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Old 10-12-2009, 09:49 PM   #1
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Steering Stabilizers

I am having a hard time finding complete kit steering stabilizers for my 09' unlimited X. I would like a dual stabilizer kit as well, any you guys got any suggestions or just show off what you got would be awesome.

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Not sure what all you have done, but every dual kit I've seen for the JK requires at least 2" of lift.
Also, it's almost entirely for looks unless you're running 37's+. I've seen a custom setup with dual Fox shocks that was pretty sick looking, and functional, as they were running 42's. Even then, not my style.
There are a few companies that make them. After the experiences I've had with Rouch Country, I would NOT recommend theirs- Mark W.

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Dual Rough Country


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Not sure what all you have done, but every dual kit I've seen for the JK requires at least 2" of lift.
Also, it's almost entirely for looks unless you're running 37's+. I've seen a custom setup with dual Fox shocks that was pretty sick looking, and functional, as they were running 42's. Even then, not my style.
There are a few companies that make them. After the experiences I've had with Rouch Country, I would NOT recommend theirs- Mark W.
well i am runnin 4" of lift and 35s so i figured that the stock stabilizer just aint cuttin it. yeah i did see the fox setup but it cost way to much for my budget.
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thats awesome dude!! did you install yourself? can you tell any difference with the dual stabilizers? how much was it?
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Just get an OME and relocation kit.
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Just get an OME and relocation kit.
i have heard nothing but good things about OME but i am just not sold on the looks of there products.
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i have heard nothing but good things about OME but i am just not sold on the looks of there products.
Huh? Who cares how it looks....how does it perform....now that is the important part. I've been kinda focused in on OME at the moment. Leaning that way and will need to be convinced otherwise before I pull the trigger on this mod. Looking at their rockfather kit 4-1/2 inch lift. Claims no steering stabilizer needed? Price seems right. As long as it performs as it is stated.
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Just get an OME and relocation kit.
What is a relocation kit?

Sorry...nOOb to lifting.
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Huh? Who cares how it looks....how does it perform....now that is the important part. I've been kinda focused in on OME at the moment. Leaning that way and will need to be convinced otherwise before I pull the trigger on this mod. Looking at their rockfather kit 4-1/2 inch lift. Claims no steering stabilizer needed? Price seems right. As long as it performs as it is stated.
well i dont wheel very much with my jk, i got a 76' CJ-7 that handles the off road stuff pretty well, so i am willing to sacrifice functionality for looks. i guess i am just a superficial whore really...
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What is a relocation kit?

Sorry...nOOb to lifting.
relocates the steering stabilizer to mount from the driver side of the frame and connect to the top of the draglink at the center of the Jeep.
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What do you expect you Dual Stabilizers to do?
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well i dont wheel very much with my jk, i got a 76' CJ-7 that handles the off road stuff pretty well, so i am willing to sacrifice functionality for looks. i guess i am just a superficial whore really...
Nothing wrong with that. Who's to say I won't spray paint some of my under-ware to make it look sexy too I threw one of those finger jobs in there just to see what it looks like lol.
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Hmmm... Spray paint underwear. Might be a market for that.
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OME is claiming, with no steering stabilizer as part of their rockfather kit, that the performance is rock solid...better than OEM parts at 80 mph. Price looks like a bargain compared to a similar rock krawler lift kit. And the OME includes nitrocharger shocks matched to the springs.
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What do you expect you Dual Stabilizers to do?
well i get alot of bump steer and with a heavy duty steering stabilizer its supposed to stop that... plus i have also read that with 3 or more inches of lift i need one. It really all boils down to the fact that i like the looks of the dual stabilizer kit.
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thats awesome dude!! did you install yourself? can you tell any difference with the dual stabilizers? how much was it?
Yep did it myself its just 3 brackets,very easy.Added the boots just for looks.
Can tell alittle difference between stock and these but only on bump steer.
I think it was @ $110 on sale when I got it.
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I just replaced my OEM SS with the Skyjacker from Quadratec. The weird thing is that they sent me 2 of them. They only sent one set of bushings however. Someone want a good deal on a brand new HD SS with a boot, but no bushings?
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Yep did it myself its just 3 brackets,very easy.Added the boots just for looks.
Can tell alittle difference between stock and these but only on bump steer.
I think it was @ $110 on sale when I got it.
cool well thats prob the kit that i have decided on thanks for the input.
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How about a Dropped Pitman Arm to eliminate Bump Steer? Get the steering geometry correct.
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How about a Dropped Pitman Arm to eliminate Bump Steer? Get the steering geometry correct.
I think my lift kit came with that but I am not a 100% on that.
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If it didn't, that might help. Helps with the steering linkage. Also adjustable front everything LOL.
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If it didn't, that might help. Helps with the steering linkage. Also adjustable front everything LOL.
yeah no kidding, sometimes I regret buying the X instead of the Rubicon but I wanted a four dour JK right then and there werent any Rubicons around so...
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Did you replace your brake lines? If so what length did you use?
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Did you replace your brake lines? If so what length did you use?
I did not replace the brake lines, I was concerned about that but it looks like there gonna be plenty long enough, now I havent really put my jeep in any extreme flex situations so keep that in mind..
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With my 2.5 inch lift (actual 3 in the front), my fronts are pretty much at their limits. Even with all the adjustments that could be made.
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I think when you buy extended brake lines it comes as a kit according to how much lift you have. Project-JK.com - Jeep JK Wrangler Resource » Jeep JK Wrangler Stainless Steel Extended Brake Line Installation

try this link.
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Im going to have to get longer lines. Probably do all 4 just in case. Time to shop LOL.
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Copied from another site.
Okay, I have been reading a lot of posts lately regarding steering stabilizers and find all the misinformation regarding them or the need for them to be quite troubling. Here are some of the Myths I've been hearing:

1. A steering stabilizer is needed after installing a new lift and/or bigger tires
2. A steering stabilizer will fix wandering or flighty steering
3. A steering stabilizer will fix death wobble

IF you have your suspension/steering dial in correctly, a steering stabilizer isn't really needed at all. While one might act as a band aid and help to hide or mask wandering or flighty steering or even help reduce death wobble, IT DOES NOT FIX ANYTHING. Trust me, I have been running a factory steering stabilizer on my JK for over two years now and the last of which was while running 5.5" of lift and 37's. In fact, I have been running without one at all for the last two weeks even at speeds of 80MPH and I can hardly tell that one isn't installed.

A steering stabilizer is NICE to have as it will help absorb bumpsteer. However, it has been my experience that even with a set of heavy 37x13.50's mounted on beadlocks, a factory unit is really all that you need. Will a heavy duty unit help absorb bumpsteer more, sure, but that's about all it will do.

So, why bring all this up you might ask? Because I care about you guys and I just want to make sure that you all address and FIX problems that you might be having as opposed to masking or hiding them.

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