DIY Sway bar disconnectsDate: 2001, Mar 12
Author: Tad Grosvenor
Are you looking for a cheap way to gain some articulation on your IFS isuzu? Ok, so almost everyone who has ever been off-road in an IFS truck has wanted a little more flex. Maybe it was when you put that right tire on a rock and lost all traction.
Well, with some help from the Toyota half of the web (and a pointer from Matt) I built myself a cheap set of disconnects. The original link is here: http://www.off-road.com/toyota/cheaptricks/swaybar2/. I followed the directions exactly as they said, except that I used 6" or 7" bolts.
They went together easy enough. Build one pin, install it (without the pins), mark the bolt, remove the bolt, drill both bolts (4 holes total, unless you can find the shaft collars that the Toyota howto mentions), and install.
You can see in this picture that the spring does compress and you will get more articulation. Whether or not this actually helps you or not is personal opinion. I am sure that it doesn't make a large difference, but for someone without a large lift or a locker, I will take what I can get.
My only suggestion is that if you decide to re-use your old bushings, drill them out to the size of the bolt. I did not, and it can be hard to get the pin back in because the rubber bushing doesn't slide easily on the bolt.