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Old 02-18-2010, 06:37 PM
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Factory Steering Stabilizer and/or dual opposed steering stabilizer?

I have an 8" Fabtech lifted truck that had a popping sound. It came down to being the factory steering stabilizer. The bolt was sheared in the RED ARROWED area in the picture below so I removed it. Thanks to a guy on the forum I have found out that it is not necessary to run a factory steering stabilizer if you got the dual opposed steering stabilizers. I am just curious to know why his shop removed his but my shop did not. I have driven it without it and it feels...easier to steer...but still unsure if it is needed or not, just because I have been driving with it for years. But can someone go into further detail into whether you need to have or not have a factory steering stabilizer if you have the dual opposed steering stabilizers on a lifted truck.



Here is a sample pic of what my setup pretty much looked like with the blue arrow pointing to the damaged part, the yellow showing where it was connected to and broke off of (yellow pointed bars are good though) and the red just showing how I have my duals.



If anyone can input their knowledge of this.
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Old 02-19-2010, 08:06 AM
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Huh, I dont know but if it were me, I would leave it on there or get a better brand.
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Old 02-19-2010, 08:55 AM
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yea that is where I was standing. But apparently I am being told that I did not need that there in the first place. Do you have duals and/or factory one?
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Old 02-19-2010, 09:05 AM
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I have the factory one still on. I am going to order the duals today and upgrade the factory one with either a topguncustomz one or rough country.
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Old 02-19-2010, 09:29 AM
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Maybe you should hold off on the factory one...we probably do not need it.
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Old 02-19-2010, 10:05 AM
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any other input? anyone?
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Old 02-19-2010, 10:13 AM
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Yep I have searched it up and down when I had my old rize lift on my previous truck with duals. And if you are running dual stabilizers that is all you will need. Keeping the factory one actually makes it worse. So take it off and junk it.

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Old 02-19-2010, 11:39 AM
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Took mine off when I installed the top gun customz one. Nice piece of gear, got it with the bilsteins. Icon shocks are to much dough!
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Old 02-19-2010, 02:07 PM
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Here is a pic of mine before I removed the factory one. It has an arrow pointing to where it was damaged. It is where the stabilzer connected to the track bars (those are the track bars, correct?)


Here is a copy of the sheared bolt that connected the stabilizer to those other bars



And here are pics of how my truck is now WITHOUT the factory stabilizer




So would you guys say this is ok?
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Old 02-19-2010, 03:15 PM
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^Yep leave it like that.
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