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Lookin for a good steering stabilizer for 06

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by steve r, Jun 4, 2009.

  1. Jun 4, 2009 at 2:19 PM
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    steve r

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    What is the one stabilizer yall use on ur 2006 taco?
    Thanks
     
  2. Jun 4, 2009 at 2:22 PM
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    Typically a good alignment will eliminate the need for a stabilizer unless you're running massive tires offroad.

    Is your truck acting up?
     
  3. Jun 4, 2009 at 2:33 PM
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    just a tad bit with the new tires 60s
    Did the same thing with the 50s.I have a wee bit shimmy in the wheel driving straight down the hwy.When i turn the shimmy is gone while in the turn.Had the truck ckecked today for alignment and is perfect.Goes straight down the rd with no drift or pull.No wear in the old tires at all .So i believe its the width of the tires .old & new ones .It acted the same with the 50s .no change .i thought it would change with 60s ,but no change .both sets of tires i had on acted exacty alike .IM confused.The new tires and rims balanced out perfect ,with 1.25 oz at most of all 4
     
  4. Jun 4, 2009 at 2:40 PM
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    mjp2

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    That's definitely weird. Ok then, steering stabilizer for you. :)

    Someone else will have to chime in with a solution. I haven't seen one installed as a bolt-on.
     
  5. Jun 4, 2009 at 2:44 PM
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    Its just on the wheel at 12 oclock position straight up.left or right no shimmy.Its very minimal .but its there .
     
  6. Jun 4, 2009 at 2:45 PM
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    It takes some custom work to put one on the Tacoma front ends.....Are you running aftermarkets UCA's? You may have very little caster.........
     
  7. Jun 4, 2009 at 2:47 PM
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    What allignment specs are you using?

    How long have you had the lift kit?

    I would highly recommend getting underneath your truck and checking everything. Make sure the lift kit you have on there is still good - make sure everything is TIGHT and not worn out. Jack up the front end.... and wrap your arms around each tire and shake it back-n-forth and in-and-out.
    If you've got the wobbles...you need to investigate where they're coming from. Check steering rack - is it loose? Are the bushings shot? Check balljoints on your suspension, check everything and anything on the front end.

    A steering stabilizer is only a bandaid..... and it's rare to see people talk about steering stabilizers on these forums (IFS in general).
     
  8. Jun 4, 2009 at 2:56 PM
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    Every thing u mentioned we did and was all excellent ..Ill go back tomorrow ,put back on rack and inspect again .The truck was on a hunter alignmnet machine .so the tires were off the rack.No lose nothing that we found.
    .bushings all good .steering rack is tight and not worn.
    Confused myself.
    Thanks
     
  9. Jun 4, 2009 at 3:00 PM
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    What lift kit do you have?

    Perhaps you should call the manufacturer of the lift kit and ask them if they have allignment specs?
     
  10. Jun 4, 2009 at 3:02 PM
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    fabtec .ill call them
     
  11. Jun 5, 2009 at 1:15 PM
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    Well we took the wheels off today and found 1 wheel on right front a little out of balance .No more shimmy .
     
  12. Jun 5, 2009 at 1:18 PM
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    Congrats on finding the right fix! :thumbsup:
     
  13. Jun 5, 2009 at 1:41 PM
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    The shop i took it to to ahve wheels done messed up .I took it to a buddys shop today and we went through it with a fine tooth comb.Found right front wheel off balance .IM glad
     
  14. Jun 5, 2009 at 2:09 PM
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    that would have been the first thing I'd have looked at
     
  15. Jun 5, 2009 at 2:18 PM
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    I took itback to the original shop they said it was fine and i disagreed with them.i will never go back ther again.
     
  16. Jun 5, 2009 at 5:00 PM
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    Glad you got it figured out!!

    I don't blame you for not going back. I wouldn't either!!
     
  17. Jun 20, 2009 at 6:12 PM
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    I've got an 06 Tacoma that I installed a 3" lift on as well as 285 Toyo M/T's. Ever since I've had a little shimmy and slight bump steer while driving. Hub rings and shank style lug nuts took care of the shimmy, but I still have slight bump steer. Fabtech makes a dual steering stabilizer for our trucks - however only for 6" suspension lifted trucks. I bought it for my truck and found that for some reason my steering was being limited - called Fabtech they had no answer just that the kit is not designed for the 3" lift. Anyway, a kit does exist and I'm in the process now of modifying the spacing of the brackets along with getting new stabilizer shocks to be able to make it work with the 3" lift! Next comes the UCA's to help get caster back!

    http://www.fabtechmotorsports.com/pdfs/instructions/FT26011i%20Instruction%20Sheet.pdf
     
  18. Sep 8, 2009 at 11:13 AM
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    I have slight bumpsteer with my setup, it can be annoying sometimes. I am looking for a stabilizer but cannot find one yet.
     
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