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Unread 05-08-2006, 12:52 PM   #1
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steering stabilizer

am i supposed to mount the shock half compressed or completely decompressed. im talking about the steering shock that sits just in front of the front differential

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Unread 05-08-2006, 01:28 PM   #2
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With everything sitting straight, about half compressed. Think about it and it'll make perfect sense.
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Unread 05-08-2006, 01:31 PM   #3
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if its half compressed, would that push my steering to one side? but if its decompressed id only get damper one way. i dont know...but thanks for the reply
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Unread 05-08-2006, 03:54 PM   #4
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A shock isn't strong enough to push your steering to the side, especially one valved for use as a steering stabilizer. If you mount it compressed, you'll only be able to steering in one direction...think about it...
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Unread 05-08-2006, 07:17 PM   #5
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You want to make sure to use a damper(shock) intended for a steering stabilizer. It has no tendency to push or pull in either direction. A shock absorber is usually charged with some sort of gas, usually nitrogen, and will push to full extension. A steering stabilizer will be neutral at any given position within the stroke. So, as mentioned by jeepskate, mount it half way in it's travel, half compressed.
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Unread 05-08-2006, 09:06 PM   #6
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I have a 1980 CJ7. I just had the all steering components replaced from the steering box to the knuckles. (Due to a bad SOA lift from the PO) I get some scary bump steer at high speeds, about 50 mph and up. Would a steering stabilizer help? I have 33" tires with a 2" lift. Does anyone know of a good stabilizer to go with, if it is worth it?

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Unread 05-08-2006, 10:28 PM   #7
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Steering stabilizer isn't a cure for bad steering...you need to make sure everything else with your front end is right...shackles, shackle bushings, caster, ball joints, axle u-joints, steering box mount...
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