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Old 03-05-2012, 10:51 AM
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Steering stabilizer

Has anyone replaced their factory one?

I know that Matt (Silverbullet2000) has the Carli Bilstein 5100 series one. I didn't want to spend that much money.

I couldn't find just a regular 5100 series replacement.

Is anyone else running something that is middle of the road? I'm trying to avoid getting just a Monroe equivalent type replacement, like the Rancho 5000, Pro-comp, etc.

And I am not interested in a dual setup. I just want to replace the factory one. Thanks!
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Bilstein makes a 5100 steering stabilizer (I have the 7100) that's said to be an improvement. Check out Bilstein part number 24-196284. Shock warehouse has it for $78.
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I found that one just now and realized that I get more results when looking for a 2011 part instead of a 2012.

I will probably get that one.
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Could you let us know a report when you do upgrade?
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Will do, probably not for a month or so
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http://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/11...installed.html

I haven't picked one up yet.
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The 5100 stabilizer is on nationwide backorder until the end of May. Sounds like it's a popular item at shockwarehouse too.
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Update

After waiting for this for a couple of months I got frustrated. I checked online with the vendors listed on Bilstein's site. It was out of stock everywhere. So I decided to check in Canada. Essex/Bilstein Canada had the part in stock and it's on it's way to my house. I paid a little more but I got sick of waiting. My truck has 7000 miles on it and I can already feel that the factory unit isn't 100%.

I will post an update when I get the new one.
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Very nice, you'll appreciate how much better the truck rides/tracks once its on there.
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I waited over two months for it and got so angry I almost bought the Carli one you have, LOL.

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Here's an update (same as in the SD forum):

I installed the stabilizer today.



I haven't noticed any pulling at all. I went down a couple of roads where the front end didn't seem right in the past, and the stabilizer definitely settled down the truck. So far I am impressed.



Also, this stabilizer is definitely bigger than the stock pos.
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Nice!

How is it feeling a couple days later? I noticed the improvement right away with mine but over the next couple days after I threw it in, I really started to appreciate the replacement.
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I've gone out of my way to test it out over roads that aren't in great shape and the new stabilizer has made a big difference.

It's hard to believe that this thing settled down the front end so much. The stock unit is inadequate.
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