I recently bought a 1990 Cherokee Larado, I got it with the intentions of putting some work and money into it to make it a nice daily driver with the option to hop off the road and handle things like snow ect.
I put new tires on it, some all terrain Goodyear Wranglers. They are 2 sizes larger than the old stock tires.
I'm finding that the steering has a little play at the wheel, i think it had this before also but it is more noticeable with the larger tires.. I have been looking into some skyjacker and Crown steering stabilizers.
Not sure if that is where I should start? Also if there is anyone who might have a recommendation as to what product they feel is best, from experience or otherwise.
I like the Rancho steering stabilizers. They work good. I hear the Old Man Emu ones are very good too. I also had a Rough Country one on my 96 which in all honesty worked just as good as the others and cheaper.
Get on off a zj.. its the same as the xj's except its heavier duty. Meaning, its not hollow and light like the xj's. direct bolt on too
My second try: 1990 Jeep Cherokee Xj 6.5ish" lift with tj componets, 33" duratrac's, oversized roof rack, onboard air, body armor.
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Yup^ No stabilizer on my TJ and I run 80 on the highway daily.
OP check all the wear items suggested above. Search "dry steering test" and perform that with the front tires on the ground with the vehicle runnng. Id especially look at the TRE at the pitman arm if you are have a large dead spot.
A steering stabilizer is a steering stabilizer. The are all valved 50/50 and will perform the same. Hop on rockauto and buy the TRE's you need and the stabilizer all at once. I got a Moog one for the XJ for like 22 bucks from there a few months back.
Search driveway alignment to get you set back up after replacing parts.
Just a note, if it came with a stabilizer, and the inspecting mech knows this, it may not pass in your state. If you find you still need / want the stabilizer, there is a very nice HD Monroe one on Amazon for about $28, Ive got one for both my XJs.
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Really, why is that? Does it perform any differently than any other twin tube stabilizer with equal valving? Aside from the ghey yellow paint and 85 $ price tag there is no measurable difference in steering stabilizers.
If you want more than what a basic stabilizer offers then talk to blaine about one of his hydro assist kits.