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Steering stabilizer?

 
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Old 02-07-2019, 07:41 PM
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Steering stabilizer?

Does anyone have a picture of how the stock steering stabilizer is mounted on an 85 F-250 reg Cab 4X4?

I was told by a guy last week that he replaced his suspension in the same truck with BDS springs and greatly improved the ride. I can't find anything saying BDS sells springs for this truck. Anyone have experience with this?

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Old 02-07-2019, 08:08 PM
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I looked into this not that long ago and to the best of my knowledge there weren't any stock steering stabilizers for the ttb's. I was told that the mechanics of the ttb wouldn't allow any benefit from them. They can be added though by the aftermarket kind that u-bolt a flat bar to the passenger side frame. I wanted to use the kind that bolts to the passenger axle ubolts like the d60's have but have decided to just wait for a d60 swap someday.

Most will say, will full validity, that there are other things to fix if a steering stabilizer is needed in daily driving.

Not sure on the bds springs.
 
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Old 02-08-2019, 02:08 AM
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The only 4WD "steering damper" (stabilizer) listed in the 1980/89 Ford Light Truck Parts Catalog is for 1987/89 F350's.
 
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The only 4WD "steering damper" (stabilizer) listed in the 1980/89 Ford Light Truck Parts Catalog is for 1987/89 F350's.
And those trucks used the straight dana 60 axle, not the ttb axles. Like was said, I think you can get one aftermarket.
 
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