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Unread 10-21-2009, 12:37 AM   #1
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Stabilizer or Damper?

Quick question im looking in my manuel and its being called a steering damper...i thought the shock in the middle when you move the steering wheel is called a steering stabilizer....
anyways maybe my 1996 zj has one of the 2 not sure now...i want to replace the one shock thats in the middle and moves when you turn the wheel.

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Unread 10-21-2009, 12:55 AM   #2
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same thing just 2 different names.
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Unread 10-21-2009, 01:09 AM   #3
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OK cool and is the Old Man Emu one worth it or should i go skyjacker?
i heard its easy to do so i should be able to replace myself....

Also i didn't want to make a new thread
Guys know anything about Throttle Body Spacers? Are they worth the money? and can you actually feel the difference in power?
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Unread 10-21-2009, 08:13 AM   #4
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a damper is anything that works together with suspension (coil springs, leaf springs, etc) that has a friction force equal to the force being applied in the opposite way. The harder the axle pushes up (pothole, bump, offroading), the greater the friction force applied. More commonly known as a shock!

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Unread 10-21-2009, 09:47 AM   #5
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OK cool and is the Old Man Emu one worth it or should i go skyjacker?
i heard its easy to do so i should be able to replace myself....

Also i didn't want to make a new thread
Guys know anything about Throttle Body Spacers? Are they worth the money? and can you actually feel the difference in power?
throttle body spacers on any fuel injected vehicle (especially the zj's) have little to absolutely no effect on the motor's power, torque or efficiency.
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Unread 10-21-2009, 03:56 PM   #6
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thanks alot i was just curios to see if they actually did anyhting and i didnt really think they did..
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throttle body spacers on any fuel injected vehicle (especially the zj's) have little to absolutely no effect on the motor's power, torque or efficiency.
On the older 4.0's the intake plenum was smaller and the TB spacer added something like 25% more volume which did make a difference. On the new style 4.0 intakes (99+ WJ's 2000+ XJ/TJ) the spacer only adds ~ 5% volume and does not provide a major gain.
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Unread 11-04-2009, 03:01 PM   #8
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well i have a 96 so im going to stick with it doesnt do anything...after all im not racing the thing haha
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Unread 11-04-2009, 04:06 PM   #9
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I put a TBS on my Ram with the 5.9l V8 and I can tell you there is a difference. I haven't done any mods other than TBS and e3 spark plugs.

There is more power and better mileage.

Check the rating. A 1994 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9l is suppose to get only 11mpg in the city. I get up to 13.5. And up to 20 on the hwy.

I plan on doing it on my 4.0. Its a 93 with the "smaller plenum" as you say but I am sure there will be a benefit.

I say do it. They are less than $100. Rather cheap mod.
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On the older 4.0's the intake plenum was smaller and the TB spacer added something like 25% more volume which did make a difference. On the new style 4.0 intakes (99+ WJ's 2000+ XJ/TJ) the spacer only adds ~ 5% volume and does not provide a major gain.

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I put a TBS on my Ram with the 5.9l V8 and I can tell you there is a difference. I haven't done any mods other than TBS and e3 spark plugs.

There is more power and better mileage.

Check the rating. A 1994 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9l is suppose to get only 11mpg in the city. I get up to 13.5. And up to 20 on the hwy.

I plan on doing it on my 4.0. Its a 93 with the "smaller plenum" as you say but I am sure there will be a benefit.

I say do it. They are less than $100. Rather cheap mod.
true, forgot about the earlier 4.0L engines. but this is an interesting article that although is an opinion, it is a very educated and researched based opinion. Throttle Body Spacer for Jeep Grand Cherokee ZJ & XJ & TJ
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Here's what I was referring to: 4.0L 99+ intake manifold swap with REAL DYNO NUMBERS! - MallCrawlin.com Forums

The older 4.0 intake manifold is 2.6L and the newer one is 4.3L
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^^^^ in the newest JP magazine, according to them this is a myth. who knows though, because in theory it should be true
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