: Sway bars



BEarle
07-01-12, 09:25 PM
Just installed sway bars on my recently lowered escalade. It rides and handles unbelievable now, has anyone else installed these at all?

murphy
07-01-12, 10:05 PM
Yup..Hotchis

quattrotman
07-02-12, 04:57 AM
I put in eibach sways f and r. Also upgraded the end links to polyurethane. One of my favorite upgrades and definitely worth the money. Really reduces body lean.

hcvone
07-02-12, 07:17 AM
All 12 Escalade's I have owned since 2003 have had Hotchkis sway bars put on by me, it's the second mod the trucks get after window tint. :)

TexasAggie
07-02-12, 05:24 PM
I was thinking of putting some on but what brand is best for the money?

K9Caddy
07-02-12, 05:38 PM
Hotchkis seems to be the best. They are larger in diameter than the Eibach brand, but they do cost more. About the cheapest I found it is on tirerack.com and many places will match the price as well.

quattrotman
07-02-12, 05:46 PM
Hotchkis seems to be the best. They are larger in diameter than the Eibach brand, but they do cost more. About the cheapest I found it is on tirerack.com and many places will match the price as well.

The eibach and hotchkis bars are identical in diameter. The difference is that hotchkis comes with beefier rear end links. Whether that is worth the extra cost to you is your call. For me, they were almost double the cost...for the type of driving I do, couldn't justify the hotchkis bars.

felixgun
07-02-12, 06:45 PM
357 and 501... are the beefier rear end links worth the extra 144 on the hotchkis set?

TexasAggie
07-02-12, 07:35 PM
Thanks for the help!

BEarle
07-03-12, 12:33 AM
My suspension light came on after installing the sway bars, has that happened to anyone else?

murphy
07-03-12, 12:38 AM
Nope no issues but I also added McGauhy's lowering kit at the same time so not sure..
Best of both worlds..lower center of gravity...taunter suspension = much better handling..no body roll and WAY better lookin !!

quattrotman
07-03-12, 03:06 AM
Check to make sure your sensor wires are attached properly to the shocks. Otherwise, the sway bars really have nothing to do with any sensors going off.

BEarle
07-03-12, 10:13 AM
Yeah I also installed the McGaughys lowering kit a few months back, it does give it a great look!

I'll check the sensors later on today......any of you think I blew a shock maybe??? It is driving like shit lately