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Old 04-07-2012, 03:18 PM   #1
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Steering Stabilizer

I just installed a 4" lift and put on 33" tires. I was wondering if I should go with just one stabilizer or should I put on a dual stabilizer? Or, should I install one at all? Thanks for the help!

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Old 04-07-2012, 03:21 PM   #2
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I have a dual and like it a lot but others will say that it is not good and will wear on your power steering ME IDC lol I like mine and it looks good. Also post pics of the lift and jeep

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Honestly, IF your suspension, and tires, and alignment are all good the stabilizer does absolutely nothing other than put a little resistance on the steering wheel
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A single should be fine up to 35" tires. You can go with a dual system, but as wmwhitey says, it will overwork your PS box. If all is well with your steering setup, a steering stabilizer/dampener does little more that add a little cushion when running over potholes, through rough terrain at speed, etc. Nice to have, but a dual system for your rig would probably be a bit overkill IMHO.
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Old 04-08-2012, 06:36 AM   #5
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Thanks for the replies. I'm gonna order my OME stabilizer today. Thanks!
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Old 04-08-2012, 09:03 AM   #6
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Honestly, IF your suspension, and tires, and alignment are all good the stabilizer does absolutely nothing other than put a little resistance on the steering wheel
As long as you are driving on a perfectly flat, perfectly smooth road with absolutely no play in any joint, tierod, control arm, etc! If not, when you hit a bump, it will oscillate the axle to perpetuate wear on all your joints, that a quality steering stabilizer would have prevented in the first place.
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You can go with a dual system, but as wmwhitey says, it will overwork your PS box.
I've heard this too many times on this forum. Go out and take off the steering stabilizer, extend and retract it with your hands, then try and turn your tires by pushing on the side of the tires (with the key in the ignition but off). Let me know which one is easier. The steering stabilizers are made to dampen vibration. They are VERY difficult to compress and rebound at a high rate, but offer little resistance when moving slow. If having even 4 steering stabilizers overworks your PS pump, then you have an unrelated problem, because the extra force is far less than 0.1% of the force required to turn the tires while stopped.
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Old 04-08-2012, 09:14 AM   #7
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I have a dual and like it a lot but others will say that it is not good and will wear on your power steering ME IDC lol I like mine and it looks good. Also post pics of the lift and jeep
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Old 04-08-2012, 09:31 AM   #8
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Honestly, IF your suspension, and tires, and alignment are all good the stabilizer does absolutely nothing other than put a little resistance on the steering wheel
Can't totally agree with that. I don't have a TJ but I just replaced a leaky OEM stabilizer on my JK with a heavy duty one and it made way more of a difference than I thought it would.
It reduced the small amt of play in the steering wheel. No more drifting on the highway. When rounding a turn, I can use one fluid turn of the wheel instead of a double steer. Also noticed less tire wear in front.
IMO if you have larger tires, change to a heavy duty single stabilizer. For more serious steering issues, a steering stabilizer is not the magic bullet the advertisements tout.

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