Why does my 81 40 have 2 steering stabilizers?

Discussion in '40- & 55-Series Tech' started by hogula, Feb 11, 2009.

  1. hogula

    hogula

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    I am replacing the 28 year old suspension parts on my cruiser. I got all the shocks done today and put the greasable shackles on the rear. When I jacked up the front to start on the front shackles, I found 2 steering stabilizers, which was a drag since I only bought one replacement.

    Is one of these an add on from the PO? He had some crazy balloon tires on it when I bought it. One looks like it is clamped on. Is that the extra? Any problem if I can it now that I have stock tires and wheels?

    Thanks
    stabilizer 001.jpg stabilizer 005.jpg stabilizer 004.jpg
     
  2. fj40forlife

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    factory one is mounted to the frame. Other one on the axle is aftermarket
     
  3. alkarich

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    Aftermarket.

    I'm not sure if there is any benefit with having two? Or are you better of with just one good one like Old Man Emu.
     
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    X2! It's bolted with a plate to the steering stop on the axle. Pitch it and stick with the one mounted to the frame.
     
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