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Steering Stabilizer Question

So two things first.. yes I used the search, and no I dont know alot about steering and suspension so bear with me.

So here are a few pics of my front end underneath.







Obviously, (i think), there is no stock steering stabilizer. I have a plow on my truck, and am having bigger 33's put on this thursday. Do you all think a dual kit would work for my truck, and benefit me? I just had the whole front end rebuilt totaling $3k, so anything to lessen the load up there would be awsome. I read this on tough country's web site: "Steering stabilizers are designed to restrain "bump steering" and front end vibration, giving added life to tires, ball joints, and other steering components. A multiple stabilizer kit is recommended for vehicles equipped with a snow plow, winch, or 35" tires and above." Reading that, and combined with the fact that all my friends have always said my steering was 'rough' and 'tough' has basically got me to asking this.

And if I had a stabilizer, or were going to put a dual kit in, where does it bolt up, or is it even just a bolt on? Keep in mind, I currently do not have a stock on, so i dont think the spots are there for it to just bolt right up. I have mechanical abilities, just dont know technical names etc about the suspension and steering areas. Any recommendations on good kits on a budget?

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On your second to last picture, the metal tab above your lower ball joint is where it attaches to. Then there is a plate with two u bolts that you dont have, that will probably be replaced with the dual kit.

I have stock tires, and when I replaced a blown single, I noticed a big difference. It was just tighter, smoother.

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Most kits have a new mounting bracket for the center and then bolt up on the small tab on the right. MarketplaceAdvisor Image Hosting: Full Sized View
this looks like a killer setup

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Most kits have a new mounting bracket for the center and then bolt up on the small tab on the right. MarketplaceAdvisor Image Hosting: Full Sized View
this looks like a killer setup
Yeah that's a nice one I want it, wonder how much coin that one runs??

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Yeah that's a nice one I want it, wonder how much coin that one runs??
That one is 299. with bilstein. They have the same kit with white powder coated shocks for 129. One thing to check is that mine bolts to the front drag bar which i hate these kits actually boly on to the axle housing

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When I buy one, this is it!

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Is there really that much of a difference between the one that hooks to the drag link vs the axle? I was looking at the skyjacker setup and it connects to the link.

The top gun customz one with just the powdercoated shocks kinda worries me that they are just some random cheap shocks, but I dont have the money for the 299 bilstein upgrade. Top gun just about carries every brand of stabilizer available so..

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Well kinda just think about it. The drag bar is connected to the moving parts that actually doesn't have a fixed point and the shocks work all the time and kinda has a slight vibration goin thru the shocks. The axle is a fixed point. Also the skyjacker kits also have the cheap shocks but with stickers and pretty red boots

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So then what kit do you all recommend going with?

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As i posted i really like the top gun kit also the fabtech but its 700 so screw all that. I've got the one that bds sent to me that bolts on the drag bar,it has the cheap shocks and def helped.I didn't have any stabalizer on my truck either. but thats what came with my lift. I'll be buying a top gun kit in the future.

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