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post #1 of 19 Old 04-24-2021, 06:27 PM Thread Starter
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Hellwig 7732 Rear Sway Bar: GAME CHANGER

Hey, all.

Just installed the Hellwig sway bar and all I can say is that each and every one of you should immediately drop $250 on one and install it. The change to the feel and handling is radical. In addition to cornering totally flat, the Jeep feels better balanced all around, is less sensitive to weight shift when changing directions, and surprisingly, the road chatter I always experienced when driving over roughly paved streets is 100% gone. I have modified a half dozen vehicles in my life, and the Hellwig is near the top of the mods I have done in terms of bang for the buck. Did the install in my driveway with nothing more than a ratchet, an 18mm socket, a 5/16th socket and a rubber mallet. Took about an hour.

So happy with the results.

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The only thing that seems to hold folks up, once in awhile, is the link bolts spinning in the link end joint.

I just got lost in thought. It was unfamiliar territory;
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I'm thinking proper torque spec averts that.

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I meant when pulling off the OEM bar, when unloosening the links, the shaft will often spin in the link with the nut.... will set you back a little time pulling it apart and its best to replace the links at that point, if you weren't planning on it anyway.

BTW, did you replace the links and if so, what size did you use.
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I meant when pulling off the OEM bar, when unloosening the links, the shaft will often spin in the link with the nut.... will set you back a little time pulling it apart and its best to replace the links at that point, if you weren't planning on it anyway.

BTW, did you replace the links and if so, what size did you use.
Ah, gotcha. I used an open ended wrench to hold the nut and a ratchet with a 5/16ths on the shaft. No problem getting it apart. I considered replacing the stock links with Bwoodys, but I couldn't justify the price compared to the improvement they offer. The Bwoodys are 2/3rds the price of the sway bar! Kept my stock links on as they were in good shape.

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Iíve had my hellwig bar on for awhile. You right on the money great improvement in handling. I put the front SRT bar on as well. Front bar helped as well but not as much as the rear Hellwig. Try the moog problem solver endlinks the are a bit thicker than the stock endlinks.


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I’ve had my hellwig bar on for awhile. You right on the money great improvement in handling. I put the front SRT bar on as well. Front bar helped as well but not as much as the rear Hellwig. Try the moog problem solver endlinks the are a bit thicker than the stock endlinks.


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Did you do the front bar install yourself? If so, how much of a PITA is it? Looks to be more complex than the rear.

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Okay I'm in.... just ordered one, see what it does to the diesel pig.
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It will blow your mind that a metal rod can so radically change your car's handling. Be prepared to be shocked. I was.

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It will blow your mind that a metal rod can so radically change your car's handling. Be prepared to be shocked. I was.
I autocross for a hobby so takes a lot to shock me, but given that a few of you have praised the upgrade.....

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Did you do the front bar install yourself? If so, how much of a PITA is it? Looks to be more complex than the rear.

I had a buddy put all my stuff on who is an experienced mechanic. It didnít take hime long at all. Me it probably would have taken longer. Lol


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It definitely changed the handling but I also have the Dobinson struts in the front and 5100 bilsteins in the back. Excellent ride and handling now compared to stock.


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Agreed, extremely simple upgrade and rewarding results.

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This is an interesting thread, I have a 2018 with 13K and it seems to wonder and not feel stable on windy days on the main roads. Is this something that would help that ?
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This is an interesting thread, I have a 2018 with 13K and it seems to wonder and not feel stable on windy days on the main roads. Is this something that would help that ?
Yes it addresses all sorts of rear end instability nicely

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