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I just installed my All-Pro Hi-Steer. I want to know the best way to mount a steering stabilizer. I searched and found a picture by DRM with it mounted to the top of the pumpkin and the tie rod. I have seen other pictures with it mounted to the drag-link/Frame. Which is better?

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This is true other than its nice to have one so you don't break you hand when you hit an unseen rock and it jerks the wheel right out of your hand.
 

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Tie Rod would be the best, but it will work good at either place.
 

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I welded a tab onto the spring plate on the driver's side, and used that for one end and an angle clamp and pair of u-bolts ont he tie rod for the other end. That worked well, shock is up out of harms way and on the tie rod where it'll work best.

And here's a decent picture or two:



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I used a rancho rs5508 kit, welded the axle
bracket to the bottom of right frame rail,
clamped to drag link, works fine.. <IMG SRC="smilies/smile.gif" border="0">

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I think the stabilizer is a MUST - but I guess some people like the vague feeling of a light steering system, I do not.

I have never liked mounting the stabilizer to the frame and the drag link - I see no reason to make it work at such odd angles as the suspension travels.

The only problem I have had with mine mounted to the tie rod is that with my REALLY soft springs the suspension will compress, the stabilizer will keep the tires straight ahead, but the steertig wheel will "twitch" since the grad link is in effect pushing on it.

I would consider dual stabilizers to solve this - one off the tie rod as I have now, one off the pitman arm to the frame.

Then again - mine see's little street time any more so the added "thickness" of the dual dampeners would not be a problem off road...
 

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Thanks DRM,
On the current issue of 4Wheel & Off Road The front cover shows All-Pro's 4Runner with 2 stabilizers the way you were talking about. I noticed it last night on my 12 hour shift.
 

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Originally posted by Kajo:
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I have mine mounted to the tie rod and a bracket on the passenger side u-bolt flip plate. Keeps it out of the rocks and allows it to operate at minimal angles as the suspension flexes.
 
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