New Sway bar disconnect.....

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New Sway bar disconnect.....

Post by PowerWagonP » Mon Sep 09, 2019 12:49 pm

I was heading to my favourite fishing lake on the wknd and truck was flexing nicely when I heard a pop. Looked around and looked like it was judt the tire rubbing in wheel well. Kept driving and hit the trail to the lake.
I then looked around truck and the sway bar in one side snapped in half, not the end link but actual bar, how is this possible. I had to tow my trailer home next day, 3 hrs,but truck drove fine.
I thought I could weld it and put a sleeve around then weld that but my Dodge mechanic buddy says it is spring steel and it will just break. Any ideas. Thought I could just buy the one bar, drivers side, that goes into motor but local dodge dealer says the sway bar is discontinued, wtf
It's a 2011, my 3rd Wagon, still have a 09....
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Post by VA_Wagon Man » Mon Sep 09, 2019 2:06 pm

Man, that really blows.... Might try checking some bone yards. I'm sure there are some in there.....

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Re: New Sway bar disconnect.....

Post by PWJouster » Mon Sep 09, 2019 2:19 pm

did you have the swaybar disconnected?
were you in 4WD?
how fast?
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Re: New Sway bar disconnect.....

Post by VA_Wagon Man » Mon Sep 09, 2019 2:23 pm

I just searched one of the biggest salvage yards in my area, no dice. I'll let you know if I run across any in my searches for you.

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Re: New Sway bar disconnect.....

Post by Bill2014 » Mon Sep 09, 2019 3:40 pm

PWJouster wrote:
Mon Sep 09, 2019 2:19 pm
did you have the swaybar disconnected?
were you in 4WD?
how fast?
It must have been CONNECTED - there wouldn't be any stress on it in a disconnected state.
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Post by PowerWagonP » Mon Sep 09, 2019 4:21 pm

It was connected, in 4 low, going slow about to go down the hill in pic. This is where it happened. Going to stop at a machine shop tomorrow and see if they csn do anything. Didn't really notice it towing and I was driving through a windy highway, guess the one side connected helps. Didn't think these things were made in China....
Thanks for looking out for used ones. I searched a bit. Found some new ones but around $950, no thanks
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Post by VA_Wagon Man » Mon Sep 09, 2019 4:28 pm

PowerWagonP wrote:It was connected, in 4 low, going slow about to go down the hill in pic. This is where it happened. Going to stop at a machine shop tomorrow and see if they csn do anything. Didn't really notice it towing and I was driving through a windy highway, guess the one side connected helps. Didn't think these things were made in China....
Thanks for looking out for used ones. I searched a bit. Found some new ones but around $950, no thanks
No problemImage...and $950 seems like a steal considering the entire bar new would run close to $3,000.

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Re: New Sway bar disconnect.....

Post by RustyPW » Mon Sep 09, 2019 5:58 pm

$950 is a steal. New lists for $2,700. I got a new smart bar for $1,800.

Go to the dealer and get the part number for your smart bar. Use that number in the link below.

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Re: New Sway bar disconnect.....

Post by TommyG » Mon Sep 09, 2019 8:16 pm

I would clamp the smart bar module out of the way and get a Thuren sway bar. It would be $520 for your truck:

https://www.thurenfabrication.com/produ ... y-bar.html
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Re: New Sway bar disconnect.....

Post by PowerWagonP » Tue Sep 10, 2019 12:37 am

I found a used bar but it's off a 07. Anyone know of any differences? Mine is 2011
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Re: New Sway bar disconnect.....

Post by RustyPW » Tue Sep 10, 2019 1:24 am

You have the 5 link front suspension like the 3G's. I bet it will bolt up. BUT the electronics might be different. You can swap out the actuators from one bar to another. It's only 3 bolts.
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Re: New Sway bar disconnect.....

Post by TommyG » Tue Sep 10, 2019 7:23 am

RustyPW wrote:
Tue Sep 10, 2019 1:24 am
You have the 5 link front suspension like the 3G's. I bet it will bolt up. BUT the electronics might be different. You can swap out the actuators from one bar to another. It's only 3 bolts.
If you can't make the electronics work you can go with a manual disconnect for it to make it work too.
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