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Re: where I put steering stabilizer OK?
>>i'd sure like to see how big a trap is needed to trap a sami
My front yard is completely surrounded by chain link fence in order to contain the dogs. Actually, the fence goes around the whole house. The dogs come and go as they please through dog doors.
The gates to enter the fence dump out into the driveway, pretty much into the side of my wife's minivan. In order to get out of the front yard fenced area I have to:
1) collect all the dogs and put them in the house and close all the doors.
2) find my wife's keys with the remote starter for her minivan and fire it up
3) run out to the driveway and put the keys in the minivan so I can move it out of the way of the gates
4) open up the dual gates to the yard
5) drive the zuk out into the driveway, avoiding the other vehicles
6) close the gates, move the wife's minivan back in place and bring the wife's keys back in the house and let the dogs out.
When its dark and late and I am tired and dirty, sometimes all this rigmarole doesn't seem to be worth it. Plus, I needed gas an the nearest gas station open at that hour is 20 minutes away.
Ayways, I tried it out tonight. Made a run into town for gas and to hit the lick her store for the wife, brought the wife and the two kids along for the ride. When we got back, I aired down and did my personal minitrail in the receding daylight with everyone still onboard. Both kids fell asleep on the trail.
I havent been for a few weeks and the quads that usually run it, plus the driving rains, have made it much more rocky than it was earlier this year. The new stabilizer made the steering a bit stiffer than before, but about 1000% nicer since it involved a whole lot less jarring and twisting of my wrists.
On the road the change is amazing. I also put on a properly sized grant GT wheel when I put on the stabilizer and the rig is much nicer to drive. Once I get those YJs on there it should be downright pleasant! I had also just done a quickie tuneup while it was in the yard (plugs, wires, cap and rotor) and it was running much stronger as well.