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post #1 of 32 Old 03-24-2020, 10:39 PM Thread Starter
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Hi guys! I have a 4 inch RC lift on my wj. Looking to replace alot of my front end suspension components, i think its time, i have close to 150k on it. Im looking at my front suspension and i see 2 shock absorbers, i know one is the steering stabilizer, and the other one what is it? Is it a steering damper?

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post #2 of 32 Old 03-24-2020, 11:15 PM
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Sounds like someone put a dual stabilizer kit on it, assuming you didn't put the lift yourself.
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here is a pic of an online diagram.
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I have the one below the tie rod sleeve plus another small one by the track bar or drag link, forgot which one it was, my wife took the jeep to work. The one by the tie rod sleeve looks similar to the regular rough country shocks they installed in all 4 corners (size, shape, color). But the other one looks smaller, and is all black.
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Remove it and go back to the stock set-up. It causes undue strain on the steering. Some people add the clamp on stabilizer with the stock one to cover up problems like DW. RC only makes the side by side dual set-up for WJs.

https://www.roughcountry.com/steerin...kee-4wd-567237

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Later on today ill post a pic!
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I explained the set up wrong, just came home and here are the pics
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Looks like a rough country stabilizer from a JK. Looks like somebody mounted it to the track bar and tied it into the drag link. The bottom is the stock steering stabilizer it came with from the factory.

https://www.roughcountry.com/steerin...r-8731830.html
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Just remove the bottom, it is the old original. The upper position is better for many reasons, keeping it up out of harms way is the most obvious one. You should not need two, unless you have serious problems elsewhere.

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Yup! Why would they do that? What should i do? This is whats going on, since i lift the jeep 30,000 miles ago the steering wheel has gotten too loose, meaning 2 inches of play. This is my wifes daily car. We take care of our cars. Fully stock just the 4inch rough country lift. I inspect all joints they have normal wear. Gear box is leaking. So im assuming based on what i read the gearbox is going out. I already tighten it and the steering did get tight but still there is the two inches of play. Maybe those 2 shocks are putting alot of stress on that gear box every time i steer thats why it went out no?
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If you adjusted the steering box, and you still have play, you need to give that front end a good shakedown. Something has to be loose, such as a tie rod end, drag link end, or wheel bearing. The doubled up steering stabilizers can add stress to the system, but usually the pump suffers before the box....


If the box is leaking, you need to address it. It could just need a seal replaced, or it could have the lower bearing going out which takes out the seal. Bad bearings mean new box is in your future.

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The bottom one is the stock location.
The top one, thatís on on mine..
Canít tell you what to do..


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Yup! Why would they do that? What should i do? This is whats going on, since i lift the jeep 30,000 miles ago the steering wheel has gotten too loose, meaning 2 inches of play. This is my wifes daily car. We take care of our cars. Fully stock just the 4inch rough country lift. I inspect all joints they have normal wear. Gear box is leaking. So im assuming based on what i read the gearbox is going out. I already tighten it and the steering did get tight but still there is the two inches of play. Maybe those 2 shocks are putting alot of stress on that gear box every time i steer thats why it went out no?
Remove the top one completely. You can get a new one for the bottom stock position. Everytime you turn the wheel, those two stabilizers are fighting the wheel. Especially the RC nitrogen charged one. My XJ had 2" of steering play in the steering wheel and it drifted bad on any uneven road. I had to constantly turn the steering wheel back and forth to keep it driving straight. I ended up needing new tie rod ends and I did a 10 minute DIY alignment too. I can cruise at 75 mph with one finger steering now.

p.s. If the steering box is leaking, you need to address that too.
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03' Rubicon/Zone 4" coils with 1" spacers up front/Rancho shocks/5.13 gears-35" MTZs/Black Magic brakes.
99' XJ /4.0L-AW4/ 5.5" lift / Rancho RS5000X shocks/33" DC Extreme country MTs. Jeep #18
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