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post #1 of 15 Old 12-05-2012, 01:14 PM Thread Starter
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installing steering stabilizer

when istalling a single steering stabilizer shock, how should it be bolted to the steering linkage....with it fully extended, retracted or in between?
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That depends on the position of the wheels. You need to be able to turn the wheels and have the stabilizer expand and retract in relation to the tie rod. If you have the wheels straight and the stabilizer either fully expanded or retracted then you will only be able to turn one direction. I would start with the wheels at full lock to either side and loosely bolt up the stabilizer at near full expansion or retraction then turn the wheels to the opposite lock and make sure nothing is binding. Then tighten everything down.

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thats what i thought...thanks
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What are you trying to"fix" with the steering stabilizer? They dont do much on these trucks other than waste money

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My 97 didnt have one. I got a double as I am running 35's. It wanted me to mount 1 side to the frame and the other to the linkage. That seemed bad so I modified the mount and attached it to the u-bolt on the spring perch. Now it lays flat and works nice.

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I'm with Brad, what is your issue that makes you think you need a stabilizer?

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Some of us really do have a use for a steering stabilizer. It could be because of extremely rough roads or truck gets used pretty hard off-road.

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i have one kause it came with my first d60, so i put it on the second one

hit a big rock on the jobsite and bent it tho

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well my axle came with it so that is why im putting it back on...just finished putting new knuckle on and ball joints etc....

i have a 6 inch lift with 38's so i believe its beneficial, i might even want to add a second.

why would you guys think i wouldnt need them?
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They may be thinking that the stabilizer is masking something like death wobble.

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