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Old 12-29-2010, 10:35 PM   #1
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Question steering stabilizers?

i remember that someone posted here that they are all the same is that true? rubicon express versus old man emu versus bilstein versus etc...

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Old 12-30-2010, 04:42 AM   #2
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They all work the same if thats what you mean. It's all a matter of preference which one you like.

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Old 12-30-2010, 06:14 AM   #3
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I have old man emu does a great job
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Old 12-30-2010, 07:52 AM   #4
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I have old man emu does a great job
have you use anything else besides stock?
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They all work the same if thats what you mean. It's all a matter of preference which one you like.
x2. they're all valved the same - 50/50. Buy the cheapest thing you can find. Monroe, Skycrapper or whatever.
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They are all, as mentioned, nothint more than a hydraulic shock absorber that is valved 50:50 to provide equal resistance in both directions. The only real difference between most of them are finish-type things like paint and the chrome quality used on the strut. ProComp's works fine, for example, but its paint isn't as good so its body tends to rust before other better brands do.
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They are all, as mentioned, nothint more than a hydraulic shock absorber that is valved 50:50 to provide equal resistance in both directions. The only real difference between most of them are finish-type things like paint and the chrome quality used on the strut. ProComp's works fine, for example, but its paint isn't as good so its body tends to rust before other better brands do.
thanks again jerry but which brand has the best material that it won't rust or at least it would take a long time before it rust?
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thanks again jerry but which brand has the best material that it won't rust or at least it would take a long time before it rust?
buy the cheapest thing you can find, then paint it with Rustoleum of your choice.
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buy the cheapest thing you can find, then paint it with Rustoleum of your choice.
thanks i thought about too but i just wanted to know if other manufacturers made their stuff in rust proof materials already
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I've had good luck with this one
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Old 12-30-2010, 03:31 PM   #11
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I replaced the OEM stabilizer on my 02 with Napa's premium stock replacememt. Works like a champ!
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Most aftermarket dampers are 'fatter' than the stock items, so in some cases, rubbing can be a problem. I have put 3 washers under this Rancho to space it out a bit and give it a bit more clearance.
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Most aftermarket dampers are 'fatter' than the stock items, so in some cases, rubbing can be a problem. I have put 3 washers under this Rancho to space it out a bit and give it a bit more clearance.
Note: Pic depicts right-hand-drive model

is that stock drag link and tie rod or aftermarket?
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is that stock drag link and tie rod or aftermarket?
Stock, but it's a right-hand-drive model.

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