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Rockstomper Rock Rods questions please help

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by TxK5Blazer, Oct 21, 2003.

  1. TxK5Blazer

    TxK5Blazer 1/2 ton status

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    I am looking for a steering stabilizer that will work with my 10bolt and my rock rod my parts house can't find one that will work. I need one extened 18" and compressed 10" it must have eyes on at least one end or both does any one have a part number or know of one that will work in this applicatoin....Jason
     
  2. Shaggy

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    A steering stabilizer is just a shock absorber that doesn't mind being laid on it's side. I beleive that an RS9000 will work just fine as a steering stabilizer, they can be mounted with either end up, I see no reason why you couldn't lay it on it's side.
     
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    you need a clamp on style mount or build a mount your self and weld it to your rock rod...i think rockstomper makes one though /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif
     
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    I'm pretty sure a steering stabilizer has equal dampening in both directions, while a shock absorber has different dampening rates in vs. out. I would'nt use a regular shock. /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif
     
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    Good point, but an RS9000 also has adjustable damping. Mine felt pretty similar in either direction before I put them on, but that's not very scientific. He could put two on, one facing in either direction so the force is equal both ways. Talk about what an expensive band-aid that would be... /forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif
     
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    ~$160 solution
     
  7. Bushwhacker

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    I have a dual pro comp stabilizer I would sell. I had the bracket made at a local fab shop so it bolts right up to the Rockstomper rod. all hardware also. excellent shape. Let me know if you might be interested in it.

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    the rs9000 you can run any way rod up or down so I assume the damping would be the same both way right?
     
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    Trailmaster makes a coilover steering stabilizer /forums/images/graemlins/truck.gif
     
  10. jekbrown

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    have u posted in the wanted forum? surely there is a ck5 member that has gone hydro-assist and no longer needs a steering stab...

    j
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
    Trailmaster makes a coilover steering stabilizer /forums/images/graemlins/truck.gif

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    I beleive that the spring in that works in both compression and tension. Could be wrong, but it wouldn't make sense if it only worked one way.
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
    have u posted in the wanted forum? surely there is a ck5 member that has gone hydro-assist and no longer needs a steering stab...


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    yeah, like me.. and i even have the rockstomper bracket that you need.. /forums/images/graemlins/deal.gif
    you know how to get in touch with me..
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
    the rs9000 you can run any way rod up or down so I assume the damping would be the same both way right?

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    Not any longer. Rancho has quit saying that the 9k's can be mounted body up. They have to be mounted body down.
    Also, whether it's up or down doesn't matter, compression is still compression and extension is still extension.
     
  14. Hossbaby50

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    I don't have a steering stab. on my truck. After I installed the rock rod I never got the mounts to reinstall it. I was waiting to see if I needed it. I didn't notice any difference with my old tierod with stab. compaired to the rock rod without it. You might not need it and can save yourself some $$$. Worth a shot. Its a free test.
     
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    I have run a stock steering stab. for years with my Rock Rod. No complaints.
     
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    get hydro assist... then u dont need no stinkin steering stab.

    j
     
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    THANKS for all the help guys my parts man did some reasearch too and found one for me this morning so it is on the blazer now will see after work how she rides put it on during my lunch break...Jason
     

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