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Unread 02-17-2013, 07:49 PM   #1
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Steering Damper Set Up

My jeep handles really well in the trails but getting to and from them is usually a bit scary. Every little bump and irregularity in the road transfers into the wheel. Since i have a custom axle set up i was having trouble fabbing something that would work with my set up.

So i see an add on the net for Rough Country. They have a new dual stabilizer that mounts at the sway bar mount on the passenger side. So i order it knowing that i will have to modify it a bit but im up to the challenge.

The following pics show the mount cut down so its only a single stabilizer mount now. The mount had to be cut down due to the spring was designed for spring under. Also the bracket that mounts to the draglink had to be made bigger. The u bolts that were includud was for a stock diameter and i needed 11/2" u bolts.

The second pic shows the draglink bracket that came with the kit. I wish i would have done a side by side pic showing just how much larger my bracket is versus theirs.

Over all im pleased with the install. The jeep handles really great now...a stabilizer was definitely what was needed.

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Unread 02-17-2013, 07:58 PM   #2
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Setup looks good and I'm glad it's working for you.

You may want to check some of your steering components, ball joints, unit hub bearings just for good measure. The stabilizer will mask the main problem if it was as bad as you say. On a properly setup steering system you wouldn't need one (I don't run one) but it will definitely help smooth things out. I never put one on because I haven't had a need yet but I wouldn't be opposed to it.

I'm not bashing your setup as it looks good and I would keep it. Just in case the problem comes back is why I suggest checking some things.

I have a jeep...and it is modified...I win.

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