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Steering Stabilizer Question

Hey guys. I have a question. Anyone ever heard of putting steering stabilizers on a 2004 Ranger Edge?? It's got the rack and pinon steering. Nobody makes a stabilizer for the 2004 Ranger. So it's gotta be a custom job. The shop was telling me maybe a stablizer on both sides of the rack and pinion. Anybody got stabilizers on rack and pinion???? How'd you do it?? Thx.
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i dont think you can put steering stabilzers on a rack in pinion let alone IFS..

dnt hold me to it tho..
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Yea, the shop thought they could do it. It was just the task of thinking up a design.
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Any help from anyone??
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i dont think you can put steering stabilzers on a rack in pinion let alone IFS..

dnt hold me to it tho..
they make em for the older(83?-97) gearbox trucks like mine, theres no need for one on a truck with a rack and pinion, it would be pointless, unless your going for looks, i think it would stress the rack out and make it prematurely fail but i have no idea.
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the rack and pinion trucks found in the '98+ Rangers don't need a steering stabilizer.....the rack and pinion acts as its steering stabilizer.......

Evan you can put them on IFS.....they make them for '97 and older Rangers which has a form of IFS....
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the rack and pinion trucks found in the '98+ Rangers don't need a steering stabilizer.....the rack and pinion acts as its steering stabilizer.......

Evan you can put them on IFS.....they make them for '97 and older Rangers which has a form of IFS....
procomp makes them for f150's, but there is no need as the RP doesnt need it.
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ahhh......

BTW: happy b-day Andrew...
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Well, i think it need it. I don't have the control i used to have. My steering wheel shakes too. So i though thata stabilizer would fix the problem.
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a stabilizer will only mask the problem.....fix the source of the problem.....more than likely you have either bad ends or ball joints........
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good to know. Thanks.
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This thread has Ben dead since 2007 but I have a question about if everything is good. (I admit I haven't checked the rack it self out yet). But the truck still seems more sensitive than it used to. Where do you look to improve the strength at? A stronger power stearing pump. Maby a difrent rack. I'm about to finish my lift and I want to improve handling not fight it when it's windy out I wanted to put a stearing stabilizer on it but I agree it's pointless on a rack and pinion
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Hey guys. I have a question. Anyone ever heard of putting steering stabilizers on a 2004 Ranger Edge?? It's got the rack and pinon steering. Nobody makes a stabilizer for the 2004 Ranger. So it's gotta be a custom job. The shop was telling me maybe a stablizer on both sides of the rack and pinion. Anybody got stabilizers on rack and pinion???? How'd you do it?? Thx.
I saw a picture on Google a long time ago of a ranger that had dual steering stabilizers on and ifs front. Each one attached to the outer tie rod end at a spot next to the inner tie rod. I wish i had looked more into it! But it's definitely gotta be a custom deal.
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