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Sick of the JK's suspect handling lifted or stock ? Introducing the Griffin and and HD Griffin AtTenuator from SteerSmarts.

Make your JK's steering like a cars and safer at higher speeds. Trust me IT WORKS !!!

Griffin installs on the stock drag link or new Yeti 26 mm top mount drag link.

GriffinHD only installs on HD Stock- under knuckle or flipped Yeti drag links.

http://steersmarts.com/ Install of Griffin by member speedgun http://www.wranglerforum.com/f274/steering-attenuator-quick-install-1685498.html
 

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But would it replace the need for a steering stabilizer?
Good question. Kinda what I was thinking. Not a replacement though.

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It’s a little different from the stabilizers and dampers of the past. We have a simulator product on the short wheel base Chevy trucks that is built into the relay rod and really helps out on quick lane maneuvers and trailing loads. There are about 300,000 of these GM trucks on the road with our relay rods installed.

I would try it out if I wasn't running a aftermarket drag link.
 

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Interesting , it shows in video stock SS in place also. Wonder if there would be any clearance issues with other parts when off road ?
 

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It is an interesting device but I don't believe it is a full replacement for the SS. The attenuator performs more of a bushing like function absorbing slow amplitude higher frequency movement where as the SS absorbs lower frequency and higher amplitude movement on the drag link.

It probably does provide car-like smooth steering if that is what you are looking for. I wouldn't be surprised if some owners buy it to mask poor steering geometry.
 

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It is an interesting device but I don't believe it is a full replacement for the SS. The attenuator performs more of a bushing like function absorbing slow amplitude higher frequency movement where as the SS absorbs lower frequency and higher amplitude movement on the drag link. It probably does provide car-like smooth steering if that is what you are looking for. I wouldn't be surprised if some owners buy it to mask poor steering geometry.
Why not .. Before long, Dealerships will be using Attenuators for A DW fix :D
 

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Interesting concept..

D/W is simply Newton's Laws in action.

Replying to Newton's Laws of Motion with 'direct' dampening (think-putting a rubber gasket between a ball in a 'Newtons Cradle') seems as good, if not better, a remedy as any other.

If it works, while still not a 'cure', it sure would be a decent vaccine..
 

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Interesting concept.. D/W is simply Newton's Laws in action. Replying to Newton's Laws of Motion with 'direct' dampening (think-putting a rubber gasket between a ball in a 'Newtons Cradle') seems as good, if not better, a remedy as any other. If it works, while still not a 'cure', it sure would be a decent vaccine..
Hoping you would chime in.
 

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Well.. That last post of mine wasn't very clear at all, more confusing I think, sorry.

What I meant to say was that I think this 'device' looks promising in providing better 'road-ability', particularly with lifted vehicles.

I do not believe it will do anything for D/W, as that effect is a factor of the relationship of the front wheels/tires to each other along a solid axle.

This device appears to address steering linkage impacts transmitted to the steering box/frame (ie-steering wheel/passenger compartment), not across the wheels/tires (in relation to each other) so i don't see how it could affect/limit the interdependent tire-wheel oscillations that occur to induce D/W..

Still though, it is an interesting idea/concept for improved road-ability..
 

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It really works

My name is on the Attenuator patent and would like to answer some of the questions that have been asked.
We have been manufacturing steering linkages and components for over 80 years. We developed this product with years of steering linkage experience. This product has been fully tested and designed to last. It does not replace the damper as some have asked or fix wheel wobble. However, it will reduce the road harshness and reduce snap oversteer during sudden steering maneuvers.
There are no packaging issues with the attenuator, it clears all original equipment components.
 

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Hey thanks for chiming in Compliant, any other info you can share ? Has this been used on a modified jeep
( lifted ) running stock drag link. .?
 

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Is that same as bump steer ?
 

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Good question. Kinda what I was thinking. Not a replacement though.

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It’s a little different from the stabilizers and dampers of the past. We have a simulator product on the short wheel base Chevy trucks that is built into the relay rod and really helps out on quick lane maneuvers and trailing loads. There are about 300,000 of these GM trucks on the road with our relay rods installed.

I would try it out if I wasn't running a aftermarket drag link.
My Cadillac Escalade came from the factory, with two absorb-er's, built into the relay rod.
I never new, whom manufactured them, but (maybe they are his).

Granted, our Wranglers would add considerably more abuse, verses my Escalade. But, they have performed flawlessly for about 76,000 miles.
I am running, 305x45rx22" tires. This will add, additional stress to the absorb-er.

So I think that we just may have something here, to consider.
But yes, they are a bit pricey......:happyyes:
 

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I like the idea that it won't tax the steering box or other steering components as a dual stabilizer might or a gas charged stabilizer even. It looks as durable as the stock link so that's not an issue for me. However, it looks like it only cancels between 11%-15% of the negative input from the research I read. Will it make that much of a difference for the $? I need to get some unbiased reviews on this one. I was ready to drop $300+ on the Fox ATS stabilizer this month if I get a black Friday sale. I think I'll I'll search some more on the Escalade part and see if it's similar and does the job.
 
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