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eblau

Adventurer
Got the Hellwig rear sway bar installed on my 92, I can now officially pass a truck or be passed by a truck or drive in moderate crosswinds without clenching the steering wheel while sweating and sweating profusely.

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Pangle

Wanderer
Hey @eblau Ill take those van seats off your hands if you still have them.. Im in leesburg and can swing up and scoop them sometime soon.

Just let me know!

Steve
 
Did you do the install yourself? This is something I was thinking about doing with my 98 E350 as well. It looks simple but I've never done it.
 

shenrie

^^^ hates cars
^^^ pretty straightforward unless you have the 46 gallon tank. I don’t have that particular sway bar, but I had to face mine backwards to get it installed due to lack of space that the bigger tank occupied.
 

86scotty

Explorer
Got the Hellwig rear sway bar installed on my 92, I can now officially pass a truck or be passed by a truck or drive in moderate crosswinds without clenching the steering wheel while sweating and sweating profusely.
A worthy upgrade by any measure but what tire pressure are you running? Dropping my PSI a LOT more than I thought I should was the magic trick for my 92.
 

86scotty

Explorer
I'm running 60 in the rear on E load range.
Cool, you've hit upon the sweet spot, at least in my experience. On a heavy van I prefer 55f/60r with E-rated. 80 psi (recommended by many and put in as standard by most tire places) will make you swear your van suspension is possessed and trying to kill you. In fact, it is with that much air.

Have you done the ambulance front steering damper as well? That helped my 92.
 

eblau

Adventurer
no but i could certainly use something to dampen the action in the front, it's hard to describe but at speed it feels like the steering is way over assisted... perhaps a combo of 60psi front and no damper
 

Raul

Adventurer
I am running 42 to 46 psi on my tires. The pressure you want to set depends on the tires too, not just if they are E rated. I did this table to decide which tire size I was getting. Values are for Falken AT3W. I went with option 4

OptionSizeLoad RangeLoad Index / Speed RatingMax PSI (Cold)Max Load (lbs)load per psi (lbs/psi)psi for 2500 lbspsi Load
1P245/75R16XL112T50 2,46949.3850.6
2LT275/70R18E/10125/122S80 3,64045.5054.942 1,911.00
3LT285/65R18E/10125/122S80 3,64045.5054.942 1,911.00
4LT305/65R18E/10124/121R65 3,52554.2346.142 2,277.69
5LT325/65R18E/10127/124S65 3,86059.3842.142 2,494.15
 
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