Hellwig still in business???

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many years ago i purchased a sway bar from hellwig. the vehicle was a 2002 toyota tundra v8. i just noticed that the bushings for the sway bar need to be replaced. I tried emailing hellwig at both its contact email addresses but they get rejected. anyone know if they are still in business? if not, where could i get bushings for this way bar?
 
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Get some prothane or energy suspension replacement bushing and call it a day. Its sucks, but over the years many great companies went under, retired, or disappeared. DowneyOffRoad has retired recently. If an email is bounced, it might be a problem with your email account or ISP since emails getting blocked or blacklisted is nothing new.
 

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well i just emailed them from work, it still fails. could not call since i was in an unexpected meeting all day and just got out. all those energy suspension bushings are the wrong size, both the I.D. and the height are wrong. i could drill out the I.D. (not sure how long they would last after i did that). But for the height difference, i would have to cut the current spacer to make it smaller to account for the larger bushings. also, the washers are also too small to fit on the stock bolt, i would have to drill them out too.
 
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As of two weeks ago they were still in business. They were more than happy to send me replacement bushings for my 2002 excursion rear sway bar free of charge. Even after 7 years they had bushings at my door in 3 business days after I called.
 

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 Originally Posted By: Drew2000
No problems with their site for me... BY PHONE 1-800-HELLWIG (435-5944), Local 559-734-7451, Fax 559-734-7460 BY MAIL Hellwig Products Co., Inc. • 16237 Avenue 296 • Visalia, CA 93292 BY E-MAIL [email protected] [email protected]
you actually sent them an email to those to addresses (and got a reply) or simply copied them from their website???
 
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 Originally Posted By: mikeinaustin
you actually sent them an email to those to addresses (and got a reply) or simply copied them from their website???
Thought you had problems connecting to their site, so I copied. --Did you try calling using the telephone??--
 

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so the answer is yes they are still in business. they changed hosting sites and now their email appears to be dead. however you can contact them via phone.
 
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