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Bilstein 7100 or steering box brace?

Which would you do first? I have 37x12.5 tires and really only have the $ to do one at a time. Truck now has 79000 miles and stock steering stabilizer and tie rod ends, drives fine and have never had DW or even a hint of it. just want to tighten the steering up a bit. Lemme hear your opinions!


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One of the first things I did was add the shocks for the ride (to help smooth the ride over the expansion joints on the freeway)---admittedly I didn't know about the steering stabilizer 5 yrs ago. I did put one on when I basically reworked the entire front end 2 yrs ago (ball joints, steering stabilizer, hubs, brakes, etc). I would say if the front end is still good-no slop in it, I'd go for shocks.

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Bilstein 7100 or steering box brace?

I have a relatively fresh BDS 6" lid on the truck and just did hubs and upper and lower ball joints. By 7100 I mean the steering stabilizer


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Bilstein 7100 or steering box brace?

*6" lift with BDS shocks. The ride is good basically looking to tighten up the steering some


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i run both. I've been running 35s for 30k truck has 105k overall still on factory steering setup and ball joints

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The box brace has the potential to save you money down the road, I would recommend that first.

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Sector shaft brace first

I am not using a steering stab and like how it feels alot better than compared to when I was running one

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Yea I plan on eventually running both but purchasing one at a time what would you do first?

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Bilstein 7100 or steering box brace?

Thanks guys, looks like brace first. Those who run both, does it make a very noticeable difference in the steering responsiveness?


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I installed the brace first then the bilsteins. I honestly couldn't tell you because my steering wasn't terrible when installed. I beleive it has been an important factor making it all last this long though. If one at a time yes do the brace. PSC's are like 130 or 140 last time I checked. My dual bilsteins were like 240.

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The PSC brace is good, because it is compatible with the torsion sway bars if you decide to go that route later. We try to carry things that are compatible.

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anybody have the part number for bilstein 5100 series shocks for a 6inch lift kit.. i have an 06 mega cab i have the front bilsteins already got them from the original seller.. well i have the cheap white shocks that come with lifts usually and i was at the local quick trip looked down and my shock was hanging down broke off at the shaft.. dam cold weather and rain during the winter froze i guess..
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