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post #16 of 21 Old 08-03-2009, 09:45 PM
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Originally Posted by vansskaterfreek View Post
if you hit a pot hole and the stabilizer moves in and out freely, you will get wobble
Not if your entire suspension is in good condition. A perfect setup does not even need a SS, look at 10achik. He runs a 6.5" lift and 33's with no SS at all. All a SS does is mask other problems in your front end long enough for you to fix them.

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post #17 of 21 Old 08-03-2009, 09:47 PM
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the real question is..... then why do they come with them from the factory?

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post #18 of 21 Old 08-03-2009, 09:52 PM
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Because parts wear out and the SS helps to mask those issues. You think a customer wants to have to bring their vehicle in everytime a part in the suspension just barely starts to wear out?
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post #19 of 21 Old 08-04-2009, 12:24 AM
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Originally Posted by vansskaterfreek View Post
the real question is..... then why do they come with them from the factory?
The main reason these vehicles come with S/S's from the factory is for driving comfort. Not to keep it from wobbling after hitting a bump. Most power rack and pinion and high ratio standard boxes are exempt from this. Vehicles with standard, low ratio steering boxes have the worst time. The fewer turns lock to lock the more of the road you are going to feel. The steering stabilizer is only there to keep the feel of the road to a minium. That is why it's called a steering stabilizer and not a suspension or axle stabilizer. The reason death wobble occures is because your axle isn't staying still under the vehicle like it is supposed to. When the axle moves around the steering wheel stays streight but the wheels will turn ever so slightly back and forth and amplify the problem. Put on the HD stabilizer and when the axle moves around the wheels will stay streight because the stabilizer is holding them sending the motion to the box and up the column. Yes it is ok to use a stabilizer as a temp fix until payday. But, know there is something seriously wrong with your suspension components that could break and cause serious injury or death if ignored.

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Chrysler doesn't want to take responsibility for this so please sign the petition on to let them know we are fed up. Also try contacting your local news to do a story on it. The more light we shed on this issue, the better chance we have of Chrysler feeling the heat.
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post #21 of 21 Old 02-11-2013, 12:41 AM
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What about worn out control arm bushings?I had my BB installed and nearly everything under the front end replaced and still had DW,even after an alignment.I had Moog LCAs installed and realigned it and no problems since,except I had to replace my track bar again after only two months since new.

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