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Post by Hammerballs » Mon Jul 17, 2017 8:07 am

I know. I have read good things about it.

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Post by Rodeoflyer » Tue Jul 18, 2017 8:23 am

I'm guessing if you sell your perfectly good smartbar it more than covers the cost of Thurens swaybar and any other required parts. Did you ziptie the smartbar parts up under there or how did you clear any electronics issues?

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Post by Reloaderguy » Tue Jul 18, 2017 8:49 am

Rodeoflyer wrote:I'm guessing if you sell your perfectly good smartbar it more than covers the cost of Thurens swaybar and any other required parts. Did you ziptie the smartbar parts up under there or how did you clear any electronics issues?

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I'm going to keep the smart bar for a while. I'll take some pictures of the module next weekend.
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Post by Rodeoflyer » Tue Jul 18, 2017 10:05 am

Thanks I would like to see it.

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Post by DamageWagon » Tue Jul 18, 2017 10:22 am

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Re: Reloaderguy's Mod Thread

Post by Hammerballs » Tue Jul 18, 2017 11:19 am

DamageWagon wrote:Image
This is what I would like to see someone accomplish!!!

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Re: Reloaderguy's Mod Thread

Post by Hammerballs » Tue Jul 18, 2017 11:22 am

Yeah! Someone much more skilled then I should figure out how to incorporate the SmartBar connectamajig with a Thuren or Carli bar. :-)

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Re: Reloaderguy's Mod Thread

Post by DamageWagon » Tue Jul 18, 2017 12:54 pm

I'll see if I can get around to it shortly

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Re: Reloaderguy's Mod Thread

Post by Reloaderguy » Fri Jul 21, 2017 5:52 pm

The module is clamped to the lower radiator support. I bagged the open end. The pushrod is depressed with electrical tape. I can have the entire module out in five minutes so if I need to change anything it's easy. No permanent mods either.

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Re: Reloaderguy's Mod Thread

Post by Rodeoflyer » Sat Jul 22, 2017 11:19 am

Very clever. Thanks for the details and pic.

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Re: Reloaderguy's Mod Thread

Post by Reloaderguy » Mon Sep 25, 2017 9:58 am

Don revalved the Kings. I'm not sure if what he did lines up with the Stage scheme he uses but the added low and mid compression valving sorted out the lazy feeling the truck had. With Stage 2 Hemi valving and his swaybar, the front would dive in off camber turns and wallow. The small bump compliance at low speed was awesome but the compromise was not worth it. The stiffer valving is still better than stock at low speed and much better at high speed; at 80mph the truck feels more sharp. If you're considering an aftermarket swaybar go up one stage in the front, if you have a truck cap go up one stage in the rear.
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Re: Reloaderguy's Mod Thread

Post by Reloaderguy » Mon Sep 25, 2017 11:08 am

If you can get a DetMan skid you won't be sorry if you do. No one else is doing this.

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Re: Reloaderguy's Mod Thread

Post by DamageWagon » Wed Sep 27, 2017 3:54 pm

Is the new valving still working well with the shims broken in?

You've got a sharp looking truck man! I dig the blue. I hope the skid serves you well!

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Re: Reloaderguy's Mod Thread

Post by Rodeoflyer » Sat Oct 21, 2017 3:21 pm

I removed my smartbar last night. I can't even describe how much better the truck feels. With Stage 5 Kings it's definitely not required unless you're maybe towing a large trailer at max (which I never do) and was the cause of my floaty, bobbing feeling at speed. Removing it corrected every disappointment I've had since installing my suspension. I've been working a lot and put wrenching on the truck on a backburner for awhile but now I'm so happy with it again. I should have immediately done it back on July 22 when you posted the pic. Thank you.

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Re: Reloaderguy's Mod Thread

Post by Reloaderguy » Sat Oct 21, 2017 5:44 pm

Glad it worked out, with the valving you chose you should have no issues at all. People with lighter valved shocks need to be aware that overloading the rear of the truck can be very dangerous with reduced rate sway bars, specifically heavy loads up high in the bed.
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