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Old 02-01-2011, 07:38 PM   #1
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Installed new Rancho stabilizer.

I installed a new steering stabilizer today.. I removed my factory unit and went with the Rancho all I have to say is I can really tell the difference. I am running 33x12.5s With a RE 4.5"lift.. Before the Rancho when I hit a bump in the road My steering wheel would vibrate or move from side to side.That feeling is now gone. Very pleased with the Rancho. Installing new shocks next week..The RE Shocks have to go..

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That side to side play you felt when you hit a bump is from something being loose or worn out and the steering stabilizer only placed a temporary band-aid over the problem. Something is still wrong, steering stabilizers never really fix anything... they just mask problems.

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I do agree to a point. But I had my rig at the shop last week a very reputable 4x4 garage to get an alignment and a general inspection all was new or like new.. nothing loose. The shop recommended a heavier duty stabilizer as my wheels are 33x12.5 and the original unit was leaking?

All I know is my steering feels better after the install? I feel stabilizers do mask problems. but I also feel if you have a under sized bad unit with over sized tires/lift this will also cause problems. as the stabilizer can not do it's job which is to keep the steering stabilized?

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That side to side play you felt when you hit a bump is from something being loose or worn out and the steering stabilizer only placed a temporary band-aid over the problem. Something is still wrong, steering stabilizers never really fix anything... they just mask problems.
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