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Default Is it safe to drive without a sway bar??

So my rear sway bar broke - common thing in 2007+ Altimas according to Nissan's forums but Nissan doesn't seem to give a fukk so no recall.

It's sunday night, everything is closed, tomorrow is Columbus day - everything is closed as well.
I'm all packed for 1,000 trip tomorrow morning and now this sway bar shit happens. I know u can drive around for sometime without out but is it safe to drive 1,000miles at 65-75mph without a sway bar??

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I certainly would not. Have you at least removed it so the broken ends don't get caught on something?
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I certainly would not. Have you at least removed it so the broken end doesn't get caught on something?
I found out about it from pepboys retard while doing getting my oilchange done. I asked him to remove which he did.... by CUTTING MY STABILIZER BAR which basically holds a sway bar. Apparantly he had a hard time taking the bolt out so cutting endlink (stabilizer bar) seemed like the right thing to do to him.
Here's some pics btw.
And before anyone blames Stillen's sway - don't. There are NUMEROUS complains on NissanClub forum from Altima owners on this same issue. Mostly stock sway bars brake, i think i'm the first one with broken stillen bar.
All brake in the same exact spot thou.





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Default Re: Is it safe to drive without a sway bar??

You are perfectly safe to drive without a rear sway bar. Car will understeer quite a bit more. Might feel a little goofy when cornering, like driving a boat.

I'd put the stock one back on though and order a new link.

And you are also the first person who used the word BRAKE when you should have used BREAK. Always see it the other way around.

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Default Re: Is it safe to drive without a sway bar??

So what piece broke? its hard to tell. Was it the small one or the bigger red one? they both look like they were cut, but the small one more.

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Default Re: Is it safe to drive without a sway bar??

The red one is the sway that broke I believe and the endlink is what was cut.

As long as it's not dangling it's fine to drive on. The car will feel a bit funny but it's ok. Just don't drive it like you stole it and you'll be fine. Lots of off road guys don't have any sway bars at all.
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Default Re: Is it safe to drive without a sway bar??

Red is sway bar black is endlink (stabilizer bar)
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perfectly safe with a little more vigilant driving

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Yeah, sure

If it were me I'd load that car down and drive 70 mph up to 95 mph and look for twisty roads



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Default Re: Is it safe to drive without a sway bar??

yeah Just drive slow and don't take corners hard and under steering will be a big issue
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Default Re: Is it safe to drive without a sway bar??

the break/cut looks very clean to me,

you sure the guy at pepboys wasnt trying to get himself a little work?

if it had 'fatigued' over time, wouldnt there be oxidation in the break/cut?


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anti-sway bar is the red thing in the picture
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Default Re: Is it safe to drive without a sway bar??

You're fine to drive it that way, watch the ramps...the car will not handle as well and if you get to the limit it'll bite you hard.

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Default Re: Is it safe to drive without a sway bar??

Sway bar makes that end of the car lose traction sooner, in a corner. That means the rear of the car will stick better, causing the front to push more. It will under steer more than it did before, roll more too. You can drive it long as nothing is falling off, just stay away from abrupt turns and note it might not like crosswinds as much.

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Default Re: Is it safe to drive without a sway bar??

do not drive that car!

replace both stabilizer and sway bars.

perfect excuse to find a rental with unlimited mileage deal and dog that sucker like it was your mother-in-law's...
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Default Re: Is it safe to drive without a sway bar??

It will be fine to drive. Many cars do not even have rear sway bars from the factory. Also, sway bar and stabilizer bar mean the same thing. The part that got cut was the endlink.

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It will be fine to drive. Many cars do not even have rear sway bars from the factory. Also, sway bar and stabilizer bar mean the same thing. The part that got cut was the endlink.
The guy working on it cut the endlink to remove that end of the sway bar...the sway bar itself broke first. Plenty of people chop the endlink in half, especially if it requires an Allen key to fit in the center shaft to hold it while the nut is turned (Honda )...

But yeah...x7 or whatever for driving it as-is...it's just more body roll and understeer. The DX version of my car didn't have a rear sway from the factory and I still see those cars on the road, driving fine

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But yeah...x7 or whatever for driving it as-is...it's just more body roll and understeer. The DX version of my car didn't have a rear sway from the factory and I still see those cars on the road, driving fine
It kind of depends on the particular car but he should be fine. Crosswinds might be a bitch, though. My Impreza used to get blown all over the place with the dinky factory sway bar but when I upgraded to a bigger bar it was rock solid.
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