I replaced the front sway bar on my 1990 Suburban 2500 with a new Hellwig,
but the bar is 1 1/8" compared to the original, which is 1 1/4". Does this
I called Hellwig and they told me that larger diameter bars can cause
"plowing" when cornering.
I bought this bar as part of a set, front and rear. When I attempted to
install the rear, the center portion of the bar wouldn't clear the top of
the differential and I couldn't mount the endlinks to the frame as described
in the instructions. They call for them to be mounted straight up and down,
but the only mounting surface available, where the pinch plates mount,
leaves the endlinks at almost a 45 degree angle, pointing towards the rear.
I am now beginning to wonder if I might have a set of bars for a 1500, not a
2500. Hellwig's application only stated "Suburban". Is there much of a
difference in the frames between the two vehicles?