|05-08-2013 02:53 PM|
Jeep doesn't know about a proper setup?
I am most concerned about the "stuff" stuff.
You don't need fancy Wrangler MT/R tires to have good traction. Cheap Cornell 1000 tires will get the job done.
What makes your pump and steering box work harder? A fancy steering stabilizer or 35x12.5 tires?
|05-07-2013 06:36 PM|
|Rock Kicker||All good info. Thanks everyone. My stabilizer is shot as it is, hence the replacement. Alignment is set for 8am tomorrow.|
|05-07-2013 06:10 PM|
A proper set up does NOT need a steering stabilizer. Its sole purpose is to absorb energy from bumps and stuff, which makes your parts last longer. You don't need some fancy nitrogen charged stabilizer to have tight steering. Any cheap stabilizer will get the job done. The Monroe OE replacement seems to be popular because it's easy to get at any auto parts store and is cheap.
That fancy rancho stabilizer isn't tightening anything up, it's simply adding more resistance which makes it feel tighter, when in reality it's doing nothing but making your pump and steering box work harder.
|05-07-2013 04:49 PM|
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|05-07-2013 03:47 PM|
|Rock Kicker||Ya, I found it on amazon for $87 and it said it fits my jeep. However, I may just go with the other one I mentioned earlier. It's $33 less and this vehicle is going to be 95% daily driver, rarely on the trails. Winter snow is the biggest obstacle she'll be dealing with. Still debating on the wheel spacers though. Some say it's needed for added stability, others say I don't need them...|
|05-07-2013 03:18 PM|
|05-07-2013 03:00 PM|
|Rock Kicker||Thanks. It kept coming up in the shocks and not in the stabilizers. Great pic.|
|05-07-2013 02:49 PM|
part number RS7407
rancho rs7000mt steering stabilizer
|05-07-2013 02:22 PM|
|Rock Kicker||Isn't that just a shock, not a stabilizer?|
|05-07-2013 02:20 PM|
Thanks again Angus.
U.R., I'll look into it.
|05-07-2013 02:15 PM|
|UnlimitedRubicon||If I were going with Rancho, it would be the RS7000MT.|
|05-07-2013 02:06 PM|
|Angus Brown||The stabilizer won't affect alignment, but I don't know regarding the spacers, I've never used them or set the alignment on a vehicle that had them installed. I would assume that since they are supposed to sit flush to the hub that it wouldn't change the alignment at all.|
|05-07-2013 01:45 PM|
|Rock Kicker||Thanks Angus. Now to start looking at wheel spacers and brake pads. Should I hold off on the alignment till the stabilizer and spacers are on? Didn't know if they'd throw it back off...|
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|05-07-2013 01:26 PM|
|Rock Kicker||Thanks Jerry. Do I have to buy the bracket mounting kit or will I be able to fit it where the existing stabilizer is?|
|05-07-2013 01:14 PM|
|Jerry Bransford||That stabilizer is a good choice and it will work fine. Lift height doesn't really affect it.|
|05-07-2013 01:08 PM|
Steering stabilizer question...
So, I just put a 4" Skyjacker lift and 33" Mickey T's on my 03 Rubicon and I need to replace the steering stabilizer. I was just about to order a Rancho version off Amazon. Before I do this, is there anything I need to know? Does the type of stabilizer change due to the lift? This is the one I was looking at...
Rancho RS5407 RS5000 Series Steering Stabilizer : Amazon.com : Automotive