Originally Posted by boywonder
Very interested in what you think about the swaybars and the motorhome Bilsteins...... So you've got the 1.5" dia Hellwig? I think Mountainbikeroamer tried some of the motorhome valved Bilsteins but found them too stiff/harsh...
Let us know you thoughts on these....does the rear swaybar hang below the axle? Is the improvement already very noticable?
I do indeed have both front and rear Hellwig bars installed, maybe 500 or so miles driving with them. I can say categorically any E-Series with
a rear sway is noticeably improved first drive. I've not yet had time to install the Bilstein's but that's coming up soon.
Ride-wise I'm never sure how to answer that as its too subjective to the driver. Personally I'm far more concerned with safe and under-control the ride is, much more so over any "comfort". Do keep in mind all my miles are strictly paved roads and highways.
My E350 EB formerly Club Wagon now fully gutted is a bit stiff but once its refitted with about 2K additional weight it will be much less "bouncy" over the Ohio roads. Between the Hellwig bars and Bilstein shocks I'm confident the ride will still be "firm" which is what I'm after. Michelin LTX's E-rated 245 tires @70 psi front and rear will help too.
Here's two links to albums on Imgur
If any additional info, views or measurements are wanted please let me know.