For over 50 years HELLWIG PRODUCTS COMPANY has been involved in the manufacture of after-market suspension products, original equipment suspension products, farm equipment, and specialty application products. Take a look at some of the Hellwig products LCL carries below and contact us with any further inquiries.
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Our Anti-sway bars can make a dramatic improvement in a vehicle's handling. They are able to reduce wandering on the road and allow tighter turns at higher speeds while allowing the driver more control.
What does an anti-sway bar do?
An anti-sway bar is designed to reduce body roll. It keeps your vehicle flatter in the turns by transferring the pressure exerted on the outboard wheels and applying opposite pressure on the inboard wheels. In this way weight is more evenly applied to all four wheels, helping the vehicle stay more level with the road.
Why would I want an anti-sway bar on my vehicle?
Odds are that you already have an anti-sway bar on the front of your car or truck. In some cases this is sufficient, but often it can be improved upon. A greater diameter bar will give you more resistance to body roll. Adding a rear bar will make an even greater improvement. By keeping the vehicle more level in a turn you will have significantly more control, giving you better handling. A good combination of front and rear bars can also keep your motor home or heavily loaded truck more stable on the open road. Any time you alter a vehicle's ride height you change its center of gravity, and a good suggestion to compensate for the handling change is to upgrade the anti-sway bars. As a good general rule, any time you add an anti-sway bar or upgrade an existing bar you will receive a noticeable improvement in the way your vehicle handles.
Will there be any adverse effects when I add a bar?
No. An outstanding feature of anti-sway bars is that they have virtually no adverse effects when the bar is properly designed for the vehicle.
Why should I choose a HELLWIG anti-sway bar?
HELLWIG's "Sport Tech" line of anti-sway bars are the best bars in the after-market industry. Our bar stock is 41-40 chrome molly spring grade steel. The bars are entirely heat formed and coined as one piece. We put our bars through this extensive process to insure that the final product will be the strongest, most durable bar on the market, and that it will be the most resistant to form alteration. Most after-market anti-sway bars are cold-bent, making them weaker at the bends, and more vulnerable to shape alteration. The "Sport Tech" anti-sway bar kit comes with all the hardware necessary to mount the bar, in most cases without any drilling required. The "Sport Tech" kit includes polyurethane mounting bushings for even crisper handling.
Steel Leaf Helper Springs
Our steel leaf helper springs are ideal for helping manage your load more efficiently. They are easy to install and require little or no maintenance. We offer a wide assortment of applications in this product so that you can choose exactly the right product for your needs.
What is a helper spring?
A helper spring is a spring that works with an existing spring to give it more support. The amount of extra support depends upon the length, width, thickness, arch, and number of leafs in the unit. Typically the helper spring attaches to the existing spring pack by means of a u-bolt and crossbar, and tension is adjusted by how closely the end of the helper spring is drawn to the spring pack.
Why would I want a helper spring on my vehicle?
When a vehicle has a load, whether due to hauling or towing, the back end tends to set down, which in turn brings the front end up. This can cause a number of problems. When the nose of the vehicle is drawn up the alignment usually changes, causing unusual tire wear. Often there is less tire surface on the road, meaning reduced traction, poorer braking, and diminished steering control. Headlights are no longer aimed at the road, but more likely into the rear view mirror of the car in front of you. Helper springs help correct this condition by leveling out the vehicle. This gives you the benefit of hauling your load, but still retaining control of your vehicle. (It is important to note, however, that while a helper spring will assist you in hauling your load level, it does not increase the gross vehicle weight rating (G.V.W.R.). HELLWIG recommends that you never carry more weight than your vehicle manufacturer recommends.)
Why should I choose a HELLWIG helper spring?
HELLWIG is the most recognized name in the industry for helper springs. All of the most popular helper spring designs today were originated at our facility. HELLWIG uses only the finest grade spring steel to insure uniformity of performance, and durability. For this reason HELLWIG is proud to offer a LIFETIME WARRANTY on all helper spring products that we manufacture. There is no finer quality helper spring on the market.
Which HELLWIG helper springs is right for me?
HELLWIG offers a variety of helper spring options, which can be broken down into two product lines; the EZ Level spring and the Load Pro or LP line. The EZ Level springs are single leaf products designed for light to medium duty load leveling. They are simple to install and adjust with basic hand tools. The EZ-550 kit consists of two short leafs that mount on the leaf pack behind the axle, one to a side. They are for light loads, or to reinforce leaf springs that are starting to sag on light trucks or passenger cars. The EZ-1000 kits are similar to the EZ 550 kits but they also include leafs to mount in front of the axle. They are an excellent application for medium loads. The EZ-1000 is a fairly universal kit with only two part numbers needed to cover a majority of the trucks, mini-vans, and sport utility vehicles on the road. The Load Pro or LP kits are multi-leaf kits designed for medium to heavy duty load leveling. They are available in both constant and progressive rate applications, depending upon intended use.
The LP-15 kits are designed for compact and import trucks. They come with 4 spring units to go on each side of the axle. This kit will level up to the maximum gross vehicle weight of your truck.
The LP-25 kits are designed for full sized pick up trucks, vans, RV's, and sport utility vehicles. The kit contains 2 heavy duty leaf assemblies that run over both sides of the axle. A separate mounting hardware kit must be purchased with these heavy duty helper springs.
The LP-35 or "POWER LEVEL" kits are a heavier duty version of the LP-25 . Recommended for 3/4 and 1 ton applications only, they use the same mounting hardware kits as the LP-25. For those of you who use their trucks to its fullest potential, this may be the helper spring for you.
Load Pro 35 (LP35)
Also known as the Powerlevel, the LP35 is a heavier duty version of our popular LP25 helper spring kit. For 3/4 ton and 1 ton applications, this kit levels a heavy load. With no drilling or welding required, this kit is easy to install, and uses the same mounting hardware kit as the LP25. This kit is available now, with applications for just about every full sized pick up, van or R.V. on the road.
P-30 Front Traverse Spring
Designed for the front of P-30 chassis motorhomes and utility vehicles, this unique product addresses the "nose-heavy" problem inherent with these vehicles. This spring brings the nose up so that the vehicle can ride level, and avoid the "porpoising" effect that they are prone to. Your benefits will include a better alignment, giving you more control and reduced tire wear, and less wander on the road.