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Which Hellwig sway bar? Adj. or Fixed end?

I've got a full size 2002 4x4 F250 7.3 diesel....had it since new. It has the towing package suspension and carries a lightweight pop-up camper nicely.
But it does have some body roll when cornering.

I think a Hellwig rear sway bar (rsb) is the answer. They make two types to fit this truck. Their mode 7677 rsb is a fixed leverage type, the model 7693 has three holes for varying the amount of twist in the sway bar.

They mount a little differently, and I can't decide which one to try.
Any advice?
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Just get an old one ton swaybar they're 30mm I believe.

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I put their "Big Wig" bar on my F350, replaced the factory bar with it. It did improve overall body roll while towing.

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I put the Big Wig on my old Dodge. It was worth every penny

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My 04 f250 ccsb fx4 with camper prep package came with the same rear bar as an f350, I would go adjustable and set it on soft, or get a smaller 08+ or Excursion bar, te f350 bar cost too much suspension flex for me.
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My 04 f250 ccsb fx4 with camper prep package came with the same rear bar as an f350, I would go adjustable and set it on soft, or get a smaller 08+ or Excursion bar, te f350 bar cost too much suspension flex for me.
So what does it feel like if the sway bar is too strong? I've never used one.
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So what does it feel like if the sway bar is too strong? I've never used one.
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If you offroad with your pickup a big sway bar can hurt you. Limit the suspension flex. Hwy use I wouldn't worry about it to much. I would prefer a bigger sway bar to eliminate the roll as much as possible.

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sway bars don't preload they twist ,, i don't see how the adjustable one could be set to softer ?

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They are adjustable by way of where the end link is connected to it. Further away from the axle allows more leverage to flex/twist the bar. I don't know any to what degree it is softened/stiffened, but the theory is there.

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The further away the links are from the axle the more body roll you get when there is weight transfer. Straight line driving the links position will have zero effect on ride.

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