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Looking for a BroncoII Rear Sway Bar for your Ranger? Look inside!

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Finally found a BroncoII Rear Sway Bar local, I was holding my toungue until I saw it with my own eyes, as I had to drive two hours to pick it up! haha!

For those of you who have been looking for one of these bars, check out Car-Part.com--Used Auto Parts Market. They have about 30 BroncoII registered in their database across the country. I happened to find one in Lakeland, FL, two hours away from me. I sent an email and had a reponse the next morning. I sent my payment and had them hold it for me and drove down to pick it up the same day. You will want to make sure they go and actually MEASURE the bar. I made it very clear I wanted the 1" rear sway bar and everything was perfect!

Here she is in all her glory, straight out of the salvage yard. I paid $50 for it and they pulled everything for me.


Cleaned up good as new with a little purple power!


Here, you can really see the difference between the stock ranger sway bar(this is the rear bar in the Roush kit from Hillbank Motorsports) and the BroncoII sway bar:


The end links were different from the ones I had installed on my Ranger, so I was worried it wouldnt fit without replacing the ranger endlinks with the ones from the BII, the bar was also shaped a little differently. Good news guys, it bolts right up with the stock ranger endlinks! However, I may try installing the BII endlinks as well(new ones with Energy bushings) since they look a little beefier and they are shorter.


Please excuse the dirty truck, its been raining every day here in Central FL. Getting ready for the new transplant!


You can clearly see here the difference in the thickness of the sway bars.
 


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Can you feel a difference.
Definitely can feel the difference. My truck started out with NO rear sway bar, then a few days ago I installed the Roush kit(I figured Id never find a BII, haha). But this allowed me to get a feel for the stock Ranger sway bar for a few days, which actually made quite a big difference over stock as well. I took the rear sway back off before installing the BII bar and went for a drive around the block, amazing how sloppy the rear felt!

Now, with the BII on, it was just as big of a difference as it was going from no sway bar to the stock Ranger bar. One of the biggest differences I noticed around town is that the truck no longer "rocks" side to side when pulling into a driveway or uneven surface, which used to annoy the crap out of me. Now it just stays FLAT, it really takes a lot to get it to lean now. The BII bar is definitely a suspension upgrade I recommend to all "Street" ranger owners.
 

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I have to get some new brackets for mine first. I can't mount them up with the old ones since I put the 31-spline in.
 

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ADSM let us know what you use please. I have the BII bar on the 7.5" in the 84 Ranger I totaled. The 86 is getting a 31 spline 8.8" from an Explorer and I want to keep that BII bar. Getting the bars installed is currently way down on my build list so I hadn't even considered that it might take different brackets.
 

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I know it an old thread but would it work on a 1st gen ex or are they same?
 

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The explorer sway bars are the same size as the bII..
 

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What are you basing this info on?
I was basing this on top of my head but was apparently wrong.:icon_confused: Just measured it on my truck and it's more like 13/16 ''. Sorry for the confusion here and thanks for making me notice it:icon_thumby:
 

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what year broncoII sway bar did u get it from?
 

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I cant remember, I dont think there is any year or trim level specific to the 1" bar. You just have to get it measured. I called the junkyard and they mic'd it for me before they even pulled it off the truck.
 

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Yep...........old thread but just in time for me....I found a 1990 Bronco with a rust-free complete sway bar/links/good bushingsand.............

OEM AXLE BRACKETS THAT ARE REMOVABLE!

$40 BUCKS--------no cutting/sawing welding/fabbing.....just bolt it on to the '36 Ranger!




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