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Old 02-15-2014, 04:09 PM   #1
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Steering Stabilizer

Hi all! I am looking at buying a new steering stabilizer for my 2000 tj sport. It has a 4 inch lift with 33 inch tires. The problem I am running into is the options. It is offered in a small body and large body which bolt to stock mounts How do I find out which one to go with?

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I just recently put on a steering stabilizer and didn't really notice a difference. I went to my local auto parts store and had them plug in my model and year and pull one off the shelf. Lifetime warranty for $33 or so. No problems yet and it is definitely more firm than the stock one.

Figured I'd add my setup:

Currie steering, 4" suspension lift, 33's
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Agreed...i just put in my year/make/model at 4wheelparts and got a rubicon express stabilizer and its been great. I'm running about a 4.75" suspension lift and a 1.25" body lift with 35's and a hd steering setup. Still works great.
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I just installed this one on my 05 works great! FOX-985-24-072 1 Fox 2.0 Performance Series IFP Steering Stabilizer for Jeep TJ
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I just installed this one on my 05 works great! FOX-985-24-072 1 Fox 2.0 Performance Series IFP Steering Stabilizer for Jeep TJ
Poly Performance.
That's a sweet steering stabilizer. I had fox 2.0 remote res shocks in the past but they wound up looking like crap with the salted roads by me. I like that its painted. I've been considering an old man emu stabilizer but this is definitely another option. How's it work compared to what it replaced?
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Old 02-16-2014, 10:49 PM   #7
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Just go with the cheap monroe magnum hd replacement. Just picked it up at advanced auto with online coupon for $23.
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if you are spending more then 5 bucks on a steering stabalizer, i got a bridge to sell you.
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if you are spending more then 5 bucks on a steering stabalizer, i got a bridge to sell you.
Well I guess I'm interested in your bridge for sale. I have had an Emu stabilizer which punctured and I replaced with a Monroe from Advance. My truck certainly felt better with the Emu. What's when Magnum HD? A larger bore Monroe?
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That's a sweet steering stabilizer. I had fox 2.0 remote res shocks in the past but they wound up looking like crap with the salted roads by me. I like that its painted. I've been considering an old man emu stabilizer but this is definitely another option. How's it work compared to what it replaced?
Night and day……….I have a 4 inch long arm with 33x12.50 MTR’s and with the fox 2.0 adjustable shocks with the stabilizer, my jeep runs straight down the road and no shaking of the steering wheel when you hit a pot hole.
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if you are spending more then 5 bucks on a steering stabalizer, i got a bridge to sell you.
Well, I guess I need to look at that bridge. You know the old saying “You get what you pay for” I have nice American made shocks, I don’t want a cheap piece of junk made in China.
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Agreed...i just put in my year/make/model at 4wheelparts and got a rubicon express stabilizer and its been great. I'm running about a 4.75" suspension lift and a 1.25" body lift with 35's and a hd steering setup. Still works great.
I had the same stabilizer and replace it with the Fox 2.0 IFP The RE shock was ok but the Fox is pretty nice. JM2C
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Well, I guess I need to look at that bridge. You know the old saying “You get what you pay for” I have nice American made shocks, I don’t want a cheap piece of junk made in China.
if your steering is done correctly you do not need a stabilizer. Also its pretty much impossible to cycle your steering fast enough for any type of valving to be noticeable. On top of that areservoir is used to keep the fliud in the shock cool also something that is useless, you cannot cycle the steering fast enough to get it hot to the point you wold need a stabilizer. a 15-25 dollar rancho steering stabilizser does the exact same thing as the 300 dollar reservoir fox. Now if you want to post and pretend it makes a diference to justify wasting money go ahead. however if you actually know what they do you would know that you would hardly even notice it not being there if your steering is correct.

Nowif your steering is not correct it will be a better or worse band aid to that problem if you throw more money at the stabilizer, however ou are covering an issue not fixing it, that means you still have another problem and when it kills the stabilizer you will just have to deal with it again or throw another over priced piece of junk at it.

