bar. Rides like crap w/o the sway bar dont it?
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I think I've seen trds snap too. seems like lots of bars snap for the GS compared to other cars
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Hopefully you weren't driving to fast and didn't lose control.. I think i've heard of the rear bar snapping ears ago in previous threads.. definitely a weak point area in that bar.. TIme for the TRD rear
Hard to say when it happened, but the clanking sound in the rear was the giveaway.

Hell no to TRD, I seen pics of TRD sways snapping as well. Back to stock sways!!

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Yikes! I've broken endlinks before, but never the sway bar. Rides like crap w/o the sway bar dont it?
Rides to same, just more rear body roll...just gotta keep it easy on the turns.
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That's crazy, glad you didn't hurt anything else. how long have you had the sways? I have some also. Just out of curiousity do you get under your ride and clean sways, exhaust , coilovers ? the reason im asking is because were there any symptoms?
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Dang glad you're safe bruh. Back to stock it is!
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What?? These highly touted are known to snap, along with the TRD's??? Why purchase over OEM? Also, I thought that these were suppose to be solid?
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It snapped because you don't have coilovers. Stock suspension is putting alot of pressure on the sway bar. This is why they snap, you have to even it out by having stiffer suspension
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It snapped because you don't have coilovers. Stock suspension is putting alot of pressure on the sway bar. This is why they snap, you have to even it out by having stiffer suspension
BINGO!

I snapped mine with stock struts / Tanabe springs... its just way to much pressure on the bar...
I have coils now and its much tighter and notice very little sway in turns so I know Im putting alot less stress on the bar.
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While being on stock suspension made this bar snap, it shouldn't be the only justifiable reason as to why it snapped. One would think that these bars would be able to handle all situations.
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