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I initially found a product listed by independant4x for an upgraded steering stabilizer. Link here: -Isuzu Steering Stabilizer
At a bare price of $85 + shipping, I found this to be more than I was willing to pay. After a good bout of research, I found out that their kit is just a marked up skyjacker kit. The skyjacker kit in question is the 7100, 8100, or 9100. The difference between the three mentioned is just the type of shock. I personally bought the 9100 for just over $65 shipped from amazon.

I'll brief over my install of the product onto my 3.2 1994 Rodeo. I used this image (below) from a vehiCROSS forum for reference. Additionally, I used skyjacker's supplied instructions found on their product page:
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I first installed the bracket that mounts to the axle. I put it as far to the driver side as possible. The threads of the u bolt weren't long enough so I used two 1/2 inch bolts as spacers. That worked perfectly.
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Next, I installed the shock into the axle bracket. When done, I extended the shock out halfway (4.08"). I then lined up the tie rod bracket with the shock still half way out. I made sure the bracket will clear the front diff.
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Here's what it looks like at lock.
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The included dust guard had 14 ribs which wouldn't compress down enough when fully turning left. I cut down the guard to have 6.5 ribs. This is far from perfect but it'll protect the shaft when driving straight and turning left. I might've been able to keep another rib but oh well.
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And finally here's a comparison of the new and old steering stabilizer. I hope to put this upgrade to the test in the coming weeks.
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Discussion Starter · #3 ·
What vehicle?
The first link gives the years. I'll quote it here,

  1. Fits most Isuzu years with a steering box.
  2. does not work on Rack and Pinion steering trucks ('98+ Rodeo, Amigo, Rodeo Sport, Axiom)
  3. does not work with '97+ Trooper Models with the vacuum actuator on the front Driver's side axle housing tube.

  • 85-95 Pickup & Amigo
  • 89-97 Rodeo & Passport
  • 84-2002 Trooper, VX (without front vacuum actuator on housing) "
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