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Unread 04-01-2012, 10:45 AM   #1
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Skyjacker dual steering stabilizer 9000 series



OK ya'll I am needing to pick your brains, (this is before I have 'em, they are in the mail and just getting a game plan)

I have a single stabilizer and wanting to install Skyjacker 9000 series duals but the pic on Skyjacker's install page and my steering setup doesn't match. I can't figure out where to install the second stabilizer. Any pionters?

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Unread 04-01-2012, 11:26 AM   #2
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Definitely don't install a dual stabilizer kit. First, your TJ doesn't need dual stabilzers to cope with even your 36" tires. Second, dual stabilizers just make the power steering pump and system work a LOT harder. That can be the difference in your power steering fluid overheating and possibly even boiling over on a hot day on a tight/twisty trail or not overheating and boiling over. Not to mention the hotter the power steering gets, the less well it performs.

A single good quality aftermarket steering stabilizer like from OME, Rancho, etc. is all your TJ needs.
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Unread 04-01-2012, 02:22 PM   #3
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Well since it's already bought and in the mail along with the new M95 shocks, it's going on when it get here. More for looks since it's a show vehicle. Now does anybody have any other pointers?
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Unread 04-01-2012, 06:12 PM   #4
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Well after a second look I guess they mount from a central bracket and branch off both directions. We shall see I guess.

Does anyone have any pics of a dual stabilizer setup?
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Unread 04-06-2012, 10:21 AM   #5
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Its 2 separate stabilizers. Installed and works great. I can already feel a huge difference in the handling.
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Unread 04-06-2012, 10:32 AM   #6
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Here is a pic

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That looks like bad news.
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Even on somewhat mild trails I can see that getting bet up, but if it is a show vehicle and you think it looks good go for it. Its your jeep.
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I don't figure its gonna see too many rough trails anytime soon. Used to but got tired of replacing axle gears. But actually since I put em on it has never been better. Doesn't road walk anymore and don't need to take a nap when I get home from town. I do have plans to fab another mounting bracket for the left side of the bottom stabilizer.
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I don't figure its gonna see too many rough trails anytime soon. Used to but got tired of replacing axle gears. But actually since I put em on it has never been better. Doesn't road walk anymore and don't need to take a nap when I get home from town. I do have plans to fab another mounting bracket for the left side of the bottom stabilizer.
If you are having problems like that you have other worn components that need to be replaced. Adding extra stabilizers may cover it up but the problems are still there and will only get worse.
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Sorry but everything is tight. nothing worn out. 36x15.5MT baja claws probably has something to do with it.
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I have run 35" MTRs and have a friend running 37 pitbull rockers with no issues. I have never seen anybody need dual stabilizers if thing were in good shape but if you want it go for it.
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Especially with stock tie rod I'm surprised you haven't had issues.... But I guess like you said, if it's a mall crawler it doesn't even matter.
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That looks like bad news.
It is. It's usually kids who install double, triple, and quadruple shocks wherever they can because they think it looks cool.

The only thing dual steering stabilzers is good for is to encourage the power steering pump to overheat because it has to work harder. The hotter it gets, the more likely the PS fluid is to overheat and sometimes even boil over. Not to mention it decreases the PS steering system's ability to turn the big tires on a hot day when offroad.
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It is. It's usually kids who install double, triple, and quadruple shocks wherever they can because they think it looks cool.

The only thing dual steering stabilzers is good for is to encourage the power steering pump to overheat because it has to work harder. The hotter it gets, the more likely the PS fluid is to overheat and sometimes even boil over. Not to mention it decreases the PS steering system's ability to turn the big tires on a hot day when offroad.
I'm half the age of most people I wheel with and I wouldn't want that setup on my rig. On the plus side, the lower stabalizer might prevent a bent tie rod
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