Hellwig Swaybar installed

Discussion in 'Ford Raptor Suspension Discussion and Modification' started by eclou, Jun 11, 2018.

  1. TXRaptor

    TXRaptor Full Access Member

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    Is there any benefit to the swaybar if I am going with Geiser Progressive springs on the front and Deaver +3s on the back of my truck? i.e. Do the Geisers and Deavers provide enough cornering and handling performance on their own?
     
  2. MTF

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    I have the swaybar on for 5 years now. It's a must have!!!

    Make sure you have the U-bolts connected as far apart as possible, as close as you can get it to the bend that goes forward to the links.

    Couple of things I had to do.
    Buy the collars to keep the swaybar from shifting left or right.

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    Second, I had to have Crazy House Custom put some welds on the brackets holding the U-bolts to keep it from twisting.
    I got tired of constantly readjusting the damn thing. And because I have the AFE Diff cover I don't have much room.

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    I have it on the hardest setting which I couldn't tell a difference when I switched.
    I may ask for a stiffer one.
     
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    disregard
     
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    eclou...I came across this thread after having my 17 go from one side of the road (yet again) to the other coming around a corner with a studder bump mid way through.

    After that I said enough is enough I am going to look into a rear sway bar kit...but Hellwig (had one on my 08 Sierra Denali, and it handled like a car after) does not list a part # for the Gen II Raptors...Can you please list out, and where you got, etc.

    Thanks so much.
     
  5. eclou

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    sent you a PM but its PN #7743
     
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    Hey there, having a local shop do mine (I ran out of time yesterday) along with an oil change, and they just called me all concerned about it hitting everything from lifts the next time I am at a garage to anything on a dirt road.

    I nicely explained my 14 Raptor is the one that goes through the rough stuff and this one mainly rides on pavement and/or dirt roads/fire roads...but have any of you had ANY clearance issues with anything as far as mild off roading?
     
  7. eclou

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    None. It doesn't really look like it would compromise anything
     
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  8. Gsteve

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    what do they cost?
     
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    Around $300 all in if I recall, nothing crazy.
     
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    MTF, where did you get those Collars? Hellwig? And b/f those your Axle Mounts were literally sliding left or right? Pics of this please?

    And where did Crazy House put the welds...Can you get pics also?

    My 17 Raptor started to make a creaky/clunky noise over uneven terrain after about 3 weeks w/the sway bar....and I retorqued the U-Bolt Nuts and seems fine, but was just curious for a more long term?

    Wondering if a 2nd set of "Stop Nuts" would help too....
     

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