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....
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
Posted 22 March 2016 - 03:46 AM
*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.
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....
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..
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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Posted 22 March 2016 - 04:18 PM
I just ordered my Hellwig sway bar. Should be here in 3 days.
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:
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!
Neat to hear from so many with early Tundra 4.7L.
Posted 25 March 2016 - 07:10 PM
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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