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Old 09-03-2016, 10:18 AM   #221
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Any need for an alignment after the install?
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Old 09-03-2016, 11:01 AM   #222
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No need for alignment

My shop said i didn't need an alignment when they put Hellwig on front and back. After 4000 miles on the new suspension i haven't noticed any alignment problems.
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Old 09-03-2016, 01:37 PM   #223
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Got the front Helwig sway bar a few minutes ago. Yeap, Benagi you're right about the shipping box taking a beating. Everything in there.
Now to decide wether to do it myself or have the alignment shop install it. Going to be a long weekend to decide.
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Old 09-04-2016, 01:45 PM   #224
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Front sway bar attaches to this?

The existing sway bar ends are attached to these rods, will this rod withstand the new heavier Helwig?
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The existing sway bar ends are attached to these rods, will this rod withstand the new heavier Helwig?

The front helwig swaybars connect to the factory rods. The rear helwig swaybars come with new connecting rods. The rear bar is much heavier . Mine are working fine and loving the ride so far. Off to Colter Bay in the Tetons next weekend.
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The front helwig swaybars connect to the factory rods. The rear helwig swaybars come with new connecting rods. The rear bar is much heavier . Mine are working fine and loving the ride so far. Off to Colter Bay in the Tetons next weekend.
Thanks Ben, the rods looked mighty thin on the front. But I guess that's they way they come.
We've been up to Colter bay 3 or 4 times on the way to Yellowstone and Glacier. We've got to get back up there in the next year or two. Maybe stop by and say "hello" on the way. We usually stay at Cabela's in Lehi over night. Are you close?
Thanks again and have a safe trip!
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Thanks Ben, the rods looked mighty thin on the front. But I guess that's they way they come.

We've been up to Colter bay 3 or 4 times on the way to Yellowstone and Glacier. We've got to get back up there in the next year or two. Maybe stop by and say "hello" on the way. We usually stay at Cabela's in Lehi over night. Are you close?

Thanks again and have a safe trip!

We are only about 20 minutes from Cabelas. Would like to meet you the next time you are passing thru.
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Taking it into the shop for sway bar

Tried taking the old sway bar off. Could only get 3 bolts out. Gave up and now I am having a very very hard time getting the last big bolt back in. I'm too old for this stuff. Leaving it to the pros!
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Tried taking the old sway bar off. Could only get 3 bolts out. Gave up and now I am having a very very hard time getting the last big bolt back in. I'm too old for this stuff. Leaving it to the pros!

We noticed when removing the two front bolts, they had loctite on them. We used a 1/2 ratchet and socket and lots of elbow grease as we use to say.

Question about the bilstein steering stabilizer. After installing, we have noticed a little pull to the left when driving. Anyone else noticed this?
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Question about the bilstein steering stabilizer. After installing, we have noticed a little pull to the left when driving. Anyone else noticed this?
Are they gas charged?
Do they push out to full extension when not mounted?
If they are- they may make the rig pull slightly until they break in.
If they are not gas charged- they should not make your rig pull to either side.
Check your air pressures.
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