I purchased this as an OEM replacement part. When I went to install it on my F-250 Super Duty I discovered that the threaded portion of the shaft was to short to work with the supplied rubber bushings and there was no way to get the locknut started. The simple fix was to use one of the thicker new bushings and one of the thinner OEM bushings along with a bushing cap. Also all of the images of theis part show a Dual Stabalizer and in the discription it descibes it as a "Dual Tube Design" Now I understand what it means, however it would be easy for some to assume they are getting a daul stabalzer kit, versus a single shock. A good product and it certainly improved the steering and handling of the truck. There was no Shock Boot included but fortunately I had a matching blue one on my parts rack.
from Shenandaoh Valley, VA
5.0GREAT ADD ON
Really helped out. If you are running big tires 35's and up this will stop the wobble in your wheel when you hit bumps. Super easy to install
4.0works good but shocks hard to install
Installed on my 03 H2. Shocks were a pain to install. The shock stud is to short to try and start the nut. Had to grind down the rubber bushings. The tie rod brackets look a little chessey with the extra long u bolts sticking out. Overall good quality and performance.
I purchased one of these stabilizers after crushing my last stabilizer. I wasn't expecting anything special but after installing it and getting some drive time in on it the variable valve setup on this stabilizer makes a fairly substantial difference compared to a stabilizer with a fixed valve especially if you have oversized tires
from kelso Washington
5.0STOPS THE DEATH WOBBLE
This product is exactly what I was looking for to correct DEATH WOBBLE..on my f250.
from Thibodaux LA
Great easy to install and does everything it says it does
Drives much better now
This will not work with a rack and pinion steering.
is this steering stabilizer compatible with oem equipment with a 2" leveling kit and over sized tires?
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Thank you for asking. The Fabtech Performance Steering Stabilizer only works if your vehicle is equipped with a Fabtech lift kit.
Do you have to have a lift kit for this to fit? I have 2005 F150 with 26" rims and NO lift kit.
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Hello Carlos and thank you for your question! Fabtech Performance Steering Stabilizer part number FABFTS8009 is to be used with Fabtech's crossmeber kit only and would need a wheel with at least 5" back space.
The Fabtech Performance Steering Stabilizer Part Number: FABFTS8009 will fit your vehicle application. Thank you.
is this product for both sides and does it come with protective boots and also is this for the front of the vehicle.
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Thanks for the question. The Fabtech Performance Steering Stabilizer is not an apposed system. One end links to the mount and one to the steering rod. Protective boots are not included. This kit is designed to mount to the front of the front axle.
Thank you for your question. The Fabtech Performance Steering Stabilizer is a complete kit and comes with everything you need to install. The kit installs with both stabilizers in parallel and all on one side. This is not an apposed design.
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