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post #1 of 8 Old 05-06-2013, 04:44 PM Thread Starter
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no steering stabilizer

i'm on a 4" lift and currently have no steering stabilizer since mine broke. i'm getting bad vibrations, feels like the front axle anything over 45mph. could this be because of the stabilizer? can't think of anything else it could be.

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post #2 of 8 Old 05-06-2013, 05:14 PM
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It came with one from the factory so, yes, replace what's missing and that may correct the vibrations. With a 4" lift you will want to get a heavy duty SS (steering stabilizer).

In the meantime, use this opportunity to find worn parts. Have a friend sit in the seat with it turned off and bump the steering wheel left to right while you are underneath watching, listening, and touching all moving joints with your hand. Try to find any binding, odd movement for a joint, or looseness. You didn't mention Death Wobble so I won't assume you have it, but check my links in the event a new steering stabilizer doesn't correct the problem.

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post #3 of 8 Old 05-06-2013, 06:59 PM Thread Starter
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no death wobble. all my TRE's are replaced and i have a new MOOG SS being shipped right now but i won't get it until Thursday and it's my DD. when i was stock i ran without one for at least 6 months and didn't feel a difference.

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post #4 of 8 Old 05-06-2013, 07:49 PM
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It's not because you don't have a steering stabilizer.
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post #5 of 8 Old 05-06-2013, 10:06 PM
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Vibrations from the road? Only thing a steering stabilizer does is help with bumps or pot holes it slows the steering wheel from being jerked, guess you'll find out when you install it.

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post #6 of 8 Old 05-06-2013, 10:16 PM
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my death wobble in the past were caused by two things only.... tires (unbalanced, badly/poorly worn), and track bar not being tight.
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post #7 of 8 Old 05-06-2013, 10:49 PM
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Could be front DS. I just put mine back in and get a vibe at 45 and up. Ujoints are on the way.
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post #8 of 8 Old 05-07-2013, 06:03 AM
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yeah def the front driveshaft, check the u-joints for play, if not then u need uca's to get the pinion angle back closer to oe spec, im at 4" on stock arms til whenever my long arm kit decides to show up and i dont have any death wobble, and i ran without the steering stabilizer for 2 weeks waiting for a new one (damaged the original offroad), course i had replaced 4 ends, wheel bearings, and most u-joints a month prior to the lift, so def dont listen to anyone saying that there vibrations were fixed with a new steering stabilizer, it only masks the real problem(s) until it wears out again

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