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Unread 06-04-2013, 11:35 AM   #1
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stock stabilizer

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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Glenn,

I have what I believe to a stock one that is bad that I keeping just for reference. If needed I can measure it for you so you can make sure correct length.
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Glenn,

I have what I believe to a stock one that is bad that I keeping just for reference. If needed I can measure it for you so you can make sure correct length.
Thanks, that would be good information to have.
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I have used KYB shocks and have liked them for the applications I used them for. Good quality for the $$ and they tended to a be firmer/ more aggressively valved shock than OEM. If that translates to stabilizers line I do not know.
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I have used KYB shocks and have liked them for the applications I used them for. Good quality for the $$ and they tended to a be firmer/ more aggressively valved shock than OEM. If that translates to stabilizers line I do not know.
I ordered the Monroe, we will see.
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I've used the Crown kit and it's very high quality. All the pictures I've seen for it listed don't show the very beefy galvy brackets they inlcuded, too. Also, they don't make the shock, they just distribute it...and there are actually very few companies actually producing shocks. Wouldn't surprise me if it's the same one used in the kit you're buying.

Related topic, I saw "How It's Made" sometime last year and they showed all these name brand shocks being produced in the same factory, by the same machines, and after, they simply painted them different colors, applied the decals, and sent them out.
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I've used the Crown kit and it's very high quality. All the pictures I've seen for it listed don't show the very beefy galvy brackets they inlcuded, too. Also, they don't make the shock, they just distribute it...and there are actually very few companies actually producing shocks. Wouldn't surprise me if it's the same one used in the kit you're buying.

Related topic, I saw "How It's Made" sometime last year and they showed all these name brand shocks being produced in the same factory, by the same machines, and after, they simply painted them different colors, applied the decals, and sent them out.
I'm not purchasing a kit, but using the original Jeep brackets and only using a new shock that has the correct configuration of the original stabilizer.

All decals and stickers will be removed to try and obtain the original look.
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