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Unread 04-28-2013, 11:55 AM   #1
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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.

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Unread 04-28-2013, 12:28 PM   #2
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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.
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Unread 04-28-2013, 12:54 PM   #3
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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.
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Unread 04-28-2013, 03:10 PM   #4
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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)
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Unread 04-28-2013, 03:16 PM   #5
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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.
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Unread 04-28-2013, 03:45 PM   #6
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I've noticed the tire balance and roundness seems to have the most effect on DW.
Both are 110% irrelevant to death wobble though.
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Unread 04-28-2013, 07:21 PM   #7
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Both are 110% irrelevant to death wobble though.
They may not be the underlying cause, but they certainly can be the trigger.
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Unread 04-29-2013, 07:43 AM   #8
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If you suppress the underlying cause, then you don't get DW
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Unread 04-29-2013, 07:53 AM   #9
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If you suppress the underlying cause, then you don't get DW
Doesn't fix the issue though. A "good" steering stabilizer is just a band aid.
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Unread 04-29-2013, 09:58 AM   #10
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If you suppress the underlying cause, then you don't get DW
This is why I ask all the hookers if they have steering stabilizers first. I don't want to catch anything.
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Unread 04-29-2013, 06:00 PM   #11
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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.
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Unread 04-29-2013, 08:48 PM   #12
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This is why I ask all the hookers if they have steering stabilizers first. I don't want to catch anything.
I would so sig that if I knew how to do that crap!
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