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Steering Stabilizer Shock

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by beefcake83, Mar 18, 2001.

  1. beefcake83

    beefcake83 1/2 ton status

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    Can any shock type be used in place of the stock stabilizer shock? I'm running dual RS5000's up front and want to change out the old regular steering stabilizer shock sometime.

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  2. 90K5

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    Yes. Just make sure it will work. Measure how long it will have to be compressed and extended, and thats how long it has to be.

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    i would go w/ dual steering stableizers. i put dual ones on mine. they kick arse!!! [ass] hehe
    they are rough country and we 90$ w/ the boots for free.


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  4. 90K5

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    Actually...are you sure you need one? I had one with my old worn out tie rods, it was a Dick Cepek, and when I took the old ones off, it came off too and I haven't replaced it yet...haven't really needed it. I think they are sort of a band aid for worn steering components.

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  5. Triaged

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    Shocks have more dampning on rebound than they do in bump. If you use a regular shock as a steering stablizer it will have more dampning turning one way than the other.

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    TRIAGED IS CORRECT THE REGULAR SHOCK DAMPENS HARDER ONE WAY THAN THE OTHER, SO YOU SHOULD HAVE A REAL STEERING STABILIZER, NOT JUST A SHOCK. I DO NOT THINK THERE IS MUCH COST DIFF BETWEEN THE 2, THE STAB JUST WORKS BETTER. I CHANGED OUT MY FRONT SINGLE FACTORY STABILIZER WITH A SINGLE TRAILMASTER SSV STABILIZER, AFTER I HAD REPLACED ALL THE TIE RODS, AND IT MADE THE TRUCK MUCH MORE STABLE AT HIGHWAY SPEEDS. I THEN REPLACED THE SWAY BAR BUSHINGS WICH WERE ABOUT TO SPIT OUT THE OLD RUBBER PAD, WITH NEW POLY BUSHINGS, AND NOW THE TRUCK CORNERS LIKE A SPORTS CAR. THE FIRST THING I DID WAS TO REPLACE THE WORN OUT RED RYDER SHOCKS, WITH THE TTRAIL MASTER SSV'S, AND THAT ALSO MADE A BIG DIFF ON THE HIGHWAY.
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    Just "for your information", typing in all caps is used for yelling and is considered to be very rude when used consistently. It is also much harder to read.

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    Get a real steering stabilizer for it. Don't skimp on front end parts. Besides, a shock and a stabilizer are different designs. I don't mean to come off being rude er anything, I'm just getting tired of people skimping on so many important things just to be cheap or lower costs. I'm still kinda hacked at the arizona group that went and trashed some guys place.

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