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Old 04-08-2018, 08:07 PM   #1
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Installed New Steering Stabilizer...Canít Turn Right

I’m installing my Agile RIP kit, working on it in the 20 minute increments I get. I did the rear shocks and steering stabilizer today. (2004 E350 Quigley)

My nephews came over for a ride in the “Big Blue Bus” and so trying to be the cool uncle I took them out for a ride and made it half a block before I realized I can’t turn more than a few degrees right.

I imagine it’s a simple fix but now it’s dark and snowing and I just trying to have a game plan to fix this quickly.

I did not make sure to have the wheels in any certain position or anything else really, I just took off the original and bolted in the Fox from Agile.

-Maybe I over torqued something and it’s binding?

-Maybe I need to move the position of the bracket on the tie rod?

Any thoughts or Zoolander jokes are appreciated.
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Most likely the positioning on the tie rod is incorrect
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Old 04-09-2018, 12:07 AM   #3
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The damper should have plenty of travel, but you have to have it centered when the wheels are centered.
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Old 04-09-2018, 07:46 AM   #4
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So, basically I just need to move the track bar bracket so the stabilizer is extended 50% and the wheels are straight? (Leaving half of the travel for left and half for right).

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Pretty much just keep adjusting and cycling the wheels back and forth until you get full travel.
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Old 04-09-2018, 10:39 AM   #6
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Clearly a liberal steering stabilizer.


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Yup, if it’s like my setup, you’ll have 2 “sets” of indents on the tie rod, I used the set closest to the drivers side. Hard to see, but here.....



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Old 04-09-2018, 02:29 PM   #8
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Well I just figured out part of the problem, now that I had a chance to go look in daylight.
The regular Quigley set-up has the body of the stabilizer bolted to the frame and the extended end of the stabilizer bolted to the track bar.

I switched this becuase the body of the Fox stabilizer is so much larger than the Quigley stabilizer that the frame side mount can’t accommodate the fat Fox stabilizer.

You can see in the picture where the body of the shock hit the frame mount, slightly gouging each surface. The solution, I guess, is to make a small spacer, about 3/4”, that moves the body of the Fox stabilizer away from the frame mount.
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First picture with the black stabilizer shows how there is almost no room between the bracket and the body. The fat Fox body would not fit.

Second picture, you can see the two gouges where the parts came into contact.

I'll make a spacer and it should be fine.
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When you guys are saying "track bar" I think you mean tie rod. Spacers or notching the bracket should work.
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