01-05-2007, 06:01 PM
Can the XRunner's rear stabilizer bar be installed on a 05+ 4x4 Access Cab SR5Tacoma? Anyone done this? Does it make a difference, good or bad? I drive a rough gravel road but don't go 4-wheeling and will spend most of the time driving city roads with towing required rarely.
Nimble sports cars are fun to drive but I need a truck. That shouldn't mean handling can't be improved, right? :D
L R H
01-05-2007, 07:20 PM
Would make a clean install, much cleaner than the Hellwig, and prob nicer fit than the Addco. I have only made a few quick looks underneath the XRunner as they are too low to see under, but i think everything would fit OK except for the cross bar bushing brackets are welded on, and I'm almost sure they are not offered. Years ago I checked out the Tundra factory rear set-up and the rear axle housing would have to be purchased or tabs/mounts fabricated. I wonder if one could weld on bracket mounts if axle had synthetic fluid?, otherwise the oil would coke and leave debris to possibally cause damage. Welders chime in. The rear bar might require longer end links or at least slightly re-indexing bar on housing due to increased ride height and axle under springs configuration. Would still look better than the Hellwig as Hellwig has some of the crudest brackets/fasteners of anything I have ever seen and I have had quite a few. Hellwigs hardeware is one step above coat hanger wire technology.
L R H
01-08-2007, 01:33 AM
bump; anyone used a bar other tham Hellwig?
01-17-2007, 08:38 AM
I have the Helwig on mine. It works OK but the mounting system is mickey-mouse at best. As soon as I have some time I will re-configure the mount. It is an improvement but I would prefer a little stiffer bar.