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I have a high crossover steering setup on my Dana 60 under my Jeep. I am looking for some ideas on how to mount my steering stablizer.

Any Suggestions ????
 

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I don't have the full histeer setup, but I do have 2 stabilizers mounted to the tie rod (? the top one that runs from the pass side knuckle to the pitman arm). One goes to a cross member, and the other one goes to one of the u-bolts on the driver's side. Not perfect, but it works OK. I also have one in close to the stock position.

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if you have good angles on your steering yah shouldnt need stabalizers. besides its hard enuff on the steering systems to turn big tires in the rocks or mud why add more resistance if your angles are good. just my opinion.
 

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I almost lost a thumb a while back when I hit a rut and the steering wheel spun real fast and I had my thumbs stupidly wrapped around the wheel. I was thinking having a stablizer might keep this from happening again. Granted it was a CJ-5 with manual steering but I thought it would be a good idea... if it is not needed I will not waste my time...

I was told a good stablizer can help with the dreded Death Wobble which I just got rid of and really don't want it to come back..

Oh well, on to the next upgrade.....Thanks
 

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mount them off the axle to the tierod like you would normally, or if you feel up to it to get the best angles you would want to mount to the differential housing and then to the tierod. This is what I plan to do if I put a stabilizer on the 44 I'm gonna build (gotta get a shop first)
 

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if you drive on the road, a stabilizer is a very good mod. i had death wobble on my old steering and a stabilizer worked to cure it. granted a stabilizer is a band-aid fix for the wrong caster or possibly worn parts if you have death wobble, but it takes out alot of vibration on the highway. with manual steering you need a stabilizer. p/s helps to dampen the shock of a rut or hole. and if your steering has trouble turning because of a stabilizer, you need new steering. i mounted my stabilizer from the drivers side u-bolt to the center of my tie rod via the stock rancho u- bolt kit that comes with it. its behind the tie rod up high and works good for street driving. <IMG SRC="smilies/wink.gif" border="0">
 

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On my Toyota, I ran mine this way:



On a 60, I would suggest a bracket off the driver's side spring plate on top over to the tie rod.
 

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Originally posted by FULLSIZE:
<STRONG>...a stabilizer is a band-aid fix for the wrong caster or possibly worn parts if you have... <IMG SRC="smilies/wink.gif" border="0"></STRONG>
a newer Dodge. <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">

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