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Unread 08-26-2014, 11:21 AM   #1
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Steering stabilizer

I've been in the process of fixing "death wobble". I put a stock stabilizer on about a year and a half ago, and the wobble came back. Was told I should invest in a nicer one. Any recommendations on brands (theres a lot to choose from and a little overwhelming), and whether a 'dual' one is worth the extra money. Thanks.

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Unread 08-26-2014, 11:24 AM   #2
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If its only a year and a half old, I would look toward other things that could be causing it. Also, I would not waste my time with a dual stabilizer, it is just masking the real problem.
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Unread 08-26-2014, 11:25 AM   #3
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Everybody will tell you that the stabilizer is not the problem. The stabilizer works to hide the problem.

I found this helpful. Others may, or may not.
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Unread 08-26-2014, 11:25 AM   #4
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if the stabilizer is bad, its do to worn components in your steering. a new one will have the same short life.

dont run duals
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Unread 08-26-2014, 11:40 AM   #5
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I've been in the process of fixing "death wobble". I put a stock stabilizer on about a year and a half ago, and the wobble came back. Was told I should invest in a nicer one. Any recommendations on brands (theres a lot to choose from and a little overwhelming), and whether a 'dual' one is worth the extra money. Thanks.
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Unread 08-26-2014, 12:02 PM   #6
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I was parked by a construction site one dayand just got to talking with a guy that had an 2007 (mine is a 2006). He said he had the same problem and showed me his stabilizer. He wasn't trying to sell me anything, was just giving his advice.
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Unread 08-26-2014, 12:06 PM   #7
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Incorrect advice.
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Unread 08-26-2014, 12:07 PM   #8
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You need to check all your front axle components for wear and tires for balance. Ball joints, tie rod ends, unit bearings, track bar bushings, everything.
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Unread 08-26-2014, 12:17 PM   #9
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Just got my tires balanced and it seemed to help, but obviously did not fix the whole problem. Everything I've read about it I've done my best to check. Loose bolts, exposed metal, and loose components. Just figured this might be something else to help. Figured buying a nice part instead of something from advanced auto can't hurt. If you haven't noticed by now my knowledge is very limited, just trying to learn as I go. I do appreciate everyone's responses
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Unread 08-26-2014, 12:20 PM   #10
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on a properly functioning system, you can remove your steering stabilizer and not notice a difference
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Unread 08-26-2014, 12:42 PM   #11
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on a properly functioning system, you can remove your steering stabilizer and not notice a difference
This^

I ran mine for a few months without a stabilizer and didn't have any issues.

Try jacking up one side of the Jeep and wiggling the tire. Look for any movement and examine the part. Repeat on the other side. Next, try starting it up and have a helper turn the wheel back and forth. Look for parts that have play.
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Unread 08-26-2014, 01:10 PM   #12
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on a properly functioning system, you can remove your steering stabilizer and not notice a difference
I haven't run a stabilizer for the last 4 years, just the Rock Krawler High Steer and Heavy-Duty Tie Rod:


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Unread 08-26-2014, 04:16 PM   #13
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Dual are not needed.

I have been running a steering stabilizer from PSC. It's the best! 😊
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Unread 08-26-2014, 05:26 PM   #14
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The 03 tj I just bought has dual stabilizers. Just had it inspected and will be doing my own inspection this weekend at my dad's house, he has a lift. You guys think I should take one off?

4 inch lift, 33's. 70k
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Unread 08-26-2014, 05:44 PM   #15
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dual stabilizers put added strain on your steering box, i wouldnt run both
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