Steering Stabilizer Suggestions - JeepForum.com
Search  
Sign Up   Today's Posts
User: Pass: Remember?
Advertise Here
Jeep Home Jeep Forum Jeep Classifieds Jeep Registry JeepSpace Jeep Reviews Jeep Gallery Jeep Clubs Jeep Groups Jeep Videos Jeep Events Jeep Articles
Go Back JeepForum.com > Models > Jeep Cherokee & Comanche Forums > XJ Cherokee Non-Technical Forum > Steering Stabilizer Suggestions

TeraFlex Now at Rockridge 4WD! BEST DEALS around!Alloy usa heavy duty ball joint kitsENGO QUADLUX 6" to 54" LED AMBER AND WHITE MULTI

Reply
Unread 10-06-2014, 04:02 PM   #1
j4rama
BAMF
 
j4rama's Avatar
2001 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Denver, CO
Posts: 78
Steering Stabilizer Suggestions

I was wondering what you guys would suggest to replace my currently steering stabilizer with? I know stock ones are sufficient, but mine is currently leaking and needs to be replaced.

2001 XJ Sport - I am going to be lifting my Jeep with a RE 3.5" lift, Bilstein shocks, 31" tires and most likely a Rusty's Tie Rod Conversion kit.

Thanks!

__________________
'01 XJ - Work in progress - Build Thread

======o00o.
/__||_l__l,\___\,___
l_--\__\__l_---[]llllll[]
_(o))_____(o))--o-))
j4rama is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 10-06-2014, 06:07 PM   #2
ibjeepin95
Web Wheeler
 
ibjeepin95's Avatar
1999 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Harrisonburg, VA
Posts: 4,183
Quote:
Originally Posted by j4rama View Post
I was wondering what you guys would suggest to replace my currently steering stabilizer with? I know stock ones are sufficient, but mine is currently leaking and needs to be replaced.

2001 XJ Sport - I am going to be lifting my Jeep with a RE 3.5" lift, Bilstein shocks, 31" tires and most likely a Rusty's Tie Rod Conversion kit.

Thanks!
Stock one from advance or the zone.
ibjeepin95 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 10-06-2014, 08:03 PM   #3
VegasGT
Rustler of Jimmies
 
VegasGT's Avatar
1999 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Leitchfield, KY
Posts: 4,693
Quote:
Originally Posted by ibjeepin95 View Post
Stock one from advance or the zone.
X2 Im just running a stock replacement. No need for anything more.
__________________
- '99 XJ Sport -
Lifted, Locked, Stiffened
4.5"/35's
July 2013 COTM
July 2014 COTM
Build Thread
VegasGT is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 10-06-2014, 09:53 PM   #4
j4rama
BAMF
 
j4rama's Avatar
2001 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Denver, CO
Posts: 78
Thanks, guys. I appreciate the input.
__________________
'01 XJ - Work in progress - Build Thread

======o00o.
/__||_l__l,\___\,___
l_--\__\__l_---[]llllll[]
_(o))_____(o))--o-))
j4rama is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 10-07-2014, 08:41 AM   #5
grandkj
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: canada
Posts: 26
I just installed the Old Man Emu stabilizer in my XJ and the feel is sooooo superior to what I had previously which was a worn stock unit. OME stuff is superb
grandkj is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 10-07-2014, 10:16 AM   #6
j4rama
BAMF
 
j4rama's Avatar
2001 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Denver, CO
Posts: 78
Quote:
Originally Posted by grandkj View Post
I just installed the Old Man Emu stabilizer in my XJ and the feel is sooooo superior to what I had previously which was a worn stock unit. OME stuff is superb
Someone had recommended that to me, but I noticed it was over $80, when most of them were around $40. I didn't know how much of a difference they actually make.
__________________
'01 XJ - Work in progress - Build Thread

======o00o.
/__||_l__l,\___\,___
l_--\__\__l_---[]llllll[]
_(o))_____(o))--o-))
j4rama is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 10-07-2014, 03:46 PM   #7
mschi772
Web Wheeler
 
mschi772's Avatar
1997 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Racine, WI
Posts: 2,182
Kevin's Off Road's stabilizer is as good as OME and cheaper when I bought one. I'll buy it again when this XJ needs one.

http://www.kevinsoffroad.com/cart/ha...istance-p-417/

Sent from my phone
mschi772 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 10-07-2014, 04:12 PM   #8
j4rama
BAMF
 
j4rama's Avatar
2001 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Denver, CO
Posts: 78
I ended up going with the OME instead of the OEM, like grandkj suggested. I ended up buying all my lift parts today, and got a great deal. The OME wasn't much more than the OEM, so I opted for that.

Here's the specs:

http://www.quadratec.com/products/16091_2000.htm
__________________
'01 XJ - Work in progress - Build Thread

======o00o.
/__||_l__l,\___\,___
l_--\__\__l_---[]llllll[]
_(o))_____(o))--o-))
j4rama is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 10-07-2014, 06:22 PM   #9
rugsucka
Registered User
2000 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Sumware Inn, Ontario
Posts: 2,681
Quote:
Originally Posted by grandkj View Post
I just installed the Old Man Emu stabilizer in my XJ and the feel is sooooo superior to what I had previously which was a worn stock unit.
This doesn't mean it's comparably superior to an OEM quality steering stabilizer.

This means your old and likely original steering stabilizer was completely pooched and ANY new unit let alone the fanboy special OME brand would seem like significant upgrade.

A steering stabilizer does a fairly simple job compared to the shocks on the four corners of your XJ. You might get a marginally better lifespan out of OME, but muting some of the road noise in your steering doesn't take a big investment.

Spend your money upgrading things that matter.
__________________
'00 XJ - Somewhat modified
'01 Venture - high mileage, paid for, shut it
rugsucka is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 10-08-2014, 12:05 AM   #10
Charley3
Web Wheeler
1999 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 3,732
Old Man Emu

Many brands have to much slop/play. OME is excellent and affordable enough.
Charley3 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 10-10-2014, 12:05 AM   #11
kadetklapp
Registered User
1997 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Indiana
Posts: 1,303
My stabilizer is the original and completely roached for sure. I'd like something that is an improvement over stock, but like others have said, it does a simple job and I'm not willing to pay more than $40 for one.
__________________
**1997 Jeep Cherokee SE**
Former Police Car

2008 "Jeep" Patriot <-----Crap.
kadetklapp is online now   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply

Tags
rustys , steering , steering stabilizer , tie rod

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the JeepForum.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid e-mail address for yourself.
Note: All free e-mails have been banned due to mis-use. (Yahoo, Gmail, Hotmail, etc.)
Don't have a non-free e-mail address? Click here for a solution: Manual Account Creation
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Thread Tools






Jeep, Wrangler, Cherokee, Grand Cherokee, and other models are copyrighted and trademarked to Jeep/Chrysler Corporation. JeepForum.com is not in any way associated with Jeep or the Chrysler Corp.