Front sway bar needed

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Fj40z
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My tercel:: 1986 SR5 4wd Tercel

Front sway bar needed

Post by Fj40z » Wed Oct 11, 2017 3:31 pm

Having a lot of front end work done to my 86. The sway bar ends look very thin and I’d like to replace it. Any idea where I can find a replacement? Also the front springs and struts are almost shot. I’ve read a bunch here but am still unsure on what the replacement options are. Any guidance would be appreciated.
86 Tercel SR5 4wd 5 speed
1997 FZJ80 LandCruiser triple locked
1983 FJ60 LandCruiser

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Petros
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My tercel:: '84 Tercel4wd w/extensive mods
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Re: Front sway bar needed

Post by Petros » Thu Oct 12, 2017 2:16 pm

not sure where to find a front sway bar, might be some forum members with parts cars that can help you.

Usually people replace the front struts with inserts, the strut can be rebuilt. all the rubber parts are available, as is all the front suspension "wear" parts (bushings, ball joints, rod ends, etc). you will appreciate replacing any worn or damaged suspension parts, not too costly nor difficult to do yourself. but I would advise against replacing the strut insert unless you have quality spring compressor.
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Fj40z
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Re: Front sway bar needed

Post by Fj40z » Mon Oct 16, 2017 6:20 pm

Thanks for all the great info Petros!
86 Tercel SR5 4wd 5 speed
1997 FZJ80 LandCruiser triple locked
1983 FJ60 LandCruiser

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NWMO
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Re: Front sway bar needed

Post by NWMO » Mon Oct 16, 2017 7:55 pm

Fj40z,

Maybe someone here is parting a car, but you would want to make sure it isn’t necked either.

I went with heavier replacement springs in the front and the suggested KYB inserts, working great. I also went with the Pathfinder springs in the rear and a heavier duty mono-shock. I was looking for a little lift and prefer the new stance.

Should be easy to find with the search function and my screen name. There are times when Google can be better than the site search engine as well.

Good luck. If you have a hard time finding it, post back and I will get a link for you.

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