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Old 01-14-2014, 07:43 AM   #1
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steering stabilizer

Multiple option are available. Im lost. Should I just replace the shock or get one with bracket and relocation ? They are not to expensive but I don't know what I need and lots of them work in conjunction with other special stuff.

What are your expert advice on this and recommendation.

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Old 01-14-2014, 07:48 AM   #2
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I like my teraflex. Factory location and much beefier. Like 60 bucks too cant beat it.

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Old 01-14-2014, 10:09 AM   #3
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Steering Stabilizers as a whole, are very misunderstood.
There purpose is not to stop shimming, DW, and fix worn out front end parts!
It's purpose is to absorb some of the shock load, and make your steering wheel feel more comfortable when driving.

I have done some rock crawl with both my prior TJ, and now my JKR, with only the original factory installed absorber.
So for my application, I don't see a need to replace, until such time that it starts leaking, and is no longer effective, per it's design.

Now for those that have changed out their steering geometry, and are running the 35s, and 37s, then their probably will be a need to upgrade...........
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Steering Stabilizers as a whole, are very misunderstood.
There purpose is not to stop shimming, DW, and fix worn out front end parts!
It's purpose is to absorb some of the shock load, and make your steering wheel more comfortable when driving.

I have done some rock crawl with both my prior TJ, and now my JKR, with only the original factory installed absorber.
So for mt application, I don't see a need to replace, until such time that it starts leaking, and is no longer effective, per it's design.

Now for those that have changed out their steering geometry, and are running the 35s, and 37s, then their probably will be a need to upgrade...........
^ good post here... OP as far as relocating your stabilizer, the driver behind that is whether you're wheeling a lot or no. if your stabilizer is hanging below your tie rod, you're going to smack it on the trail frequently...

i am running a fox 2.0 stabilizer. i love it. also running 110lb. 37" tires, like Old Dogger said above, the firmer stabilizer just helps with a bit of driveability, and it's a bit more sturdy when i'm playing in the rocks... stabilizers are not the cure for DW, bump steer or anything else for that matter...
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Old 01-14-2014, 10:48 AM   #5
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Whit that said how can I make my steering react less to bump ? When driving on bumpy gravel Alberta road (sometime I think I drive more often on dirt road then pavement, its a wild place here) I have a Dodge ram 3500 dually and its a whole different story to drive 120kmh in that dually then my light weight jeep that react to every single thing.

I'm not looking at not feeling anything off road but want it to be smoother at high speed or dirt.
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Old 01-14-2014, 10:50 AM   #6
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Whit that said how can I make my steering react less to bump ? When driving on bumpy gravel Alberta road (sometime I think I drive more often on dirt road then pavement, its a wild place here) I have a Dodge ram 3500 dually and its a whole different story to drive 120kmh in that dually then my light weight jeep that react to every single thing. I'm not looking at not feeling anything off road but want it to be smoother at high speed or dirt.
We went over this already .... Shocks
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Old 01-14-2014, 10:55 AM   #7
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So a steering stabilizer won't gonna change anything ? What's the point of having those fancy fox or double thing or what not. Cause according to what you guys are saying its useless
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So a steering stabilizer won't gonna change anything ? What's the point of having those fancy fox or double thing or what not. Cause according to what you guys are saying its useless
double steering stabilizers are about pointless. unless you're in a competition rig doing the KOH. and even then... unless it's hydro steering... might be pointless. the point of the beefier ones, is the resistance is firmer... so when you're wheeling there's less play, and less of a chance you're going to damage your steering box... .

and they're stronger. the fox housing is substantially stronger than the stock stabilizer. ask me how i know this. stronger than BDS' stabilizer. ask golden sahara how he knows this!

as for your previous comment... sounds to me like your shocks are worn potentially and you've got way to much air in your tires. or... you're just going so fast down the dirt road - that the lighter jeep is bouncing around more than a 1-ton pickup truck does... and unless you want to dump a bunch of weight in your jeep to plant it more... there's not much you can do outside investing in coil overs, beadlocks, and running about 5 lbs of air in your tires...

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I would start out by reducing my tire pressure.
If that's not the answer, then invest in the shocks.......
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Old 01-14-2014, 11:25 AM   #10
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Shocks are coming but I'm driving a 2013 so they are certainly not worn out.

Good info here I might then just relocate it cause I hit the steering bar once and had to be replace. Under warranty Lol but well.

They are not to expensive and if it can save me headache on the trail it totally worth it.
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You have the Scorpion brand shocks correct ?

Def stay with your plan. If after shocks and lift you feel the need for a firmer SS ... Go for it.
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Old 01-14-2014, 12:23 PM   #12
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Thx bud

I will I got everything order for the lift.

When my jeep will be back from the body shop (someone backed up in it !!!! I was $%&*# mad) and I get back from camp I'll install everything and I should post pics of my jeep once I get it all wash.

Its a really nice piece man !!!

Thx for your help
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Old 01-14-2014, 12:37 PM   #13
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Post up a build thread with lots of pics

Good luck man
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Old 01-14-2014, 01:27 PM   #14
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Shocks are coming but I'm driving a 2013 so they are certainly not worn out.

Good info here I might then just relocate it cause I hit the steering bar once and had to be replace. Under warranty Lol but well.

They are not to expensive and if it can save me headache on the trail it totally worth it.
Coming from a man who has burnt through 5 stabilizers on the trail, bight the bullet and get a relocation bracket... Would've saved me so much money if I would've just done that from the start. Won't help the squirreliness on gravel roads but if you're thinking of driving over rocks or logs you may as well just just the relocation bracket.

I recommend teraflex ss for anyone just looking for a firmer, beefier stabilizer. So far it's my favorite for the money again, won't really make the ride any better on gravel though. Drop a couple psi and think about new shocks like everyone else said.

Beating a dead horse here lol
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Old 01-14-2014, 02:42 PM   #15
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I've seen pics of a tf broken on half on here Lol it surely make me confident about buying one !!

I know nothing is everything proof.

I can't find what is needed to relocate the ss what it looks like ?

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