Improving Towing Capability with Hellwig and Bilstein Part Two
In part one, we installed Hellwig air springs, rear anti sway bar and Bilstein 5100 series shocks on our workhorse 2014 Chevy Silverado truck. We were super impressed with what the rear suspension did to make our towing experience more pleasant and much safer. However, due to time constraints we did not have time to do the front suspension.
With our rear suspension working awesomely, it made the front suspension feel very inadequate, the obvious weak point in getting the truck to handle well. With a break in the racing schedule, we used a day's down time to install the front suspension parts.
The Hellwig front bar is a huge 1.5″ thick, up from the stock 1.125″. The Hellwig bar has nearly twice the roll stiffness as the stock part.