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Steering stabilizer limiting steering radius...alot!

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by camarossguy2, Dec 20, 2006.

  1. camarossguy2

    camarossguy2 1/2 ton status

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    My truck used to have a turing radius of of approx 74':eek1:. It had horrible suspension geometry with a 8'' lift and 38'' tires.


    So i broke down and did cross over steering. :rolleyes:
    WOW...i will get to that later tho:D

    Any way, while setting the draglink ends i noticed that the knucles were not hitting there stops by about 3/4 of an inch each. I removed my wonderfull procomp explorer steering stabilizer (or dampener ) and Tuh-duh....the knucles nailed there stops.

    I'd estimate that it gave me and extra 20+ degrees more steering each way.



    I took the truck for a test drive and wow... i can turn my blazer around in a standard neighborhood steet!!. Before i couldn't even turn it around in a large cul-desac!!

    Has anyone had this problem with there steering stabilizer as well? If not, and your knucles hit there stops...what brand and part number stabilizer do you have??

    Thanks
     
  2. 79k20350

    79k20350 3/4 ton status

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    How much stroke does the stabilizer have? The stops may not be iout far enough. Being able to trun to tight could eat up some u joints real quick....
     
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    79k20350 3/4 ton status

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    Btw, something with 8" of stroke should be efficent...
     
  4. camarossguy2

    camarossguy2 1/2 ton status

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    My wife thinks so to:laugh:

    kidding


    The knucle stops are factory....one know is original to my truck and the other one is from a junk yard and the stops are the same length and look like they have never been adjusted.

    The stabilizer has about 8.5'' of stroke....hmm. Maybe somethign was binding?
     
  5. JEBSR

    JEBSR 1/2 ton status

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    Take a measurement between the stabalizer mounts with wheels turned full lock to the right, then to the left and you will have the numbers you need. Then just locate the right shock.
     

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