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Old 05-11-2017, 04:10 PM   #1
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I have a 2001 Dodge RT 190. What is the better solution for helping to reduce being blown off the road by crosswinds and tractor trailers? Wheel spacers (2") or rear stabilizer?
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I have a 2001 Dodge RT 190. What is the better solution for helping to reduce being blown off the road by crosswinds and tractor trailers? Wheel spacers (2") or rear stabilizer?
Both. The rear stabilizer bar will help a lot in wind, the spacers will help when there are grooves in the pavement, or ridges. First thing would be to get all the front end parts checked and fixed if needed, including the steering gear. Then a good alignment to the specs in the Chrysler TSB, which also has other recommendations that include stiffer rear springs and better shocks.
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Did all that except repace rear springs, looking for an easier solution that helps.
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The rear sway bar and spacers will both help, but increasing the rear spring rate is also usually a big help. It can be done with helpers, airbags, Sumosprings, etc. The shocks used should also be higher rate than stock. Many use Bilstein as they are high rate, but also comfortable on small bumps.

The bar and spacers may get it to where you are comfortable with it, as handling is a very subjective thing. Or they may not
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I installed them on my Class A I used to own and they did make a positive difference, but quite ugly.
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