This new sway bar was unveiled during the SEMA360 online show earlier this month and is made from forged 1 3/8 inch diameter heat treated 4140 chromoly steel. Hellwig says this sway bar upgrade will increase the roll stiffness of the 2019 and 2020 model year Chevy Silverado 1500 and GMC Sierra 1500 and will also improve the drivability of the trucks in “heavy tow/haul conditions.” This sway bar upgrade reuses the factory end links from the current Chevy Silverado 1500 and GMC Sierra 1500 for easy installation.
“Though most vehicles come equipped with factory installed sway bars, they are often insufficient for today’s load and tow demands,” the company says. “Hellwig sway bars feature larger than stock diameters and precision engineered components to optimize handling and reduce body roll.”
Hellwig already offered a rear sway bar upgrade kit for the 2019-2020 Chevy Silverado 1500 and GMC Sierra 1500, which can further improve the truck’s handling and roll stiffness, especially in conjunction with the front sway bar. The Hellwig front sway bar for the current-generation GM light duty pickups costs $289.92, while the rear sway bar upgrade is priced from $527.26.
GM recently outlined the “Big Four” Chevrolet Performance upgrades it suggests owners make to the Chevy Silverado 1500, which included a Cat Back Exhaust Upgrade System, Air Intake Upgrade System, Front Brembo Big Brake Upgrade System and Rancho Two Inch Suspension Lift Kit. These official GM upgrades could be paired with aftermarket sway bars and cosmetic upgrades to further enhance the look of the Silverado 1500 and closely related Sierra 1500, with more and more aftermarket parts now becoming available for these relatively new trucks.