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Old 08-11-2015, 06:41 PM   #1
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Swab bar install with air bags??

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I am installing a Hellwig sway bar on my F250 which has Airlift 5000 air bags. My question is: do I adjust the sway bar while the bags are deflated, partially inflated or fully inflated. I assume it does make a difference?

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I would begin by contacting Hellwig and Airlift for their recommendations. Neither can, or will speak for the other company, so contacting both, and referencing one to the other, you should obtain exact advice.
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That would be SWAY...

Hi all,

I am installing a Hellwig sway bar on my F250 which has Airlift 5000 air bags. My question is: do I adjust the sway bar while the bags are deflated, partially inflated or fully inflated. I assume it does make a difference?

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Are you towing on a regular basis? How much are you towing?
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Are you towing on a regular basis? How much are you towing?
I have purchased a Northern Lite Truck Camper at ~3000 lbs. When not using that I will be towing a 5000 lb boat. Your thoughts?
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I have purchased a Northern Lite Truck Camper at ~3000 lbs. When not using that I will be towing a 5000 lb boat. Your thoughts?
If you leave 5 psi in the bags while unloaded, I would adjust the bar at that height. This will be the height you are trying to achieve once you are loaded anyway.
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Thanks for the reply, seems to make sense!
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Thanks for the reply, seems to make sense!
No problem, let me know if I can help with anything else.
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Got the sway bar installed and I must say that the truck handles much better. It could just be me but it also seems to handle the pot holes better even though that has little to do with vehicle sway! One word of advice, remove the spare tire to reach the bolt behind the DEF tank on the drivers side, especially if you don't have the truck on a lift. You may think you can reach it by removing the rear tire but,,,,no way! Well, maybe it you have a micro arm 😜
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