2012 - Volume #BFS, Issue #12, Page #69[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story ]
Steering Stabilizer For Dodge PickupsAnyone with a late model Dodge pickup will love this “steering stabilizer” kit designed for Dodge 1500, 2500, and 3500 pickups made from 1994 to 2002, and 2500 and 3500 pickups made from 2003 to present.
The kit is designed to provide additional support of the steering sector shaft and eliminate sector shaft play in the steering box. It also helps keep the pickup frame from flexing at the steering box mounting point.
The stabilizer uses existing mounting holes. It adds an outboard support bearing to the sector shaft. This additional bearing is attached to the lower end of the sector shaft by way of a replacement nut which has an integral shaft extension. The bearing supplied is a regreasable high quality unit available at most ag outlets. Nearly all the sector shaft load is carried by this outboard bearing, thus relieving the steering box of much wear and tear.
Installation takes about a half hour and requires no drilling or welding.
It solves the problem of too much play in the steering sector shaft, and the kit has been popular with owners of both older and newer pickups. It can be used on pickups equipped with snow plows, front receiver hitches, or tow hooks.
The company also offers a retrofit kit for 1994 to 2002 Dodge pickups to allow use of the Solid Steel Ind. rubber bushed track bar. This eliminates one more problem that plagues these pickups.
The steering stabilizer sells for $209 (U.S.) plus S&H. It comes with a money-back guarantee. (Toll-free order line: 866 211-1533).
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Bill Allen, Source Automotive, 16805 S.E 130th Ave., Clackamas, Ore. 97015 (ph 503 654-9004; email: firstname.lastname@example.org; website: www.sourceautomotive.biz).
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