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Old 02-23-2013, 07:25 AM   #1
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Talking steering stabilizers wow what a difference

I put rough country 2 1/2 suspension and 1 1/4 body on my 2012 jk and steering was horrible. when put dual steering stabilizer and it drives better than when I bought it. woohoo!!

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Old 02-23-2013, 07:30 AM   #2
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I'm a little concerned that your lifts may have caused problems, and your new steering stabilizer has masked them . . .

Did you take to adjust steering related components other than the stabilizer, or was that the only part of the steering system you touched?

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^ This.

Unfortunately, a body lift is never a good idea. Additionally, your jeep's steering stabilizer cannot correct installation problems or geometry. If it is better post new stabilizer, then the problems that were there prior are still there and getting worse. Trust us on this.
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I'm a little concerned that your lifts may have caused problems, and your new steering stabilizer has masked them . . .

Did you take to adjust steering related components other than the stabilizer, or was that the only part of the steering system you touched?
^This.
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Old 02-23-2013, 08:44 AM   #5
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Not to be mean but this whole idea scares me......I always assume everyone is paranoid about everything being "right and tight" on their vehicles.

If a "Double Shock" fixed your steering issues, why not put two or three on each corner of the Jeep and it'll ride like a Cadillac!!
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^ them.


I ran the RC double for awhile. Helped but I had other issues. The highsteer setup cured my bumpsteer.

How much actual lift did you get ?
2.5" and a 1.25" BL is going to be bad for the drag link/TB (steering) angles.
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Body lift shouldn't change geometries. If it does you have bigger problems, like why is your suspension attached to your body and not the frame.
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Body lift shouldn't change geometries. If it does you have bigger problems, like why is your suspension attached to your body and not the frame.
Body lifts do affect steering angles and links. The 2.5 lift affectes the geometry of the suspension.
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I put 2 1/2'' spacer lift and used the same shocks and springs im going to buy new shocks next I did take it in and had it aligned after installation.
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Body lifts do affect steering angles and links. The 2.5 lift affectes the geometry of the suspension.
Body lifts affect the center of gravity and roll center.
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Only steering angle affected is the shaft into the box. This won't adversely affect steering.

You can unbolt the entire body and lift it off without touching the suspension.

Edit: The rear upper shock mounts are on the body. That's about all I saw when I looked.
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Only steering angle affected is the shaft into the box. This won't adversely affect steering.

You can unbolt the entire body and lift it off without touching the suspension.

Edit: The rear upper shock mounts are on the body. That's about all I saw when I looked.
Shaft into box?
Wouldn't this affect roll center like mentioned ?
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I believe he is talking bout the intermediate shaft which would lengthen itself with a body lift.

My rear upper shock mounts are on the frame.

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