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Old 09-24-2013, 09:55 PM
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Sway Bar Bushings

So i have the Ford Part Number but i want to go with a more stout Bushing than OEM... can anyone tell me the Diameter of my sway bar.. i Mic'd it and it came out to just a lil below 7/8th Inch. the Part Number is 5c3z-5484-ca

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Old 09-24-2013, 10:36 PM
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If you got the extra money... I'd get the Hellwig sway bar. It's works a lot better than factory and is just under $200. The kit number was 7676 I believe but it uses the factory end links so upgraded bushing would still be needed. When we upgraded my dads we just used the Hellwig sway bar and he could tell right away when pulling his camp trailer.
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Old 09-24-2013, 10:43 PM
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awesome i guess i should have been specific and mentioned for the front... however i may just do the total upgrade for front and rear
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Old 09-24-2013, 10:47 PM
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He did both of his and he said it was worth every penny! I'm getting some as soon as I get a camp trailer for myself. The rear was more expensive but can't remember how much. Hellwig probably offers upgraded bushing but for sure.
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Old 09-24-2013, 10:51 PM
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Here is a link I just found for hellwig products...

Hellwig Sway bars
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Here is a link I just found for hellwig products...

Hellwig Sway bars
awesome ty!
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awesome ty!
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Just a word of caution on going with the Hellwig #7676 front bar. I spent months working with Hellwig to get it to work and it never did. It also rubbed on the inside of the tires at full lock. When I finally pressed Hellwig on it they said that they never tested it with the OEM 20" wheels - just the 17s & 18s. They then said it must be aftermarket tires that are too wide, so I had to inform them that I am still running 275/65/20s. I then shipped them my OEM front bar so they could see how different it was from their #7676, and they then used my OEM bar to custom bend me a new bar. It arrived in about 3 weeks and it was worse than the first one! The right and left ends we're not even bent to the sample angles, and it wouldn't even bolt up.

Then someone suggested that the OEM front bar on the 08 and newer trucks would bolt on and is much thicker than the 05-07 bar. Well, it is thicker - but it wont bolt up. The bar mounts differently on the 08 and newer trucks.

So, I am now back with the OEM 05-07 front bar. That being said, I do have the Hellwig rear bar and it works great.
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Old 09-25-2013, 06:25 PM
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Chief-

Just a word of caution on going with the Hellwig #7676 front bar. I spent months working with Hellwig to get it to work and it never did. It also rubbed on the inside of the tires at full lock. When I finally pressed Hellwig on it they said that they never tested it with the OEM 20" wheels - just the 17s & 18s. They then said it must be aftermarket tires that are too wide, so I had to inform them that I am still running 275/65/20s. I then shipped them my OEM front bar so they could see how different it was from their #7676, and they then used my OEM bar to custom bend me a new bar. It arrived in about 3 weeks and it was worse than the first one! The right and left ends we're not even bent to the sample angles, and it wouldn't even bolt up.

Then someone suggested that the OEM front bar on the 08 and newer trucks would bolt on and is much thicker than the 05-07 bar. Well, it is thicker - but it wont bolt up. The bar mounts differently on the 08 and newer trucks.

So, I am now back with the OEM 05-07 front bar. That being said, I do have the Hellwig rear bar and it works great.
Good to know... i may just look at finding some good poly bushings in that case
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Old 09-25-2013, 06:27 PM
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Chief-

Just a word of caution on going with the Hellwig #7676 front bar. I spent months working with Hellwig to get it to work and it never did. It also rubbed on the inside of the tires at full lock. When I finally pressed Hellwig on it they said that they never tested it with the OEM 20" wheels - just the 17s & 18s. They then said it must be aftermarket tires that are too wide, so I had to inform them that I am still running 275/65/20s. I then shipped them my OEM front bar so they could see how different it was from their #7676, and they then used my OEM bar to custom bend me a new bar. It arrived in about 3 weeks and it was worse than the first one! The right and left ends we're not even bent to the sample angles, and it wouldn't even bolt up.

Then someone suggested that the OEM front bar on the 08 and newer trucks would bolt on and is much thicker than the 05-07 bar. Well, it is thicker - but it wont bolt up. The bar mounts differently on the 08 and newer trucks.

So, I am now back with the OEM 05-07 front bar. That being said, I do have the Hellwig rear bar and it works great.
Good info... This really can help those you have 20's!
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