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Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by riz, Dec 28, 2000.

  1. riz

    riz 3/4 ton status

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    <font color=purple>Has anybody else had trouble putting on dual steering stabilizers from Pro Comp ? I got them on but had to use a tool from our maintainence dept. to get it to compress enough to get the nuts on the end studs. Any body else ????</font color=purple>

    <font color=purple>L8r,

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    yeah it is a little tough to squeeze those bushings to get the nut on. I have gotten use to them I can put them on in a snap with vise grips.....

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    My 90 still has the stock all beat'en to hell almost dead stabalizer in it, andI just put my 4" lift on and have noticed that its a little squirrly. If I replace it, how much difference will I notice?

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    <font color=purple> It tightens things up quite a bit, I feel a difference in the way it tracks down the road. It takes the squirrel out of the steering.</font color=purple>

    <font color=purple>L8r,

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    <font color=purple>One more thing, a single should be fine for under 35" tires and a double for tires over 35"ers.</font color=purple>

    <font color=purple>L8r,

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    Im still saving for the tires. Im still on the 29's LOL!!!! Go ahead laugh it up!!! ButIm only going with 33's.

    thanks for the info. You think duals would be too much for 33's?

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    I had duals on 35s, so I can't imagine that they would be "too much" on 33s. I have a question for you guys - last night I took off the stabilizers cause they don't fit on my new Rockstomper tie rod, and now I am getting a scary speed wobble! I replaced the rod ends, checked the ball joints, the steering is all tight, do you think it is the missing stabilizer??? Doesn't feel to safe when I am cruising down the road and the whole front end starts dancing back and forth!!
     
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    Hey, I have 32 inch BFG ATko's on my 1988 Jimmy with no lift. Would you suggest the steering stabilizer even with 32's just to tighten and clean up the steering? Would it make a big difference? I'm looking for ways to make my jimmy not so scary for my passengers and family drivers when they drive or ride in it. Heck, I'll admit, sometimes I get a little nervous the way it handles cause it's my only car and I don't want anything to happen to it. Thanks,
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    Whats the best kind of steering stabilizer to get? I have an old Dick Cepek still attached to my old tie rod, and i figured I might as well stick a new one on there. Are Rancho stabilizers the best?

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    Personally, I would say that the one on sale is the best one!! :) Not much to a stabilizer (except it seems, in my case, where removal of it has caused me to have some white knuckle rides with the speed wobble!)
     
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    Like kpanza said the cheaper the better I have replaced three in the last year rocks love to bend and twist them ,But all three were bent becouse of bad spotting I swear I am a good driver!!!!!!!lol. later Big B

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    kpanza, I read your other post on the speed wobble, and man I dont know what to tell you there. Maybe you bent something else when you bent the tie rod end. But you might try getting a bracket that you can clamp on or weld onto the rockstomper so that you can mount a stabalizer. That may help. But you might just need to take it to a front end shop and have it aligned. Now that you have replaced all the sterring stuff, you may have the frontend alignment way out. I would try that first and get an opinion on the wobble while your there.

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    i run 33's with a 2inch lift and i put on dual steering stablizers from rough country, they are the best!!! tightened up my steering and over drives better.
    i ordered them from www.roughcountry.com and if you order them from rough country, then they give you the boots for free!, any color also!
    i chose yellow

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    I have a Rancho steering stabilizer with about 70,000 miles on it. It had 33's the whole time and it still works great. Does anyone know how much mileage it takes to wear one out?

    '89 K5 Silverado 4" lift w/BFG 33's
     
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    I also run dual stabilizer's with 33's and a 2.5inch lift. I bought Rancho they also give free boot's but I don't use them. They work great!

    If it ain't a Chevy, don't raise it up!
     

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