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Hey Everyone!

I just wanted to share my newest mod with you that I installed today. I finally got my Fabtech steering stabilizers delivered and I put them in today. I have to say what a difference they make!

Having 35" tires really takes a toll on the steering control. Whenever a defect in the road or a bump comes in contact with the tire it follows. The 35s just flow with everything in the road and sometimes it gets annoying haha. I was driving after the stabilizers were installed and what a difference. It is a lot stiffer in the steering which is great!

I would recommend everyone getting a set for their truck! The only thing is you need to get yourself into a lift kit I believe to install these. The only lift kits I found with the stabilizers are the Fabtech and the BDS lift kits.

The next thing to go on are ladder bars and sway bars! Hopefully early next year!!

I will try to get pics sometime soon, just went out and the battery died haha, have to charge it
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Will stabilizers work if you just have a leveling kit? Do you have to have a lift kit?
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Hey Everyone!

I just wanted to share my newest mod with you that I installed today. I finally got my Fabtech steering stabilizers delivered and I put them in today. I have to say what a difference they make!

Having 35" tires really takes a toll on the steering control. Whenever a defect in the road or a bump comes in contact with the tire it follows. The 35s just flow with everything in the road and sometimes it gets annoying haha. I was driving after the stabilizers were installed and what a difference. It is a lot stiffer in the steering which is great!

I would recommend everyone getting a set for their truck! The only thing is you need to get yourself into a lift kit I believe to install these. The only lift kits I found with the stabilizers are the Fabtech and the BDS lift kits.

The next thing to go on are ladder bars and sway bars! Hopefully early next year!!

I will try to get pics sometime soon, just went out and the battery died haha, have to charge it
Sweet!! Ya I love my dual stabilizers too.Trust me I can tell a difference with 37" tires too lol.

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Will stabilizers work if you just have a leveling kit? Do you have to have a lift kit?
You pretty much need a lift kit to do the dual stabilizers.My BDS lift has the holes already in the bracket for them to mount in.
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Will stabilizers work if you just have a leveling kit? Do you have to have a lift kit?
On a second gen truck you don't need a lift kit. However your truck should have one stabilizer already, and that should be plenty.
You also want to make sure you're not covering up a symptom of another issue like a worn out tie rod end, baljoints, or steering box, maybe even alignment or bad tire(s). Or your OEM stabilizer is shot.

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dual steering stabilizers are the way to go
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Definitely the way to go. With the newer years 02+ you need to get yourself a lit kit to install the stabilizers on the 1500s.

No pics the camera didnt get charged....I KNOW!! haha
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Pics Scat!! and I didnt know your truck was 4x4, but it looks awesome sense you lifted it, so mean!! someone needs to make a stabilizer for a 2wd ha, I really need one with the 37's.
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I used to run dual stabilizers on my old 9" lift. Now I don't run any cause I have a agr rock ram hydraulic steering ram assist. It comes as a complete kit with a new steering box. I also have a steering box stabilizer/brace from dt pro fab with a heim @ the pitman arm. I can turn my forty's with one finger! NO bump steer because the ram keeps the wheels straight rather than needing to correct the bump steer like stabilizers do the ram eliminates it.
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