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Old 03-19-2016, 05:28 PM
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Steering Stabilizer Question

Had my Jeep checked out by a mechanic who said its in pretty sound condition for an 01, but could use replacement steering stabilizer for now.

I'm leaning towards a Rough Country one, but also wanted to know if anyone recommends replacing anything else along with the stabilizer at the same time. I don't plan on lifting the Jeep anytime soon, but I know a lot of the stabilizers are recommended for lift kits. Is the Rough Country one fine for a stock replacement?


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Old 03-19-2016, 05:43 PM   #2
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Without lift or tires I'd just buy a parts store replacement. Monroe makes a decent one. Napa is monroe. That said I found I like the feel of the OME stabilizer better then the Monroe on my jeep with lift and heavy tires.

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Old 03-19-2016, 06:39 PM   #3
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I have a stock TJ and just replaced mine. I recommend the rough country. It was slightly heavier duty than OEM and I paid 55 bucks. I returned the Rancho I ordered because it felt cheep.
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Old 03-19-2016, 06:48 PM   #4
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A cheap stock style stabilizer is just fine. If you have wobbles, then you or your mechanic need to dig deeper and find the real cause.
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Old 03-19-2016, 07:27 PM   #5
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Go to napa and buy a $25 monroe stabilizer. They are nothing more than a 50/50 shock and a monroe is every bit as good as high dollar ones with off road names.
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Old 03-19-2016, 07:54 PM   #6
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I followed the advice of Water Dog and others and ordered a Monroe SC2928 Steering Stabilizer I'm installing with my new lift.
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How about the rancho one? It is only like $50.
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Old 04-05-2016, 12:15 AM   #8
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The steering stabilizer's (more correctly called steering damper) main job is to isolate shock and bumps away from the steering system. Nearly any decent quality damper will work fine. Rancho (which I run), Monroe, Skyjacker, Rough Country, etc. are all fine.

Steering dampers have no ability to cure any problems like shimmy, death wobble, drift, etc.. At best they can only temporarily mask symptoms caused by something else.
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Old 04-05-2016, 12:16 AM   #9
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How about the rancho one? It is only like $50.
I have the rancho one on mine, does the job.

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