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I am looking to buy a dual steering stabilizer for my leveled 06 with 35s but not sure what to get. I have been doing a lot or research and still dont know as there are a lot of different setups. Is it worth the extra money to step up to a nitrogen shock and what are the benefits of it? Or is it overkill? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
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dual opposing gas charged Bilsteins and a top gun customz mount for me u can leave the name off the mount http://www.topguncustomz.com/c-86-du...ion=-2289-254-

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Zmann is there a reason you got the bilsteins instead of the standard oil filled shocks? I guess thats more of my question is the cost vs function.
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the bilsteins are charged and push to center also keeps foaming of the oil down

they have proven worthy I have had them on for probably 50,000 I checked them not long ago and they still push out on their own

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I understand they extend themselves but it takes more to push them in so the force they have to extend themselves is negated by the extra force needed to push the other one in therfor canceling each other out. Or atleast thats the way i understand it.
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Those are awesome shocks I know Fabtech makes a set with 3/4 shafts that are heavy duty.
I myself have the Pro Comp stabilizer and they are 5/8 shaft and 1-3/8 pistons. They work very well for my 38/15.50 tires. I had the Rancho's on first and those were very small and weak in comparison.
I got mine a 4 Wheel Parts for like $40.00 each and they do a great job. The boots were $8.00 extra.
It's up to you I'm sure the ones Zman has are better it comes down to how much you are willing to give for a set. I wish I had the Fabtech or the Bilstein but I'm happy with mine.
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I am looking at the rough country performance kit with 11/16 shaft and a 2.2 inch body. I also like the center mounting bracket it is more like what you get with the pmf or top gun customz kits. Thanks for your input and experience!
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I am looking at the rough country performance kit with 11/16 shaft and a 2.2 inch body. I also like the center mounting bracket it is more like what you get with the pmf or top gun customz kits. Thanks for your input and experience!
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I understand they extend themselves but it takes more to push them in so the force they have to extend themselves is negated by the extra force needed to push the other one in therfor canceling each other out. Or atleast thats the way i understand it.
This post hurt my head.....lol


If you go by that school of thought, same thing can be said about a standard oil shock, force to pull it out is cancelled by the force of the other going in.....if I understood that post. IMO, oil shocks are sooooo much more of pain to pull out then to push in a charged shock......but to each their own, let us know if we can help you out with whatever you are looking at bud

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I am not real sure how any of it really works which is the reason i am here asking. So with an oil shock is it more likely that your steering will not return to center unassisted? Or does anybody with oil shocks have rtc issues? Sorry for being such a noob i just dont like throwing my money away and would like to get the best i can for my money.
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