You got it, I am way too embarrassed to tell the story on a public forum like this! It was a pretty boneheaded move, even for an amatuer like myself...
In my defense, though, I don't think the bolt from OME is very well designed. There is nothing in the middle of the bolt to hold on to with any type of wrench, so the only way to tighten either of the nuts is by tightening both of them at the same time or by holding the other end of the bolt with your hand. Not sure if that makes sense, but if you have seen this bolt, you may know what I am talking about. I looked online at the bolt that comes with the Rancho steering stabilizer, and it seemed to have a place in the middle of the bolt that you could get a wrench around. It looked like a much better design.
I looked online at the bolt that comes with the Rancho steering stabilizer, and it seemed to have a place in the middle of the bolt that you could get a wrench around. It looked like a much better design.
People continue to make comments on the forums about one stabilizer brand being no different than the next. BS! All I can tell you is that I've never had a problem with any Rancho RS-5000 I've ever used. While I never considered the mounting bolt to be an issue, it would seem that it is yet one more reason to Go Rancho!
My OME SS Bolt looked just like that.I had no trouble with it. I choose the OME SS because I needed a new one and I put on OME shocks with my BB and the color and look matched the shocks. Pretty gay, Huh?
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