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Which steering stabilizer

I have a rk max travel and am thinking about getting a steering stabilizer to tighten up the loose steering feel. I don't not ever had death wobble and have minimal amount of bump steer. I don't want to have any interference issues with cross brands. What is everyone running with this lift?
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I have a rk max travel and am thinking about getting a steering stabilizer to tighten up the loose steering feel. I don't not ever had death wobble and have minimal amount of bump steer. I don't want to have any interference issues with cross brands. What is everyone running with this lift?
Bilstein but if you do a search you are going to come up with a wealth of info since this question has been asked often.
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You first should at other sources on your "loose steering feel" mainly caster and toe. The stabi might tighten it a little but likely not by much, it's there to soften shock loads and not to tighten the steering.


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if i had to do it again, i would find someones stock steering stabilizer.

i paid 2 bills for the fox one and it didn't do anything different.


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I dont even have one on.
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Properly setup you don't need one at all.

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I dont run one either, havent for years. you dont need it
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I have a cheap Procomp stabilizer. Works just fine.

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Another vote for don't spend a lot of money on this because it's just not necessary.
This what I have but spend as you like...
•Stabilizer-Monroe #SC-2960 $32.00 approx. I put purty yellow paint on mine and a Monroe sticker cause I'm old school. No really I'm just old.
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If you have a loose steering feel check your caster and toe like others have mentioned. Steering stabilizer isn't going to help you a ton if at all. It's one of the last things on my to do list. I just relocated my stock one so it doesn't get smashed.

P.S. still waiting for pics from the run!

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If you have a loose steering feel check your caster and toe like others have mentioned. Steering stabilizer isn't going to help you a ton if at all. It's one of the last things on my to do list. I just relocated my stock one so it doesn't get smashed.

P.S. still waiting for pics from the run!
I'm gunna try to get it checked out this weekend. Its not a terrible feeling but its not exactly where i want it. This week has been nonstop they will be up soon
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Thanks for the advice everyone, I can't remember what the caster was set to, I'm gunna start there
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To change your caster, would it be best to go with adjustable upper CA's or lower CA's? Im in need of doing this and cant decide which would be better to buy.


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To change your caster, would it be best to go with adjustable upper CA's or lower CA's? Im in need of doing this and cant decide which would be better to buy.
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Really? I figured it would be uppers. The uppers that came with my RC lift were longer than the stockers I think but the lowers were the same length, maybe it was the other way around.


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Really? I figured it would be uppers. The uppers that came with my RC lift were longer than the stockers I think but the lowers were the same length, maybe it was the other way around.
Longer uppers with stock length lowers would be counterproductive on a lift since that would reduce Caster even more


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^^this. If you don't do a full set of arms most go w front lowers and rear uppers. U can also get away with just front lowers. Rear not as critical if u have a four door due to length of the rear ds.

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Longer uppers with stock length lowers would be counterproductive on a lift since that would reduce Caster even more
So Im trying to push the lowers out rather than push the uppers out? I dont really understand caster much or why its relative to the shaking.

Or would I be pulling the lowers in? (shortening the lower CA's).

Is my ultimate goal here to get the axle straight up and down or getting the pinion pointed at the transfer case?

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^^this. If you don't do a full set of arms most go w front lowers and rear uppers. U can also get away with just front lowers. Rear not as critical if u have a four door due to length of the rear ds.

Is this thing on......?
Not really concerned with the rear (I have a 2 door). I have no issues at all with DS clearances, just doing this to try and stop the shimmy.


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I just thought about this concerning turning while driving and I can see how pushing the uppers out or pulling the lowers in would cause a shimmy.

Im thinking its because you would essentially be pushing the tires into the road when you turn rather then turning on the proper radius. Its starting to make sense.


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