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Old 07-02-2016, 05:27 PM
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Hellwig Rear Sway Bar

What are the benefits of upgrading the rear sway bar on a 2.5" lifted JK? I never heard much about upgrading the rear sway bar until recently. Does anyone have reviews of this? All the reviews on Amazon were very positive but other than that, I have not found much here. I am thinking about this in combination with a AEV 2.5 lift. Thanks.

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No real reason to. The stock swaybar works great.
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My 2008 Jeep JKU is lifted and has a wiggle in the body as you go down the road that my wifes stock JKU doesn't have I was also thinking of trying to find a bigger rear stabilizer to take some of the body roll out of the lifted one.
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Update I just ordered the swaybar all the feedbacks were enough for me. I;m tired of bobble head and I hope this fixes it.
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Let us know how it works for u...I've been eying it up as well
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I plan on getting this with the AEV 2.5 lift. It will all be done at once so I really won't be able to see the benefits of it verses stock on a lifted Jeep. I guess I could switch it out later and save a few bucks until I feel it is absolutely needed. Decisions.
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Measure your current bar. It has recently been brought up that Jeep uses 2 diameter rear swaybars.

As far as it helping ? Dont know. I would look elsewhere first.


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Measure your current bar. It has recently been brought up that Jeep uses 2 diameter rear swaybars.
Any idea of the sizes or the models they supposedly fit. It can probably be somewhat corroborated by part numbers if there are in fact different ones.

Me? I'd like to try a thinner (hopefully a little more flexy) bar in the rear for when I am off road.

Is it a JK vs JKU thing? Auto vs stick? 3.8 vs 3.6?

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Any idea of the sizes or the models they supposedly fit. It can probably be somewhat corroborated by part numbers if there are in fact different ones.

Me? I'd like to try a thinner (hopefully a little more flexy) bar in the rear for when I am off road.

Is it a JK vs JKU thing? Auto vs stick? 3.8 vs 3.6?

Thanks for any clues.
Everything I've seen aftermarket is actually thicker. Kept looking when I wanted to go thinner than my stock 3/4". No takers for trade so I'm just trying to buy the thinner stock 11/16" one from quadratec.

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I found another write up on this sway bar. So far everything has been positive in regards to reviews.
The Hellwig Heavy-Duty Sway Bar for the Jeep
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Curious what else that guy is running Caster, rear track bar bracket?
I would go Full traction because it has multiple link holes for adjustment.


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Well I got it and it is beefy. I can tell you it handles awesome. I got caught in some hellacious storms in the mountains yesterday and had to swerve from falling trees, power lines, and debris and the Jeep never felt so stable and planted. Granted the AEV has something to do with that but I never felt the rear squirm like I use to in the stock configuration in heavy rains and snow. For the cost, it was worth it. I even had to get off camber down a ditch on one of the mountain roads to get under some power lines and it stayed plated and did not seem to limit my droop on the driver side (the drop off was about 2.5 feet on the driver's side while the passenger wheels stayed on the road). Overall, I am pleased so far with about 100 miles on it.
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Well I got it and it is beefy. I can tell you it handles awesome. I got caught in some hellacious storms in the mountains yesterday and had to swerve from falling trees, power lines, and debris and the Jeep never felt so stable and planted. Granted the AEV has something to do with that but I never felt the rear squirm like I use to in the stock configuration in heavy rains and snow. For the cost, it was worth it. I even had to get off camber down a ditch on one of the mountain roads to get under some power lines and it stayed plated and did not seem to limit my droop on the driver side (the drop off was about 2.5 feet on the driver's side while the passenger wheels stayed on the road). Overall, I am pleased so far with about 100 miles on it.
Thanks for the review. Just wondering about the install. I want an easy project for a change. I have read reviews where the shocks had to be removed to put on the sway bar. Is this what you had to do? Also, just to verify the part number is 7706? Thanks.
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I had one installed about two weeks ago and I can definitely tell a difference.

I have used a Hellwig sway bar on my last two pickup trucks and it is a huge improvement.

I am very happy with the Hellwig sway bar on my keep.
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I found another write up on this sway bar. So far everything has been positive in regards to reviews.
The Hellwig Heavy-Duty Sway Bar for the Jeep
This guy is a member here, and has worked out a lot of stuff. He has a Gobi Rack fully loaded and the jeep is maxed out load too. He really likes it. and it works, that's good enough for me to check it out...
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Just did the install of the Hellwig 7706. Install itself took about 1 hour. Had to drill out the mounting holes to 1/2". The trick to getting it in and out is jacking up the rear drivers side at the bumper.
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I had a Hellwig on my Ram and it made a world of difference... Is anyone having issues with the end links and/or any noise with the Hellwig installed?
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I upgraded to a Hellwig about 10 years ago on a 2001 Expedition. Absolutely made a world of difference!!! That may have been the best thing I ever did to that truck. Granted, it was used much differently than what we are talking about here but for stability it was a very impressive upgrade.
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I just purchase one from Suspension Connection and with a 10% off special (code; 10EXTRA) it was $144.59 shipped.
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After driving around now for one week with the Hellwig, I can say this was the best/easiest $150 mod I have made thus far to my Jeep. - And I have made a lot of mods. The biggest difference is that the vehicle doesn't get blown around by the wind. I wish I knew about this 2 years ago. This is truly a no-brainer.
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It appears the 7706 is also used for mild (less that 2" lifts) too... Does anyone have any reason to think that is incorrect??
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It appears the 7706 is also used for mild (less that 2" lifts) too... Does anyone have any reason to think that is incorrect??

I set them side-by-side and their envelope is identical. Don't see why it wouldn't work.
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I set them side-by-side and their envelope is identical. Don't see why it wouldn't work.
I thought it probably should, thanks for the reply.
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Everyone still liking this rear sway bar? Anyone have it on a 2 door?
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From research it looks like the jeep with standard suspension came with a 17mm bar and the 2wd had or later years 4x4, could get the performance suspension with the 19mm bar. The Hellwig is 7/8" so aprox 22.3mm. Checked my 2010 rubi 2 door and it's got the 17mm. Apparently the perf. suspension wasn't offered back then. For $145 small gamble if it takes some of the roll out of cornering, my jeep doesn't see much heavy off roading currently. So almost 1/3 thicker in my case. AEV has it as an option also, so that is a decent endorsement to me.
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From research it looks like the jeep with standard suspension came with a 17mm bar and the 2wd had or later years 4x4, could get the performance suspension with the 19mm bar. The Hellwig is 7/8" so aprox 22.3mm. Checked my 2010 rubi 2 door and it's got the 17mm. Apparently the perf. suspension wasn't offered back then. For $145 small gamble if it takes some of the roll out of cornering, my jeep doesn't see much heavy off roading currently. So almost 1/3 thicker in my case. AEV has it as an option also, so that is a decent endorsement to me.
You could also look in the for sale section to see if anyone has a stock 20mm bar they don't need anymore for sale. Hint hint... Pm me if interested.
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You could also look in the for sale section to see if anyone has a stock 20mm bar they don't need anymore for sale. Hint hint... Pm me if interested.
I literally just ordered the Hellwig, but thanks though! It will be here by Friday meaning it will be installed by the end of the weekend the latest.

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