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Old 05-10-2012, 10:22 PM   #1
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Stabilizer Shock

Having problems with the stabilizer shock on my dads 84 CJ8
Here is the set up. One end of the shock attaches to a plate on the drivers side spring perch. Other end of the shock attaches to a bracket that bolts on the the center link bar via U-bolts.
Problem I am having is I can center the shock, and after a short time driving it I am loosing my left turn radius. In other words I can turn tight to the right, but making a left hand turn the tires will not trurn far enough.
What is happening is the bracket that "clamps" to the center link is moving to the left thus bottoming out the shock.

I am wondering if, while turning right the shock is coming to the end of its extension and is pulling the bracket "in". And when I turn left, with the bracket in the wrong position, it is bottoming out.

If this all makes sense does anyone have a suggestion.

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Old 05-11-2012, 05:33 AM   #2
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Can you put it all up on stands turn steering all the way to the right, pull the stabilizer all the way out and see if it reaches where you have been attaching it? of course you'd attach it then try cycling to the far left to make sure you don't bottom out. just a thought!

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Old 05-11-2012, 10:35 AM   #3
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I had the same problem. I took my steering stabilizer off over a year ago and haven't noticed a difference with or without it.
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Old 05-11-2012, 10:42 PM   #4
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I had the same problem. I took my steering stabilizer off over a year ago and haven't noticed a difference with or without it.
Talked to my dad tonight and on your experience asked him if he ever felt any "shimmering" while driving his jeep. Said he had not. Knowing what kind of shape the original S.S. shock was in I knew there would not be a problem removing it. I also adjusted the tow and got it within specs. Did some "Figure 8's" and everything felt and passed the visual test. Going to clean it up and give it back to Dad so that maybe, finally the will take it up to their house in the mountains and do some wheelin.
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