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#11 rudhawk

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Posted 22 March 2016 - 03:30 AM

Well - with these endorsements - I think I'll invest in Hellwig.


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Posted 22 March 2016 - 03:42 AM

 the Tundra with the Hellwig handled like, well almost like, a sports car...flat cornering and smoother turn ins....

 

Phil

 

 

before I got my Tundra/Fleet, my car was a Porsche Carrera, really...

 

It was fun but found that I seldom drove it because I spent my weekends in the desert or mountains with my old truck

 

You should have seen the reaction of my two grown sons when they saw what I replaced the Porsche with, priceless

 

looks like Hellwig for me and maybe I'll let my sons drive it if they are careful


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#13 PaulT

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Posted 22 March 2016 - 03:46 AM

 
I concur about improvements even without a load...while going to get our Hawk the Tundra with the Hellwig handled like, well almost like, a sports car...flat cornering and smoother turn ins....
 
Phil

*2 on the handling improvement. I had the Hellwig installed on my 2010 Tundra for several weeks before getting my Hawk and was very surprised at the improvement especially on a very familiar road in the Oregon Coast Range.

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#14 rudhawk

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Posted 22 March 2016 - 02:11 PM

For any 1st Gen Tundra owners viewing this thread in the future... Here's a link to 5 SPEED's - DIY Hellwig Installation post on Tundra Solutions forum:

http://www.tundrasol...ear-stabilizer/


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#15 DonC

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Posted 22 March 2016 - 02:24 PM

great link.  do you lose some clearance with this?  hard to tell


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Posted 22 March 2016 - 04:15 PM

Personal observation...'05 Tundra AC...the Hellwig bars made a huge difference in improving the handling, no wallowing and the FS RideRites seem to be the best way to level out the load with the Hawk..

 

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I installed both on my 06 AC Tundra TRD.  The RideRites can have issues, but are a good solution when you only mount the camper P/T.


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#17 rudhawk

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Posted 22 March 2016 - 04:18 PM

I just ordered my Hellwig sway bar. Should be here in 3 days.


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#18 DonC

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Posted 22 March 2016 - 05:43 PM

is it this one, the 7700, that first gen Tundra owners are using?  I have 4x4, don't know if that makes a difference

 

http://www.amazon.co...bar 2006 tundra


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Posted 22 March 2016 - 06:49 PM

For any 1st Gen Tundra owners viewing this thread in the future... Here's a link to 5 SPEED's - DIY Hellwig Installation post on Tundra Solutions forum:

http://www.tundrasol...ear-stabilizer/

 

 

This is the tutorial I followed...easy...note the bar is heavy so think it through...I did not remove my spare tire...dumb thing is that I have a veh lift and did not use it....

 

Carrera.. huh Don?  Well my current yardstick is my '62 Corvette that I did a couple of Pony Express open road events with and which also has suspension work but the Tundra with the Hellwig is also fun to drive...just not a convertible nor quite as fast! :D   

 

Neat to hear from so many with early Tundra 4.7L.

 

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#20 Vic Harder

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Posted 25 March 2016 - 07:10 PM

x3 

That said, the tundra with the Hellwig and new Koni's still is no Miata or M3...   If I try and drive it like it is "tossable" then my significant other will "toss" her lunch!


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