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steering stabilizer

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by blueblazes, Jan 3, 2001.

  1. blueblazes

    blueblazes Registered Member

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    Hello all,
    I'm going to replace my steering stabilizer (single) this weekend, and was wondering if there are any tips or tricks I should know? Thanks.
     
  2. kpanza

    kpanza 1/2 ton status

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    If I remember correctly, for Chevys and Dodges you turn the wheels all the way to the left, and pull the shock out 1 inch, and that's where you mount it (this is for aftermarket units, such as my Dick Cepek, where you replace the brackets). Hope this helps.
     
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    Stay Away from "pep girls"
    and their "Gabrial" line
     
  4. Confederate9

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    if u havent already bought the stableizers get rough country.
    thats what i have on mine and i am very pleased, it tightened up the steering and made things over all much better.
    you can order them from www.roughcountry.com
    and they come with free boots. and your choice of color. thats jsut an added bonus@!!!!!!

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    K5: Because size DOES matter
     
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    I am running Rancho dual's no problems here.....


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  6. kpanza

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    I used to run the dual setup, but when I was inspecting it last week, I noticed that one shock was not working so took it off. I can't say I notice a difference between one or two shocks, and I will probably replace it with a Heckethorn (I think same as Rough Country) when the time comes.
     
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    How long have you had your stabilizers?



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    What's a ball park price for a stabilizer?
     
  9. kpanza

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    I have had those shocks on their for about 4 years now...the one still works ok, the other was trashed. I have been running 35s since I put them on.
     
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    I have had those shocks on there for about 4 years now...the one still works ok, the other was trashed. I have been running 35s since I put them on.
     
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    I used to have the duals on mine also, but a rock snapped the lower one off. I don't even notice any difference running just the single one. You can pick up the procomps pritty cheap, and they are just as good as the others.
     

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