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Old 12-28-2016, 02:39 PM
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What is this part? I think I bent it.

First of all sorry about the bad picture. I went to align my Jeep today and they told me I bent the below part (they weren't fluent in English) It is attached to the tie rod. Immediately behind it. It's the black oily part in the picture with a plastic boot.

How urgent does this need to be fixed? Also what are the best after market brands? And most importantly is this the tie rod or something else?

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First of all sorry about the bad picture. I went to align my Jeep today and they told me I bent the below part (they weren't fluent in English) It is attached to the tie rod. Immediately behind it. It's the black oily part in the picture with a plastic boot.

How urgent does this need to be fixed? Also what are the best after market brands? And most importantly is this the tie rod or something else?

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The part they're talking about is your Steering Stabilizer.

Was your Jeep showing any symptoms while driving that made you take it into the shop? I just find it hard to believe that you bent your Steering Stabilizer unless you bashed it on a rock at some point.

You'll want to replace it as soon as possible, but for the time being you should have no extreme problems driving it around. All sterring stabilizers are pretty similar until you get up into the higher end stabilizers such as the Fox ATS stabilizer.

I would recommend just going with an OEM replacement or something that offers a relocation bracket like the Rough Country Stabilizer w/ Relocation Bracket - Rough Country Wrangler Steering Stabilizer w/ Relocation Bracket 87306 (07-17 Wrangler JK) - Free Shipping

Going with one that includes a relocation bracket will help keep your stabilizer tucked up and away from any obstacles while wheeling.

Let me know if you have any other questions!

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Are you talking about the steering stabilizer?

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I believe you are talking about your Steering Stabilizer. As far as the best out there, its like any other part, depends on your preference. Since the only reason you are replacing it is because you bent it I would go with a stock or similarly priced set up. If you don't want to bend it again you can get a tie rod steering stabilizer bracket that will relocate it to where it sits above the tie rod. I believe the stock size bracket is 1 3/8 but check on that.
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The part they're talking about is your Steering Stabilizer.

Was your Jeep showing any symptoms while driving that made you take it into the shop? I just find it hard to believe that you bent your Steering Stabilizer unless you bashed it on a rock at some point.

You'll want to replace it as soon as possible, but for the time being you should have no extreme problems driving it around. All sterring stabilizers are pretty similar until you get up into the higher end stabilizers such as the Fox ATS stabilizer.

I would recommend just going with an OEM replacement or something that offers a relocation bracket like the Rough Country Stabilizer w/ Relocation Bracket - Rough Country Wrangler Steering Stabilizer w/ Relocation Bracket 87306 (07-17 Wrangler JK) - Free Shipping

Going with one that includes a relocation bracket will help keep your stabilizer tucked up and away from any obstacles while wheeling.

Let me know if you have any other questions!

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I took it because I just lifted it and wanted to make sure if everything was all right. But I also hit a pretty huge bump at 50 mph two weeks ago. might be it.

Ironically I've been looking at Steer Smart's stuff and been thinking of getting their stabilizer down the line. What other brand's should I look into beside Steer Smart and Fox?

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Are you talking about the steering stabilizer?

Yes exactly.

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I believe you are talking about your Steering Stabilizer. As far as the best out there, its like any other part, depends on your preference. Since the only reason you are replacing it is because you bent it I would go with a stock or similarly priced set up. If you don't want to bend it again you can get a tie rod steering stabilizer bracket that will relocate it to where it sits above the tie rod. I believe the stock size bracket is 1 3/8 but check on that.
I've been thinking of this upgrade, but it was down the list, this should put it right on top.



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I took it because I just lifted it and wanted to make sure if everything was all right. But I also hit a pretty huge bump at 50 mph two weeks ago. might be it.

Ironically I've been looking at Steer Smart's stuff and been thinking of getting their stabilizer down the line. What other brand's should I look into beside Steer Smart and Fox?

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Steersmarts doesn't make a stabilizer, they make a drag link and tie rod upgrade and also have the "GRIFFIN" for their drag link or another version for the stock one.

