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    Cool What is the best rear sway bar?

    Hey guy's and gal's, just a quick question. I am going to add a rear sway bar and I was wondering what is the best for my truck? How many of you have added one and how was the improvement with the body roll? Thanks in advance for your input. 2002 Silverado LS extended cab with 5.3


    2002 Chevrolet Silverado Extended Cab SportSide: See Mods in My Garage

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    i know hellwig makes a great sway bar, and the price isnt too bad,been considering it myself, but still trying to weigh the pros and cons of adding a rear sway bar for my application. there should be a couple threads on here about rear sway bars
    2000 Chevrolet Silverado

    Powertrain:
    4.3L V6, 4L60E, 2WD, Single Cab
    Performance:
    Airaid CAI
    Poweraid TB Spacer
    Flowmaster 10-series exhaust (dumped)
    BLACKBEAR TUNED!!!
    Edge CS insight monitor
    4.10 gears
    Limited-slip differential
    LS-1 Dual Electric fans
    Corvette tranny servo swap

    Audio:
    Head Unit: Alpine
    Speakers: Alpine SPR-60C 6.5" component set, 4X6 Infinity Kappas
    Subs: 2-12" Kicker CVT's
    Amps: Alpine-M1000 (subs), Alpine MRX-F65 (Speakers)


    Tires/Wheels:
    305/70R16 NITTO Terra Grapplers
    16" PROCOMP 7089's
    Suspension:
    2" leveling kit
    3" Fabtech Spindle Lift Kit
    Front/Rear-Bilstein 5100 shocks

    Lighting:
    FRONT
    35W HID Low Beams
    RECON LED smoked roof cab lights
    REAR
    HELLA LED taillights and 3rd brakelight
    HELLA FF-75 Aux. Reverse Lamps
    RIGID dually D2, flush mount, wide beam
    Accessories:
    Hawk HPS Brake pads
    Russell braided steel brake lines
    Powerstop-red powdercoated brake calipers
    Powerslot Cryo brake rotors
    EGR in-channel window visors

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    Hotchkiss, Hellwig, Addco are some of the better brands. I have used all 3 and now have a Hellwig solid bar and end links on my 08 Avalanche Love it I drive the truck like a 3 Ton Vette...
    08 Z71 Avalanche Mods to date: K&N CAI,Hellwig Swaybars and End Links, Corsa Sport Exhaust, Superchips Programer,IPCW LOF & 3rd brake light and tails, AMI Gas door,Show Hooks and Door locks, Enkei Wheels, with Pirelli tires, StreetScene Bowties, Grant Steering wheel,Muth signal mirrors,SSBC Big Brake kit,Huskyliner Mug gards,Floor mats and Hood shield, McGard Lug nuts and locks, Bedrug, Cervini's Ram Air hood,35watt HID Fog lights, Sylvania bulbs all around ZXE's Highs and Lows, WhiteNight Back up lights,Sirius and HD Radio, SnugTop sitting on deck now Got a Softopper on now,Tempress Boat Hatches.... New Bilstein shocks are on... New Mods coming soon..... X

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    Quote Originally Posted by reggiecab2000 View Post
    i know hellwig makes a great sway bar, and the price isnt too bad,been considering it myself, but still trying to weigh the pros and cons of adding a rear sway bar for my application. there should be a couple threads on here about rear sway bars
    I was under the impression you were off-road a fair bit, like I am. I'm not sure a sway bar makes sense if that's the case. That's part of why I went with the Roadmaster Active Suspension ... I got a body roll reduction without adding a sway bar ties the driver and passenger sides of the vehicle together -- allowing for travel I need while off-road that I wouldn't have with a sway bar unless it was one of the hookable types that I could unhook prior to heading off-road. (And that'd be annoying, by the way.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by SurrealOne View Post
    I was under the impression you were off-road a fair bit, like I am. I'm not sure a sway bar makes sense if that's the case. That's part of why I went with the Roadmaster Active Suspension ... I got a body roll reduction without adding a sway bar ties the driver and passenger sides of the vehicle together -- allowing for travel I need while off-road that I wouldn't have with a sway bar unless it was one of the hookable types that I could unhook prior to heading off-road. (And that'd be annoying, by the way.)
    thats my concern, though the reality of my "offroading" primarily is in the sand at the beach, or the occasional late night journey with some friends into some backroads and muddy terrain which happens all of about once every two months or so.... which is my dilemma since all of that other time is on the road, i really dont ever get myself in any situation where i need much suspension flex, but i also dont want to ever be in the situation where, lets say, i do need it but i had added a sway bar....
    2000 Chevrolet Silverado

    Powertrain:
    4.3L V6, 4L60E, 2WD, Single Cab
    Performance:
    Airaid CAI
    Poweraid TB Spacer
    Flowmaster 10-series exhaust (dumped)
    BLACKBEAR TUNED!!!
    Edge CS insight monitor
    4.10 gears
    Limited-slip differential
    LS-1 Dual Electric fans
    Corvette tranny servo swap

    Audio:
    Head Unit: Alpine
    Speakers: Alpine SPR-60C 6.5" component set, 4X6 Infinity Kappas
    Subs: 2-12" Kicker CVT's
    Amps: Alpine-M1000 (subs), Alpine MRX-F65 (Speakers)


    Tires/Wheels:
    305/70R16 NITTO Terra Grapplers
    16" PROCOMP 7089's
    Suspension:
    2" leveling kit
    3" Fabtech Spindle Lift Kit
    Front/Rear-Bilstein 5100 shocks

    Lighting:
    FRONT
    35W HID Low Beams
    RECON LED smoked roof cab lights
    REAR
    HELLA LED taillights and 3rd brakelight
    HELLA FF-75 Aux. Reverse Lamps
    RIGID dually D2, flush mount, wide beam
    Accessories:
    Hawk HPS Brake pads
    Russell braided steel brake lines
    Powerstop-red powdercoated brake calipers
    Powerslot Cryo brake rotors
    EGR in-channel window visors

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    Thanks guy's, I just ordered my Hellwig rear sway bar. I hope this will tame the body roll......


    2002 Chevrolet Silverado Extended Cab SportSide: See Mods in My Garage

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    You will enjoy the new ride and Handling...
    08 Z71 Avalanche Mods to date: K&N CAI,Hellwig Swaybars and End Links, Corsa Sport Exhaust, Superchips Programer,IPCW LOF & 3rd brake light and tails, AMI Gas door,Show Hooks and Door locks, Enkei Wheels, with Pirelli tires, StreetScene Bowties, Grant Steering wheel,Muth signal mirrors,SSBC Big Brake kit,Huskyliner Mug gards,Floor mats and Hood shield, McGard Lug nuts and locks, Bedrug, Cervini's Ram Air hood,35watt HID Fog lights, Sylvania bulbs all around ZXE's Highs and Lows, WhiteNight Back up lights,Sirius and HD Radio, SnugTop sitting on deck now Got a Softopper on now,Tempress Boat Hatches.... New Bilstein shocks are on... New Mods coming soon..... X

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