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PostPosted: Sun Mar 22, 2009 10:43 pm   Post subject: Quigley Steering Stabilizer/Damper

Any one bought a cool one to replace the stock unit? Bilstein?
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 22, 2009 11:38 pm   Post subject: Re: Quigley Steering Stabilizer/Damper

Not yet, but I'm sure it will help over what Quigley provides. Not to disparage Quigley. Ford limits a lot of what they can do.

What are the choices? Rancho, Bilstein, Fabtec, Rough Country, and more.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 23, 2009 12:31 am   Post subject: Re: Quigley Steering Stabilizer/Damper

I need to replace mine (bent it yesterday, slid into a snow beam) so I am looking for something else.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 23, 2009 11:17 am   Post subject: Re: Quigley Steering Stabilizer/Damper

Anybody have one of these on the SMB setup??
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 23, 2009 11:24 am   Post subject: Re: Quigley Steering Stabilizer/Damper

I mounted a stabilized off an F350 on my van. It is a stout unit, and I like it.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 23, 2009 7:09 pm   Post subject: Re: Quigley Steering Stabilizer/Damper

Any part numbers or photos Mike????
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 23, 2009 9:31 pm   Post subject: Re: Quigley Steering Stabilizer/Damper

No part numbers, I just went to the dealership and looked at PU's till I found one with the steering damper, copied the VIN and asked the parts guy. I will check for PN tomorrow. And I need to take some photos.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 25, 2009 11:32 am   Post subject: Re: Quigley Steering Stabilizer/Damper

Ford_6L_E350 wrote:
No part numbers, I just went to the dealership and looked at PU's till I found one with the steering damper, copied the VIN and asked the parts guy. I will check for PN tomorrow. And I need to take some photos.


Can't find the invoice. Sorry. I do recall that I had to buy the special bolt that goes into the steering link also.

Here is a picture:

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Shows the damper, special bolt, etc.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 25, 2009 12:10 pm   Post subject: Re: Quigley Steering Stabilizer/Damper

Thanks for your efforts Mike. Totally different setup on my '07. Kinda weird, your photo looks like what's in my official Ford Service manual (which is 2 wheel drive of course) but way different from what's under my rig. SMB changed the whole thing I guess.
Looks like I'll have to make up a bracket to go on the frame and then use a clamp setup, like on the aftermarket kits, to fasten to the drag link. Again, my Ford book shows a bolt on bracket to the frame (I can probably order that) and then a U-bolt clamp setup to the drag link (no bolt hole on mine). I'll have to check for clearance under there too.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 25, 2009 12:26 pm   Post subject: Re: Quigley Steering Stabilizer/Damper

My 07 Quigley uses two dampeners. Scatter, call Quigley and get the part numbers for your dampeners based on your VIN.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 25, 2009 12:34 pm   Post subject: Re: Quigley Steering Stabilizer/Damper

I've got the SMB 4x4 conversion so don't think what Quigley uses will fit.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 25, 2009 12:44 pm   Post subject: Re: Quigley Steering Stabilizer/Damper

scatter wrote:
Thanks for your efforts Mike. Totally different setup on my '07. Kinda weird, your photo looks like what's in my official Ford Service manual (which is 2 wheel drive of course) but way different from what's under my rig. SMB changed the whole thing I guess.
Looks like I'll have to make up a bracket to go on the frame and then use a clamp setup, like on the aftermarket kits, to fasten to the drag link. Again, my Ford book shows a bolt on bracket to the frame (I can probably order that) and then a U-bolt clamp setup to the drag link (no bolt hole on mine). I'll have to check for clearance under there too.
Again, thanks....

Scatter,

If you didn't notice, Mike has a Salem Kroger 4x4 conversion (w/front coils), so it's unlikely anything would be similar to yours.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 25, 2009 12:52 pm   Post subject: Re: Quigley Steering Stabilizer/Damper

Ok, I spoke to my local 4x4 guys. They all use the Rancho stabilizers because it's inexpensive, works the way it's supposed to, and has a lifetime warranty.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 25, 2009 6:44 pm   Post subject: Re: Quigley Steering Stabilizer/Damper

Ahhh jeeez, now I've got something else to do. Thanks for all the info guys.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 26, 2009 9:46 am   Post subject: Re: Quigley Steering Stabilizer/Damper

Bronco_hauler wrote:

If you didn't notice, Mike has a Salem Kroger 4x4 conversion (w/front coils), so it's unlikely anything would be similar to yours.


The steering link is an F350 part, so the steering stabilizer bolts right in. One advantage of using Ford parts. And I can buy a replacement almost anywhere - may have to wait for delivery, though.

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