IMO look on craigslist for someones take off. If you're close to Tulsa you can have my old one.

SS is not a big deal IMO.
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Steersmarts doesn't make a stabilizer, they make a drag link and tie rod upgrade and also have the "Griffith" for their drag link or another version for the stock one.

IMO look on craigslist for someones take off. If you're close to Tulsa you can have my old one.

SS is not a big deal IMO.
Yeah I just realized they don't ...

I am half way across the world. No Craigslist here.

You don't sound very fond of upgrading an SS. Are the benefits exaggerated?

I don't want to go OEM, if it's broken I might as well upgrade.

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Yeah I just realized they don't ...

I am half way across the world. No Craigslist here.

You don't sound very fond of upgrading an SS. Are the benefits exaggerated?

I don't want to go OEM, if it's broken I might as well upgrade.

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I took it because I just lifted it and wanted to make sure if everything was all right. But I also hit a pretty huge bump at 50 mph two weeks ago. might be it.

Ironically I've been looking at Steer Smart's stuff and been thinking of getting their stabilizer down the line. What other brand's should I look into beside Steer Smart and Fox?

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Ahh that could definitely be the culprit as to why it bent then.

Steer Smarts makes some awesome products! We carry their Heavy Duty Tie Rod, Drag Link, and the Griffin Steering Attenuator. Personally I think that the full Steer Smarts setup is the way to go if you're looking for a full upgrade. If you're looking to just replace the steering stabilizer than I would go OEM or one that re-locates the stabilizer.

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Ahh that could definitely be the culprit as to why it bent then.

Steer Smarts makes some awesome products! We carry their Heavy Duty Tie Rod, Drag Link, and the Griffin Steering Attenuator. Personally I think that the full Steer Smarts setup is the way to go if you're looking for a full upgrade. If you're looking to just replace the steering stabilizer than I would go OEM or one that re-locates the stabilizer.

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So a full Steer Smarts setup, Fox ATS, or OEM.

But Steer Smarts doesn't have stabilizers, does a full setup replace it?

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So a full Steer Smarts setup, Fox ATS, or OEM.

But Steer Smarts doesn't have stabilizers, does a full setup replace it?

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Yup! I'd recommend those three options or something like Rough Country or Teraflex. If you go with the full Steer Smarts Setup then you'll still need a Steering Stabilizer as well. You could just use a factory stabilizer though.

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Yup! I'd recommend those three options or something like Rough Country or Teraflex. If you go with the full Steer Smarts Setup then you'll still need a Steering Stabilizer as well. You could just use a factory stabilizer though.

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I changed a FOX ATS to a basic SS after the SS Griffin upgrade. You can probably go without in all honestly running the Griffin.
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I changed a FOX ATS to a basic SS after the SS Griffin upgrade. You can probably go without in all honestly running the Griffin.
You mean this one http://<br /> http://steersmarts.com...ing-attenuator and Chuck out the OEM steering stabilizer?

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I dont wheel hard, but I would be a FALCON guinea!
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I changed a FOX ATS to a basic SS after the SS Griffin upgrade. You can probably go without in all honestly running the Griffin.


I did the griffin attenuator drag link by steer smarts. My Jeep JKU drives amazingly well. Now when I hit bumps I don't feel them in the steering wheel. And beefy oversized ball joints are amazing!!


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Btw TF has a non adjustable ATS clone.
Cheaper and still benefits with the balanced pressure.
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Cheaper and still benefits with the balanced pressure.
My Fox 2.0 pushes left too much for my taste, been thinking about just running w/o one.
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Just be sure to go with the oversized 1 5/8" clamp for the steering stabilizer if you buy the oversized tie Rod.
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Update: decided to go OEM and put that whatever I was gonna put on an upgraded SS in something more essential. Like a bumper

Anyways the SS was bent bad, it was like driving a boat, being on the freeway was nauseating.



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Also how important is it to torque this part. My torque wrench was to big for me to get to the passenger side bolt to torque to 75

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Ss? Not at all just tighten it.
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Ss? Not at all just tighten it.
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