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Is a steering stabilizer a must for a 4.5" suspension lift?

I will be installing an Icon 4.5" lift on my '08 F-350 and running stock 20" wheels on 35" tires. Is a steering stabilizer a must? If so I'd be installing the Icon Dual Steel Stabilizer Kit. Thank you!
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Im not sure its a must but man o man it sure can make your ride a lot more enjoyable.

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I dont have one on my F250 yet. I heard that they are recommend when you do larger tires.

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even if you put say a Rancho in the stock location you would notice an improvement IMHO

IDK about Icon i like the topgun with Bilsteins around 300 bucks I have around 40k on mine and checked them the other day they are still charged and working fine

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Topgun springs are made by Icon. I know this for fact because I inquired them about who they got their springs from.
I have the Icon 7" springs and they are much better then the stock ride. My springs have the D&R Racing logo on them which is actually where the design for Icon originated.

Any ways that's what I know...................Oh yea: Hell YES you need that stabilizer


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Put one on there, you'll love it!


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99-04 they only mask steering issues. I have run 285s, 365s and 315s on my truck without a steering stabilizer, no issues. In fact, when I had the 285s, I put one on because I thought that I needed one (there wasn't one on it when I bought the truck in '06). I didn't notice any difference, I bent the rod off roading one night, took it off and never looked back.

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from what i know you don't need one, but i here they can help save your alignment, in turn saving tires and money... don't know how true it is but it sounded legit to me
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i ran 6in with 37's with no stabilizer for a while.. no issues at all.. i had to while i waited for my icons to come in

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Topgun springs are made by Icon. I know this for fact because I inquired them about who they got their springs from.
I have the Icon 7" springs and they are much better then the stock ride. My springs have the D&R Racing logo on them which is actually where the design for Icon originated.

Any ways that's what I know...................Oh yea: Hell YES you need that stabilizer
Actually Top Gun's coils are supplied by Pure Performance and not Icon. They were an Icon dealer a few years back but I don't believe that the 2 do business together any longer.


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