An improved stabilizer is disclosed. In the preferred and illustrated embodiment, a built-up spline is disclosed. The spline is made by drilling a set of holes in a blank of relatively soft metal and inserting hardened inserts into the metal. Typical inserts are made of tungsten carbide. They may be brazed on the back side to firmly affix the inserts in holes drilled in the metal strip. The metal strip is welded to the stabilizer body. It has the advantage in that it can be refaced or built up after wear.