A few months ago, I was complaining to Editor Mack about the poor handling of my Toyota Tundra while towing. He mentioned that I should add a sway bar. I have to say; I wasn’t initially sold on the idea as I wasn’t convinced that the sway bar was going to make much of a difference, but I decided to give it a shot anyway. I placed my order directly through Hellwig and in less than a week I had the sway bar in my hands.
I immediately opened the box and started the installation. Like other Hellwig products I have used in the past, the quality is top notch. The powder coating is thick, and all the bolt holes lined up with no issues whatsoever. Installation took about an hour with well detailed instructions from the manufacturer.
First impressions were better than I imagined. There was a noticeable difference in handling even just driving the truck around the block empty. The following weekend I had a real test. I loaded up with roughly 700 kg (1500 lbs) worth of gear, connected a 2700+ kg (6000 lbs) trailer and took off to my favourite camping spot. I was shocked at the difference the sway bar made. The truck tracked straight, and the body roll I had become accustomed to was completely gone. The stability I had gained made the drive far more enjoyable!
If you are a half ton owner who likes to tow and carry a heavy load this is a must have upgrade. Get yours at www.hellwigproducts.com