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REAR SWAY BAR 1st GEN

Discussion in '1st Gen Tundras (2000-2006)' started by coyote, Jun 17, 2020.

  1. Jun 17, 2020 at 6:45 AM
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    coyote

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    I'm looking to add a rear sway bar to my 2002 AC
    I've seen the Hellwig 7700 mentioned a few times with mostly positive reviews.
    -- Wondering if there are any other options out there that people have used & are happy with?
    First Gen application, will be used more or less on street & some country gravel roads.

    Thanks!!
     
  2. Jun 17, 2020 at 6:57 AM
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    Hellwig for the win.
     
  3. Jun 17, 2020 at 11:08 AM
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    Ditto!
     
  4. Jun 17, 2020 at 2:58 PM
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  5. Jun 17, 2020 at 7:08 PM
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    THE 7700... I have had it on 3 trucks that I have rebuilt... now on my 4th... one of THE BEST mods/upgrades you can do for a driver...
     
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  6. Jun 17, 2020 at 9:44 PM
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    Thanks all — So, next question would be, Where are you guys buying them? I talked with one online seller today and they said they get them shipped from Hellwig and the lead time is weeks....I would like to get one faster than July.
    Any leads?
     
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  7. Jun 18, 2020 at 4:25 AM
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    Professional Hand Model

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    I bought mine in the early winter of 2018 from gleebay for around $300ish. They are flashing up on my lower advert bar on this site for $374 right now. They’ve shot up in price.

    I do remember having to wait for the order somewhere around 3 weeks. I should have ordered from Big Gurrl, who dropped their price a few days later, to $274 and had 2 day ship at the time.
     
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  8. Jun 18, 2020 at 6:16 AM
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    I checked big gurll last night to attach a link for OP.

    "Currently unavailable, we don't know when/if this item will be back in stock"

    20200618_081706.jpg
     
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  9. Jun 18, 2020 at 6:25 AM
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    Thanks for the help!
     
  10. Jun 18, 2020 at 6:26 AM
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  11. Jun 18, 2020 at 9:58 AM
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    None of the 1st gens came with one, did they? I'm thinking not, but if so that could be an option.
     
  12. Jun 18, 2020 at 12:52 PM
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    My 2002 came with a front bar, but no rear bar. The 2003 was the first year there was an option from factory with the rear sway.
     
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  13. Jun 18, 2020 at 12:53 PM
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    Glads I gots alls me stuffs befo Stemillus.
     
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  14. Jun 20, 2020 at 12:20 AM
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    Professional Hand Model

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    1 1/8”. Stout.
     
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  18. Jun 20, 2020 at 5:58 AM
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    So we've got 19mm, 25.4mm, and 28.57mm. Just for more info to decide, my car has 24/26mm bars f/r. Now I'm curious what size the front is...
     
  19. Jun 20, 2020 at 6:04 AM
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    Slightly larger, but getting close to your tape measure breaking point at 1 1/2”. :D
     
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    Does anyone with a rear bar from the factory have pictures of how it is attached? I just picked up a stock rear bar and want to install it but have found no pics of the rear bar mounting spots. Thanks!
     
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    Are these necessary? Or just another thing to buy because I saw it on a forum?
     
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    That's up for debate but there is evidence that a rear sway bar can actually have benefits. It also depends on how you use your truck.

    https://youtu.be/gcgKbUTQJy8?si=n0fInb1SH9_0nzC9
     
  26. Sep 26, 2023 at 7:20 PM
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    Thanks will check that video out
     
  27. Sep 27, 2023 at 8:01 AM
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    I installed the hellwig when I was on a mission to fix my sloppy suspension and thought that was the problem. Didn't make a difference because my leafs were shot. The HD leafs made a much better improvement in highway body roll.

    PHM installed them also and he liked them, but he towed a lot. I guess it comes down to your truck usage.
     
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  28. Sep 27, 2023 at 11:22 AM
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    TRD optioned trucks with a swaybar have a different differential housing which has brackets welded to it to hold the sway bar.

    See pic above that @FirstGenVol posted of @jImmegart's TRD rear.

    More here:
    https://www.tundras.com/threads/wha...t-gen-tundra-today.2558/page-497#post-1593910

    You should be able to find and weld on a bracket that will work. I bought some weld on brackets that use universal sway bar 'D' bushings to do mine.

    I installed one as well. One of the best things I've done handling wise.

    IMG_20210411_162747.jpg
     
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  29. Sep 28, 2023 at 1:43 AM
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    I didn’t watch the video above but a rear sway bar will limit rear wheel articulation. That’s a no from me personally. If it’s solely a street truck, maybe.
     
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    You should watch the video. With the front sway bar removed but a rear SB in place, the difference in rear articulation is extremely small (.2") but he gained more travel in the front and more overall travel.


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