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Building A Custom Currie Antirock Sway Bar

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Building A Custom Currie Antirock Sway Bar

After a new custom Currie 9-Inch was in place under our ’04 4Runner, it took about a block and a half of driving without one to realize a sway bar was a must. The body pitched and rolled even under mild cornering on the street. On the trail, no sway bar translates into a rig that feels unstable and unpredictable, and can sometimes roll over more easily than a rig equipped with a proper sway-bar system. Those who run leaf springs can often get away without sway bars, but if you’re running coils or coilovers, you need a sway bar on at least one end of your rig.

Reinstalling the stock sway bar wasn’t an option, as the 9-inch was a different size, shape, and width compared to the stock Toyota rearend. We needed some SQC. What’s SQC? It’s an acronym that won’t catch on. It stands for Simple, Quick, and Custom.

Currie Enterprises makes its Antirock sway-bar system as a kit for several specific applications. If your vehicle doesn’t benefit from a ready-made system, you can mix and match universal Currie components to come up with a perfect solution. Basic welding and fabrication skills are needed to install a custom Antirock system.

The Antirock sway-bar system has proven itself on the trail under TJ and JK Wranglers, and on the race course under Jeepspeed XJ Cherokees. It’s also been packaged for FJ Cruiser rear applications and Dodge solid axle 4x4 front applications. We knew it would reliably solve our body-roll problem.

Tony’s turning a circle at 7 mph without a sway bar. Note the distance between the right front tire and the fender opening. There’s a lot of leanin’ goin’ on here.

Follow along as fabricator Tony Sato creates and installs a custom Antirock system.

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Currie Enterprises
Corona, CA 92880
714-528-6957
http://www.currieenterprises.com

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