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I was told by Toyota parts dept that I have to drop the front subframe to install a new front sway bar. 4 hours labor, $500+. But somebody else on this forum said they did it with two jack stands and a car jack.

Has anyone done this before and can give some guidance? I don't mind getting my hands dirty. If I really have to pay $500+ just to install this thing I'm returning it / selling it. This is ridiculous

I also got a rear sway bar but I'm told that one's easy to do, hoping it is!
 

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Yes, you need to drop the subframe. You can get away with dropping the rear and loosening the front and wedging the old bar out and the new one in. And yes it only take two jack stands and a floor jack. It's just a LOT easier on a lift.
 

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Somebody said to watch out for denting the oil pan with the jack... Is there a particular spot I should look to jack up?

Honestly I don't even know what/where the subframe is, all the tech files for this gen aren't available on the forums anymore... Any hints as to where to look for diagrams?
 

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Somebody said to watch out for denting the oil pan with the jack... Is there a particular spot I should look to jack up?

Honestly I don't even know what/where the subframe is, all the tech files for this gen aren't available on the forums anymore... Any hints as to where to look for diagrams?
Use the normal jack points under the front rocker panels then place your jack stands in a solid area, not just sheet metal. And never place a jack under the oil pan, it's not strong enough for that.

I sent you the tech files for the sway bar components, removal and install.
 
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