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Where to get a STEERING STABILIZER ?

I have an 01 XLT 4x4 and want a steering stabilizer, I searched around and can't seem to find where to get one or who makes them. I've seen some pics on the net of them but no info on where they got it. I have 31x10.5x15's and figure a stabilizer would soften some stuff up.
If anyone has one, is it worth it?
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i cant imagine needing one for those size tires... folks here have 35's without stableizers
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ok, I just want to see if anyone has one, and if it helps at all, noticeablly
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I've never heard of using a stabilizer on a rack and pinion steering set up. I can't imagine it would do much.
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yah...check your aligment camber/caster/etc along with your shocks, or purchase a front sway bar (if not already equipped)

those things should help in steering
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i thought all rangers came with a Front sway bar?
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Yea I'd like to hear more about this topic also, because I've seen many Rangers with dual stearing stablizers.
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Yea I'd like to hear more about this topic also, because I've seen many Rangers with dual stearing stablizers.

when you say many, how many is that? and do you have linkage?


only ones i can think of is when they do a SAS, but then again that could be my imagination
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if youre referring to the shock style stabilizers, i have not seen any for a rack and pinion set up. even on solid axles, a steering stabilizer only puts a bandaid on a larger problem, and can sometimes even work against the suspesion. i took the double one off my bronco.
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a steering stabilizer won't help anyone who owns a ranger. they were designed for older trucks with a less than efficient power steering system. Or for those older trucks/jeeps w/o power steering. they are usually used on newer vehicle for aesthetics. In some cases they are needed for new systems. Case in point ford's monster 250 SD with a 7/5 lift on 50" meats...

but if you wanna know who makes one, go to Rancho's website...they have universal applications. You can also make your own with a little research and a little know how...
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Yeah like they said, it won't do you a darned thing for our set-ups. They're primarily for solid front axles with 'less than efficient power steering.' No real sense in persuing one for your truck = X
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if ur running 50" tires on a SD u need 2 1/2 ton axles and hydrolic assist steering.

Steering stabilizers in any, way, shape or form are a band aid for a bigger problem. they are used for the jackasses who want be cool or dont wanna spend the $$ to fix the problem(s).
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Here's one pic that I just found on this site, http://www.truckworld.com/4x4-OffRoa...-98ranger.html.
I didn't realize it had 39's on the wheels, for that application, it may be needed.
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if youre referring to the shock style stabilizers, i have not seen any for a rack and pinion set up. even on solid axles, a steering stabilizer only puts a bandaid on a larger problem, and can sometimes even work against the suspesion. i took the double one off my bronco.
They do exist... I was telling somebody the dont a while back, and sure enough he showed it to me... I still see absolulty no need for it though on a R&P and with that small of tire and light of truck.. give me a few, I'll dig it up.

EDIT:: Ok, I cant find it but I know its Superlift, and it is either a member here or on GE that showed it to me...

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They could be useful for larger-tired Rangers under certain offroad conditions. I OFTEN drive my Ranger at reckless speeds down trails I know and many of those trails are uneven enough to kick the steering with hard with fist-sized rocks and certain sized ruts. I'm thinking Centralia in particular here. I think a stabilizer MIGHT be of benefit, even to a rack-and-pinion vehicle under those circumstances -- but I could be wrong.

Still, I too have never seen one for a 1998+ Ranger.
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I knew I wasnt crazy.. (well thats still debatable, but still..)

Here are a couple photos of it, still trying to find the manufacturer, but I'm sure its Superlift.



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those tires are WAY to tall and wide for that set up.
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those tires are WAY to tall and wide for that set up.
Yeah, but the chicks'll dig it....
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I think that truck looks terrible.
It is a Superlift system. It works only for the superlift steering setup and only up to 97's.
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I think that truck looks terrible.
It is a Superlift system. It works only for the superlift steering setup and only up to 97's.
Thats a R&P 98-up set up dude...
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that's a really nice looking truck. Makes me think of the potentials in mine

I think i've seen some for the rangers on umm... jc whitney's website.
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The truck is a 98, but according to the superlift manual for the system via their website, it only works to 97. They had to do some mods, which may not be too hard to accomplish.
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I did find a Rancho one on JCWhitney:
http://www.jcwhitney.com/autoparts/P...003409/c-10101
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I think that truck looks terrible.
It is a Superlift system. It works only for the superlift steering setup and only up to 97's.
LOOKS terrible? But how is it offroad? If you point is only looks, you're wasting everyone's time talking about steering stablilizers.

Some people who have watched the "evolution" (or "devolution", lol -- thanks Devo) of my truck hate the way it looks now saying I took a pretty truck and made it look "mean". Oh well. I'd much rather have it offroad the way I've got it now.

That truck in the picture looks perfectly acceptable for an offroad vehicle.
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The truck is a 98, but according to the superlift manual for the system via their website, it only works to 97. They had to do some mods, which may not be too hard to accomplish.
Yea their site isnt very up to date/accurate. You CAN NOT modify one for a 97prior to work on R&P, there IS a kit to do it... it exists, you just need to find a dealer to order it.

That rancho one is written wrong by the way, its no good past 97, notice how it refers to beams...
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