Bottom line an expensive steering stabilizer is about the same thing as a throttle body space on a fuel injected engine, people will claim it "feels" better just to justify wasting the money and trying to not look stupid.
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if your steering is done correctly you do not need a stabilizer. Also its pretty much impossible to cycle your steering fast enough for any type of valving to be noticeable. On top of that areservoir is used to keep the fliud in the shock cool also something that is useless, you cannot cycle the steering fast enough to get it hot to the point you wold need a stabilizer. a 15-25 dollar rancho steering stabilizser does the exact same thing as the 300 dollar reservoir fox. Now if you want to post and pretend it makes a diference to justify wasting money go ahead. however if you actually know what they do you would know that you would hardly even notice it not being there if your steering is correct. Nowif your steering is not correct it will be a better or worse band aid to that problem if you throw more money at the stabilizer, however ou are covering an issue not fixing it, that means you still have another problem and when it kills the stabilizer you will just have to deal with it again or throw another over priced piece of junk at it. Bottom line an expensive steering stabilizer is about the same thing as a throttle body space on a fuel injected engine, people will claim it "feels" better just to justify wasting the money and trying to not look stupid.
Well is your jeep so impeccably maintained and dialed in that you don't run a SS?
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if your steering is done correctly you do not need a stabilizer. Also its pretty much impossible to cycle your steering fast enough for any type of valving to be noticeable. On top of that areservoir is used to keep the fliud in the shock cool also something that is useless, you cannot cycle the steering fast enough to get it hot to the point you wold need a stabilizer. a 15-25 dollar rancho steering stabilizser does the exact same thing as the 300 dollar reservoir fox. Now if you want to post and pretend it makes a diference to justify wasting money go ahead. however if you actually know what they do you would know that you would hardly even notice it not being there if your steering is correct.

Nowif your steering is not correct it will be a better or worse band aid to that problem if you throw more money at the stabilizer, however ou are covering an issue not fixing it, that means you still have another problem and when it kills the stabilizer you will just have to deal with it again or throw another over priced piece of junk at it.

Bottom line an expensive steering stabilizer is about the same thing as a throttle body space on a fuel injected engine, people will claim it "feels" better just to justify wasting the money and trying to not look stupid.
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Well is your jeep so impeccably maintained and dialed in that you don't run a SS?
i did not say i did not run one, i said if your jeeps steering is done correctly you do not need one. However have ripped them apart on the trail and drive home with 0 issues because i have correct steering. Spending any more then 25 bucks is wasting your money, unless you are trying to cover another issue, even then you need to fix the issue not throw money at it hoping it will go away.
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My next steering stabilizer will be a PSC ram assist. Is that a waste of money too?
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if your steering is done correctly you do not need a stabilizer. Also its pretty much impossible to cycle your steering fast enough for any type of valving to be noticeable. On top of that areservoir is used to keep the fliud in the shock cool also something that is useless, you cannot cycle the steering fast enough to get it hot to the point you wold need a stabilizer. a 15-25 dollar rancho steering stabilizser does the exact same thing as the 300 dollar reservoir fox. Now if you want to post and pretend it makes a diference to justify wasting money go ahead. however if you actually know what they do you would know that you would hardly even notice it not being there if your steering is correct.

Nowif your steering is not correct it will be a better or worse band aid to that problem if you throw more money at the stabilizer, however ou are covering an issue not fixing it, that means you still have another problem and when it kills the stabilizer you will just have to deal with it again or throw another over priced piece of junk at it.

Bottom line an expensive steering stabilizer is about the same thing as a throttle body space on a fuel injected engine, people will claim it "feels" better just to justify wasting the money and trying to not look stupid.

