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post #1 of (permalink) Old 08-23-2000, 03:53 PM
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Steering Stabilizers

I need a little help here - I've got an 86 GMC 2500 with a 6" lift and 35" tires. The steering is a little washy, and when I get bumped around on the trails due to the stiff suspension - the wheel goes crazy. Also - when braking the truck pulls to the left. SO....am I going to get anything out of a steering stabilizer or am I looking at something more substantial here? Any recommendations?



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post #2 of (permalink) Old 08-23-2000, 05:19 PM
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Re: Steering Stabilizers

Nice truck! I've got an '85 K20, 4" lift and 33's.

You should have a steering stabilizer - it will help. With 35's you could run with duals. Might be a little stiff. We've run singles with 35's before, no problems. Should solve your problem - you could convert to x-over steering... but you shouldn't have to, if you've corrected your steering linkage geometry.

The pulling to the left is another problem. Wheel bearing, brakes sticking/caliper, ball joints, or a tire problem, pressure, balance or structural.

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Do you have one of those steering shocks? It goes from the frame to the center link? If not, try that... They have them from JC Whitney.

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post #4 of (permalink) Old 08-24-2000, 11:57 PM
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Re: Steering Stabilizers

You, just to let you know, that is a steering stabilizer.

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Re: Steering Stabilizers

I put on a new steering stabilizer (ProComp ES2000 single) and if binds up when Im trying to turn steering all the way to the right! I put it on exactly like I took the old one off. I'm wondering if the piston is too long? I have the body parts mounted on the axle, by the differential (D44) and I have the piston part mounted on the tie rod very close to the left steering knuckle. Maybe the piston is bottoming out in the body when I compress it turning to the right? Why did they sell me the wrong one! Arrgh.
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