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Old 06-23-2014, 02:15 PM   #1
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Best Steering Stabilizer Relocation Bracket

JK Lovers,

I would like to know what your thoughts are on the best Steering Stabilizer relocation bracket. From what I have read it is important to get a relocation bracket, especially when you start modifying/upgrading components. In addition, I heard majority of brackets are re-located above the tire rod.

Does anyone have any suggestions and or pictures you could share?

Lastly, I think I'm going with the OME Steering Stabilizer.

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Synergy is good but there's others that are good too, You really don't need the best out there. RC and Rancho make relo brackets that will work just fine.!

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I went the Rough Country route with bracket and SS.
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I started with the OME that was included with my AEV lift. After using it for a few months I took it off and went to this.
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Thanks for the advice! I'll definitely consider your suggestions!

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Old 06-25-2014, 09:20 AM   #6
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I went the Rough Country route with bracket and SS.
How do you like their bracket? Any pictures?
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Synergy and evo for sure!
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If you want the best you have to go with FOX 2.0 ATS. Simply stated its one of the two best mods I've ever done to my JK. I had the OME first but when I upgraded to synergy components after the stock stuff showed signs of play, I opted for the FOX. My life has not been the same since. It instills a lot of driving confidence in extreme driving conditions to say the least. IMHO it is absolutely worth the cost.
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Hefty price on the Fox ATS...not sure if I can justify it right now...I can get OME with brackets for $105 delivered, and the FOX ATS alone is $350. The OME Stabilizer I can get for $90.

I'm going to taker a peak at Evo and Synergy. I have heard many good things about the Synergy bracket.
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Hefty price on the Fox ATS...not sure if I can justify it right now...I can get OME with brackets for $105 delivered, and the FOX ATS alone is $350. The OME Stabilizer I can get for $90. I'm going to taker a peak at Evo and Synergy. I have heard many good things about the Synergy bracket.
I hear ya. In hindsight I feel I wasted $100+ on the OME when I wish I would have just put it towards the FOX. The FOX is simply astounding. And it's one if the mods that gives back right away. You'll notice the improvement immediately upon driving it, the OME you'll notice very little difference. That is all I can say.
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Here is my OME with relocation bracket. I am sure FOX ATS is great, I am just not sure its $250 better than OME. I have no left or right pull and no bump steer. I may get FOX some day when there is nothing else left for me to get



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Here is my OME with relocation bracket. I am sure FOX ATS is great, I am just not sure its $250 better than OME. I have no left or right pull and no bump steer. I may get FOX some day when there is nothing else left for me to get



Thanks for the pics!

What bracket did you end up using? Is that the OME one?

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I can get OME with brackets for $105 delivered. The OME Stabilizer I can get for $90.
Can I ask who you get that price from ?
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Northridge has it for $107.95 shipped
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How do you like their bracket? Any pictures?
That is the same brackets that I used. The main piece that bolts to the axle is quite strong. The other brackets are not quite as good. when you are tightening up the four nuts the bracket starts to bend around. You will also want to make sure your measurements are right. I thought I had it correct for the Bilsteins and had my wife turn the steering wheel. The SS maxed out and twisted the bracket so I had to straighten it out and move it in on both sides. Still feel this setup is worth it.
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Here is my OME with relocation bracket. I am sure FOX ATS is great, I am just not sure its $250 better than OME. I have no left or right pull and no bump steer. I may get FOX some day when there is nothing else left for me to get



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That is the same brackets that I used. The main piece that bolts to the axle is quite strong. The other brackets are not quite as good. when you are tightening up the four nuts the bracket starts to bend around. You will also want to make sure your measurements are right. I thought I had it correct for the Bilsteins and had my wife turn the steering wheel. The SS maxed out and twisted the bracket so I had to straighten it out and move it in on both sides. Still feel this setup is worth it.
Any additional install tips on the steering stabilizer? What could I do to prevent the bracket from bending? Should I extend the shock first to see where it ends up?
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Here is my OME with relocation bracket. I am sure FOX ATS is great, I am just not sure its $250 better than OME. I have no left or right pull and no bump steer. I may get FOX some day when there is nothing else left for me to get



That is a seriously overly clean underbody...
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That is a seriously overly clean underbody...
This was when I just installed it. Jeep was only couple months old. Its nowhere near as clean like that anymore unfortunately
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Any additional install tips on the steering stabilizer? What could I do to prevent the bracket from bending? Should I extend the shock first to see where it ends up?
If you use the Bilsteins like I did then you measure 3-3.5" from the threads. I can't remember which. If you are using the Rough Country then I would imagine that their instructions would tell you the correct measurements. Either way I think it would work. Good luck.
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Here is my OME with relocation bracket. I am sure FOX ATS is great, I am just not sure its $250 better than OME. I have no left or right pull and no bump steer. I may get FOX some day when there is nothing else left for me to get
oh it's well worth the $
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UPS just delivered my TeraFlex bracket part #1980880. It looks like it was cast around the start of the iron age when casting was first discovered sheesh I could have casted something cleaner looking using pop and beer cans and a box of kitty litter sand lol. No instruction in the box either. does not look anything like they depict on their web site.
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UPS just delivered my TeraFlex bracket part #1980880. It looks like it was cast around the start of the iron age when casting was first discovered sheesh I could have casted something cleaner looking using pop and beer cans and a box of kitty litter sand lol. No instruction in the box either. does not look anything like they depict on their web site.
Yup I agree, I ended up returning and I am going with the Synergy and a Fox 2.0 ATS.
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UPS just delivered my TeraFlex bracket part #1980880. It looks like it was cast around the start of the iron age when casting was first discovered sheesh I could have casted something cleaner looking using pop and beer cans and a box of kitty litter sand lol. No instruction in the box either. does not look anything like they depict on their web site.
It's a tie rod clamp lol

Guys why are you buying a tie rod bracket? Just roll the stock one around on the tie rod. All you need is a bracket that mounts to the track bar mount.
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I went with the Synergy kit, but used the OEM stabilizer. I just had to press in new bushings that fit the Synergy bolts.

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Yup I agree, I ended up returning and I am going with the Synergy and a Fox 2.0 ATS.
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Hey all -- looking into this as well after killing my stock SS on a rock(s).

In fact, I have a Rancho kit in hand b/c it seemed worth the $70 and easy return from Amazon if it didn't work out. However, Rancho instrux say you need a min 2" bump stop up front or it'll hit the frame. I def don't want to limit articulation or kill my new SS.

Anyone know which of options discussed above in thread will work w/ STOCK, no lift JKUR? From the pics of the clean JK above, seems like OME will (unless lennyk1313 had a lift when installed)? Also, lennyk, if you don't mind telling us, why did you decide to sell the OME a month later - decided to upgrade to fox maybe?

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