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post #1 of 18 Old 10-16-2017, 01:42 PM Thread Starter
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Steering Stabilizer Opinions/Experience

I have a 99 TJ 4.0 A/T, It's that time again to replace my steering stabilzer again, 3inch lift on 33's I do a lot of Highway driving and aside from being squirlly becouse of the wheel base I was wondering if upgrading to a dual stabilizer would make a difference in my steering as it seems loose. My front end is good, tires are good also just want to have a little more feel of resistance at 55-70 mph.

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post #2 of 18 Old 10-16-2017, 01:49 PM
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Dual stabilizer always a bad idea. For almost all stabilizers there is very little difference. Buy a Monroe from the parts store and paint it your favorite color. If it doesn't "work", you have other issues in your front end.
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I agree totally with the above. I bought a FOX 2.0 waste of money for a stabilizer

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Never install dual stabilzers on a TJ, they aren't needed and they just force the power steering system to have to work harder. Just a simple inexpensive hydraulic steering stabilizer like from Monroe, Rancho, etc. is all you need.

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A bigger bandaid won't fix the real issue. If setup correctly you could drive without one.
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I agree totally with the above. I bought a FOX 2.0 waste of money for a stabilizer
Hey, wait a minute!

I have one.

My OCD demands a stabilizer that matches my shocks. Otherwise, it looks half baked. LOL

Also, it could be that the fox has a better lifespan and performance same deal as the shocks.

On the other hand, a dual setup to try to fix stuff is a total system dump. To quote Murray on Riptide.
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I haven't driven with one for over a decade. No reason to.


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Ok, I remeber how much nicer it seemed after I replaced it a few years back, I guess mine just wore out over time and just needs to be replaced.

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does your lift have adj control arms allowing to adjust caster?


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While it should not be necessary to drive down the road steadily, it does serve a dampening service to reduce shocks transmitted to the rest of the front end. Front end consumables will wear faster without one.
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Hey, wait a minute!

On the other hand, a dual setup to try to fix stuff is a total system dump. To quote Murray on Riptide.

A Riptide reference....LMAO. My week is complete!
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Personally i love my rough country n2.0 stabilizer. It wasnt very expensive and it fixed the slight wobble in my front end.
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Personally i love my rough country n2.0 stabilizer. It wasnt very expensive and it fixed the slight wobble in my front end.
No, it didn't fix the wobble. All replacing the SS did was to suppress the wobble so it's not as apparent but whatever was the root cause of the wobble is still there.

Steering stabilizers cannot cause wobble, shakes, shimmies, Death Wobble, etc. so replacing the SS is NEVER the fix for any of those. Replacing the SS to fix any of those is like placing a band-aid on a skin cancer. It won't be noticeable any more since you can't see the cancer but it's still there.

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I have a 99 TJ 4.0 A/T, It's that time again to replace my steering stabilzer again, 3inch lift on 33's I do a lot of Highway driving and aside from being squirlly becouse of the wheel base I was wondering if upgrading to a dual stabilizer would make a difference in my steering as it seems loose. My front end is good, tires are good also just want to have a little more feel of resistance at 55-70 mph.

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What is your toe in and caster set to?
What is your tire pressure?

Also, how old are the tie rod ends on all steering components up front?
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I can't agree more.....

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