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Old 06-15-2014, 12:07 PM   #1
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Steering stabilizer issue

Just got my wife's jeep back from a lift install, with a steering stabilizer (TF 9550). 1 1/2 turns to lock going right, and 1 turn to lock going left. I think based off what I am reading on another thread here that its the ss.

Can someone guide me real quick on the best way to center this myself. Looks like just one nut to loosen, but not sure how I should check the center on this?

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Old 06-15-2014, 12:22 PM   #2
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Hmmm, we'll maybe start with approx. 17" between mounting points.

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Hmmm, we'll maybe start with approx. 17" between mounting points.
Of course that's with the wheels straight.
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And I think it's pretty normal to have a bit more right then left. 1.5 turns right, 2-3 inches less steering wheel travel to the left.
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this is considerably less going left. so much so that in a cup de sac you have to make a three point turn going left.

with wheels straight, how much of the shock should be exposed? right now its flush. I'm thinking to slide the mount on the tie rod over might do it?

edit: forget the flush part. just realized this has a dust shield on it.
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Old 06-15-2014, 12:51 PM   #6
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Like I said in my first post, try about 17" I between mounting points.
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Like I said in my first post, try about 17" I between mounting points.
going to check that now

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Like I said in my first post, try about 17" I between mounting points.
Looks like it's just a hair over 18"
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Old 06-15-2014, 01:49 PM   #9
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If you can adjust it, move it in to around 17". Ball park is 14" collapsed and 19 1/4 extended.
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Old 06-15-2014, 02:04 PM   #10
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If you can adjust it, move it in to around 17". Ball park is 14" collapsed and 19 1/4 extended.
ok great. thanks.

you'd think they could add that to the instructions as a qc
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Just as a precaution, you might take one end off (which ever is easiest) and measure the collapsed and extended lengths. That way you know your not likely to cause damage to the stabilizer.
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Just as a precaution, you might take one end off (which ever is easiest) and measure the collapsed and extended lengths. That way you know your not likely to cause damage to the stabilizer.
good idea. my guess is that its extended fully when turning left given that i can't turn left even half of what i can going right
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If you don't mind, report back on the lengths to come up with.
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Turn and hold wheel full lock right. Bring in shock so about 1/4 shaft is showing and tighten clamp. You're guaranteed enough travel full lock left.
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Old 06-15-2014, 07:38 PM   #15
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Turn and hold wheel full lock right. Bring in shock so about 1/4 shaft is showing and tighten clamp. You're guaranteed enough travel full lock left.
About to do this right now. I'm assuming you mean 1/4".

It's a completely shielded shock. TF 9550 VSS. So if I take it all the way in and then pull it out a 1/4" that will be right??

Yes I said pull it out 1/4".
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Yep .. 3/8"- 1/4"
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Yep .. 3/8"- 1/4"
Worked perfect. Thanks!! Great forum. Look forward to learning more. This is our first jeep.
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Old 06-15-2014, 10:09 PM   #18
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If you don't mind, report back on the lengths to come up with.
It was waaaay maxed out on extension.

12"-19 1/2" was the working range.

Where it was connected to the tie rod it measured 15-20 on the range so it was pulling it the max on left turns creating the necessity to do three point turns where we never had to before.

Ultimately connected to the tie rod with about 16" between mounting points.

Thanks for your help.
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Old 06-15-2014, 10:42 PM   #19
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Glad you got it worked out. Thanks for the update, and working lengths.

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