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Unread 11-17-2009, 04:29 PM   #1
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Best steering stabilizer?

I am looking for a new steering stabilizer because it is the next step in curing my death wobble issue. Who makes the best one? I am looking at either the Hard-KOR or the OME.

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Unread 11-17-2009, 06:00 PM   #2
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As it's been said many times before, steering stabilizers do not "cure" deathwobble. There is some other worn part of your front suspension causing your deathwobble.

To answer your question, any aftermarket steering stabilzer will do. OME or KOR are both quality. But think about it, is there a way to definitively determine which is "best"? Buy 10, perform road tests and then post the results.
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Unread 11-17-2009, 06:07 PM   #3
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I don't know what else to do now. I got a jks adjustable track bar to replace the old one and get rid of the relocation bracket. I got it aligned. Now i am going to try the steering stabilizer since I was having bumpsteer issues before I even put the lift it. Plus my steering feels loose like it would if the stabilizer was bad. I its not the main topic of this thread but if anybody else has any advice on how to get rid of my death wobble please share. On that note I just got new rims and tires that were balanced a couple weeks ago and the alignment was done to those tires.
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Unread 11-17-2009, 07:53 PM   #4
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I only have a BB on my WJ, but I had DW twice after going over some bumps around 50 mph while breaking. I could only find a leaky steering stabilizer on my front end. I replaced the shot one with a BDS and I have not had DW since.
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Unread 11-17-2009, 08:20 PM   #5
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Well when I put my lift in I had death wobble a couple times then it got better. It was kind of like things just had to settle in. After getting an alignment with my new tires I have really bad bump steer when going over a big bump. Mostly with the right tire. I have not officially had death wobble yet after the alignment but it feels like I am on the verge of getting it. It may be just really bad bump steer from a bad stabilizer but I am waiting for the day that I get death wobble again. My third choice would be a BDS stabilizer. I was originally going to go with the BDS. How do you like it?
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Death wobble is caused my many things.

Check your CA bushings, your sway bar bushings, and the condition of your tie rod ends, plus a new steering dampener can help.
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What's your front hub-to-fender measurement on your BDS lift?

Do you have upper and lower front adjustable control arms?
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Unread 11-18-2009, 09:18 AM   #8
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I only have lower adjustable control arms. The measurements will have to wait for later though. I will get them though.
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what is your pinion angle, did you adjust that before getting it aligned. if it is way off then your caster is going to be off as well and caster has a big effect on Dw tendancy.

The other thing to consider is DW is additive. Each worn piece increases the likely hood till you go past a threshold. Maybe the lift put you over the threshold or changed the threshold now you have to get it back below that value. As mentioned a SS is just a bandaid, find the issue, it took me two months to eliminate mine, it was due to a worn CA bushing, soft trackbar bushing, worn tie rod ends and a worn trackbar mounting hole.
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What are usually the most common causes of death wobble? I am just wondering because I don't want to spend months trying to figure it out. I know there are many things it could be I just want to know what the most common factors are.
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There are tons of threads on deathwobble, and which components to check. Search it.
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That's the reason I asked you for your actual lift height - so I could then offer suggestions as to what would be the common factors.

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What are usually the most common causes of death wobble? I am just wondering because I don't want to spend months trying to figure it out. I know there are many things it could be I just want to know what the most common factors are.
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Unread 11-18-2009, 01:13 PM   #13
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It is 37" from the ground to high point of the fender with 32" tires. I will check the hub to fender measurement later when I get a chance.
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Measure from hub to fender. Should be around 22".
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I heard good things about the fox SS
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