If you don’t need one (SS) then why dos the factory put one on it when they are new?
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if your steering is done correctly you do not need a stabilizer. Also its pretty much impossible to cycle your steering fast enough for any type of valving to be noticeable. On top of that areservoir is used to keep the fliud in the shock cool also something that is useless, you cannot cycle the steering fast enough to get it hot to the point you wold need a stabilizer. a 15-25 dollar rancho steering stabilizser does the exact same thing as the 300 dollar reservoir fox. Now if you want to post and pretend it makes a diference to justify wasting money go ahead. however if you actually know what they do you would know that you would hardly even notice it not being there if your steering is correct.

Nowif your steering is not correct it will be a better or worse band aid to that problem if you throw more money at the stabilizer, however ou are covering an issue not fixing it, that means you still have another problem and when it kills the stabilizer you will just have to deal with it again or throw another over priced piece of junk at it.

Bottom line an expensive steering stabilizer is about the same thing as a throttle body space on a fuel injected engine, people will claim it "feels" better just to justify wasting the money and trying to not look stupid.
FYI……. the FOX-985-24-072 1 Fox 2.0 Performance Series IFP Steering Stabilizer is not a remote res shock, and it’s not a $300.00 shock it was $125.00. Look at the money I just saved.
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You know no matter how much is explained to someone like you, you will simply never listen, so there is no point in showing you how much money you are wasting.

If you want to throw money away then do it, but please do not bitch how everything is so expensive when you are paying 4 times the amount you should be paying.

What the hell is with this new breed of jeeper??? They do no research and they simply throw over priced garbage at their jeep then pretend they are off roaders.
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If you don’t need one (SS) then why dos the factory put one on it when they are new?
I didn't run one for several months after I put on Currie steering with zero problems. I honestly didn't feel a difference. I only recently put one on because I had blank brackets and didn't like the look and because I was hoping it would help a highway vibration. It didn't.

Factory steering and suspension parts are sloppy. They use rubber bushings that have give and tend to float over things. All my steering and suspension parts are heim joints or johnny joints. Very responsive and no wandering. Steering stabilizers may help factory jeeps on smaller tires with stock parts, but they don't seem to help me.
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Unless you are lugging around larger tires such as 35's, dual stabilizers or any fancy stabilizers are not needed. Monroes, procomps, OME, RE will all suffice.Take your pick, they are all valved the same.
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Hi all! I am looking at buying a new steering stabilizer for my 2000 tj sport. It has a 4 inch lift with 33 inch tires.
I have just about the same set up as you. I bought an OME SS to replace the factory stabilizer.

From what I've read, different people have different experiences with steering stabilizers. Some like them, others don't use them at all. I think it depends on where you live and your applications.

The roads here in Chicagoland are notorious for having horrible potholes and buckling during the winter. I don't hit them at highway speeds, but the OME does take a lot of the jolt out of the ridiculousness of our winter roads.
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I do not have a steering stabilizer on my setup. I have had zero issues. I can let go on the Highway at 70mph and the Jeep does not wander. I run 35 inch tires. As said before if it done right you do not need one.
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You know no matter how much is explained to someone like you, you will simply never listen, so there is no point in showing you how much money you are wasting.

If you want to throw money away then do it, but please do not bitch how everything is so expensive when you are paying 4 times the amount you should be paying.

What the hell is with this new breed of jeeper??? They do no research and they simply throw over priced garbage at their jeep then pretend they are off roaders.
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That thing sounds sweet. How do you think it compares to a pro comp es 2000? That was the one I had in mind, I also found out about different sizes on that model. also what is the price on that fox?
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I just installed this one on my 05 works great! FOX-985-24-072 1 Fox 2.0 Performance Series IFP Steering Stabilizer for Jeep TJ
Poly Performance.
That thing sounds sweet. I am looking at a pro comp es 2000 is the fox better than that? This is my first after market steering stabilizer and I want to make sure I get a good one. Also what is the price on that thing?
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That thing sounds sweet. I am looking at a pro comp es 2000 is the fox better than that? This is my first after market steering stabilizer and I want to make sure I get a good one. Also what is the price on that thing?
You don't need some special steering stabilizer. If having one makes a large difference on your jeep you have something wrong with your steering system. Any one that fits will work

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