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Unread 08-01-2009, 04:56 PM   #1
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Steering Stabilizer mount question.

I just installed a single-shock steering stabilizer on the CJ7 this afternoon.

Does anyone have an opinion on whether or not it matters if the stabilizer is installed above or below the tie-rod?

With the stabilizer in the 'normal' below the tie-rod position, it tends to rub the diff. I tried several positions with essentially the same results.

With the stabilizer 'flipped-over', on top of the tie-rod, there is no interference and it looks like I have more protection/clearance with it in that position also. Win-win right? Thanks.

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Unread 08-01-2009, 05:33 PM   #3
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Flip your tie rod. Works great!

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do you mind if i butt in and ask which you guys prefer, the stabilizer that has a bracket between the spring and perch like pictured above or the style that just clamps on to the axle tube. i have access to both for my rebuild and have been wondering which is better.
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Unread 08-01-2009, 09:54 PM   #5
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do you mind if i butt in and ask which you guys prefer, the stabilizer that has a bracket between the spring and perch like pictured above or the style that just clamps on to the axle tube. i have access to both for my rebuild and have been wondering which is better.
I do not know from experience which one is better, but my rancho single is u bolted to the axle tube - seem solid to me.
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Unread 08-02-2009, 10:21 AM   #6
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CJ Chet, thanks for the tip. I'm going to give it a try.

26679cj5...judging by CJ Chet's photo, the mount that is between the spring and perch seems to allow for a more parallel installation and possibly less interference with the tie rod and diff.

There are tons of discussions regarding the merits of the stab at all so you may want to read up on those before deciding. I just swapped axles a while ago and the old stabilizer was trashed. I got a pretty good deal on one and re-installed it with the swap. I probably didn't even need it.

Hope that helps.
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Unread 08-04-2009, 07:09 PM   #7
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oh yeah,dont even consider a dual stabilizer kit like the one offered by 4wd.com. the dual shocks are harder than hell to fit without rubbing and the bottom one hangs below the axle tube so you end up destroying it the first time you go offroad.
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Unread 08-05-2009, 06:33 AM   #8
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after i folded mine by hitting it on a rock i reversed it, big u bolt at the pumpkin and the small twins out toward the tie rod end. This allows me to run them on top of the tube. It then exposes a weak tie rod but hey, havn't done the TRF yet.
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