Ford E-Series Pitman Stabilizer
The perfect stabilizer solution for E-series vans with a D60 front axle.
Our bolt-up steering stabilizer kit utilizes existing holes in the E-series frame and builds on the design of some of the early E-450 stabilizer brackets. This fully redesigned product features 3/16" plate construction with a drop-bracket design for lifted vans with a lock-in reinforcement plate.
The system has been designed to work across as many platforms as possible, early and later Timberline Vans, Q-Vans, and with varying drag links we've seen on everything our peers are producing.
We offer a variety of options including our most popular setup good for earlier Timberline Vans that utilize the E-series drag link, which includes custom offset hardware to give you a perpendicular mounting surface using the original drag link connector hole.
Add a Fox stabilizer shock for either the E-series drag or F-series drag to complete the setup for a bolt-on solution that directly cushions the lateral steering from the frame of the vehicle to the point as close to the pitman arm as possible.
There is no need for a big double stabilizer on vans down at the axle. The highest return on stabilizer performance is the feedback right at the pitman arm. You may also use this product in conjunction with axle-style stabilizers for further improved performance.
Note 1: If you are unsure about which product to choose, please email us specifics on your vehicle with photos if applicable - firstname.lastname@example.org.
Note 2: Stabilizers are not a cure-all. If you have loose parts, eg, tie-rods, ball joints, or play in your steering components, there is no guaranteed fix for the problem, however, this product has consistently improved performance on the many varied builds we've installed it on.
FAQ- Options Info
Kit Type (Frame Side Stabilizer Kit Only) - This component kit only includes the brackets and hardware to give you a mounting position on the frame opposite the drag link and pitman arm.
Kit Type (E-Series Drag Link Kit) - This kit includes the frame side setup, and the misalignment hardware necessary to mount a shock on the E-Series drag link, as well as a bolt-on stiffening plate to reduce deflection in the curved section of the drag link.
Kit Type (F-Series Drag Link Kit) - This kit includes the frame side setup, and a mounting clamp suitable for mounting on most straight drag links. The clamp can be mounted anywhere along the drag link, so long as the shock travel does not impede steering. If using our recommended Fox shock, the clamp will be mounted between the eyelet and the pitman arm itself.
Add Fox Stabilizer Shock: If utilizing our solution for E-Series and F-Series drag links, add the corresponding stabilizer shock best suited for this application. We have different parts for each of these designs.
(E-series drag link - curved)
(F-series drag link - straight)
Timberline now recommends using a Superduty drag link for conversions, particularly on units with large tires or heavier engine options. It has a larger ball joint and its straight nature reduces deflection in the steering under heavy hits. That doesn't mean the E-series drag link isn't viable. We used it for years, and the stabilizer design, our steering sleeve, and stiffening clamp work great for what is a much easier install.
Changing the pitman arm can be difficult, and if your van is already 4x4, most well-designed track bar brackets will lead to pulling the steering gear to change the arm.
What should I use? - If you have a 4x4 van with an E-series drag link already, or if you don't want to fuss with pulling the pitman arm, go that way. If you're doing a fresh build with great access, or you're already pulling the steering gear, use the F-series design. (Or, obviously, if you already have a straight drag link).
Add Timberline Adjustment Sleeve (E-Series Drag Link) - The thread pitch on the Superduty outer upper tie rod and E-series drag link are different. This adjustment sleeve solves for this issue and makes adjusting your steering wheel a snap, no alignment shop needed.
Add Pre-Reamed 32/36 Spline Pitman Arm (F-Series Drag Link) - If choosing to go with the F-Series (superduty) drag link setup, count your splines on the steering box and order appropriately. These arms are not drop-units. They will work with all types of traction control and are universal.
The last caveat (fine print). If you are building a Coilover van with high steering, it may be easier to achieve drag link/sway bar link clearance with an E-series drag link. We are coming to market with a multi-point sway bar tab mounting bracket that should alleviate this, but testing has been limited.
Fitment Designed For:
1992-2022 Ford E-150/E-250/E-350/E-450, Cab and chassis/cutaway variants included
Truck Side: Fits 2005-2022 Ford F-250/F-350 SRW or DRW axles
Note: Frame holes for bracket mount are not typically tapped from Ford, however, the material is soft enough with a steady electric impact gun. They will easily seat themselves. Particular installers may prefer to tap the M10x1.5 holes prior to the installation of hardware.
All other components may be installed with hand tools only. Pitman-arm service requires a puller, and depending on how it's done or how much it fights, multiple tools.
Varied kits include varied components. Recommended thread-locker for frame-side bolts included.
Components made from CNC cut 3/16" A36 steel. Hardware varies from grade 5-10. Units come powder-coated.
Tips / Skill Level:
1-10 (10 being the most difficult) Level 1-2 (not including steering box concerns)
Shipping, Fulfillment, Taxes, Quality, and Returns
- Shipping: Our components are carefully wrapped and packaged and ship UPS, USPS, or FedEx, depending on what is available. If you require a particular carrier, please contact us ahead of your purchase. Customers in Colorado may arrange for in-person pickup within 1-2 business days of purchase taking noted lead times into consideration.
- Shipping/Fulfillment time for components: We typically ship within 1-2 business days of your order and we carefully monitor our inventory. In the event that we are unable to meet that timeframe, we will contact you and arrange either a full refund or a timeframe for fulfillment agreeable to the customer.
- Taxes: Colorado residents must pay sales tax of 7.5%, no sales tax is collected on out-of-state shipments currently.
- Quality and Returns: We are consistently complimented on the quality of our products and the ease of installation. Components are hand-built here almost exclusively in Colorado by seasoned professionals who are fanatics about design and execution. If you are in any way disappointed in the components we will issue a full refund less the cost of shipping when the product is returned. If you decide to return any components that didn't apply to your build or you changed your mind about, shipping and a 15% restocking fee will be deducted from the purchase refund.