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Old 03-05-2017, 12:17 PM
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Recommend a new steering stabilizer

Went off roading yesterday and it seems there is a casualty. I've got fluid leaking.



Anyone recommend a good replacement? The Jeep's under warranty, but I doubt even after I wash it I'll be able to get it replaced being as it's off-road damage.

So may as well go quality aftermarket I'm thinking.

Also, any issue driving with it defective/leaking while I wait for the part?

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Cheapest one you can buy! Honestly, you don't need one if your steering is in good shape.
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Any SS will do but before that you should buy a relo kit and move it up over the tie rod.


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Any SS will do but before that you should buy a relo kit and move it up over the tie rod.


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That's funny, I was thinking that was the answer as it seemed unless it was made of diamond encrusted titanium, it's the lowest point and would just get hit again. We have a lot of 24 inch rocks in our mud puddles here.

I'll look into a kit, thanks!
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Cheapest one you can buy! Honestly, you don't need one if your steering is in good shape.
Steering is in good shape, as it's not even 6000 miles and tracks smooth and straight right now.
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Steering is in good shape, as it's not even 6000 miles and tracks smooth and straight right now.
Try driving without one. See what you think. Right before I went with hydro assist, I took mine SS off just to see the difference. I could not tell a difference.
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Try driving without one. See what you think. Right before I went with hydro assist, I took mine SS off just to see the difference. I could not tell a difference.
Well, effectively right now, I think I am driving "without one"
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Well, effectively right now, I think I am driving "without one"
Yeah, so do you think you need one or want one because you had one?
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The SS does provide damping for harmonic vibrations and more importantly it dampens hard impacts on the steering system... So while you can run without, it can contribute to faster wear on other components.

Since relocation is the most important factor, I recommend this one... Very inexpensive, basic SS with relocation:

Superlift 92075 High Clearance Single Hydraulic Steering Stabilizer Kit for 07-17 Jeep® Wrangler & Wrangler Unlimited JK | Quadratec
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Yeah, so do you think you need one or want one because you had one?
I didn't notice anything in the steering beyond the usual feel of the road. It was the fluid on the driveway that made me look. However there may be enough fluid in it still that it's somewhat performing. Removing it will be the test.


So if anything my first thought was I need one because there is/was one there. There are a couple bumps in the road locally that really cause a jolt to the jeep and steering - almost a safety issue. I'll have to go drive over them and see if I notice more now.
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The SS does provide damping for harmonic vibrations and more importantly it dampens hard impacts on the steering system... So while you can run without, it can contribute to faster wear on other components.

Since relocation is the most important factor, I recommend this one... Very inexpensive, basic SS with relocation:

Superlift 92075 High Clearance Single Hydraulic Steering Stabilizer Kit for 07-17 Jeep® Wrangler & Wrangler Unlimited JK | Quadratec
Thanks for that. Since I can DIY and it's not expensive anyway, relocating it seems logical. Now one wonders why Jeep doesn't just build them this way.
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Tried a gas Fox... it pulled so I ditched it.
OME now and I couldn't be happier
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I have FOX ATS and I love it. I had the same issue with the stock one. I hit a rock and that was that. I changed it for a Rubicon Express, but that one lasted only a year.

It depends what size tires you are running. The bigger the tires the larger the rotating mass, thus creating stronger shocks on your steering components as you hit bumps.

If you offroad a lot, your steering stabilizer is working overtime in relation to road driving.

The Fox ATS is expensive but in my opinion worth the $$.

Only my 2 cents. I just gave you what I did and changes I have made. I hope it helped
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I'm on 285 70/17 so I'm not low, but lowish. I do enough off-road I suspect it's worth it. I am going to relocate however.
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What about the Daystar? Amazon has it for $36 right now and it says it's heavy duty for larger tires...
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Any ss without gas assist mounted high and you shouldn't have a pulling issue.
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I went with:
Performance 2.2 Steering Stabilizer for 2007-2017 Jeep JK Wrangler [87319] | Rough Country Suspension Systems®
Cost only slightly more than a stock replacement, but gets it up out of the way.
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As it stands, I'm going with a Teraflex SS and an adjustment bracket that @JP KrawlOff-Road.com got me a nice discount on.

After that, I'm going to add an attenuator. Figure it's a great combination. I like that Rough Country SS as well!
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I have the Teraflex ss and the griffin attenuator. Absolutely GREAT combo! No bump steer at all, no drift or pull, super smooth even over rough bumps and pot holes. Jeep handles much better after.

Can't reccomend the combo enough!
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I have the Teraflex ss and the griffin attenuator. Absolutely GREAT combo! No bump steer at all, no drift or pull, super smooth even over rough bumps and pot holes. Jeep handles much better after.

Can't recommend the combo enough!
I'm looking forward to it. Yesterday I drove an hour on the freeway as well as a couple of bridges and notoriously crappy roads. The Jeep steering as well as the handling was noticeable wobbly as well as you could feel more in the wheel with the SS no longer doing it's job.

I could handle it generally, but it would be a pain for a daily drive. Living in New England, our roads are utter crap year round. I think it would be less of an issue in Arizona or San Diego where I lived as well.
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Mike, experienced the same thing; my OEM stabilizer was busted on a trail ride. Had it replaced with Old Man Emu stabilizer with relocation bracket: https://www.quadratec.com/products/16091_2016_07.htm I also added the Griffin attenuator to my drag link while I was at it: https://www.quadratec.com/products/16135_7020_14.htm Here to tell you they were the best mods ever done. Worth every penny. Best I can describe it is that all the harshness associated with JK steering is gone, ended up with balanced, smooth and quiet steering. I wouldn't give it a second thought.
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The project is completed! Took longer because of weather and I ended up having a guy with an alignment lift help me - especially with realigning the steering wheel after putting the attenuator on.

There were the typical "why isn't this really simple plug and play?" moments, but generally it was simple.

JP at Krawl Offroad was helpful and provided the parts at a great price.

There is no doubt the steering is much smoother and when I hit large bumps I don't feel it in the wheel causing the over-steer on top of the jump on my E-rated tires.



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That is awesome Mike. Glad I can help out. Enjoy the new set up.

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Great thread. I'm a little confused by the steering atennuator. Does it need to be put on by a shop?
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I can't tell the difference between stock, Teraflex SS and now Bilstein SS, went with the last for decoration, really.. I can do 90mph with one hand regardless of SS, stock bolts in every suspension part I have btw, and 96k miles on the Jeep.
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Great thread. I'm a little confused by the steering atennuator. Does it need to be put on by a shop?
If you are comfortable working on basic steering components no. However, more than likely you're going to need to adjust the steering wheel back to center after messing with the drag link and it's not quite a simple thing to get perfect.
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Thanks, I won't be comfortable with that. I'd have to find someone to pay to put it on.
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Thanks, I won't be comfortable with that. I'd have to find someone to pay to put it on.
Any professional would be able to do it in under an hour. So they should be able to quote you a rate less than 100 bucks these days.
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Copy that, thanks again.
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What about the Daystar? Amazon has it for $36 right now and it says it's heavy duty for larger tires...

Thanks for the heads up. Ive got 1 of those pulling Fox SS and now that I've got 1 arm that looks like I play tennis I'm pulling the POS and going to try the Daystar

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