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1997-2007 Ford E40, E450 - FRONT Sway Bar (1 3/8" diameter)


Model: 7008
by Hellwig
5 stars 4.4/5Read Reviews

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Ford E40, E450 Super Duty Anti-Sway Bars by Hellwig are an easy and affordable way to upgrade your vehicles handling performance. The torsional effect of the sway bar will significantly reduce sway and body roll. The sway bar will help to transfer the pressure on the outboard wheels and apply opposite pressure on the inboard wheels. Weight is more evenly distributed to all four wheels helping your E40, E450 Super Duty stay more level with the road - making for a safer, sturdier, and more enjoyable ride.

  • Reduces body roll for better vehicle control
  • Greatly improves cornering traction for safer driving and turning capabilities
  • Distributes weight evenly to all four wheels
  • Lifetime warranty
  • Fast, Easy "Bolt-On" installation
  • High quality hot formed and heat treated 4140 chrome moly spring steel
  • Polyurethane bushings
  • Includes all required mounting hardware
Download Instructions Hellwig 7008 Instructions
Bar Diameter: 1 3/8"
Average Install Time: 1 to 2 hours
Drilling Required: NO
Location: FRONT AXLE

Vehicle Applications
  • Years: 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007
  • Model: Ford E40, E450 SD Cutaway Chassis
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Customer Reviews
5 stars 4.4 / 5This item is rated 4.4 out of 5 based on 11 customer reviews.
3 of 5 Stars

by Jeffrey B

The bar is an impressive piece of steel and it does significantly improve the handling of the motorhome but the fitment it terrible! The geometry between the added base-plate and the end of the anti-sway bar on the right I-beam is incorrect. This creates too much angle and preloads the down link causing gaps on one side of the bushings and the bar and bushing extrusion on the opposite side. I have spent several hours readjusting and trying different torque sequences to relieve the bushings. The solution it a shorter bolt and to cut down the spacer. If cost is your only concern then this bar is for you. If proper fitment and a frustration free installation are important then I recommend exploring the other after market options.

4 of 5 Stars

by Kevin D

1994 Chinook Concourse (21' RV on E350 dually chassis). It didn't really seem to affect front sway that much. BUT... between this front bar, new shocks all around, and a new cheap steering damper shock to replace the dead original one, the motorhome went from being scary to drive at highway speeds, to feeling pretty darned stable. Others with the same RV have had the same result.

3 of 5 Stars

by robert m

Poor communication from SD. Order took over 2 weeks. Helwig should be ashamed of their poor installation instructions. Bar itself is very substantial and impressive. Mounting hardware is not very heavy duty looking. Torque instructions are vague.Installation took about three hours. A little longer as I had to drill the factory frame bracket nuts and replace with grade 8 bolts with nuts behind them. Test drive showed a substantial improvement in handling and roll resistance.

5 of 5 Stars

by Ron A

First off SD truck springs are great to deal with ,fill out the order click delivered in a few days and the best deal on the net. The front swaybar for my 08 class c E450 motor home is great. I cannot even begin to express what a difference this simple part made in the drivability,no more white knuckles especially when passing the big rigs

4 of 5 Stars

by chris b

Definitely a little bit of a pain in the ass to install, better directions with photos could be very useful. But it stiffened up the front end nicely. Exactly what it claims to be nice solid front end sway bar.

5 of 5 Stars

by Ron B

Outstanding. Made a big difference in the handling of my RV.

5 of 5 Stars

by Michael R

I have a 29' Fleetwood C-class and started with the Front Sway Bar...Wow what a huge difference! I could immediately not feel the side-side rolling motion. Installation instructions are lacking in details but with a little mechanical ability it was straight forward. I have the rear bars on order and suspect they will take care of the last 20% of rolling motion.

5 of 5 Stars

by Thomas R

After having Sway Bars installed. I noticed right away I did not fill my RV rocking from side to side pulling onto the road. I also noticed how the steering felt tighter. 2 weekends ago we drove about 2 hours to a RV resort. While driving we were passed by trucks without feeling our RV getting pushed out of our lane. The best thing was after 2 hours of driving did not have that white knuckle feeling, felt relaxed. Best upgrade we have so far.

5 of 5 Stars

by Wayne B

The HD Hellwig front sway bar was installed on my 2008 Ford E450-29ft-BT Cruiser-class C RV. I hope this was the final upgrade to elimimnate the consant correcting the steering wheel. The rear air bags & front air springs both had some positive results on the push from trucks & strong crosswind. After front end alignment then a 3000 mile road trip, I still noticed my new front tires were wearing inside & outside. I then kinda determined that it was from constantly correcting the steering wheel back & forth. After installing the Hellwig sway bar it now handles much better & a pleasure to drive--finally. Hutchenson Ford in St James,Mo. did the alignment, I passed your info to them as they were having same problems with 1 ton Ambulances & church pass vans. Thank you

4 of 5 Stars

by Donald W

Four stars because I was amazed at the difference in highway cruising stability by upgrading both front and rear bars. Not getting blown around by semis any more. Why the manufacturers don't install these as a matter of course, I do not understand. One star subtracted because the mounts for the front bar leave something to be desired -- precision. Axle brackets left me questioning whether I had them tight enough and weather they will withstand the stress and the frame mounts for some reason had oversized and oblong holes and bolts with much too flexible washers that allowed the bolt to move sideways as it was tightened and break the threads in the chassis requiring serious repair.

5 of 5 Stars

by Ronald B

The sway bar was very straightforward to install. It fit perfectly and makes a big difference with the handling. I put on a rear bar and 4 shocks at the same time, so I cannot say what this bar did in isolation, but the package transformed the driving from white knuckle to one handed.

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