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Old 03-14-2013, 04:59 AM
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Dual stabilizer....keep original ?

About to install a dual steering stabilizer..should I keep the factory single in there or yank it ?
Any pros or cons to leaving it ?
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Toss it...........
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Re: Dual stabilizer....keep original ?

Under the "If it ain't broke, then don't fix it" file, does the single stabilzer work? If so, then why change to dual? Unless of course you simply think it looks cooler.

I have a 2003, I have run 285s, 365s, and currently 315s, all WITHOUT a steering stabilizer. I bought it without one in 06, installed one in 07, bent it a month later off roading, never replaced it. For what ever reason, 2005 and up seem to need one.

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My truck never had a steering stabilizer. I installed a dual stabilizer kit from Pro Comp for $148 shipped. I went with duals because I think it looks better than a single under the truck. I could tell a huge difference immediately in how the truck handles. No more wondering all over the road and absolutely 0 steering wheel play when driving and it also completely eliminated the steering wheel yanking to one side or another when driving on rough roads or hitting pot holes.

I also have 275/60r20 Nitto Terra Grapplers and a Pro Comp 6" suspension lift.
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Reading through glasses on my cell phone SUCKS! Totally missed the OP's point there.

Yes, ditch the factory single if you are installing aftermarket duals.
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the down sides being, you shouldnt need one at all, but if added or doubled or tripled....it is just more resistance on somewhat weak steering parts as it is.... it will cause premature wear of the steering components.
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I'm going to the dual because I have a small amount of wandering and play..

I'm on 40's on 20's with an 8"
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you should really think about hydro assit steering !!!!!
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What year is your truck and what lift?
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Old 03-18-2013, 05:40 AM
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Yanked the factory one..it was actually in the way

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