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Steering Stabilizer

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The basic concept of a steering stabilizer is not a bad one even if everything is sound.  Might make any truck a little more comfortable to drive.  It only effects fast disturbances, not the slow ones such as steering. 


1959 Kenworth CC-925 60's tribute truck, 1980 Freightliner FLC 12064

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Now I'm back in the states and can see the pictures, I do have the bottom version, with needle bearings.
 
I know working on my Ford pickups you have to shim the spindle for proper thrust bearing clearance.  If they get worn/loose, then I can still see this being an issue with the steering wheel shaking as the spindle bangs up/down on the pin.

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Mines tapered with bushing and needle bearing upper if I recall correctly. Been 17 yrs since I did them.

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That's interesting Larry. I didn't remember Mack had at least four types of king pins and bearings three of which I would call unconventional. The Type 1 is what I consider a typical king pin setup.


Type 2 I guess is what you have.


And two types of bearings on Type 3