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post #1816 of 2044 Old 06-04-2013, 10:28 AM
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No worries Glenn, I am done with any serious Jeep work for a while and have to focus on house stuff. I dont mind any debate or comments here sir.

To help get back to Jeep stuff.

Current project is to put the stock stabilizer back on.

I have found three choices in the correct configuration and think I will go with the Monroe as it has the name recognition, I dislike the quality of Crown and Omix, and have never heard of KYB (shocks, not the jelly)



MONROE SC2940 Steering Damper/Steering Stabilizer
At 31.77

18040.01 Omix-ADA Steering Stabilizer JEEP CJ5 CJ6 CJ7 CJ8 55-86
39.25

KYB SS10316 Steering Damper/Steering Stabilizer
38.54


KYB is sold through Summit and I get a driver discount through them so Monroe and KYB are the same price to me.

Recommendations?

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post #1817 of 2044 Old 06-04-2013, 10:53 AM
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To help get back to Jeep stuff.

Current project is to put the stock stabilizer back on.

I have found three choices in the correct configuration and think I will go with the Monroe as it has the name recognition, I dislike the quality of Crown and Omix, and have never heard of KYB (shocks, not the jelly)



MONROE SC2940 Steering Damper/Steering Stabilizer
At 31.77

18040.01 Omix-ADA Steering Stabilizer JEEP CJ5 CJ6 CJ7 CJ8 55-86
39.25

KYB SS10316 Steering Damper/Steering Stabilizer
38.54


KYB is sold through Summit and I get a driver discount through them so Monroe and KYB are the same price to me.

Recommendations?
Go to RockAuto. That Monroe is $23 there, KYB is $26.

5% discount code.....96788357969687


Never heard of KYB. I know Monroe Makes Rancho.

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85 CJ7 258, A/C, T176, MC2100, Team Rush, Warn XD8000i, superwinch hubs, 3in lift 31" BFG AT/KO
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KYB puts suspension on Kawasaki and suzuki dirt bikes if that helps. Or they did at least.

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Car quest carries them around here. Not a bad shock at all. Lifetime warranty.

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post #1820 of 2044 Old 06-05-2013, 05:43 AM
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All shocks are made at Monroe or Gabriel and built for the particular vendor.
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All shocks are made at Monroe or Gabriel and built for the particular vendor.
And most all steering stabilizers have a 50/50 valving, so there's very little difference between any of them.

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Lots of women have switched to SUVs over the minivans anymore these days. My wife got a Durango in November. She loves it, mileage about the same as the Pilot, maybe a little less..alright no more jacking your thread Moc.

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post #1823 of 2044 Old 06-07-2013, 08:31 AM Thread Starter
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Going to put a little effort in to the jeep tomorrow. I am still fighting the front end issue. Last weekend I check air pressure and gave everything the eyeball and some pulls.



Locked and loaded now. Heading to a tire shop in the morning and I am going to try some air soft pellets.. Plan is to start at 10oz and go from there.

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Somebody starts a debate on your thread MoC that could have turned political and I wasn't here!!! Man I missed out. If I were to buy a brand new rig no way would it come from obama motors or the red headed stepchild brother Chrysler. I'd get one of those Toyota FJ Cruisers Okay, sorry for my scandalous attempt to highjack your thread and and cause trouble. I can't help it anymore, MoC
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"Never again a Ford..."

Never have and never will. I guess this would be the perfect time and place for this:
We had a man in a Chevy Suburban run through a 10 foot high fence and slam into guardrail we had surrounding a 250 gallon propane tank at my work. He had to be going 40-50 mph when he wrecked. While I was watching the wrecker pull the vehicle out, I commented to the paramedics that I noticed the Air Bag did not deploy. This was his reply word for word. "Yep, it's a Chevy. That is why all of us paramedics drive Fords".
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Back from Meineke. I am a little dumb as well. I thought the tires were bias but... turns out they are radials. First off, the air soft pellets did work well. Started off by pulling the weights and dropping in 10 oz of air soft pellets. With 10 oz the machine said it was still 7 oz out of balance to one side. Went back to the weights. Three tires balanced out perfect with a good amount of weight. The fourth tire, front pas, has a problem. Without any weights the machine calls for 30oz. Tried spinning the tire 180 on the rim and same result. Looks like I have a broken belt. Moved it to the rear. Drives great now, I hit 65 without any front end wobble. I can feel the bad tire a little in the rear, but it now drives better than it ever has. I use to start feeling a slight wobble around 60ish.

While it was on the rack with the tires off I did find some more problems. Fix on find 2 more. grr. One of my front hubs is not engaging and I have a rear outer axle seal seeping. I did stick the bad tire on the bad seal side of it so I didn't mess up the good one. I guess I will be buying a new tire and rim in the future. I need a spare so the bad one will still have some purpose.
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A several years ago I bought Pro Comp XTerrain tires. I could never keep them balanced and they took a lot of weight to balance. Last year I took it to the Ford dealer they have a road force balancer and told me the tires were defective. I guess the belts/cords were separating. I have since replaced them with BFG all terrains. The truck is now smooth going down the highway.
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I didn't think you could balance a tire if it had dynamic weight inside. I don't picture the tire spinning long enough for the internal stiff to settle out.

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I didn't think you could balance a tire if it had dynamic weight inside. I don't picture the tire spinning long enough for the internal stiff to settle out.
I dont know.. He spun the tire up by hand then turned the balancer on. t spun around 15-20 seconds at high speed. I would imagine the bb's would have distributed out by then.

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Re torqued everything for the first time since my engine swap today. Cut off the pipe hangers that the muffler shop welded to my frame the first go around & trimmed up the skid "neater" where they had to cut it for the pipes. Got the areas primed and painted.

Gave her a good washing and did a little driving. Running great still








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