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Wanted 2wd bronco ll rear sway bar 85?


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Looking for the big rear bar on the mid 80s 2wd bronco ll's.
 


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If you don't have any luck finding a rear bar from a Bronco 2, you can try doing what I did and take a bar from an F-150 and bend it on a 20 ton press so the arms come in a little bit. It worked for me on my race truck.
 

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I'm in the very same boat. Been looking for one for over a year. I'm not sure if I will ever find a big Bronco bar. I'm told that and Explorer bar from the same year as your truck will also fit behind the differential. I might just try that.

In the meantime I put on some leaf spring clamps six inches forward of the axle. They make a difference.
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This is an 85 BR11 4 X 4 . Is this what your looking for?
Perhaps. That bar is bent in the right way, but there are 2 different thicknesses. The bar I would need is 7/8" or 1" thick. The other bar is smaller and not much different than what is already on my Ranger.
 

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Measured all , 2 88 s , 90 , 85 and 86. All 3/4 .
 

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Thank you for getting back so soon. Those bars are better than the 5/8" bars which are already found in the Ranger, but that difference is not quite enough to make the upgrade worth the while. I am looking for the bigger sway bar which (I think) is found in the 2WD Broncos.
 

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Yes, the big bar came on the 2wd model, possibly the "sport", but definitely the 2wd. The 4wd got the smaller bar for more suspension articulation, for off-road driving.
 

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I remember finding a Bronco II at a junk yard, grabbed my tools and climbed under it right away. I also remember the heartbreak, discovering it was a 4WD.

I'm also told that not every Ranger came with a sway bar. I don't know if that's true, but for sure, that 4WD BII bar would be a very nice upgrade.
 

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Man.. my 96 could probably use one of those..
It would be stiffer than a Ranger bar. Someone said a Mazda is a bit bigger too.
 

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@Lefty i see that there's some 7/8" rear bar kits available on ebay from Hellwig.. bar, brackets, end links and hardware for 390$ shipped to your front porch..

Not as cheap as junkyard diving.. no. But a whole lot easier, brand new, and it'll be on your front porch in 3 days!

My truck doesn't have a rear bar at all actually.. but my plans for the truck do call for one.
 

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I think 2wd and 4x4 Bronco II's probably used the same bar. I've only seen one 2wd Bronco II but it had a dummy transfercase and the rear driveshaft and axle looked the same.
 

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@Lefty i see that there's some 7/8" rear bar kits available on ebay from Hellwig.. bar, brackets, end links and hardware for 390$ shipped to your front porch..

Not as cheap as junkyard diving.. no. But a whole lot easier, brand new, and it'll be on your front porch in 3 days!

My truck doesn't have a rear bar at all actually.. but my plans for the truck do call for one.
Yup, I'm sure I would love one, but it's just a little rich for me...at least right now. Also that Hellwig is mounted just behind the differential. I could do the very same with a bar from an Exploder. I do actually have one I've pulled and got on the cheap.

My next project is a set of Ching-Chong slotted and cross drilled rotors for the front end and a regular brake job for the drums in back. I want to stop a little faster just for safety's sake. That's a bigger priority.

Those leaf spring clamps have already made a very big difference back there. If you haven't done so, try them. I'm not even sure if a nice bar will improve upon them. So I will just wait.

And yes, I waited for over a year looking for a decent junk differential then gave up and bought a new one anyway.
 
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Yup, I'm sure I would love one, but it's just a little rich for me...at least right now. Also that Hellwig is mounted just behind the differential. I could do the very same with a bar from an Exploder. I do actually have one I've pulled and got on the cheap.

My next project is a set of Ching-Chong slotted and cross drilled rotors for the front end and a regular brake job for the drums in back. I want to stop a little faster just for safety's sake. That's a bigger priority.

Those leaf spring clamps have already made a very big difference back there. If you haven't done so, try them. I'm not even sure if a nice bar will improve upon them. So I will just wait.

And yes, I waited for over a year looking for a decent junk differential then gave up and bought a new one anyway.
On the brakes, i recommend the power stop kits from ebay. I have the drilled/slotted fronts on my 97 with the good pads. They have been great for over 2 years, most of that with no rear brakes at all due to a blown wheel cylinder that i haven't fixed because im going with mustang rear disc soon. I am also upgrading the front to the sport trac rotors & new power stop calipers & brackets. Just need to buy the braided hoses now.
 

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