Hellwig Sway Bar Aims to Minimize Body Roll on F-150 Raptor
New rear sway bar for 2017-18 Ford Raptor promises to improve cornering ability without reducing suspension travel.
Hellwig has announced a new adjustable rear sway bar for the 2017-18 Ford F-150 Raptor pickup truck. Hellwig’s versatile new bolt-on rear sway bar offers a variety of adjustable settings that promise to improve performance for off-road, highway and towing.
The Ford F-150 Raptor has become the gold standard for off-road performance pickup trucks today thanks to its impressive out-of-the-box performance capabilities and ability to handle almost any terrain. Ford outfits the Raptor from the factory with a front sway bar but not the rear. So, that’s where Hellwig decided to step in. The company best known for its towing, hauling and performance suspension products created a new, adjustable rear sway bar that allows for even greater driver control both on and off the road.
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Designed specifically for the Raptor, this new sway bar avoids the clearance issues that can often occur with the truck’s oversized shock absorbers and longer suspension travel. At its softest setting, the Hellwig rear sway bar drastically decreases body roll while still allowing the suspension to articulate in uneven terrain. Its stiffer settings allow for increased anti-roll rate to minimize body roll and weight transfer even while driving on the street or towing heavy loads, enhancing overall safety and driver control.
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Hellwig’s upgraded F-150 Raptor rear sway bar runs around $585 and is forged from solid one-inch diameter heat-treated Chromoly steel bar stock. It features Hellwig’s “Hammertone” powder coat to prevent corrosion and wear in even the toughest conditions. The sway bar’s included polyurethane bushings allow for smooth, squeak-free operation and the included adjustable end links allow for easy integration on the factory components and aftermarket setups.
Hellwig states that the sway bars can be installed in minimal time with simple hand tools, come with all necessary parts and hardware, are made in the U.S. and come with a lifetime warranty on all steel parts.