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Unread 08-10-2013, 07:06 PM   #1
RowJ
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Surprising Review of Rancho Steering Stabilizer

I was reading a discussion on S.S.'s (which I can't find now) and it got me thinking.
Many members claim that a SS was not needed at all, but.....
I could not shake the theory that Jeep put a SS on Wranglers for a reason!
I also realized mine was 1998 factory issue and probably well worn.
And since my TJ has also become my DD, I decided to do a test.....
1- Pulled my factory stabilizer
2- Went to O'Reillys and asked to see the Rancho 5000 Steering Stabilizer.
3- Compared the resistance between the two!

When I had removed mine, I was impressed with the resistance that was still present.
But the new Rancho 5000 was 2 or 3 times as stiff to push/pull.
Bought and installed it! I was very surprised at the difference it made.....

PROS
- My TJ tracked much better at hwy speeds and was less affected by strong crosswinds.
- My steering felt like a new vehicle.... as in tighter with much less play.
- The vibrations and steering wheel "wiggle" at rough RR crossings, concrete seams or on washboard dirt roads is GONE!! The movement or shakiness just no longer gets into the steering column and up to the steering wheel!
CONS
-Getting the factory, tapered pin to break free from the drag link (installed 15 yrs ago) was not easy! When it finally exploded free, off my puller, it sounded like a gun going off next to my head!

Could not be happier; can't wait to try it off-road!!
Hope this review helps others.

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Unread 08-28-2013, 06:51 AM   #2
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That's great feedback. I'm considering the same thing now. Thanks
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