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Old 06-29-2016, 03:41 PM
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Front Stabilizer Shock replacement

Is there any particular front stabilizer shock I should purchase for a replacement for my 2003 X 6.0L diesel? Anything I should stay away from?
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I have the stock replacement Doorman steering stabilizer on mine with no complaints and I run 35" tires.
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ok, thanks.
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An OE replacement will be fine if you are stockish. The Dorman will do the trick.
Bilstein also makes one or you could go with if you have 35"s the new Fox thru shaft setup if you have big tires.

These are a neat setup instead of running duals.
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NAPA brand only lasted about a year for me, I have a Bilstein now.
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I just replaced my OEM one with a Rancho when replacing all the shocks. No complaints, but when I do shocks again in 50-75,000 miles.
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An OE replacement will be fine if you are stockish. The Dorman will do the trick.
Bilstein also makes one or you could go with if you have 35"s the new Fox thru shaft setup if you have big tires.

These are a neat setup instead of running duals.
How does this work compared to the duals? When is there a need for duals? I have a single bilstein on my truck w slightly bigger tires while I have duals on the X and don't notice any difference.
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How does this work compared to the duals? When is there a need for duals? I have a single bilstein on my truck w slightly bigger tires while I have duals on the X and don't notice any difference.
the reason for using dual opposition is that the larger high pressure dampers have enough rebound force to actually steer the vehicle if you only used 1, by opposing them it cancels that out since they push against each other.

The fox thru shaft allows you to use the large high pressure style "shock" but due to the design of the pass thru shaft it has equal force on compression and rebound so no need for duals.

When is there a need for duals ? When the OEM small one isn't cutting it. Depends on how and where you drive and the other mods you make but generally speaking 37"+ tires
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