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Old 06-09-2012, 09:05 AM
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Now the steering stabilizer

Hate to post twice in one day. The shock job didn't go as planned. I will update the other post soon.

Anyway, finally got the Ford steering stabilizer off. That was lots of fun.

When putting the new one on, does one need a press or do you put it back in there and tighten everything up?

Thanks for bailing me out again.

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Old 06-09-2012, 10:17 AM
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Mine just bolted in no problems
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Old 06-09-2012, 10:31 AM
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Mine just bolted in no problems
That's all I did, seems to be OK.

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You don't need to press it. Just tighten up the nut real good and you'll be find. If your running 35" tires or bigger you should really consider getting an aftermarket dual steering stabilizer, makes one hell of a difference when hitting a curb or turning over a bump!


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Old 06-09-2012, 02:33 PM
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You don't need to press it. Just tighten up the nut real good and you'll be find. If your running 35" tires or bigger you should really consider getting an aftermarket dual steering stabilizer, makes one hell of a difference when hitting a curb or turning over a bump!


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I'm running stock tires, she's a used to pull trailers. The new stabilizer made an amazing difference in way it steers and handles.
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Old 06-10-2012, 03:24 PM
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I've been considering changing mine out with 140k on it now. My suspension and tires are stock. Just curious as to which stabilizer you went with and why? Thanks.
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Im on the fence right now about just replacing my stock one with just ONE shock... I drove a truck before I bought mine that had two shocks, and I could barely turn the wheel driving around in town, felt strange..
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Im on the fence right now about just replacing my stock one with just ONE shock... I drove a truck before I bought mine that had two shocks, and I could barely turn the wheel driving around in town, felt strange..
The he had the wrong stabilizers on it. I run 35.5" tires with dual stabilizers and have no problem turning the wheels. I am running Bilstein stabilizers.
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Old 06-11-2012, 02:23 AM
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I've been considering changing mine out with 140k on it now. My suspension and tires are stock. Just curious as to which stabilizer you went with and why? Thanks.
Went with a single Bilstien. No real reason other than I was putting 4 new Blstien shocks on and Shockwarehouse had the steering stabilzer too. I'd say at 140k miles your stock one isn't doing anything anymore. Mine at 95k miles was beyond toast. The truck steers and handles much better now.
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Old 06-11-2012, 02:25 AM
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Im on the fence right now about just replacing my stock one with just ONE shock... I drove a truck before I bought mine that had two shocks, and I could barely turn the wheel driving around in town, felt strange..
I'd say if it came with a single, replace it with a single. I did notice that the Bilstein is bigger in diameter than the stock one. I was wondering if it was going to fit back in there.
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