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Unread 04-27-2015, 03:17 AM   #1
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Need help w/conflicting parts from two manufacturers

Ok so I have an issue with a track bar that came with my lift from Rough Country and the Knuckle to knuckle hybrid steering kit I got from Rusty's. Hoping to get a little advice here. The steering stabilizer seems to be the issue. According to how it reads I should be installing it with the bolt upwards to the steering. However, when I do this I run into the issue where the stabilizer will hit the rough country track bar since the main part of the stab. is down towards the ground (bolt upwards). Is there something I am missing? I have tried to rearrange the stabilizer a few ways and the only way it fits it will also rub against the bottom of the oil pan so that is a nogo.

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Unread 05-01-2015, 07:13 PM   #2
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Any ideas?
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Unread 05-02-2015, 03:48 AM   #3
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Two crappy companies. Good luck.
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Unread 05-17-2015, 05:13 PM   #4
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Anyone got any other advice that could possible be useful? I am debating getting diff knuckles to compensate and sort of "push" out the knuckle to knuckle bar in order to give the stabalizer room. If someone here has run into this same issue it would be helpful. Thanks again folks.
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Unread 05-17-2015, 05:24 PM   #5
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Anyone got any other advice that could possible be useful? I am debating getting diff knuckles to compensate and sort of "push" out the knuckle to knuckle bar in order to give the stabalizer room. If someone here has run into this same issue it would be helpful. Thanks again folks.
First...have you talked to the tech guys at both companies? What have they told you? That their stuff is supposed to fit? You need to call both companies and tell them your problem.

Second...this is your steering system, the second most important system on your vehicle. Don't try to re-engineer it to get stuff to "fit". If the stuff doesn't work, demand to know why, find out if you are doing something wrong...or send it back and get a refund. Period.


And THAT...is useful information...
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Unread 05-17-2015, 05:36 PM   #6
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Which steering kit are you using? Got pics?
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