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    what is stabilizer

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    Re: what is stabilizer

    Stabizer usually refers to a hollow tube mounted to the suspension to supress the tendancy for a car to pitch over to one side in a turn.

    Somebody snap a picture for John.
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    Re: what is stabilizer

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    what is stabilizer
    A red liquid you add to gasoline to slow it's derogation.... (I call the other thing a swaybar)
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    Re: what is stabilizer

    Sway-bar, anti-sway bar, or anti-roll bar for us older folks.

    It's a bar which connects each side of the suspension to the other. It acts as a torsion rod, so turning one side relative to the other exerts force on the less-loaded wheel. IOW, if you're making a hard left-hand turn, the bar is rotated "up", and wants to push the left wheel up with it. Because of spring resistance, this force is difficult to exert, resulting in the body of the car leaning less relative to the wheels. Hence, you're 'stabilized'. Not as much 'body roll'.

    Here's a decent Wikipedia entry on it: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sway_bar
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    Re: what is stabilizer

    A sway bar or anti-roll bar or stabilizer bar is a part of an automobile ... The stiffness of an anti-roll bar is proportional to the stiffness of the material, the fourth ...
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    Re: what is stabilizer

    I'm sorry, BUT

    Stabilizer:

    (n) Something used to stabilize something else, be it physical or chemical

    a substance added to something to maintain it in a stable or unchanging state.
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    Re: what is stabilizer

    Quote Originally Posted by cadillacmike68 View Post
    I'm sorry, BUT

    Stabilizer:

    (n) Something used to stabilize something else, be it physical or chemical

    a substance added to something to maintain it in a stable or unchanging state.
    OK, there you go, back to my theory

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    Re: what is stabilizer

    A stabilizer is that part of an aircraft that controls pitch.
    Don't mess with Binky Bear!

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    Re: what is stabilizer

    Quote Originally Posted by dkozloski View Post
    A stabilizer is that part of an aircraft that controls pitch.
    The horizontal stabilizer...yes. There is also the vertical stabilizer or tail as it is commonly called.
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    Re: what is stabilizer

    Or maybe Prozac, the "emotional stabilizer"? See your MD.

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    Re: what is stabilizer

    The first wisea$$ doesn't have a chance.
    Don't mess with Binky Bear!

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    Well that was fun.

    John, if you still have more questions on this issue please create a new topic.
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