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Stabilizer or hydro?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by ssped, Mar 29, 2007.

  1. ssped

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    It only happens verry rarely but I occasionally get Death wobble when hitting a pot hole. I have been searching here and came across someones imput stating with Hydro that the DW would not happen. I am running a 10b with Xover. Is that correct?
     
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    do you have a stock caster angle? lift springs may angle your pinion too far forward and mess up your caster. i just put a steering stabilizer in my dana 60, cuz ive never had one and it, and it made a real difference at slower speeds, not so much on the freeway. i'm sure it would definately help you out though. and it WAS noticable.


    if a stabilizer doenst work, sell it on ebay. its a way cheaper trial run that getting a hydro assist right off the bat.....unless you really really need it.
     
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    i just gave domonic a brand new steering stabilizer, he just got hydro so he isnt using it, might wanna hit him up for it, it got rid of my death wobble while i had it, they help mask slop in your steering
     
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    I had DW real bad on my 60. Rebuilt the kingpins, same, added stabilizer, same.
    Just did hydro last weekend and it's completely gone. Cost me 89.00 for the ram from surplus supply and 100.00 for custom hoses. Total 190.00

    Before I got to where I wouldn't drive it at all, it was just too annoying.
     
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    im curious why your hoses cost you so much, did you need special custom hoses with different fittings or wat? a 48in hose w/ 1/4 NPTM fittings on both sides is like 8 bucks from surplus center .com......

    http://www.surpluscenter.com/item.asp?UID=2005122900455966&item=916-1448&catname=hydraulic
     
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    Hydro assist is just another band-aid until you fix the problem.

    Jack up the front end and watch the steering ends for play with a freind turning the wheel.

    Jesse
     
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    I have hydro assist and I had death wobble so bad I could not drive my truck at all.I put in new king pin springs,plastic bushings,and an 1/8" shim on top of the spring and that fixed it.I had tried the shim by its self but it did nothing for it.

    Upper king pin parts are cheap.I would look at that if you have not already.
     
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    it is a 10b with new Ball joints, bearings, cross over steering with new TRE's... there is no play at all in the steering. it has only happened twice in3 months at like 30mph. it is still scary when it happend but totally negotiable. I am leading towards adding the hydro to it if it will dampen it a smidge it should be gone.
     
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    Hydro will almost certainly make it go away, but it's still a band-aid solution. It's like wrapping your entire arm in a gause for a paper cut, (read: it does a good job at masking it) but it still didn't fix the root problem.
     
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    /fixed

    (I think DW is more comparable to a broken arm. A paper cut would be more like a torn TRE boot) :p
     
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    Opps,missed the 10 bolt part :D

    I had a Dana 44 with new everything and I got wobble pretty bad sometimes.I put a single stabilizer on it and it got rid of it.

    As long as you know everything is all good and nothing is broken or worn out,a stabilizer is fine.You will just have to put up with the its just a bandaid crap :D
     
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    I think I will install Hydro assist on her. It is under 200 bucks and that will be an upgrade to the system rather than just mickey mousing a sabilizer onto it. I would have to do the same work to put a stabilizer on as the Hydraulic ram onto the Xover. Might as well make it better Right!
     
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    How can you do hydro-assist for under $200? I'm probably going to HA also, but all I've seen is like $500 kits. I already have high-steer and X-over steering on a D60.
     
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    When you guys refer to "hydro assist" are you referring to just normal power steering? Because my Jimmy came with stock power steering. Or is there another fancier type of hydro assist out there, besides cross over?
     

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