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few people have told me to remove my swaybar and some said to keep it in. i do trail riding, trails are sometimes groomed nice, other times rough. i ride the sled hard. jump it, ride lakes, trails, and take a trip out west 1nce a year. do you think its worth removing? what do I gain by this, and what do i lose by this. thanks
 

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If you remove it, the thing may be a bit harder to control on the trails but feel more nimble on the dumping and hard ditch riding. Maybe look into getting a less stiff one? I'm not sure what the stock pro-x's come with.
 

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NO NO NO NO NO!Do not remove the sway bar.Say good bye to handling if you do.They didn't put them on cause they reduce control. :eclipsee_steering:
 

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how hard is it to remove and put back in? my buddies say take it out and leave it out for everything, and just stiffen up the front springs. i may try that. but im not sure yet. would like ot hear some more opinions from people who have done it.
 

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I broke my Anti-Sway bar last year just before my last trip of the season, I did notice the handling was off slightly on the Saturday the prior to my trip (no time to fix it prior too) and was surprised when I found the bar snapped. On Sunday morning I dialed up the front springs 3 or 4 (I have it written down but not on me) full turns. Rode it hard in the trails, both tight and fast stuff and was really amazed at how well the machine actually worked. I am going to replace the anti-sway bar as I get to do a lot of high speed trail riding (not really that much ditch banging or a lot of jumping) and you can notice it just a bit but it's not really that bad up to 90-95mph, under these speeds with higher spring loads it was surprisingly good. At high speeds you will feel it set (not boat, boat would be too extreme of a word to use for this action), onto the outside ski plant it and hold the set through both rough and groomed trail. With the Anti-Sway bar it just doesn't have that sensation of planting the outside ski. I have a tricked out MXZ 670HO with alot of after market suspenion under it, including a Fast BLT kit up front and a custom made Anti-Sway bar assembly with a much stiffer bar used. The machine boated (more then I liked) when the BLT went on and after trying a lot of different suggestions, my buddy and I fabercated up the new assembly with a well used Mach Z bar, I ended up snapping the Anti Sway bar near the end of the 2002 season, I can tell you that the Machine was pretty much uncontrollable to drive, it would dive hard and never stay planted on the outside ski, it was pretty much Scary to drive.
The ProX2 and I could hardly notice it, I'm aware that there are some differnces in suspension between the X and X2, but thought I would let you know how it worked out (even though I didn't want it) for me. I was surprised at how little of difference it made, I drove it for another 800miles on my trip with out the Anti-Sway Bar with no problems or disappointments it worked well.
Good Luck,
 

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pro x and x2 are virtually the same, just graphics. the skids are the same. how hard is it to remove and put back in, i might take it out and try it, and if i dont like it, put it back in. how long roughly does it take
 

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Originally posted by ProX700man@Sep 19 2005, 07:08 PM
pro x and x2 are virtually the same, just graphics. the skids are the same. how hard is it to remove and put back in, i might take it out and try it, and if i dont like it, put it back in. how long roughly does it take
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this is what I did on my 2001 xc , it should be about the same deal.

drop the tye rod and 2 control arms on one side,drill 3 rivets out in the tunnel where the bar enters, remove the plastic pull the bar threw form the far side (you may have to tune it over 180* once it starts comming threw. Thats all there is to it.... maybe 45 mins.
 

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I have the XR which came with no sway bar. To me it does not seem hard to control on the trails at all. I believe the advantage of no sway bar is that is more forgiving if you land on one ski off of a jump. I think it also makes it easier to carve and manuever in deeper snow/powder.

Good point gaige with the springs. My setup seems to work great but i do not know how my spring rate compares to yours ProX700. I am guessing they are completely different.

Like I said, I love the cornering of my pro x without the sway bar. I cannot compare it to it with it on because ive never had one on it. I can also say I prefer the handling on my pro x over my xc with the sway bar. But then we are talking different chassis, suspension, and skis.

Couldnt hurt to take it out and pound on it a little. Hope I could help even a little.
 

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think its worth pulling out and giving it a try without it? i am pulling the front shocks off to get rebuilt, and figured that would be a good time to pull the swingarm. what ya think
 
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