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post #1 of 13 Old 03-30-2013, 02:59 PM Thread Starter
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Steering stabilizers, what brand do you like?

I'm looking at the Bilstein 5100 HD. Who's running that? Or what do you all suggest?
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post #2 of 13 Old 03-30-2013, 03:46 PM
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I got the Old Man Emu because it came with a relocate bracket to raise it up. Plus, it matched the rest of my lift

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The Bilstein has been reported to cause a pull due to it being gas pressurized. I have one and it does but some others report no issues. The stock unit is fine unless it leaks or is damaged . I have used a Teraflex in the past with good results.
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I suggest OEM, because a properly setup steering set shouldn't even need a stabilizer

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I had the Bilstein but took it off after a few days because of the pulling like described above. The OEM works just fine, no need to spend the extra money when not needed.
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Ok thanks guys. Yeah I think I MAY be experiencing beginning signs of death wobble. Ill be checking my track bar and drag link bolts soon. I guess I shouldn't even need a stabilizer if everything is kosher right? My current stabilizer is moist at both ends. Maybe damaged from this shimmy happening lately...

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What else should I consider doing?
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I like Kevin's Off Road Hard KOR steering stabilizer.
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Run the factory one if it is still good. If you are having dw symptoms the ss is not going to fix it. You should try and track down what is really wrong. A properly set up suspension should not even need a ss.

Look up planman in the search, He has done the go to death wobble thread.

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Thank you.

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I see you are running 35's. Ball joints on the JK suck, they cause a good shimmy that people think is the start of death wobble.

I ruined mine on 33's after 5k.

Of course I'd tighten the bolts/upgrade them accordingly to Planman's thread. One of the best jeepforum threads for the JK.

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Yeah I'm gonna try to figure out what I need for it next weekend. That is a damn good thread.

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