(approx) 30 Minutes
Simple installation for anyone.
I'm Ryan from extremeterrain.com and this is my review of the FOX 2.0 ATS Steering Stabilizer fitting all 2007 and up JKs. Today we're going to talk through the installation of this stabilizer as well as some of the features and the way it's built. When it comes to steering stabilizers there is a lot of misinformation out there. If your steering is set up properly on your Jeep, a steering stabilizer is a luxury and not a necessity. It will help to absorb some of the shock that you might otherwise feel from hitting bumps on the road that would normally get transferred from the tires through the steering linkage and up into the steering wheel, but that's all it's designed to do, is to dampen that shock. If you have a shimmy or a wobble or any other poor steering characteristics even a bump steer situation, a steering stabilizer is not going to fix that problem. The steering stabilizer may cover up a wobble or help to fix death wobble temporarily because again it's covering it up, but all you're going to end up doing is blowing out your new steering stabilizer and still having the same suspension issue. If you have a wobble, if you have bump steer, certainly if you have death wobble, take care of that problem. There are ways to diagnose and fix those issues. Once that's taken care of, then if you have a leaking or broken steering stabilizer certainly replace it if you choose to. However this is not a cure for all steering geometry and suspension issues. All of that being said, this is going to be for those of you who have FOX ATS shocks on your Jeep and you want a steering stabilizer that matches. This is a very well built stabilizer. This is also an adjustable stabilizer. However, for what 99.9% of us do with our Jeeps this is going to be massively overkill. This again if you have a properly set up steering on your Jeep, the factory OEM replacement steering stabilizer is perfectly fine to install on your Jeep for the vast majority of us, even if you're running a large 37-inch tire. If everything else is set up properly, an OEM replacement stabilizer is just fine. So this is really just going to be for those of you who have the additional funds and want a steering stabilizer that matches the shocks on the rest of your Jeep. Or for that .01% of you that are doing hard core desert racing and high-speed off-road driving and actually need a tunable steering stabilizer that is of this caliber. Now there are two different versions of this stabilizer on the website, however they're actually the same steering stabilizer. One is just designed for the stock or inch and three-eighths tie rod where the other is designed for a larger inch and five-eighths tie rod, so the difference really comes down to this mount that's over here. The stabilizer again is going to be exactly the same. And what you're getting is a 2-inch body, 6061 aluminum steering stabilizer that is nitrogen charged with an external reservoir. Again, this is adjustable so you can really tune in the firmness of the steering stabilizer if you choose to do that. Either way this is designed to mount in the factory location so you won't have to drill anything to get this bolted up. Because this is designed to bolt in the factory location and there's no drilling to get it installed, I give this a very simple one out of three wrenches. All you're going to need are your traditional hand tools and about an hour of time. The first step is of course removing your factory steering stabilizer which you'll do by removing the bolts at both ends, and then simply reinstall your new steering stabilizer. You will want to turn the steering wheel all the way lock to lock to make sure that you're not bottoming out the new stabilizer because this mount is adjustable on the tie rod. So you'll want to install it, turn the wheels all the way to one side, make sure that it's not going to hit before you tighten everything up. This is a very expensive steering stabilizer, and as I mentioned this is not necessary for the vast majority of you. However, if you've spent big money on the rest of your suspension and you want a FOX steering stabilizer to match the rest of your shocks, this is certainly available. You have to have the big budget for it and you have to know that the majority of us aren't going to use this to its fullest potential, but if this is something you're interested in to make it match the rest of your system, here it is. If you're looking for a steering stabilizer to match the rest of your FOX shocks or you're in that very small portion of the population that actually needs a steering stabilizer that's fully adjustable and as well built as this one is, this is going to be a great option although it does carry a price tag to go along with it. However, if you're somebody who's having suspension or steering issues from a wobble, death wobble, or bump steer, those are all problems that are solvable but this is not the solution. Make sure that your suspension is properly set up before installing your new steering stabilizer and you're going to be happy. So that's my review of the FOX 2.0 Performance Series ATS steering stabilizer fitting all 2007 and up JKs that you can find right here at extremeterrain.com.
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Features, Description, Reviews, Q&A, Specs & Installation
Superior Performance. Take control of your steering with the FOX 2.0 Performance Series ATS Steering Stabilizer. Designed as a direct replacement for stock, this adjustable through shaft stabilizer allows precision adjustments and features an external reservoir for unrivaled performance. Advanced technology allows for stabilization of forces in both directions, eliminating the need for a dual stabilizer set up and mounts directly to your tie rod with a unique clamp mount for a perfect fit.
