Use the same silver spacers they provide and specified in the instructions for the top and bottom regardless of the end links threaded portion location. The black spacers do not apply to our trucks.Finally got a chance to install one, and here are a couple of observations while I remember.
Most importantly, if using the black sleeves in the upper link mounts, those sleeves are much too short.
That would help explain why someone had one come loose earlier. The bolts can't be tightened correctly, especially with washers, to keep the sleeve under pressure.
I'll have to dig into my collection of sleeves, or make some, but that has to be fixed.
Haven't verified that the back half of the collar on the left side of the bar clears yet, but if there's interference it'll only take very minor grinding/filing to create enough space. That's if they are positioned parallel to the axle bracket in the first place.
Either way, there sure doesn't seem to be a need for spacers, and corresponding longer bolts to get proper thread engagement.
Lastly, since I didn't get any lube (typical of my luck). I called and asked what Hellwig uses since not all lubes and poly bushings are compatible.
Very much unlike my luck, the SuperLube tube I had already pulled out from the cabinet, based on what polyurethane bushing lube should consist of, is exactly what they supply.
Despite having well over 100 sleeves to pick from, I didn't find a single one (let alone four, as I'm doing this for two vehicles) that was the correct length (a bit longer than the silver ones) and with a 10 mm ID.Use the same silver spacers they provide and specified in the instructions for the top and bottom regardless of the end links threaded portion location. The black spacers do not apply to our trucks.
If the play of the 10mm bolt within the spacer bothers you a wrap of metallic tape to increase the diameter will solve that.
I check mine every time I wash my truck and mine still holding strong.I saw this post a few weeks back and had not checked mine out. Oops! I started hearing a small knock when I stopped and started. Crawled underneath and YUP, lost my bolt and washer! Glad I had a spare. I reinstalled and will use some loctite this week to make sure they stay on. Does anyone know what torque should be applied? I have it tight but don't want to kill the rubber bushing!
That is very odd, should've been included in the kit from understanding. Shoot me over an email and I'll get Hellwig involved.
Just reconfirmed with them, only included with the lift sway bar kits, not sure when that changed though.I thought the collars only came with the kit. I did not receive them either...I bought the two separate SKU's (bar & links).
They prevent excess lateral movement of the sway bar. It's really not that big of a deal to not have them, as there's not a lot of movement the bar could make without them. Truthfully, a couple of hose clamps would probably do the same job. I've had my sway bar installed for a little over a month now, with no clamps, and there's been no issues.What do they do? Problem not having them on?