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I just bought a single Skyjacker steering stabilzer and I was just going to replace it in the same place as the stock one, but I can only get one side of the stock one off. I know this is probably the dumbest question of all time, but I am new at this stuff. Does anyone know how to get the stock stabilzer off? Thanks for any help.
 

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2wd's have no steering stabilizers if they have front IFS. As far as getting the stabilizer off, I imagine you are talking that the tie-rod end won't come off, the long stud throught the tie rod. Simple: Beat the hell out if it. The new stabilizer should have another bolt and beveled shim for the stabilizer. You will not reuse the old stud. I have a 2000, and it has the same setup, and this is what I had to do.
 

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i installed a rancho steering stabilizer on my ram and the stock stabilizer was a real pain in the a** to get off. i had to use a pitman arm puller and when it popped off, it shot out about 10 feet. the puller fit better with the wheels turned to the left – this got the bolt away from the trackbar.
 

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I ordered mine from 4wheelparts and i didnt get a new bolt or beveled shim. So, I thought I was supposed to reuse the old ones, where can I get new ones, assuming i can get the dang thing off.
 

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you may want to give 4 wheel parts a call. i have put on a few of these and they all had new hardware. you can also call the folks at skyjacker (318 388-0816) and give them the part number that you ordered. they will tell you what hardware is supposed to come with the kit. it is hard (not imposable) to re-use the old hardware because you usually end up beating the s*** out of it to get it off. good luck..
 

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Cough Cough ehem

i have 2wd ifs with a steering stab.
also for rack and pinion setups fabteck makes a stab for you guys as well.
Faver your truck is rack and pinion so i would give fabtech a call.

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If its stuck where the bolt mounts toe the bar that links the two wheels together you can use an air hammer or a B.F.H ( big f-in hammer) and a ball joint seperator to seperat it. Or like mccomas said use a pitman arm puller but be careful that it doesnt bust you in the knoggin' when it comes off!!
 

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in the pic i had to go real slow because the hill is very triangle shaped and i barley highcentered at the peek.
 

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To take it off do what I did. Hit a rock with the stock stab. and cut it by the middle.

In that picture I have my stock Stab on my hand after I cut it out with a rock that was covered with mud. :):
 

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hotchili does it matter that you took the boot off of the steering stabilizer, and what about the shocks, what are the down sides to taking it off?
 

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I bought a Rancho setup from 4wheelparts.com, and received all new bolts, hardware, etc. I have the same problem with the tie rod end of the stabilizer. I've had it for several months now, and whenever I have nothing to do, I pull it in the garage and try to get the old one off. I have tried a pittman arm puller, a small two- arm puller, a small three-arm puller, a bearing puller, a big f**king hammer, and various combinations of the above...eventually, I'll find the right combination of tools and alchohol to get the damn thing off!!!
 

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I had to drill mine out. Burnt up one drill and went through several bits. We cut it off flush with the draglink and then started drilling with a small bit and moved up in several stages until we could beat it out.
 

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Jason, did you cut the bolt between the stabilizer bushing and the tie rod, and then drill from the front side? Alot of my problem is coming from not having any room to work between the back side of the tie rod (where the castle nut is) and the drag arm.
 

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i heard that jacking up the truck will help...by taking some pressure off of it???
 

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i took mine off by loosening the castle nut to the end of the threads then with the b.f.h. i smacked the top of the nut a few times and it popped right out. my truck was only a year old at the time. maybe that will work for you
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