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Old 10-05-2010, 06:02 AM
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STEERING STABALIZER???

I got a stupid question here. I briefly glanced under the truck yesterday and i did not see a steering stabalizer on there...08 F350 KR crew cab srw...i have noticed when i am on the freeway doin about 60 around a curve and i hit a decent bump my truck goes into death wobble and its enough to make you about **** yourself...so should i have a stabalizer down there on a stock truck? i would think so...
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Old 10-05-2010, 06:51 AM
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i have 35s on an otherwise stock 08 and I dont have a stabilizer or plan on getting one. Something in your ****s ****ed up
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i have 35s on an otherwise stock 08 and I dont have a stabilizer or plan on getting one. Something in your ****s ****ed up
Go to the tech files section and look at the front end components pic that Dave posted. In that pic the oem stabilizer is mostly hidden by the drag link but the nut you see just to the left of the drag link label arrowhead is the drag link mount for the stabilizer on the oem setup. Knowing that, if you look closely you will be able to make out where the stabilizer is on the stock setup. It does not attach to the tie rod like the aftermarket setups do. If you are having death wobble issues something in your front end is amiss.
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Old 10-05-2010, 10:49 AM
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Ya, it should be up there. I just took my factory one off this past Friday(which was a PITA), and it's just hidden up there. Just look for the black shock that runs from the passenger side to the center of the truck. I believe it attaches to the drag link...?

Also, that illustration is not quite what the underside of the 08s look like...

First pic you can see the stabilizer up top...

Another angle...

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Unless something is loose and thats the cause just add castor shims as stock the castor is inadequate. Dual steering stablizers are a nice add but you need to first fix the cause.
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