(approx) 30 Minutes
Simple installation for anyone.
Ryan: The Eibach Pro-Steering Stabilizer is for those of you that have a 2007 to 2018 JK that have a broken, bent, leaking, otherwise damaged steering stabilizer and need a factory-like replacement that's going to be very high quality. This is going to install very easily being a one out of three wrench install that shouldn't take you more than an hour, and we'll talk a little bit more about that in just a second.So, when you're looking at steering stabilizers, it's very important to know what they do and what they don't do. A steering stabilizer, or more accurately a steering dampener, is really there to absorb the big shocks that you'll get when you're driving down the road or down the trail, you have a big tire on your Jeep, you hit a bump, and all of that shock would normally go up through the steering linkage and up into the steering wheel, and you would feel it, this is there to absorb a little bit of that. This is not there to get rid of any sort of wobble. Certainly not death wobble, definitely not bump steer, any of those other steering or geometry issues that you may have on your Jeep are not going to be solved by something like this. This might cover it up, but it's not going to fix those problems. If you do have one of those other issues, you put a brand new steering stabilizer on, again, you might cover up that problem for a short period of time, but then you're just going to blow out your new steering stabilizer. So, if you have a wobble, you have death wobble, you have bump steer, go ahead and diagnose that, fix it the right way, and then if you decide to put a new steering stabilizer on your Jeep, you can go ahead and do that. So, again, this is certainly not going to be a fix-all. In fact, a steering stabilizer is really more of a luxury and less of a necessity if you have a properly set up Jeep. You do not need to go out and get a brand new steering stabilizer just because you put big tires on your Jeep or just because you've lifted it. Now, all of that being said, this is a very good steering stabilizer. It's very high quality, very well built. It's a 50/50 valve shock like it should be, not nitrogen charged. It's just going to be a high quality of construction because it's coming from a company like Eibach. So, while this one's a little bit more expensive than a OEM replacement-style stabilizer, I do think that you're getting something for those additional dollars, and I still think that this one is right in the price range that I would pay. I would feel comfortable paying for a steering stabilizer that is the quality that this one is. As I mentioned, this is a 50/50 valved shock, and it's a hydraulic shock, which is exactly what a steering stabilizer should be. Some of the more expensive ones, some of the fancier ones that are out there can be two, three times the cost of the steering stabilizer, and they're nitrogen charged, which is really not what you want for a stabilizer. That can be constantly putting pressure to one side so you're always fighting the steering wheel a little bit. And the nitrogen charge can also make it a little bit more difficult to steer, especially in one direction and actually wear out your steering components a little bit quicker. So, this, a 50/50 valved hydraulic shock, is exactly what you want. You're going to have rubber bushings on both ends. This does come with a boot to help protect the piston rod. This is going to be nice and strong. It's going to do everything you want a stabilizer to do, and it's going be a very high build quality so you're not going to have to worry about this leaking or breaking just from normal everyday use.I mentioned that steering stabilizers are priced all over the spectrum. Some are three times what this one costs, and some are about half the cost of this one or even less. I like where this falls on the range of pricing, right around $100. I think that you're getting a high-quality steering stabilizer that isn't crazy over the top, giving you a bunch of features that you don't necessarily need or aren't going to use. You can go and step down from this and go to something that is a little bit less expensive and still get a very good steering stabilizer. But I think this is right on the cusp of paying a little bit more and still getting more quality out of it before you step into the higher price range where you're not really getting a whole lot extra. And now a member of the install team will show you how to get this bolted up. Man: Tools required for this install, a 3/8 drive ratchet, and an 18-millimeter socket. We're going to begin this installation by removing the factory steering stabilizer. We're going to use an 18-millimeter socket. We're going to begin by removing this nut here.Next, we're going to remove this rear bolt. There's a tab nut on the back. We're going to retain this factory hardware for the install of the new one. Now that we have all of our hardware loosened and removed, we're going to go ahead and slide this end off, drop this down, and we'll get this bolt out. So, now that we have the stock steering stabilizer out, we're ready to install our new Eibach. We're going to begin by installing this rear bolt here. So, we'll set this backside up, insert our bolt through, then we'll install our tab nut. Once you have the back in, we're going to go ahead and get the front side on the stud, so we're going to push this in a little bit, we'll get that to slide on, reinstall our factory nut, and then we're ready to tighten everything up.So we're gonna use that same 18-millimeter to tighten that up and then we'll tighten this bolt using the same 18-millimeter. With everything tightened up, that wraps up our review and install. Check out more extremeterrain.com.
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