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Unread 01-09-2008, 08:50 PM   #1
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hp d30 steering stabilizer

So uh... I have a d30 that I picked up from a guy. I believe he said it came out of a cherokee and I'm pretty sure it is high pinion. I have not yet gone hi-steer steering. I do have wobble at 70 mph - I always figured it was a jeep thing but I don't know, maybe I have bad ball joints. I did just replace the unit bearing on the driver side. But to the point...

I don't have a steering stabilizer. The tie rod has a hole in the middle for a steering stabilizer. I was thinking about welding a bolt onto the axle to hold the other end of the steering stabilizer but that has got to be a lot of pressure at that point. I think I can burn it on there, but not for sure.

the only hole on the axle is for the trackbar.

Google showed me lots of TJ's with the steering stabilizer on the drag link but my drag link is a new one that I put on there and it was made for a YJ so no stabilizer bolt hole.

Any advice or pics would be very much appreciated.

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Unread 01-10-2008, 12:06 PM   #2
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just a bump for a lil help
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Unread 01-10-2008, 12:21 PM   #3
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A new steering stabilizer should come with a new bolt that presses in the tie rod. As far as the bolt for the other side, start cruisin junk yards or try the hardware store.
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make a bracket that is held on with u-bolts for the axle end.
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Unread 01-10-2008, 03:10 PM   #5
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So uh... I have a d30 that I picked up from a guy. I believe he said it came out of a cherokee and I'm pretty sure it is high pinion. I have not yet gone hi-steer steering. I do have wobble at 70 mph - I always figured it was a jeep thing but I don't know, maybe I have bad ball joints. I did just replace the unit bearing on the driver side. But to the point...

I don't have a steering stabilizer. The tie rod has a hole in the middle for a steering stabilizer. I was thinking about welding a bolt onto the axle to hold the other end of the steering stabilizer but that has got to be a lot of pressure at that point. I think I can burn it on there, but not for sure.

the only hole on the axle is for the trackbar.

Google showed me lots of TJ's with the steering stabilizer on the drag link but my drag link is a new one that I put on there and it was made for a YJ so no stabilizer bolt hole.

Any advice or pics would be very much appreciated.

Someone's got to ask. You can get up to 70 MPH? I wouldn't know if I had a wobble at 70 MPH, I've never been there. Also it would be helpful if you filled out your Jeep profile.
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Unread 01-10-2008, 03:34 PM   #6
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my trailmaster SSV stabilizer that I bought about 2 weeks ago came with a new bolt for that exact hole you are talking about no need to weld one
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under the track bar bracket (or either the passenger side spring perch) should be a threaded hole for the other side of your steering stabalizer. I have a factory steering stabalizer i'll sell ya for $12 shipped if you want it. Nothing wrong with it. But to be honsest, a lack of steering stabalizer shouldn't be a problem. I'm inclined to say that you have caster, TRE, or some other type of problem that attributes to your wobble. I have no issue cruising 70mph in my jeep and i'm spring over. In fact, my jeep drives 10 times better now, than it ever has. If you want the ss then let me know.
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Lots of thanks for the offer of the SS. I happen to have one. I have the bolt that goes into the tie rod as well. I just don't have a threaded hold for the other side of the steering stabilizer. so I can bolt it to the tie rod but don't have anything to bolt it to on the other side.

Yep, I can do well over 80. Not a great idea but you do what you have to do on I95 between here and Northern VA.

The wobble only happens between 70 & 75. If I take it up to 80 then no wobble.

Caster is definitely off. The knuckles were not rotated to compensate. The steering wheel doesn't want to readily return to straight after turning. But would that matter from 70 to 75 and not more?

I have actually put my head out the window.... don't ask... at that speed and saw the front wheels bouncing...don't try this at home kids, stay in school, don't do drugs.

My jeep does drive better after going SOA, new shocks, etc.

Not sure how to diagnose a bad TRE....Any tips on that?

I don't know for sure but the balljoints look good...
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