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Steering Stabilizer Question

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 1970Jimmy, Jun 1, 2002.

  1. 1970Jimmy

    1970Jimmy Registered Member

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    Will regular shocks work as steering stabilizers? I have the brackets but my stabilizers have a bit of rock rash. I have a couple of old shocks and thought they might work. If anyone has done this, please let me know how they worked.
    Thanks
     
  2. Blazer79

    Blazer79 1/2 ton status

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    My steering stab. is a Rancho 5000 shock. I think any shock may work as long as it's long enough and it's not a gas charged shock, since those are always pushing to extend, they will try to steer your vehicle to one side.
     
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    I'm pretty sure that the valving is different from a shock, a steering stabilizer will be 50/50, where a standard shock will be more like 70/30. In other words, if you use a shock it will dampen your steering a lot better in one direction than the other.
     
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    Blazinaire has it. They are valved incorrectly. You need a 50/50 valving and that's why steering stabilizers are different.
    -- Mike
     
  5. 1970Jimmy

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    Thanks alot for the info!!
     

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