DODGE RAM FORUM - Ram Forums and Owners Club! - Dodge Truck Forum

Go Back   DODGE RAM FORUM - Ram Forums and Owners Club! - Dodge Truck Forum > Dodge Ram Forum - Mod Zone - Custom Dodge Ram Mods - Dodge Ram Performance > Custom Chassis - Drive Line - Suspension - Wheels and Tires - LEVELING
Register Advertising Gallery FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Notices

Custom Chassis - Drive Line - Suspension - Wheels and Tires - LEVELING Discuss anything related to Custom Dodge Ram Wheels, Tires, Brakes, Suspension Mods, Chassis Mods and Tuning, Towing options, Driveline, Differentials, Sway Bars, Lowering Springs, Strut Braces, etc.


Latest Vendor News
AutoAnything
Addictive Desert Designs!
Bayou Goat Mounts

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 10-06-2013, 05:27 PM
spoiler's Avatar
spoiler spoiler is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: California
Posts: 892
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2013 Ram 1500
Trim Level: Laramie
Color: Black
Rep Power: 3
Rep:364
spoiler is just really nicespoiler is just really nicespoiler is just really nicespoiler is just really nice
Default Hellwig Anti Sway Bar

I know this item has been discussed before but I wanted to post up a fresh thread with a few new bits of information.

My 2013 Laramie came stock with front and rear anti sway bars. I always thought I'd beef up the slightly anemic rear bar after I made a few other changes. I completed the install early this morning and have been driving around all day getting a feel for the new set up. Since we all like different things I'll just say...

I like a comfortable ride but not a sloppy one. Even though i drive a truck... I do like to drive ... and cruising along the twisting winding river road with my wife on a Sunday afternoon is my idea of a great time. Most of my mods have been aimed at keeping the comfort level as high as I could and not making any choices that would make my back pay the price just because I drove over a railroad track. That said- I also love the feel of gripping the wheel as I head into a turn and feeling like the truck can do whatever I want it to do when I accelerate out of the curve.

I installed a GroundForce 2/3 drop with new shocks, replaced the front sway bar rubber bushings with some poly aftermarket and today... The new rear Hellwig.

The install was a snap- if you already have a rear bar- unbolt what you have - replace with new.
There are three different levels of sway control to choose from. Per the instructions- I chose the softest setting first because I wanted to feel the difference between the stock bar and the new thicker- stiffer bar.
I could immediately tell the difference just changing lanes- zero body roll- nice and controlled- just like a car. I went after some of my favorite roads and was impressed that I could feel a real difference. Next off to the freeway and the giant clover-leaf on ramp and off ramp. This is where you really feel the extent of the stiffened ride. I always take the 35 mph curves at 55mph just because it's fun but with the new anti sway bar 55mph seemed like I was just starting to lean in my seat.
Back home to change the setting to maximum.
I'll save you all of the play by play of my driving fun but I will conclude with this: the ride you will get will depend on your personal preferences. The maximum stiffness was a bit tighter than my day to day driving habits will be happy with... although it did feel cool going around corners in what I can only assume it feels like driving a slot car from my childhood.
The medium setting is the real sweet spot for me. The thicker more robust bar is nice but the option to take it one step further is a real win-win for me. If I ever want to leave my wife behind and go hit the corners as hard as I dare- the adjustment is a simple as -remove two nuts- reposition the end links and retighten the nuts.
Thanks for reading.


Hellwig Part #7709


3-hole adjust


2 bolts each side to remove and replace.
__________________
Vararam Air Grabber, Vararam Power Chamber, 87mm TB, Diablo Tuner with HemiFever 91 tune, Magnaflow Muffler, Boss 338 22 x 9.5, Toyo Proxy 305 45 R22, GroundForce 2/3

Last edited by spoiler; 10-06-2013 at 05:32 PM. Reason: replace picture
Reply With Quote
Sponsored links
  #2  
Old 10-06-2013, 05:45 PM
mexi mexi is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: MS
Age: 33
Posts: 142
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2013 Dodge Ram
Trim Level: LARAMIE
Color: MINERAL GREY
Engine: 2009-20?? 345ci (5.7L) Hemi V8 390hp 407lb/ft
Rep Power: 0
Rep:27
mexi is on a distinguished road
Default

how much is the bar and do they work on lift ones well?
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 10-06-2013, 06:43 PM
SmoothVanilla's Avatar
SmoothVanilla SmoothVanilla is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Edmonton
Posts: 323
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2014 RAM sport QC
Trim Level: Sport
Color: Blue Streak
Rep Power: 0
Rep:15
SmoothVanilla is on a distinguished road
Default

sounds awesome! I want one lol
__________________
Blue Streak 2014 RAM sport 3:92 LSD
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 10-09-2013, 12:01 AM
spoiler's Avatar
spoiler spoiler is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: California
Posts: 892
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2013 Ram 1500
Trim Level: Laramie
Color: Black
Rep Power: 3
Rep:364
spoiler is just really nicespoiler is just really nicespoiler is just really nicespoiler is just really nice
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by mexi View Post
how much is the bar and do they work on lift ones well?
Prices around $190 and up so you gotta shop around a bit- find free shipping. I got mine from Bully's Performance but they do not normally sell it so it was a special order.

I'm certainly no expert on lifted trucks but on the Hellwig website they have info videos showing how much body roll is reduced for lifted trucks.

For lowered trucks.... thebomb.com. It's only been three days since i installed it but my truck is way more fun to drive now.
__________________
Vararam Air Grabber, Vararam Power Chamber, 87mm TB, Diablo Tuner with HemiFever 91 tune, Magnaflow Muffler, Boss 338 22 x 9.5, Toyo Proxy 305 45 R22, GroundForce 2/3
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
addco, anti sway bar, hellwig, sway bar

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


Advertisement






All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:19 PM.


= Copyright RamForumZ.com a Gigathreads.com Network Site =Ad Management by RedTyger
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
vB.Sponsors