One of the true tests of a car’s performance is how it takes to a slalom course. A series of left and right turns usually marked out by a series of cones seems harmless, but the slalom course will reveal a lot of flaws within the car’s handling and suspension. Older vehicles like this 56 Chevy shown below, were not engineered with your average slalom course in mind. These cars produce a lot of body and chassis roll when you subject them to the course.
But, that doesn’t mean that there is nothing you can do about it! The video below features a stock 1956 Chevy attempting to go around a small slalom course. You can tell from the video that it is struggling as the angle of the front bumper really gives away how much body roll the car is experiencing. Then in the “after” portion of the video, it shows just what the car looks like after it has been equipped with new suspension components from Hellwig Products. The improvements is easily noticeable, especially when the video compares the two side to side.
In business for over 65 years, Hellwig specializes in Load and Sway control and produce a line of tubular, and solid sway bars for almost every Chevrolet model including Bel Air, Camaro, Nova, Impala, and some truck and SUV components. It’s easy to see the difference upgrading your sway bar can make when you watch the video below. Most factory suspensions comprise handling performance for soft ride characteristics, Hellwig sway bars can help a lot. Not only is handling improved but tire life is extended by maintaining even pressure on all four corners of the vehicle in cornering situations.
For a full list of load and sway bar components that Hellwig offers, visit their home on the web at HellwigProducts.com