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Old 07-30-2011, 11:51 AM   #1
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steering stabilizer...ome or teraflex

i was looking at either an ome or a teraflex. not really sure what the difference is. my stock stabilizer is completely shot so i need a new one. also should i replace anything else to go along with it? Any info is appreciated. thanks,

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Old 07-30-2011, 12:00 PM   #2
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Not really gonna be able to tell much a difference between steering stabilizers. I'd say go OME.

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Old 07-30-2011, 12:09 PM   #3
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kinda what i was thinking as well.
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Old 07-30-2011, 02:03 PM   #4
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All stabilizers are 50/50. I does not make any difference. Many of us use the basic Monroe stabilizer. You can get it at pretty much any local auto parts store for under 30.00.
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Old 07-30-2011, 02:30 PM   #5
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Good luck getting the tapered bolt out. I've been trying for a day. Damn thing won't budge.
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Old 07-30-2011, 02:34 PM   #6
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My mechanic will do it just for that reason. He has all the tools I don't. Good luck with that.
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Old 07-30-2011, 02:44 PM   #7
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Cheapest will work fine.

A large hammer and a swift straight blow will nock it lose. Not difficult.
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Old 07-30-2011, 02:52 PM   #8
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I've pounded the hell out of it and it hasn't even moved a budge.
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Old 07-30-2011, 02:54 PM   #9
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Cheapest will work fine.

A large hammer and a swift straight blow will nock it lose. Not difficult.
Could you sawzall it?
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Old 07-30-2011, 04:39 PM   #10
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Mine wouldn't move with just a hammer and oil. Tried for way too long, couldn't believe it. Don't know why I didn't go to the torch sooner, after hitting it with that, it came out by hand.
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Old 07-30-2011, 06:00 PM   #11
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What type of torch did u get and from where?
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Old 07-30-2011, 06:15 PM   #12
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Even a cheap Procomp would do the trick as far as im concerned.

Hit it hard from the side with a hammer instead of the top, you dont want the tapered bolt to mushroom out on you.
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This is what I used. Not saying it's the greatest, but worked for me.
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Old 07-31-2011, 09:05 PM   #14
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Oh, and you can get a propane torch like that just about anywhere. I think I got that one at Tractor Supply. Around $30 at any auto parts store, wall-mart, etc. Works wonders for stuck parts, 4 wheeler bearings, etc. Just make sure to heat the part you want to expand, in this case the rod the bolt goes into. Idea is to make the hole bigger so the other part can slide out easier. Sometimes you have to heat the bolt itself, then let it cool and repeat. This should free up corrosion, lock-tight, etc. I've seen some use the torch to heat the bolt and whatever it's in, then put an ice cube on the bolt to free it up, but I've never had much luck with that. Spray with oil, then heat... Repeat. It helps the oil soak in. Good idea to have one of these too...
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