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post #1 of 12 Old 04-05-2008, 04:44 PM Thread Starter
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Sway Bar?

Who makes a good sway bar for our trucks, and who sells them? Im in need of one a.s.a.p. im also looking to replace the bushings with energy star was well.





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cmo'n gentlemen, anyone know of a good one? Im might be buying a "Hellwig" but i dont wanna buy something that's not the best.
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Whats wrong with the stock Ford ones?

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Well I've been told that a aftermarket sway bar will help with the wandering on the road. When I am driving down the road, my truck goes back and forth as if it's a windy day all the time for me. I feel really unsafe, esp. on the freeway. I have asked Ford, they don't know, they think steering gear box issues. I doubt that. If you have any advice other than a sway bar, it would be greatly appreaciated.
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What year is your truck? If its a 05 or newer its your steering stabilizer..you need a dual SS on the newer coil front trucks.

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ahh i wish it was. I currently have a 2003 Fx4 Crew Cab 6.0 ps.
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yeah that's what I figured. I couldn't really find any other sway bar for our trucks. 160$ shipped isn't bad right?
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I looked around for pricing, Summit Racing had them for like $160 as well. Anything under $200 shipped sounds pretty good. I have read several posts about the Helwig line and all have positive reports. The front bar is a definate upgrade and the rear is the same size as stock so there's no real gain. IF you don't have a rear bar then it's a great add-on.


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wandering is more likely to be caused by a worn pitman arm, tie rod ends, or ball joints. I'd be looking at those before the sway bar.
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