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Hellwig Sway Bar or Leaf Spring Helper? or Both?

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by bcb97, May 1, 2011.

  1. May 1, 2011 at 9:59 AM
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    bcb97

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    I am thinking about a Hellwing spring helper or sway bar or both. I hauled a load of dirt and it was almost emberassing on how bad my trucked sagged. I know there is a TSB out for leaf springs but I don't want the rear to raise up 1.5". I like the stock ride height now. What do you guys recommend? If I got the spring helper, would it also act as a torsion bar in a way?
     
  2. May 1, 2011 at 9:02 PM
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    if you like the stock ride then go with some adjustable airbags. i am thinking of doing this or maybe some progressive helper springs but im sure the springs will ride stiffer
     
  3. May 1, 2011 at 9:12 PM
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    I put a set of the bolt on helper springs on and like them.Didn't change the ride and got rid of the axle wrap.
     
  4. May 1, 2011 at 9:33 PM
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    what kind did you get?
     
  5. May 2, 2011 at 3:19 PM
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    x2?
     
  6. May 2, 2011 at 3:20 PM
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    what airbags are you talking about getting?
     
  7. May 2, 2011 at 7:53 PM
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    The helper springs are alot cheaper but the firestones are a hell of alot cooler. I'm thinking hard about those firestones.
     
  9. May 3, 2011 at 12:19 PM
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    im in the same boat. i just dont know if its worth it for the 5-7 times a year i need them
     
  10. May 3, 2011 at 1:40 PM
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    The Timbren suspension kit isn't bad either. It gives you the stock height and ride but comes into play when the back in drops more than an inch. I wonder if the air bags act as a sway bar as well so that I won't have a problem with wind buffetting anymore?
     
  11. May 3, 2011 at 4:59 PM
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    I take that back on the Timbren's. I've been reading alot of bad reviews about this product. But I have been reading alot about the roadmaster suspension kit. It looks pretty good. Tough call between the roadmaster or air bags.
     
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