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HighLonesome 04-28-2013 11:55 AM

Just replaced the steering stablizer in about 30 minutes
 
Replaced the whipped OME with a KYB from Rockauto. I used a KYB in my wife's street ZJ and I was impressed with the quality and function for the buck. I'll see how long the KYB lasts in my ZJ which I beat regularly.

The trick to doing this quick is to leave the OME mounting stud attached to the tierod. It's a quality piece of hardware. The tierod and the stud become one, a single unit. And then make the new stabilizer work with the OME stud using whatever hardware it takes to get the bushing riding nice. Not having to remove that mounting stud simplifies this job an order of magnitude.

Mickey_D 04-28-2013 12:28 PM

I appreciate this info as I will most likely be replacing mine soon. I developed Death Wobble yesterday. I will be solving the DW first, but I know the 4 times it hit (couldn't be helped) has probably toasted the original SS that's on there.

HighLonesome 04-28-2013 12:54 PM

Read about the notions of not needing a stabilizer but my personal experience says you need a good one.

I've noticed the tire balance and roundness seems to have the most effect on bumpsteer and DW.

B93 04-28-2013 03:10 PM

I have some intense bumpsteer. If I hit a bump and let the ZJ do what it wants, it would instantly swerve off the road. I also occasionally get some light wobble upon deceleration and/or braking from higher speeds (~50-70 mph)

HighLonesome 04-28-2013 03:16 PM

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Originally Posted by B93 (Post 15360165)
I have some intense bumpsteer. If I hit a bump and let the ZJ do what it wants, it would instantly swerve off the road. I also occasionally get some light wobble upon deceleration and/or braking from higher speeds (~50-70 mph)

I'd inspect the front trackbar to get started.

WhiteOut 04-28-2013 03:45 PM

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Originally Posted by HighLonesome (Post 15359733)

I've noticed the tire balance and roundness seems to have the most effect on DW.

Both are 110% irrelevant to death wobble though.

Mickey_D 04-28-2013 07:21 PM

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Originally Posted by WhiteOut (Post 15360263)
Both are 110% irrelevant to death wobble though.

They may not be the underlying cause, but they certainly can be the trigger.

HighLonesome 04-29-2013 07:43 AM

If you suppress the underlying cause, then you don't get DW :cheers:

DNFJ 04-29-2013 07:53 AM

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Originally Posted by HighLonesome (Post 15362750)
If you suppress the underlying cause, then you don't get DW :cheers:

Doesn't fix the issue though. A "good" steering stabilizer is just a band aid. :cheers:

PolkaPower 04-29-2013 09:58 AM

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Originally Posted by HighLonesome (Post 15362750)
If you suppress the underlying cause, then you don't get DW :cheers:

This is why I ask all the hookers if they have steering stabilizers first. I don't want to catch anything. :rofl:

ratmonkey 04-29-2013 06:00 PM

i've driven with chunked up, unbalanced 35's and no steering stabilizer. no death wobble. having the suspension tight is more important than tires and the steering damper.

rooster51 04-29-2013 08:48 PM

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Originally Posted by PolkaPower (Post 15363375)
This is why I ask all the hookers if they have steering stabilizers first. I don't want to catch anything. :rofl:

I would so sig that if I knew how to do that crap!:rofl:


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