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Old 09-09-2010, 01:37 AM   #1
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steering stabilizer for a 1988 Ford E250 SMB ?

Looking for a steering stabilizer for a 1988 Ford E250, all I found was this Monroe steering stabilizer kit for vehicles with out OE steering stabilizers. Second part on this link:

http://www.autopartsdeal.com/catalog/?N ... 4294953938

Any suggestions on making this purchase or a different steering stabilizer kit?

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Old 09-22-2011, 10:43 AM   #2
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Re: steering stabilizer for a 1988 Ford E250 SMB ?

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Looking for a steering stabilizer for a 1988 Ford E250, all I found was this Monroe steering stabilizer kit for vehicles with out OE steering stabilizers. Second part on this link:

http://www.[SPAM].com/catalog/?N ... 4294953938

Any suggestions on making this purchase or a different steering stabilizer kit?

Thank you

A year later I saw this post....Check this link out. I did the conversion (and got several friends to do it as well) and it was very beneficial, especially in offroad bumpy stuff. The ford (stock ambulance) brackets are the trick.
http://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/10356 ... g-fix.html

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Old 10-30-2011, 11:31 AM   #3
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Re: steering stabilizer for a 1988 Ford E250 SMB ?

$8 at the local Pick A Part
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Old 10-30-2011, 04:54 PM   #4
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Re: steering stabilizer for a 1988 Ford E250 SMB ?

A little clean up and paint and it's ready to be installed.
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Old 10-31-2011, 12:09 AM   #5
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Re: steering stabilizer for a 1988 Ford E250 SMB ?

Wow, you did a GREAT job repairing that shock....
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Old 11-01-2011, 07:47 AM   #6
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Re: steering stabilizer for a 1988 Ford E250 SMB ?

Thanks...
Repairing the shock was easy. I just waived my credit card at the this little machine at the auto parts store and it was done!
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Old 11-05-2011, 11:45 AM   #7
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Re: steering stabilizer for a 1988 Ford E250 SMB ?

This was a very worthwhile modification. No more wandering at highway speeds. Before the van did not want to keep a straight line always wandered back and forth. Now I can take my hands off the wheel and she tracks perfect.
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Re: steering stabilizer for a 1988 Ford E250 SMB ?

I mounted an F-350 steering damper like that on my van. Couldn't tell that it did anything - for sure it did not dampen Death Wobble.

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Old 05-29-2012, 07:14 PM   #9
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Re: steering stabilizer for a 1988 Ford E250 SMB ?

Saw this thread and gave it a try - Have that same 'highway wander' and needing two hands on the wheel. Today installed a Monroe Steering Damper/Stabilizer, (# SA1930), on 1989 Econoline E-250 SMB.
Made a HUGE difference - dosen't wander anymore, and now can use only a couple fingers to keep in line.
(And on a long straight stretch - no hands for a little bit too.)

Attached a couple "before an' after" pics of the van over the past year, and how stabilizer is mounted.

THX for the Thread!
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