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Old 09-01-2007, 12:46 PM   #1
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Good swaybars make a difference

Thought this info might be good to post out here.

When I bought my new 2006 Chevy 2500 HD Duramax, I knew that the factory suspension was "soft" and I intended to pull my construction trailers (and a travel trailer later) down the road and on the interstate.

I first replaced my OEM sway bar (front only is original equip) with HD sway bars from here:

Frederico Performance Swaybars and Suspension Products

These are top quality solid bars with good quality hardware. Not Hellwig standard issue junk. The package includes a substantial rear bar as well. I did the install myself and I don't like being a mechanic.

At 500 miles, I replaced my OEM shocks with Bilsteins that I bought from

Easy install myself without removing any wheels.

These two changes made a dramatic difference in the handling without ride sacrifice (IMHO). I would never be without HD sway bars. They make more difference in control than tire pressures. Well worth the $$$.

I am pretty sure that Frederico Racing makes bars for Burbs as well.

Have fun and drive safely !
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Old 09-01-2007, 12:50 PM   #2
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Tire too !

Oh yeah, the other I replaced at 500 miles was the oem tires. I replace them with Bridgestone REVO A/T 265/75's E on the OEM alloy wheel. I generally run about 55-60 psi front and 70-80 psi rear. Great tire so far. I had C rated on another half ton truck and the tires were great. They are very sticky without wearing too fast. Good ride, not noisy.
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