What's the Difference Between a Sway bar and a Trac bar?
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In this video, Tommy and Mike explain the difference between a Sway bar and a Trac Bar. Steering problems can manifest themselves in many different ways—and in some instances, it isn’t the steering system that’s to blame. One of the most common problems we address is an issue Tommy meantions in this video. We call it “Tail Wagging the Dog”. It’s the sensation you get when the coach seems to have a mind of its own; you steer the wheel back and forth, and the rear half steers the coach.
Trac (track) bars, also known as Panhard bars, control side-to-side movement, which is really horizontal, not vertical. Trac (Track) bars control the yaw (vertical axis) A strong trac bar gives you control over your maneuvers on the road. They are especially helpful when you need to avoid obstacles or make wide turns in populated areas. Without a good trac bar, it is going to be much more of a challenge to get to your destination in a safe and comfortable manner.
Sway Bars, correctly called Anti-Sway bars, reduce lean or sway, or roll. sway bars control the roll (longitudinal axis). When it comes to Sway Bars, Bigger is better! Our anti-sway bars have a thicker diameter than stock bars (often, a quarter to three-eighths of an inch more). Each incremental increase in diameter has an exponential effect on performance - on average, torsional roll stiffness is increased by 30 percent with every eighth-of-an-inch increase in diameter. In plain English, our anti-sway bars offer up to 90 percent more resistance to sway.
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