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maddieeluu

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Sway Bar
« on: December 01, 2018, 08:33:05 PM »
Hello Guys!

I'm looking at adding ad on's to my 2011 Chevy Duramax 2500HD Diesel. I'm not sure if a front/rear sway bar is the way to go, or if there is an alternate option that you've liked better. I just recently purchased a 2018 Lance 855S and planning a trip out West towards California on December 26ish. We are towing a Phoenix bass boat (1,850lbs). I've installed airbags and fill them to about 80psi. Im installing Rancho 9000's this upcoming week.

Do you have any experience/advice on sway bar brands? or anything else. Also, if you know of any shops that installs Rancho 9000's and a sway bar in Minnesota, near Minneapolis area. Please let me know!

If you know, of anything else that is a necessity for a truck. When we loaded it up and brought it home from the dealer, there was a bad swaying. It's something I have to get used to, I understand that but I want to make sure I know of anything that you have good experience with.

Warmest Regards,
Maddie

Chakara

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Re: Sway Bar
« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2018, 08:50:13 PM »
  I don't have advice for a sway bar.  That said, I'd look closely at the weight distribution in the trailer if you felt bad sway on the road.  Usually caused by not enough tongue weight.  You should have 10-15% of your trailers loaded weight on the tongue.....

This will show you why.... http://i.imgur.com/dYz2tCE.gifv


2018 Arctic Fox 27.5L
2005 Ram 2500 CTD / 6Spd

maddieeluu

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Re: Sway Bar
« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2018, 08:54:42 PM »
I dont have a trailer. I have a Lance truck camper 855S. I will be pulling a boat (1,850lbs)

Broke Boater

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Re: Sway Bar
« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2018, 09:16:01 PM »
HELLWIG BIG WIG SWAY BAR,,,,,,,,,Absolutely the best addition to my truck. Its amazing how much sway it tamps down, and its on a 3500 Ram Dually. The boat is not adding the sway, its the high profile load of a truck camper. Make sure you check that its compatible with airbags for fit. I have airbags and no problem installing. I just noticed that some applications noted not compatible with airbags when I was buying mine. I posted my install here on this forum, it was pretty easy,,,gregg
2012 Dodge Ram 3500 Dually
2011 Artic Fox 992


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Chakara

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Re: Sway Bar
« Reply #4 on: December 01, 2018, 09:25:57 PM »
I dont have a trailer. I have a Lance truck camper 855S. I will be pulling a boat (1,850lbs)

Ooops - someday I'll learn to read :)
2018 Arctic Fox 27.5L
2005 Ram 2500 CTD / 6Spd

maddieeluu

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Re: Sway Bar
« Reply #5 on: December 01, 2018, 09:57:34 PM »
No worries!  :)

maddieeluu

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Re: Sway Bar
« Reply #6 on: December 01, 2018, 09:58:42 PM »
HELLWIG BIG WIG SWAY BAR,,,,,,,,,Absolutely the best addition to my truck. Its amazing how much sway it tamps down, and its on a 3500 Ram Dually. The boat is not adding the sway, its the high profile load of a truck camper. Make sure you check that its compatible with airbags for fit. I have airbags and no problem installing. I just noticed that some applications noted not compatible with airbags when I was buying mine. I posted my install here on this forum, it was pretty easy,,,gregg

what is your diameter? I've heard that is a big play in it.