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Old 11-19-2007, 01:45 AM   #1
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Just wondering if anyone recommended a good steering stabilizer. My new 35's feel like they want to wobble when you hit a good bump and I want to put a better stabilizer on it to get rid of that. It's nothing major, nothing at all like DW just a little quick wiggle of the wheel. Just wondering if there was much reason to go with a more expensive brand or if a cheap brand would do just as well. Thanks as usual!!

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Old 11-19-2007, 07:11 PM   #2
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Just wondering if anyone recommended a good steering stabilizer. My new 35's feel like they want to wobble when you hit a good bump and I want to put a better stabilizer on it to get rid of that. It's nothing major, nothing at all like DW just a little quick wiggle of the wheel. Just wondering if there was much reason to go with a more expensive brand or if a cheap brand would do just as well. Thanks as usual!!
Go to Napa or some place like that an just get a Monroe. They are made by the exact same company that makes Rancho shocks and stabilizers, but are only about 30 bucks compared to 50 or more for the Rancho.

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Old 11-20-2007, 01:40 AM   #3
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Well that's good to know. I could see dishing out the extra $$ for good shocks, but I just didn't really see how it was worth it to pay 50 extra bucks just for a steering damper. Will the monroe be stiffer and better for the 35's than the stock damper??
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Old 11-20-2007, 02:07 AM   #4
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s'funny, I had one on my mj with 30's, thought it was stock. Put 33's on my TJ and it drives fine, but I have no stabilizer....hmmmmm
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my OME steering stabilizer is much better than my old rancho.
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my OME steering stabilizer is much better than my old rancho.

Thanks!! That exactly what I wanted to know. If there was really a difference between cheap and more expensive in this case. Oh and J, you don't have a stock stabilizer on your TJ??
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You have another problem than a steering stabilizer, it should drive and handle fine without one.
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Old 11-20-2007, 09:43 AM   #8
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it's nothing major, I can just feel a little wiggle in the wheel when i hit a bump. I don't know what else it would be other than the extra weight of the new tires so i figured a stiffer stabilizer would counteract that.
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Old 11-20-2007, 12:08 PM   #9
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it's nothing major, I can just feel a little wiggle in the wheel when i hit a bump. I don't know what else it would be other than the extra weight of the new tires so i figured a stiffer stabilizer would counteract that.
Thats your choice, just be aware that all you are doing is hiding the problem a bit. It's usually a trackbar issue but it can also be ball joints or even control arms bushings.
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I also have an adjustable front trackbar sitting in the garage waiting to be installed and a rear trackbar bracket as well. Hopefully I will get to putting them on friday of this week. I have only had them for like 2 months now!!
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I've messed around with Rancho, OME, Skyjacker, Monroe Steering Stabilizers just to see if there was a difference. And for the money you spend the Monroe was the best one. I've ridden on OME shocks/stabilizers etc and they are softer and more forgiving, but I honestly don't see what all the fuss is about them.

If you are getting Death Wobble or big time bump steer then no a stabilizer is not your problem. However if you are just wanting that little extra dampening with your 35's then slap a new one on and forget about it. On a side note, the adjustable front trac bar will help cure some of that wiggle you get when hitting a bump.
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Old 11-20-2007, 03:21 PM   #12
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Thanks Jack, That's what i was hoping to hear. I just don't like that little shimmy in the wheel.

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