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Postby flydex28 » Sun Jan 08, 2017 12:20 am

Im looking to replace my sway bars with something a little stiffer to help with body roll. Are there any other companys out there that sell better swaybars. I know there was Calmini, but I cant seen to find any. Plus Ive read ordering from them can be difficult.
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Re: Trooper Sway Bars

Postby 96TrooperSE » Sun Jan 08, 2017 12:34 am

Have you tried replacing your stock sway bar bushings with some polyurethane ones? I've heard a night and day difference just doing that. A nice set of gas charged shocks should help too. If you're looking for even more stiffness the Vehicross came with a thicker anti sway bar. I'd imagine it would be possible to retrofit that on the trooper since the VX is pretty much a short wheelbase trooper chassis.

I'd steer away from calmini unless you call and confirm they have what you want in stock. I just received some torsion bars from them a couple weeks ago that I ordered in July! They said 4-5 weeks when i ordered them.
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Re: Trooper Sway Bars

Postby flydex28 » Sun Jan 08, 2017 1:07 am

I replaced the old worn out shocks with some new kyb gas adjusts a couple years ago and didnt notice any difference. I then ordered and installed the polyurethane bushings from indy, and yeah It helped a tiny bit but nowhere near what i had read. I do hear the swaybars are a huge inprovement though. The problem is finding some. I dont even see them on Calminis site. Very interesting about the VX... I had read something about that but never read a confirmation if they would work.
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Re: Trooper Sway Bars

Postby totten » Sun Jan 08, 2017 11:01 am

Maybe a stiffer spring in rear to help, and tighten up the end links on front a little,adjust the torsion bars up 1" in front. It will help the roll. I have the Calmini rear springs and torsion bars up 3" with swaybars removed. Body roll is good even with 2" body lift. Try it. I think Calmini has the springs in kit for Trooper. Good luck,Tony
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Re: Trooper Sway Bars

Postby flydex28 » Sun Jan 08, 2017 2:21 pm

Well i'm trying to improve on road handling. I have OME 919 springs and torsion bars are cranked an inch already.
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Re: Trooper Sway Bars

Postby 96TrooperSE » Sun Jan 08, 2017 4:16 pm

Found this old thread...viewtopic.php?t=44304. According to Smiley the VX bar is a direct bolt on. You'd just need the bigger bushings/mounts to match. I haven't read any first hand accounts of the improvements, but I read on the VX forum that the VX bar is actually a little thicker than the Calmini. I say try it out and let us know the difference!
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Re: Trooper Sway Bars

Postby flydex28 » Mon Jan 09, 2017 2:24 am

Cool thanks, I'll have to check it out.
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Re: Trooper Sway Bars

Postby ducktrooper1 » Mon Jan 09, 2017 12:32 pm

let us know what you find out as I'm thinking of doing the same.....trying to modify for better road manners since most of my driving is OTR
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Re: Trooper Sway Bars

Postby flydex28 » Mon Jan 09, 2017 7:06 pm

ducktrooper1 wrote:let us know what you find out as I'm thinking of doing the same.....trying to modify for better road manners since most of my driving is OTR

Will do. I need to find out if both the front and rear VX bars are thicker than the Trooper, or if I only need to swap one of them out.
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Re: Trooper Sway Bars

Postby 96TrooperSE » Mon Jan 09, 2017 10:43 pm

flydex28 wrote:
ducktrooper1 wrote:let us know what you find out as I'm thinking of doing the same.....trying to modify for better road manners since most of my driving is OTR

Will do. I need to find out if both the front and rear VX bars are thicker than the Trooper, or if I only need to swap one of them out.



Pretty sure it's just the front that is thicker. The rears are the same.
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Re: Trooper Sway Bars

Postby flydex28 » Tue Jan 10, 2017 5:48 am

96TrooperSE wrote:
flydex28 wrote:
ducktrooper1 wrote:let us know what you find out as I'm thinking of doing the same.....trying to modify for better road manners since most of my driving is OTR

Will do. I need to find out if both the front and rear VX bars are thicker than the Trooper, or if I only need to swap one of them out.



Pretty sure it's just the front that is thicker. The rears are the same.


I think you are right. I just read on a Vehicross forum that the VX fronts are 28mm and the rear is 19mm...the bushings anyway. It also said the front is about 10% thicker but the rear is the same. I will try to remember to measure mine tomorrow to confirm.
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Re: Trooper Sway Bars

Postby nasty610 » Tue Jan 10, 2017 2:01 pm

Front Trooper bar is 26mm.
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Re: Trooper Sway Bars

Postby trooper4kids » Tue Jan 10, 2017 3:30 pm

Out of curiosity, does anyone know if the Axiom sway bars fit a Trooper? If so, are they larger?
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Re: Trooper Sway Bars

Postby flydex28 » Wed Jan 11, 2017 2:32 am

Thats a good question, I would like to know as well.
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Re: Trooper Sway Bars

Postby flydex28 » Wed Jan 11, 2017 5:37 am

Well I found this site that lets you compare vehicles. I compared the Axiom, Trooper, and Vehicross. Not sure how accurate all the info is though.
http://www.thecarconnection.com/car-com ... cross_2001
It has the Axiom at 1.0 in.(25.5mm), the Trooper at 1.02 in. (26mm), and the Vehicross at 1.10 in. (28mm).
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Re: Trooper Sway Bars

Postby totten » Wed Jan 11, 2017 11:39 pm

Axiom sway bars should be same as Rodeo,don't know if they would fit Trooper.
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Re: Trooper Sway Bars

Postby trooper4kids » Thu Jan 12, 2017 9:56 am

I always assumed the Axiom was based on the Trooper platform. Is it Rodeo based?
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Re: Trooper Sway Bars

Postby squatch » Sat Jan 14, 2017 12:24 pm

The stock Trooper bars are hollow. The Calmini bars are solid and much bigger. They make a huge difference. If you can't find these try ADDCO or Helwig.
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Re: Trooper Sway Bars

Postby flydex28 » Sun Jan 15, 2017 7:50 pm

squatch wrote:The stock Trooper bars are hollow. The Calmini bars are solid and much bigger. They make a huge difference. If you can't find these try ADDCO or Helwig.

I looked up ADDCO and they dont sell them for the Trooper after 91 I think it said, Helwig I didnt see a vehicle list.
I read that it really doesnt matter if the bar is solid or hollow for some reason
I will keep searching for the Calmini bars but I think the VX bars may be the best bet if they fit.
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Re: Trooper Sway Bars

Postby rbral » Sun Jan 15, 2017 8:05 pm

Part of a kit. I bet they would sell it separately

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Re: Trooper Sway Bars

Postby flydex28 » Sun Jan 15, 2017 10:55 pm

I saw that, but it doesn't come with the front sway bar. I suppose I could give them a ring and ask. Wonder how much they cost.
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Re: Trooper Sway Bars

Postby ducktrooper1 » Mon Jan 16, 2017 11:19 am

Let us know what you find...I'd definitely be interested in some if price is reasonable.
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Re: Trooper Sway Bars

Postby flydex28 » Wed Jan 18, 2017 1:07 am

Well Calmini is a no go. I called them up and talked to Justin i think and he told me they did not have the front or rear swaybars anymore.
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