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Old 10-21-2022, 01:10 PM   #1
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Adding steering stabilizer

As many know, the 2008 Allure is very different than other years. new front and rear suspension, disc brakes on all corners etc. The front is a reyco-granning independent unit rated at 18,000 pounds or similar. I have decided i would like to try a steering stabilizer in order to improve straight line performance and reduce steering corrections. Is anyone aware of any unit advertised as universal or that can be mounted to the suspension where there is no front axle? I assume many applications are not vehicle specific. Would such a unit mount to the tie rod with corresponding brackets? While the coach is not too difficult to drive, I cannot help but feel there could be improvement. I do not know anything about this sort of add on, and am looking to get edumacated.....
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You could call Kaiser Break in Eugene or Henderson Line Up in Grants Pass
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Old 10-22-2022, 05:37 PM   #3
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Henderson Line-up was able to pull together some components from different kits, and install a Steering Dampener/Stabilizer on our 45' 07 Magna. I believe they'd be your best bet to network with!

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I have the dana suspension but i think reco is build on the same principle. The challenge is the independent suspension system use a drag link to a crosslink and then send control function via two tie rods.I have seen the damper installed on the drag link softening some to the steering box but there are still 4 points from there can can have clearance. I did talk with a manufacture about a center mount using two dampners, one on each side connected to the tie-rod. They indicated the concept would work but they didnt have a large enough market to invest in putting together a kit. I talked to road king about providing the stabilizers and we were discussing the plan and then covid came and we shelved it.
I have done the cad drawings so i may play with it again this year. Your post reminded me.
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Yes, IASM, you have a good grasp of the overall issue. I have looked at it, and have a friend that owns a racing suspension company who has also looked. The independent/drag link situation is difficult. Much creative thinking and ultimately fabrication is or will be required. I appreciate the input.
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I might take it back up this year for fun. I have the ability to do all the fabrication for a bolt on kit. All i was missing was the engineering for the force required. Most truck systems are controlled with just one dampener so having two would logically be 2 X Half the force of the single. I did reach out to road king but that was before covid and they were shifting some of there products and markets.
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