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Steering Stabilizer Help

I bought a new stabilizer to replace my OEM unit, when I remove the bolt from the pin on the drag link the pin will not come out. Do I need a special tool or does it need a good beating? I lightly hit it with a hammer a few times but did not budge. I don't want to screw it up.

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From my experience, put a propane torch on it for a minute or so and then pop it with a hammer and it will come right out. Without the heat, it really doesn't want to move.

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not to hijack your thread but which stablilizer did you go with? i am looking at a dual setup from top gun customz.

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From my experience, put a propane torch on it for a minute or so and then pop it with a hammer and it will come right out. Without the heat, it really doesn't want to move.

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not to hijack your thread but which stablilizer did you go with? i am looking at a dual setup from top gun customz.
I have the Rancho OEM replacement. I'm running stock tires so for now the dual setup is not needed.
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I have the Rancho OEM replacement. I'm running stock tires so for now the dual setup is not needed.
i was also looking at that OEM replacement from rancho. I saw it at shock warehouse. I am also running stock tires. i just thought a dual would be better. Not so sure tho

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