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1978 front sway bar? #762962
June 29th 2020 12:15 pm
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I'm looking for a front sway bar that will work on my '78 and am only finding stuff listed for 1983-1995.

For example: the Hellwig 7519. Is there any reason it wouldn't bolt up to a 1978? Are the control arms really that different from 1978-1983?

Hellwig makes a rear sway bar for 1972-1982 (the 7447), so I'm finding it a little odd that they wouldn't make one for the front.


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That's the Hellwig bar I put on my '93. Bolted right up.

Do you have a factory front sway bar?


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Re: 1978 front sway bar? [Re: Scrojira] #763058
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Just because it worked on your '93 doesn't mean it will on on my '78. I'm assuming Hellwig says the 7519 will only work on 1983-1995 for a reason but I'm not sure what the differences from 1978-1983 would be, which is why I asked.

If my G10 had a sway bar, I wouldn't be looking for one.


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Chill out man..didn't have to jump down my throat. I was just asking.


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Nobody jumped anywhere. It just seems like you didn't actually read my post.


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I asked the question because I wasn't sure if you were looking to upgrade to the Hellwig swaybar or if your van was even equipped with an OE swaybar. I still have my factory swaybar that I'm not using and was willing to let it go.


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I appreciate it but I'm not even sure it will work, which is what I'm trying to figure out.

I emailed Hellwig over a week ago and haven't gotten a response.


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Here's some pics of the Hellwig front sway bar on my 93. I have to wonder if the front suspension on a 78 is really that different.

Attached Files hellwigfrontA.jpghellwigfrontB.jpg

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Thanks for the pics.

It totally looks like it would work on my van, which is why I'm finding it so odd that Hellwig lists compatibility from 1983-95.


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Originally Posted by Scrojira
Thanks for the pics.

It totally looks like it would work on my van, which is why I'm finding it so odd that Hellwig lists compatibility from 1983-95.



Maybe they're full of sh*t. lol


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