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Steering Stabalizers??

Are there any available for my truck?
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They are pointless for rack and pinion steering.
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I have seen one truck with them on it, I think Zabeard sent me the pic of it when I was looking around for my lift.
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They are pointless for rack and pinion steering.
Not to contradict, but just for my knowledge, how come there useless for rack and pinion?
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rack and pinion is strong enough and efficient enough that it doesn't need help from stabilizers...
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If they don't help, why do so many stock vehicles come stock with them? I used a rancho stabilizer on my F-350 in place of the smaller stock stabilizer and noticed quite a differance. I think I paid like $45 for it from summit.
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If they don't help, why do so many stock vehicles come stock with them? I used a rancho stabilizer on my F-350 in place of the smaller stock stabilizer and noticed quite a differance. I think I paid like $45 for it from summit.
Your F350 had a solid axle (if it's 4wd, not sure if they all are) and a whole different steering system.
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rack n pinion stronger than standrd gear boxes? LOL
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All I know is what I have personally experianced and in my experiances, the steering stabilizers help quite a bit, especially if using larger than stock tires.
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With a steering box and linkages constantly changing geometry, the stabilizers slow and help prevent bump steer, which is almost non-existent in rack and pinion b/c of its design.
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They are generally used for solid axles which use linkages and a steering box just like Jey said... I don't even know how you'd go about mounting one on a truck with rack and pinion steering
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I don't even know how you'd go about mounting one on a truck with rack and pinion steering
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iv seen pics of them on IFS trucks.. they mount on the outer tie rod ends and a fixed point on the frame or bracket
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search... this is the third hit on google.com

here is the superlift kit.


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Those help off-road just as much as those mickey thompson tires hahaha.
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lol i didnt say it was any good, he asked if there was a kit. and i showed him
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man if i ever saw someone who had those on their truck, I would punch them in the face. If they got that much money to waste, they should waste it on me instead.
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its a show truck. money is always wasted on show trucks.
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they need to be chromed...
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not chrome, gold fool.
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LOL, gold....lmao
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search... this is the third hit on google.com

here is the superlift kit.


What did you search Zach?
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i love seeing pics like that!!! it's like a hummer with 18 inches of lift!!! useless as **** on a boar hog!!!

anyone notice the nice shiney CHROME skid plate!!! man that is some superior protection right there
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superlift + ranger

thats what i searched. its on the first page
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