No advantage in particular. It’s really about packaging on some vehicles. These types of sway bars are fabricated from 4130. As such they are good for about a season on a race truck (the bad). I like how they apply the sway control to the chassis. The energy is distributed through the trailing arms at a low center of gravity (the good)Beautiful racecar and great pics and video too!
I have a question. What's the advantage of this style rear sway bar versus the more common style we've been seeing?
I have the same setup on my T100. Mark bent the tubes for it and a couple friends prerunners years ago. It's a simple and clean setup that works great but it does sway a little more than it did on the street than when I had a traditional sway bar with long arms before. The other problem I've had is stress cracks on the stitch welds where the tube goes into the arm at the ends. Mark has tig welded it twice and another friend did once or twice also. Seems to happen every couple thousand miles or so depending on how many hard miles in the dirt. For some reason my truck has had the problem allot more than the other trucks. I was thinking maybe because mine is a 4 link and theirs is a 3 link. Maybe the articulation of the 4 link is harder on it. Just a thought I had and maybe @Mark Newhan would agree or disagree on that.i mite have to look into this style of sway bar on my truck, due to package constraints. Great work mark looks killer
3 links due articulate clearer than 4 links. Are your lower links mounted off the front of the axle or strait down?I was thinking maybe because mine is a 4 link and theirs is a 3 link. Maybe the articulation of the 4 link is harder on it.
Here’s a couple photos when mine was being built. Lower link mounts are on the bottom angled forward.3 links due articulate clearer than 4 links. Are your lower links mounted off the front of the axle or strait down?
If it comes down to having the sway bar be sprung or unsprung weight, I would choose sprung every time.