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Old 07-29-2015, 02:20 PM   #11
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I installed a Roadmaster Reflex Steering Stabilizer on the front. We live in Utah with some strong cross winds. This really helps as the stock unit could be pushed and out easily by hand. Easy to install. Took me about 45 minutes. It was definitely worth the money.

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Old 07-29-2015, 02:43 PM   #12
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Had the same problems when we bought our 2012 Lexi 283ts. You have to remember, Ford aligns the front end when it's just a cut-away, and the alignment is probably ok then. But FR adds 5 tons of weight and bingo, alignment stinks.
Added the adjustable bushings with the alignment specs posted. Roadmaster Reflex Steering Stabilizer, Sumo front springs, SSF-106-47, which replace the bump stops. 70 psi front, 70 psi rear, 70 psi airbags. Rides beautifully, one handed steering, no wander, no play. Not a sports car, but it dosen't wander all over the road now, and passing big rigs are no problem.
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Old 07-29-2015, 04:09 PM   #13
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I installed a Roadmaster Reflex Steering Stabilizer on the front. We live in Utah with some strong cross winds. This really helps as the stock unit could be pushed and out easily by hand. Easy to install. Took me about 45 minutes. It was definitely worth the money.
CaboSnow. Do you have a part number for that stabilizer? Want to make sure I am looking at the right one on their website.
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benagi, you might want to give Roadmaster a call, only because their site only lists up to 2015.
If your is a 2015, the part # are...
Reflex Steering Stabilizer RSSC
Bracket Part # RBK-11
If yours is a true 2016 chassis, part #'s are probably the same, but I'd call just to make sure.
Also, cheapest place I've found to get em is Amazon.
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Old 07-29-2015, 05:40 PM   #15
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I installed a Roadmaster Reflex Steering Stabilizer on the front. We live in Utah with some strong cross winds. This really helps as the stock unit could be pushed and out easily by hand. Easy to install. Took me about 45 minutes. It was definitely worth the money.
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I found the same with the front end stabilizer. OEM was very soft. I bought a Blisten and made a great improvement: 24-174534 Bilstein Shock Absorber, Bilstein 5100 Series Steering Damper, F4-BE5-H453-H0 - TruckSpring.com

I have not had the re-alignment done that others have mentioned but the handling has been fine and no abnormal wear on the tires.

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Old 07-29-2015, 07:05 PM   #16
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Roadmaster Reflex Steering Stabilizer

Can you give more details on the Roadmaster Reflex Steering Stabilizer?
Do I just need the bare stabilizer or do I need a bracket kit as well?
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Old 07-29-2015, 07:19 PM   #17
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benagi, you might want to give Roadmaster a call, only because their site only lists up to 2015.
If your is a 2015, the part # are...
Reflex Steering Stabilizer RSSC
Bracket Part # RBK-11
If yours is a true 2016 chassis, part #'s are probably the same, but I'd call just to make sure.
Also, cheapest place I've found to get em is Amazon.
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Thx Grumpy. Yes, our 2016 Forester does have a 2015 Ford chassis. It takes a few months before the chassis catches up with the coach year.
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When I first drove my 2012 E-450 Sunseeker, after owning a Chevy Freelander, I hated it! After doing a lot of research, I brought it in for an alinement and camber change. I can't find the paperwork but I recall he increased it to over 5 degrees. It did improve the stability on straightaways but maneuvering is still like driving a boat. I think the only thing that will improve the responsiveness is a blueprinted or redesigned steering box.
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rbusch, you need both. The bracket is required for the install, and it's veh specific.
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I would have it checked @ a Ford dealer,,, ASAP !!!
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