Adjustable Through Shaft. Unlike the majority of options available on today's market, this Wrangler steering stabilizer features 24 clicks of adjustability allowing you to fine tune the feel of your Jeep for the best ride and control available.
Intense Construction. This ATS stabilizer features a 2 inch metal impacted 6061-T6 aluminum construction with a clear anodized finish for extreme strength, performance and longevity. It is equipped with a 5/8 inch chrome plated heat treated alloy steel shaft and race developed high flow piston.
External Reservoir. Designed for the performance driven this JK stabilizer comes equipped with an external reservoir to keep oil and high pressure nitrogen separate. The reservoir is filled with JM92 advanced suspension fluid to ensure performance in a wide range of temperatures and climates.
Installation and Mounting. This steering stabilizer is a direct replacement with included relocating hardware for additional clearances using a new tie rod mounting clamp and track bar relocation bolt. This kit is designed for use with factory sized, 1 3/8 inch tie rods.
Application. The FOX 2.0 Performance Series ATS Steering Stabilizer is designed for use with stock tie rods found on 2007-2018 Jeep Wrangler JK and JK Unlimited models. Does not work in conjunction with upgraded tie rods.
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May 30, 2019
Great for 37” tires
I was getting bumper steer but I added this steering stabilizer and now there is no more bump steer with my 37” tiresHelpful (0)
April 08, 2019
Front stabilizer shock
Fox has really out done there self with this 2.0 pass through shock. It provides a great look and a great ride in the steering. Thanks foxHelpful (0)
February 19, 2019
Worth the money
Makes driving so much more enjoyable and is well built so it should last a while !Helpful (2)
February 07, 2019
Fox steering stabilizer
Excellent product Remove all my bump steer. Drives like a new Jeep againHelpful (3)
June 12, 2018
Installed with some yeti products, fit perfect, perfect combination to tighten up the steering On my jk with a 3 inch lift 37 inch tires. Like that adjustability had some highway driving to do so I tightened it up a little felt great at 80 mphHelpful (9)
May 01, 2018
I had put on a 3.5" inch lift with 33.5" inch tires and was running the stock stabilizer which I found out quick that I needed a good quality stabilizer so I went with Fox and I couldn't be happier I would recommend this to anyone its a great product and you can feel the good quality. I will only use fox products from now on . I just ordered shocks as well from fox and I'm sure they will be of good quality I can't waitHelpful (12)
January 15, 2018
Fox 2.0 ATS Steering Stabilizer
I just in stalled the Fox 2.0 ATS stabilizer and I must say that I am completely satisfied with the initial road performance driving enhancement. After some experimentation, I have the stabilizer adjusted to 17 clicks and the difference in how the steering wheel feels while driving is tangible. After reading all of the reviews and forums out there, which most said, by the way, don't waste your money as you don't even need a stabilizer if your suspension is set up correctly, I decided to take a chance and I don't regret my decision. Now I can't wait to get it on the dirt to see how it performs there.Helpful (13)
January 09, 2018
It just works and in my opinion it is the best product for mortals.i have been very pleased with fox product,I have used it a lot lately.Helpful (10)
November 16, 2017
fox 2.0 stabilizer
was thinking this would upgrade steering control from the rubicon express stock replacement stabilizer but didnt think it was 450.00 of upgradeHelpful (11)
July 21, 2017
This was an easy instal and like in the video it took about an hour. Its pretty self explanatory and simple. The only reason that it took me that long is I had to remove the dual ProComp system that was on there from the dealership.Helpful (13)
Your site says this won't fit a Jeep Jl. However, the tie rod in the JL is 1 5/8 inch, I measured to verify, any reason you state it won't fit?
We have not yet tested the FOX 2.0 Performance Series ATS Steering Stabilizer on the JL to confirm fitment and operation. Currently Fox only lists these for the JK.
In the video (great information), Ryan mentioned in most cases a OEM stabilizer could be used as a replacement. I have a slight bend in my 2018 JKU Rubicon Recon stabilizer. It's not leaking or malfunctioning but think it best to replace it. Does Extreme Terrain sell the OEM steering stabilizer? I can't find it on your site.
Unfortunately, we do not carry an OEM steering stabilizer at this point in time.
(approx) 30 Minutes
Simple installation for anyone.
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