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    As others have mentioned, definitely a nice write up! Thanks for taking the time to put together w/pics....very helpful!


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    So after a few weeks What do you think?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Enkeiavalanche View Post
    So after a few weeks What do you think?
    I am still amazed by the way my truck corners! I may switch the rear to the center adjustment hole when I change out my rear springs and shocks with bilsteins. I can not tell you how amazing it is to have a truck that big handling this well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pikey View Post
    I looked at my front oem bar today and realized that the bar is actually worn thinner in a spot where the d bushings mounted. I guess that 150,000 miles will do that.
    Yikes. I guess I'll be adding "install new sway bars" to my truck's to-do list.
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    Quote Originally Posted by McClintoc View Post
    Yikes. I guess I'll be adding "install new sway bars" to my truck's to-do list.
    there is a guy at the gym that I always talk truck stuff with. I took him for a ride after installing my Hellwig bars. He plans on ordering a set within the next few weeks. He was completely shocked that my 05 yukon xl with the old factory shocks rode and handled better than his 2009 Quad Cab Silverado.
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    Awesome.even thread...great pics and review....thanks for sharing this....Brian from Canada
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    Should be ordering a set of front and rear anti sway bars in the next day or too. This write up really convinced me to pull the trigger on this purchase.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KyleZ71 View Post
    Should be ordering a set of front and rear anti sway bars in the next day or too. This write up really convinced me to pull the trigger on this purchase.
    They are well worth the cost. The worst part about the install was that my bolts that mount the rear d bushings broke off while I was taking them out. That was after soaking them down with 3 different penetrating oils for a week. I just cut the old front links off. my truck handles amazing. Any \one that has driven it has been shocked by the steering wheel response and the lack of body roll.

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