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Old 08-31-2014, 11:24 AM   #221
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I finally got around to check out the sway bar in more detail. I removed one of the Helwig supplied brackets and noticed that there were signs that the bracket was sliding up and down when it shouldn't. I decided to re torque the bracket bolts to 65 ft/lbs.
This worked, no more clunk!


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Old 08-31-2014, 07:41 PM   #222
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Well that's good news. I haven't had any issues, but I know where to look if I do. Thank you. I applied a lot of loctite to the bolts and perhaps that will help.

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Old 08-31-2014, 08:08 PM   #223
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I just got back from 9500 miles traveling to alaska and home. Plenty of gravel and lumpy roads. Never a sound from my hellwig. I installed with the two washers on each side.
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Old 08-31-2014, 09:07 PM   #224
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Well you certainly gave it the test. It sounds like mphair noise was coming from the bolt up brackets and noted they showed some wear from movement. He increased the torque to the bolts and sounds like problem solved. This may be the fix for those folks who had the noise issues.
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Old 09-01-2014, 04:29 PM   #225
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Mphair previously posted: "I finally got around to check out the sway bar in more detail. I removed one of the Helwig supplied brackets and noticed that there were signs that the bracket was sliding up and down when it shouldn't. I decided to re torque the bracket bolts to 65 ft/lbs."

Did you use a 19mm hex or a different size? I want to retorque but want to get the correct size first.
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Old 11-17-2014, 07:04 AM   #226
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After the Hellwig installation, I have driven over 15,000 miles without a hiccup. Have not had to re-torque or do any other maintenance. I am very please to say the least. Like Taylorsgo said" I couldn't believe the difference it made - maybe the best mod I've ever done in terms of cost vs. benefit. Highly recommended for those who haven't done this yet. "


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Old 11-17-2014, 08:13 AM   #227
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Just wanted to add my more limited (at least mileage wise) experience compared to those of CaptDan and others. I also have had no noise or functional problems at all with the Hellwig anti-sway bar.

Installed over a year ago and after around 6,000 miles, the road handling benefits (especially under high wind conditions in southwest U.S.), have made it a more than worthwhile investment. My stress levels when when driving in inclement weather are much reduced.
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Old 11-21-2014, 10:18 PM   #228
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Installed mine last spring for the trip back to KC from Florida. Made a huge difference in the handling and gave it a lot more stability. Prior to that it was all over the road in the wind or when passing a truck. I also put heavy duty shocks on it and new spacers in the front springs. Supposedly adds a 1000 pounds to the weight limit, Really gald I did it,
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Old 11-22-2014, 09:47 AM   #229
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sonny -- I've been thinking about some adds to the suspension for better weight control and handling in addition to the sway bar. Curious what you did specifically.

My thinking also includes the possibility of adding a couple inches to the clearance in the rear to help the jacks clear driveways and such. Did you gain any clearance?
Has anyone else added something to add clearance in the rear?
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Old 11-30-2014, 10:02 AM   #230
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Koni Shocks

Purchased the Helwig sway bar and added Koni FDS rear shocks and spacers on front. Huge improvement in handling greatly reducing side sway and rocking. Debated on buying the more expensive Koni shocks, but after driving on a trip worth every penny. Best option one can do with Solera 24R.
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