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Old 07-07-2015, 09:22 PM
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SS relocation bracket?

Hello wrangler forum, i have my RK 2.5" flex kit sitting in my garage just waiting to be put on as soon as I get tires, while I have the jeep all taken apart I thought I might as well do the steering stabilizer relocation bracket and a new steering stabilizer.

What I'm wondering is

1. Is it worth it?

If so

2. What is a good performing SS?

I'm looking at the OME SS with the relocation bracket from quadratech for $111, is this a decent SS?

If not what is?

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Hello wrangler forum, i have my RK 2.5" flex kit sitting in my garage just waiting to be put on as soon as I get tires, while I have the jeep all taken apart I thought I might as well do the steering stabilizer relocation bracket and a new steering stabilizer.

What I'm wondering is

1. Is it worth it?

If so

2. What is a good performing SS?

I'm looking at the OME SS with the relocation bracket from quadratech for $111, is this a decent SS?

If not what is?
Relocation bracket is defidently worth it new SS meh... I added a fox ATS to mine and it is awesome and certainly does its job, but they are pricey. I doubt you will see much of a difference with the OME. In my experience its a pretty split opinion on the SS some will say it makes a huge difference, some claim you don't need one at all, I fall in the middle. I felt a difference from the ATS for sure and I like the way my jeep handles now. Regardless flip that baby or your going to have a bad time in the rocks haha.

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Relocation bracket is defidently worth it new SS meh... I added a fox ATS to mine and it is awesome and certainly does its job, but they are pricey. I doubt you will see much of a difference with the OME. In my experience its a pretty split opinion on the SS some will say it makes a huge difference, some claim you don't need one at all, I fall in the middle. I felt a difference from the ATS for sure and I like the way my jeep handles now. Regardless flip that baby or your going to have a bad time in the rocks haha.
So in order to really feel a difference I'm going to have to get a high end $400+ stabilizer?

Also if I did get the OME could it be worse than the factory one?
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Agree with Hunter, probably not a need for a new SS but definitely add the bracket and raise it up/flip it. I used the synergy bracket, think I got it on eBay for $30 and it was an easy install, totally worth it cause you will hit the SS on rocks in the stock position.
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I was just looking for a bracket and stumbled on this RE kit:

Rubicon Express Steering Stabilizer and Relocation Bracket - Black - RUB-RXT2000BJK

For less than $60 I got the bracket and a new SS. I wasn't sure of the quality of the SS, but I figured that I still had the stock SS even if I didn't like the new one. The bracket is as expected.

Here's the review... It's noticeably stiffer/stronger than the stock SS. My daughter at first didn't like it too much because it made the steering effort in low speed maneuvers a lot more work. My wife actually likes it a lot, she said it feels more beefy. On the road at speed it feels normal but the steering is still much heavier than stock. I say normal because if it came from the factory this way, we wouldn't know the difference.

I would do it again.
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I have the OME SS kit, came in my 4" kit. I like it. It makes steering a bit heavier which I like. The shock is massive compared to the stock SS.
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So in order to really feel a difference I'm going to have to get a high end $400+ stabilizer?

Also if I did get the OME could it be worse than the factory one?
No I don't think it will be a worse stabilizer.

I also used the synergy bracket, beefy and not super pricey.
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X2 on the synergy bracket.

Here is why you should relocate it. This happened literally 2 days after I relocated mine. Got lucky.


The rock continued to get pulled/dragged under the axle. This would have jacked up the SS for sure. It was just a random loose rock on the trail, nothing crazy.
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Smile Teraflex is another option

I used the Teraflex kit. It's clean and minimal, but the stud is proprietary to Teraflex.
Very happy with the design, and having it up out of the way.

Tearflex JK Steering Stabilizer Relocation Bracket Kit

When you remove the stabilizer, push in, and pull out on it. If there is any "dead band" (i.e. short stroke of no resistance), replace it. otherwise it will work fine.
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