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    Default tower strut bar?

    does anyone make a tower strut bar for 97 suburban k-1500?

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    I think pro comp used to make a bar that went between their shock hoops. But I can not find it. Since there are not actually strut towers on that truck I am pretty sure that it would have to mount to some type of shock hoop.

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    2005 Yukon XL Jet Power Programmer, Bilstein Shocks, Bilstein rear springs, Helwig Anti-sway bars, EGR Window Visors, EGR Hood Shield, Denali Headlights, Headlight harness upgrade, GE NightHawk Bulbs, White Night Rear lighting system, Russell Braided SS brake lines, PowerStop Brake pads, PowerStop cross drilled and Slotted Rotors,
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    if you are looking to tighten the way the truck handles, I suggest installing a set of front a rear helwig saw bars and 4 bilstein shocks. It completely changed the way my truck handles. It drives like a 6000 pound corvette now.

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    As said above A good set of Sway bars will help you out.. Adding a rear bar you will feel it like night and day. I don't think your 97 has a factory rear bar..But if it does a thicker one will make a differance..
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    Quote Originally Posted by craigman45 View Post
    does anyone make a tower strut bar for 97 suburban k-1500?
    In a Suburban, that's called a firewall. There are no struts, so no towers. Separate ladder frame type vehicles will not benefit from tying the fender wells together like a pre 2005 Mustang GT or many other unibody types do.

    Heavier anti sway bars and shocks will make a BIG difference.

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