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Old 09-24-2013, 09:35 AM
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I went with the dual steering stabilizers. You are already spending more than $5000 if you are getting new wheels, tires, mounting & balancing, installing old TPMS/buying new ones, alignment. So if you are spending 5 grand already, what's an extra $180? They don't do a whole lot compared to without them, but they do negate ALL bump steer. and have a possibility with prolonging your steering components. especially if you drive on busted roads all the time.

As to a previous post, the stabilizers connect to your tie rod ends and your new front crossmember (they are designed to work with IFS and don't need solid axle). They are tucked behind the front crossmember so you won't see them unless you are under truck. So don't worry about them being white lol.
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I called and spoke with BDS yesterday. Like you said Shears, you are dropping 5+ grand on everything then $180 isn't much of a dent. BDS claims that it reduces the possability of shaking or hopping at speed. Ultimately if I dont feel a change in the ride or perceived shake, then I'll never know if it works, which is exactly what we're looking for.
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I called and spoke with BDS yesterday. Like you said Shears, you are dropping 5+ grand on everything then $180 isn't much of a dent. BDS claims that it reduces the possability of shaking or hopping at speed. Ultimately if I dont feel a change in the ride or perceived shake, then I'll never know if it works, which is exactly what we're looking for.
ya you are right. I installed mine when I installed the lift so I don't know how the truck rides without them. Wish I could help you.
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I installed my BDS 6" kit myself so if you are planning on doing it yourself and have any questions let me know. It went together pretty easy except for dropping the front diff (bolts were difficult to get to) and popping the ball joints out of the steering knuckle without damaging them.

Ohh one more huge piece of advice!!! The kit only comes with front brake replacement lines. With the 5" coils springs, my rear brake lines are extremely tight at full suspension sag. I would definitely get new replacement stainless steel lines for the rear. You might as well since you are doing front and have to bleed line anyway. I think they are pretty cheap too.

Are you going to install yourself?
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Shears, when you have time, could you post a pic of the stabilizer setup? Maybe I have the wrong bracket, but I can't see how it will mount up under there
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I have BDS with fox coilover all around and dual stabilizers, I can tell a difference with the wheel jerking when i didn't have them on there. The bigger tires react to the road differently and the stabilizers help to absorb that reaction.

For me i am glad i spent the 200 and got them stabilizers. Personally i can tell that they made a difference.

I got the 5inch coil for the back and i have fox coilovers in the front to set at any height i want. I am getting my rake set at about a 1 inch rake.
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I have BDS with fox coilover all around and dual stabilizers, I can tell a difference with the wheel jerking when i didn't have them on there. The bigger tires react to the road differently and the stabilizers help to absorb that reaction.

For me i am glad i spent the 200 and got them stabilizers. Personally i can tell that they made a difference.

I got the 5inch coil for the back and i have fox coilovers in the front to set at any height i want. I am getting my rake set at about a 1 inch rake.
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I didn't think anyone had bought into the big coilover setup. Got any pictures of the system and the overall truck?

With the math posted prior it looks like I'll be level with the combination of bilsteins and the BDS kit. I'm just waiting on the rims to show up to get this thing done!
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I'm looking into getting the bds kit with the 5" rear coils and a set of bilstiens as well. Curious if I can keep my levelling kit in the front (and rear) and leave the bilstiens turned down? Is this possible or am I just dreaming.
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I'm looking into getting the bds kit with the 5" rear coils and a set of bilstiens as well. Curious if I can keep my levelling kit in the front (and rear) and leave the bilstiens turned down? Is this possible or am I just dreaming.
Well for one, that doesn't even make sense. Why buy Bilsteins to keep them set stock? Two, you're dreaming. You can't stack spacers on the front. So you'll remove your leveling spacers, install the BDS strut spacer and the Bilsteins set up to whatever height you need to be level. You can run a rear coil spacer on the back if you want though.
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How does that not make sense? Would it not in theory make it taller with maxing out the bilstiens? Then would it not make it sort of an 8" instead of a 6? I'm not mechanically retarded. I am a mechanic. I just don't know if there is some unwritten rule somewhere or a reason why that wouldn't work.
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