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Unread 06-06-2012, 08:03 PM   #1
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Steering stabilizer suggestions?

Hey guys, I just bought bought a 2005 TJ from a first time jeep owner, and it has become obvious why he was so adamant about selling it. I have encountered the "DEATH WOBBLE". I have owned a jeep before so no surprise here. I am going to start with the steering stabilizer, any suggestions on replacement brands? ex. Rubicon express, Skyjacker, Rancho, old man emu.
Your input will be valued, thanks guys

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Unread 06-06-2012, 08:06 PM   #2
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A steering stabilizer will not cure the DW. Maybe at best a band-aid fix.
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Unread 06-06-2012, 08:49 PM   #3
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fix whatever is loose in the steering/suspension, and then after you fix the DW you can get a new SS if you feel its necessary.
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Unread 06-06-2012, 09:03 PM   #4
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^ yep steering stabilizers wont fix Death wobble it will just hide it, once you fix it any steering stabilizers will do, one is not that much better then another they will all do the job
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If you're insistent on a new steering stabilizer then it doesn't really matter which kind - they're all going to work the same.
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Unread 06-06-2012, 09:21 PM   #6
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Thanks guys, I agree it won't completely fix my problem, but I was just going to start there. My XJ, the problem was a combination of the wheels being balanced and the steering stab. I was just looking, but thanks for the advise. I'm not trying to start another DW thread. Thanks again
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Any kind would work, there all the same
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My parts store sold me a skyjacker. It is not the same. It's a different length than stock and therefore makes it pull to the left... or right.. or not... really it depends on what position it was in when my linkages realligned. needless to say, it's getting chucked the parts store is now boycotted, and I'm probably just going to Napa and getting a stock replacement. What all these posts fail to mention is that yeah, "they're all the same" unless you are running huge tires or etc, so just get a decent stock replacement. I shoulda knew...
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What all these posts fail to mention is that yeah, "they're all the same" unless you are running huge tires or etc
huh? tire size doesn't have any effect on the stabilizer choice....
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It's a different length than stock and therefore makes it pull to the left... or right.. or not...
The latter ...
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Unread 02-13-2013, 07:39 PM   #12
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this would fall into that "etc. category" obviously to fit the big n' meaties I had to do some tweaking in the spring department - so I ordered a new stabilizer to match the shiny new shocks I got, and for some reason I got a stabilizer far too long for my jeep. They should be all the same, yes agreed; still some shocks are a little more robust than others in regards to piston size which I wanted for my new heavier tires. Some are the wrong part number altogether. I got a different length stabilizer than what I thought I ordered, because a local store ordered it wrong for me. I'm guessing he ordered longer shocks all around so 'lets add some inches to the stabilizer too'... It's just one of those didn't-see-em-comings when cutomizing. I'd like another Skyjacker unit - just like I originally intended, but like it is - They're pretty much all the same. - That clear that up then?
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