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Aftermarket Stabilizer in a BAJA?
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Post Post subject: Aftermarket Stabilizer in a BAJA?
Posted: Sat Feb 06, 2010 04:26 AM
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I was wondering if anybody has any write ups or links on installing an aftermarket stabilizer in a baja? Or if it can even be done with the amount of room up there. I'd really like to put a Procomp or Rancho unit up there instead of the rear door style one that's blown out. Please let me know, I know I'm not the only one to think about it, but I can't seem to find any projects with one installed?

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Post Post subject: Re: Aftermarket Stabilizer in a BAJA?
Posted: Sat Feb 06, 2010 05:14 AM
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You need one with at least the same travel as a stock on. From there it is easy to fab new mounts. I always remove them and the sway bar from all the Bajas I have owned and have traveled thousands of miles without them..


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I just about broke my hand last week from the bump steer. The reason I asked was the cost of the little cheesy damper from VW, you might as well go with a real one. It's got to help.

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Excessive bump steer in a suspension is a defect that needs to be fixed.
You can always make a dummy larger stabilizer to check for clearance issues with duct tape and an apropriate sized piece of PVC pipe. Koni may still sell thier Heavy Duty adjustable steering dampner for T-1s. Bilstien HD part is # B22-0028.

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I'm still new to Bajas but I know how to rebuild and tune Fox shocks. If you could get a rebuildable tunable dampner in there, you could add more resistance. Basically tuning your amount of bump steer.

Or, would a rack and pinion set up cure this problem?

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I'm not going to get all involved with this. I've got a BJ front end in right now, and until I can afford or find a link pin setup, I'm not going to make any major mods to this beam or steering.

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