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Old 09-21-2004, 01:36 PM
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I had a new steering stabilizer installed today and now I can't turn left. I bought the part at Schucks. I think they gave me the one for a small Wag. Ratafrackingoddarinmothertootin Schucks.
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Old 09-21-2004, 02:01 PM
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Was the wheel straight when you installed it? Also did you install it in the same location as the old?
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Old 09-21-2004, 02:25 PM
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I had someone else do it since I have been working a lot lately. Do you think I got the right part only installed wrong?
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Old 09-21-2004, 03:34 PM
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seems logical
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Old 09-21-2004, 04:15 PM
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Don't you imagine it got installed either collapsed or fully extended? Rather than mid travel w/ the wheels straight?
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Old 09-21-2004, 05:23 PM
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Like Porkchop mentioned, is it in the same place? Like the stock mounts? Can't really mismount it then. It would only be a problem if the part has a different length and throw. If it was an aftermarket clamp on part then you just need to loosen the clamps adjust it so as it's at half throw when wheels are straight (assuming the throw is long enough for the application). I don't run a stabilizer myself (with 35s) since steering issues shouldn't be hidden and the power steering box is a **** fine dampner in its own right. Never could figure out how a little horizontal shock is suppose to help anyway. I do know my rig had one fro the factory, as do a lot of rigs but really what's the point?
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Rather than mount it with the wheels straight and try to estimate where mid travel was, I've always mounted my steering stablizers with the wheels at full stop and the stablizer almost fully extended. For instance, on my J-10, where the stablizer mounts on the drivers side, I'd turn the wheels all the way to the left, mount the stabilizer to the axle, then the steering link, then loosen the mount on the steering link and slide it until the stabilizer is fully extended and then slide it back about half an inch to keep it from bottoming out. That's just me though...

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Yea, I do the same as j-truck thing, never had a problem doing it like that.
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Old 09-22-2004, 02:21 PM
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I took it off and remounted it today and can now turn left based on J truck things directions. It is pretty good but I need a little more room to the right now. Thanks for the help guys. My mechanic just put it on like the old one and didn't adjust the sliding mechanism.
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I need a new stabilizer. Never thought about the install. I will remember this post. Thanks Grandcoug!
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