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Hellwing or TRD sway bars??

Discussion in 'Towing & Hauling' started by stujaspermma, May 4, 2015.

  1. May 4, 2015 at 1:07 PM
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    stujaspermma

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    Recently leveled out my 2011 and went with 34" tires and 18" wheels. been driving the truck lately and noticed a lot more body roll then before. I'm looking into a sway bars and was wondering if anyone has exp with either Hellwig or TRD? thoughts on them? or if there's another one you recommend let me know. Also is the install difficult ?

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  2. May 4, 2015 at 1:47 PM
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    Sean266

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    If you don't wheel, you shouldn't have a problem with it, and it would probably be handy..
    I'm not sure on the install...
     
  3. May 4, 2015 at 2:37 PM
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    It would be cool if there was some way to quick disconnect a sway bar from the frame without messing anything up after towing so you could do some wheeling. I think Helwig makes adjustable versions due to distance changes between frame and differential by adding aftermarket rear spring/block lifts. Not sure if TRD is adjustable. If your rear end is still stock then either nonadjustable Helwig or TRD should bolt on fairly easy. There should be no drilling for either one if I remember correctly. There is a lot of info on Helwigs site. They will send you a catalog that covers all their products if you ask.
     
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  4. May 5, 2015 at 10:19 AM
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    i installed a Hellwig sway bar on my 2012 Tacoma. It made a big improvement when towing. It was a very easy install, no drilling at all. But I haven't put one on my 2015 Tundra yet
     
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  5. May 5, 2015 at 10:47 AM
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    There are plenty of aftermarket sway bar links that are designed for quick disconnect for off-road applications. You would just need to find the right size.
     
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  7. May 6, 2015 at 7:12 AM
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    At one time, I was going to get a sway bar. They I've decided not to because of the reduction of off-road performance. If quick disconnect is installed, that would be the best option (well, I guess it depends on how quick and easy it is to disconnect).
     
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  8. May 6, 2015 at 3:00 PM
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    When you say off-road performance.... Do you mean people just driving in the country on dirt roads, driving through fields to get camp sites etc? Or are you talking about more about the people who go over rocks and the such?
     
  9. May 7, 2015 at 1:44 PM
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    I am talking about more closer to the second. I know for relatively smooth dirt roads, sway bar won't hurt. But any time one side of truck is likely to encounter significantly different obstacles compared to the other side, having sway bars will simply transfer the jarring effect to the other side. Also the articulation is reduced.

    I don't go off road in any serious way. But my neighborhood has REALLY rough roads. Pot holes in my neighborhood is more like craters. As a matter of fact, this winter did so much damage to the local streets, they are currently repaving huge stretches of roads. That means months of obstacle filled half-paved roads. So in my neighborhood, you go off road without going off road, haha. Joy of living in the winter wonderland that has an endless supply of salt/chemicals. :D
     
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