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I'm Ryan from ExtremeTerrain.com and this is my review and installation of the Rough Country Dual Steering Stabilizers fitting all 1997 to 2006 TJs. Today, we are gonna talk through the installation of this dual steering stabilizer setup, which I am gonna give two out of three wrenches. This does require a little bit of drilling in order to get it installed on your Jeep, so if that's not something you're comfortable with, you will wanna take this to a shop and have them help you install it. We're also gonna talk through some of the features and the construction of this setup.It's important to know what a steering stabilizer or steering damper is designed to do and what it's not designed to do. Now, if you have an issue with your suspension or your steering geometry and you have a wobble or a death wobble, or you have any sort of bump steer, a steering stabilizer and specifically a dual steering stabilizer is not going to fix those problems. Those problems are diagnosable and fixable, and they are things that you wanna take care of before installing a new steering stabilizer. If you install a steering stabilizer and you have those issues, all you're going to do is cover up the issues until you blow out the new steering stabilizer and still have the same problems.So again, a steering stabilizer setup, especially dual setup, is not designed to fix or to cover up those issues. Fixing the issues you'd have, and then if you decide to install a dual steering stabilizer, you certainly can. However, this is not going to be a necessity for those of you with big lifts and big tires. In fact, some people will say that having a dual steering stabilizer setup on your Jeep is actually more of a detriment than anything else, because it does require a lot more force to actually turn the wheels back and forth, which can wear out steering components, U-joints, steering boxes, and tire rod ends a little bit quicker than they would otherwise wear out.If you have a properly set up suspension and steering setup on your Jeep, a steering stabilizer of any kind is a luxury and not a necessity, and a dual setup like this is definitely not necessary. However, if you do decide you want to add a dual steering stabilizer setup onto your Jeep, I think that this one is fairly inexpensive and comes with all of the components you'll need.As far as construction goes, all steering stabilizers are in the same thing. They're just a 50-50 valve hydraulic shock, and that's what you're getting in this kit from Rough Country. You're simply getting two of them, and you're getting all of the brackets necessary to allow you to run two steering stabilizers in the place of a factory single stabilizer.So as I said before, getting this installed on your Jeep is going to be a two out of three wrench installation because there is some drilling involved, but overall, it's a fairly simple installation and you should be able to get it done in right around an hour. The first step is going to be removing your factory steering stabilizer, but hang on to all of the hardware because you are going to reuse some of it.Once that factory steering stabilizer is out of the way, you will use the template that's included with this setup in order to mark center punch and drill out the hole that you need to drill on the axle side of the mount. Once that's drilled out, you'll install the bracket that's included, you install the rest of the bracketry that goes on the steering linkage side of the system, and then simply bolt your dual steering stabilizers in place between the two new brackets that you just installed. You're not gonna need any specialty tools to get this job done, but you will need a drill and a good sharp set of drill bits, and as I said before, about an hours' time.As I said before, I do think that this is a fairly priced setup. If you do want to install dual steering stabilizers on your Jeep, there isn't a reason to spend a ton of money. This is a simple system that works and is fairly inexpensive. So if you decide you want to run dual steering stabilizers on your Jeep, this is going to be a simple setup that's inexpensive and fairly easy to install, as long as you're willing to drill one hole.So that's my review of the Rough Country Dual Steering Stabilizers fitting all 1997 to 2006 TJs that you can find right here at ExtremeTerrain.com.
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Features, Description, Reviews, Q&A, Specs & Installation
Kit Includes. The Rough Country Dual Steering Stabilizer Kit includes stabilizers, mounting brackets, and necessary hardware.
Function. These Jeep Wrangler TJ steering stabilizers enhance control and stability of 33-inch and larger tires. As these stabilizers are designed to mount above the axle, they offer better clearance for stable off-road driving. The 50/50 valved dual setup of these stabilizers enhances vibration dampening to reduce wobbling.
Fitment. These steering stabilizer shocks work best with Jeep Wrangler TJ 97-06 models that have a stock steering setup. Their bolt-on installation makes setup quick and easy.
Freight Notes. Freight items can only be shipped within the continental 48 states, no expedited methods.
Fitment: 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 Details
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May 31, 2019
Jeep has 5 inch lift. Between this and drop down pitman arm. Problem solved. Thanks guy'sHelpful (2)
March 26, 2019
Installed them on my 1999 wrangler, and experienced the worst death wobble I have ever had. unfortunately I installed them after the 30 day return, and now I am stuck with junk in a box.Helpful (3)
October 09, 2018
Helped steering tremendously!
The hardest part of the install is taking out the old shock. Make sure you have the right tools.Helpful (9)
August 27, 2018
Good product but....
I like the dual shock stabilizer but it didn't help with the wobble in my jeep which was the whole reason I got it.Helpful (11)
August 16, 2018
waste of money ....
made no difference at all - waste of money .......Helpful (12)
August 06, 2018
I could feel the difference
I went from a single to a double trying to eliminate a 60 mph shimmy and these made a difference. Turns out I needed to replace my axle shafts so it couldn't eliminate all of it, but I could tell the difference between a single and a double stabilizer.Helpful (10)
July 06, 2018
Best $ I've spent on my Jeep.
Obsorbs almost all road shock and with the 35s 12 wide it keeps the monster goting straight works amazinglyHelpful (11)
May 29, 2018
Made a big improvement but box contents was wrong
It took an extra trip to Home Depot as one of the bolts was the wrong size. The box looked open so I'm thinking it was a restock after someone took a bolt out of it and put a wrong size one back in. Other than that the stabilizers work great! It now steers like a new Jeep as it has a little resistance now and the vibration is gone.Helpful (12)
April 06, 2018
Rough Country Dual Steering Stabilizer
Fits and Working Great. Thank You for the great customer service and Prices.Helpful (12)
March 25, 2018
Overall it's a great product and works like it should. I had to modify the supplied bracket slightly simply because I have a RHD but all in all I'm happy with it.Helpful (13)
Does these stabilizers have the Rough Country logo as shown on some of the photos posted, or will it be plain without the logo like shown on the product photo?
The Rough Country Dual Steering Stabilizer will come bare, but with stickers if you want to apply the Rough Country logo to them before or after install.
Will the rough country 2.2 stabilizers work with this dual set up?
The Rough Country Dual Steering Stabilizer will not work with the Rough Country 2.2 Stabilizers.
Will this work on an ‘06 with a 4” lift?
This dual stabilizer kit will work with a 6 inch lift.
I have a 2003 wrangler TJ Right Hand Drive Sport would this still fit properly or will it take alot more modification?
The Rough Country Dual Steering Stabilizer is only compatible with left hand drive at this time.
Can you get these in silver instead of black?
At this time the Rough Country Dual Steering Stabilizer is only offered in black.
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