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"Return-to-center" steering stabilizer?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Can Can, Feb 16, 2002.

  1. Can Can

    Can Can Pusher Man Staff Member Super Moderator

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    \"Return-to-center\" steering stabilizer?

    Is there such an animal? I' believe I've read about them but do they make them for a K5 apllication? My existing stabilizer shock just holds it's position wherever that might be, and I was wondering if a return-to-centre would be better....



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  2. Michael

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    Re: \"Return-to-center\" steering stabilizer?

    Some on here have had good results with the 4-way coilover stabilzer. I just installed one on my '74 2wd, that runs 35" tires, and it didn't help very much. It still doesn't return to center well and still wanders all over the road. It may be my cheapo tires, I'm not sure..... You can see one here: www.jmartin.net/goose
     
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    Re: \"Return-to-center\" steering stabilizer?

    I thought the return to center problem was a allignment problem. mine returns fine with 32" and 2 1/2 lift

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    Re: \"Return-to-center\" steering stabilizer?

    Mine works great - like any coilover you've got to screw with the spring a little bit to get it fully functional though. I found that ½ a turn of torsion on the spring gave it a much stronger return impulse.

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    Re: \"Return-to-center\" steering stabilizer?

    If you want more return to center, shim the front pinion down. This will increase caster. You could also add more tow in, but this will increase tire wear (rotate often if you do). I can let go of the wheel at 90+ on mine and it tracks fine.

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    Re: \"Return-to-center\" steering stabilizer?

    could be kingpin time

    formerly 77chev
    still a jerk though
     

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