Hey guys. I just ordered my Sky Jacker Dual Steering Stabilizer and im wanna know what you guys think of it. What are the advantages and disadvantages of having a dual as opposed to a single? And for you guys that do have a dual stabilizer, what do you think of it?
You SHOULD only need one, unless you like the way it looks.
The extra stifness of an extra stabilizer can help surpress shimmies and other weird steering quirks of a steering system that's in bad shape. Ideally - you want your steering to work well (wobble free, and as good of tracking as possible) without a stabilizer, and then you can add one to help mask some of the tracking issues of running a large tire on worn highways at what not.
The most effective thing you can add to aid your steering, is a partial hydraulic set up. Such as RAM steering, or PSC assisted steering. This will greatly help when you are in a tight bind wheeling. The dual stabilizers are more for looks than anything. One good stabilizer is all you need, especially with the weight of your Jeep, vs. that of a full sized vehicle. If you have lockers on your front axle, I am sure you have tried to turn with very little success, when wheeling. That is what the additional power of RAM steering will compensate for. But then you also need stronger axles, so that you don't twist your steering knuckles off. Or use the extra power carefully, with your stock axles.
If you are going to stay with your 33" tires, that isn't even necessary. The larger you go with your tires, the more strain you put on your power steering.
Just my opinion. I think it's a waste of money. Like the others said your steering should be setup to run indepently without a stabilizer and not have bump steer or Death Wobble. However running a stabilizer is not a bad idea. It can help make small shimmy's and changes in the road a lot easier on all parts. But the $30 Monroe stabilizer is just as good as any of the rest of them (since monroe and rancho are the same).
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haha...thanks for your input guys. I just got my SkyJacker Dual Steering Stabilizer today and im pretty stoked. Yea, i just got it cuz i thought it looked pretty bad ass. Ill let ya know how it is shortly
Hey Big Mike, you never posted your feedback on your dual stabilizers. How did they work out so far?
Wow this was old...
You shouldn't need dual stabilizers. A proper steering system shouldn't need more than a single one to take a little vibration out of the wheel. If your wheel vibrates bad enough, something is wrong.