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sway bars? thinkin about it?

just installed srt8 sway bars on my diesel. had to unfortunately replace the rear end links (oem). the difference? yes, there is a difference. much flatter going into and exiting a turn. on/off ramps feel more stable and doesnt feel as though your going to lift a rear tire on a hard corner. can go into corners a little faster than before with control. i recommend this upgrade.

installing a set of srt8 reps (spider monkeys) 20x10 w/ toyo proxes st2 295 45 20 end of next week. thinking it will make the whole sum of the parts come together.....

i will be posting all my mods and such end of may... cant show it before its done!

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68184507aa (rear)
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Old 04-24-2016, 12:24 PM
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Re: sway bars? thinkin about it?

As far as I know, the SRT front bar was the same as my OE bar, but the rear bar is 0.070" thicker than the one my Jeep came with. So, in the interest of better cornering ability, I installed the SRT rear bar, and am happy with the difference.
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Re: sway bars? thinkin about it?

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just installed srt8 sway bars on my diesel. had to unfortunately replace the rear end links (oem). the difference? yes, there is a difference. much flatter going into and exiting a turn. on/off ramps feel more stable and doesnt feel as though your going to lift a rear tire on a hard corner. can go into corners a little faster than before with control. i recommend this upgrade.

installing a set of srt8 reps (spider monkeys) 20x10 w/ toyo proxes st2 295 45 20 end of next week. thinking it will make the whole sum of the parts come together.....

i will be posting all my mods and such end of may... cant show it before its done!

part #'s used :

68184507aa (rear)
68184511aa (frnt)
I will be watching for the follow-up posts detailing the mods and how you are liking them.

Yours too leadfoot4, watching for any further comments but it is appreciated what you have already said.
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Re: sway bars? thinkin about it?

its not like it handles like an srt8, but the ride is more stable and flat... as i drive more on a lot of the same roads, etc. i can see slight differences. just ordered toyo proxes st2 tires (295/45/20) will be mounting them up 1st week of may. a little more contact with the pavement will help i'm sure.
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Old 04-26-2016, 07:16 AM
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.......Yours too leadfoot4, watching for any further comments but it is appreciated what you have already said.
I've been a car enthusiast all of my life, with my prime interests being oval track and road racing. Therefore, one of my main "likes" is a vehicle that corners like its on rails. This GC is my first SUV, and unfortunately, a 5000 pound behemoth like this, isn't exactly going to handle like my Corvette, no matter what I do to it. The laws of physics won't allow it.

Secondly, my choice of tires, Nokian WRG3's are more "winter biased" than a true high performance would be, but the GC sees more road time in winter than summer, hence the tire choice. Yes, I could have a second set of wheels/tires for the summer, that are more "performance oriented". But honestly, I'm too old to be lugging 60-65 pound wheel/tire assemblies up and down my basement stairs, twice a year. I did it in the past, with other vehicles I owned, but those days have passed.

So, I took a shot at a simple upgrade, the SRT rear sway bar. It most definitely helped flatten out some of the body lean during cornering, and is well worth the investment.


And FWIW, unless you already have an SRT, the SRT endlinks aren't necessary when installing the SRT bar on a non-SRT GC. The only difference between the regular links and the SRTs, is that the SRTs are shorter, to go along with the SRTs lower ride height.
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Old 05-11-2016, 02:16 PM
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Re: sway bars? thinkin about it?

Another option is to try the aftermarket Hellwig RSB as it is just a tiny bit larger in diameter than the SRT bar.

I have never been able to get a straight answer on the front SRT bar. It's the same diameter as the non-SRT bar, and another user confirmed that the stock bar is solid (not hollow) just like the SRT bar. They have different part #'s though, so I'm left still wondering what the difference is, if any...
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Another option is to try the aftermarket Hellwig RSB as it is just a tiny bit larger in diameter than the SRT bar.

I have never been able to get a straight answer on the front SRT bar. It's the same diameter as the non-SRT bar, and another user confirmed that the stock bar is solid (not hollow) just like the SRT bar. They have different part #'s though, so I'm left still wondering what the difference is, if any...
I picked up the Hellwig rear sway and it's a great upgrade that along with the adjustable links for the QL have really flattened out the ride
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Another option is to try the aftermarket Hellwig RSB as it is just a tiny bit larger in diameter than the SRT bar.

My first choice was the Hellwig bar, but when I tried two different suppliers, neither had one in stock, and neither one could give me any kind of expected delivery date. I horsed around for two days with them, but got nowhere, and I wanted to get it installed before the snow fell. It isn't fun working in a cold garage.

Therefore, I called one of the Jeep suppliers, they said they had an SRT bar in stock, and could ship it out the next day. So, I went with that. Yes, I have had second thoughts, for not waiting to get the somewhat larger Hellwig bar, but it is what it is...........
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Re: sway bars? thinkin about it?

I just ordered the Hellwig bar for my 15 altitude. Will probably get the SRT front bar at some point. There has to be some improvements with the front even though they look the same


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Re: sway bars? thinkin about it?

Interesting that the only Helwig sway bars I found online are listed for 2014-2015 WK2s. What changed in the rear suspension that would make them not fit 2011-2013?
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Re: sway bars? thinkin about it?

the sway bars that came off my ecodiesel were solid fornt and rear. the srt bars were the same diameter. its the strength of the steel and how its heated that has to do with the torsional strength bs... i do feel a difference for sure. now i really feel a difference with my 295/45/20 on srt replica wheels.
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