Hellwig or Ford Sway Bar? - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
Suspension & Steering Discuss OEM & aftermarket suspension, lifts, air ride suspension, shocks, steering components, etc.

Powerstroke.org is the premier Diesel Truck Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 09-30-2012, 06:53 AM
Member
 

Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 59
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Hellwig or Ford Sway Bar?

I want a sway bar for my truck 04 F350, 6.0, QC, LB, 4x4. I have been doing a lot of reading, but most of what I have found is people talking about their excursions. Is the Ford rear sway bar better than a Hellwig unit. Would a hellwig unit work better with Ford endlinks/higher quality endlinks? I do some limited offroading, and I am in the market for a Travel Trailer.
I was coming home from upstate PA this weekend traveling down route 15 with the wife driving and she says to me let me know if I should slow down so I don't roll it. She doesn't like to slow down to take turns at all.

Thanks
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old 09-30-2012, 08:14 AM
Premium Member
 

Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Stockbridge, Mi.
Posts: 746
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Feedback Score: 7 reviews
I just replaced both of the oem sway bars on my F-450 with RoadMaster sway bars.
The oem bars were 1.125" front and 1.062" rear, the RoadMaster are 1.375" front and 1.5" rear. I haven't had a chance to haul my camper yet, so I can't comment on the difference.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3  
Old 09-30-2012, 09:58 AM
Premium Member
 

Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Somewhere Between Good and Bad
Posts: 1,489
Thanks: 4
Thanked 19 Times in 19 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by jrv8984 View Post
I want a sway bar for my truck 04 F350, 6.0, QC, LB, 4x4. I have been doing a lot of reading, but most of what I have found is people talking about their excursions. Is the Ford rear sway bar better than a Hellwig unit. Would a hellwig unit work better with Ford endlinks/higher quality endlinks? I do some limited offroading, and I am in the market for a Travel Trailer.
I was coming home from upstate PA this weekend traveling down route 15 with the wife driving and she says to me let me know if I should slow down so I don't roll it. She doesn't like to slow down to take turns at all.

Thanks
The Hellwig rear swaybar is a fair bit larger in diameter than the Ford one. Added one to my 06, which didnt come with a rear bar. My neighbors 06 did come with a factory bar, and my Hellwig is larger in diameter.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4  
Old 09-30-2012, 10:25 AM
Powerstroke.org Fanatic
 

Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 126
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
sway bar

i looked at both myself for my 08, what i liked about the hellwig is that it dosnt hang lower then the axle like the Ford OEM bar. it is a lot larger also.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #5  
Old 09-30-2012, 11:43 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: San antonio TX
Posts: 1,273
Thanks: 0
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Hellwig is the only way to go.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #6  
Old 09-30-2012, 12:32 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Out west
Posts: 400
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
The Hellwig will prevent roll better than the OEM. What makes the Hellwig better for towing or hauling makes it worse offroad by limiting suspension flex; there will be more frame flex. The OEM is a compromise, less body roll control, but more independant wheel travel.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #7  
Old 09-30-2012, 12:52 PM
Member
 

Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 59
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Has anyone used the hellwig model swaybar that is adjustable?

Hellwig 7693 Rear Adjustable Sway Bar : Amazon.com : Automotive Hellwig 7693 Rear Adjustable Sway Bar : Amazon.com : Automotive
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #8  
Old 09-30-2012, 01:19 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 8,165
Thanks: 66
Thanked 185 Times in 176 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I have air bags and that bar ,, the outboard mounted bags and that bar are nice

I did the bags first and that helped a lot ,, but I wanted more so when I saw a craigslist add I was all over it LOL I had to cut the links and weld a sleeve to fit my lift .. but is was a no brainier

works well and I still can get to the lake via off road fine ,, I wouldn't suggest rock crawling without disconnect links
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #9  
Old 10-03-2012, 08:06 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Wellington Nevada
Posts: 8,505
Thanks: 1
Thanked 25 Times in 25 Posts
Feedback Score: 5 reviews
IMO...get the Ford kit..a 30mm bar, fitment is perfect.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may 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
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 08:42 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1
Garage Plus, Vendor Tools vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

vB.Sponsors