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Rough Country Perf. 2.2 Steering Stabilizer (07-18 Wrangler JK)

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    Features, Video & Details

    • For Use with 2 or More Inches of Suspension Lift
    • 2.2 Inch Diameter Body
    • Reduces Wear on Ball Joints and Tie Rod Ends
    • 3 Year Manufacturer's Warranty
    • Polyurethane Bushings
    • Gray Powder Coat Finish
    • 41.4mm Diameter Piston
    • Fits Lifted 2007-2018 Wrangler JK Models

    Review & Installation Video

    Review & Install Video

    Hi, I'm Ryan from ExtremeTerrain.com. This is my review of the Rough Country Performance 2.2 Steering Stabilizer fitting all 2007 to 2016 JKs [SP]. This will work on either your two-door or your four-door. I like this steering stabilizer kit because it doesn't just replace your factory steering stabilizer, but it adds some additional function by including these brackets. The factory stabilizer hangs really low in the front of the Jeep and if you go off-road and you're running rocks or even just come in contact with a stump, it's really easy to damage the factory stabilizer. The brackets that come in this kit will move the steering stabilizer up above the tie-rod to keep it a little bit more protected. Now a steering stabilizer in and of itself should be replaced if it's leaking or if it's broken and this kit again is good because it also relocates your steering stabilizer. What's really important to remember is that you don't have to change your steering stabilizer if you install a lift kit. In fact, a properly set-up suspension uses a steering stabilizer as a luxury and not a necessity. A stabilizer is not there to cover up a wobble, it's not there to cover up death wobble and it won't fix bump steer. Those are all issues that need to be addressed separately. If you use a steering stabilizer to try and fix those issues, all you're going to do cover them up until the new steering stabilizer blows out and your suspension issues are still there. A steering stabilizer is there when you have large tires on the Jeep and you're driving down the road to suck up some of the shock that those tires feel that would otherwise get transferred directly into the steering wheel. It is not there for any other purpose. All steering stabilizers are just 50-50 valved hydraulic shocks and the one that comes in this kit is Rough Country's Performance 2.2 Hydraulic Shock, which has a 2.2-inch body, a chrome-hardened piston and is designed to hold up pretty well to off-road abuse. Along with the steering stabilizer are the brackets and this is the part again that I really like about this kit. It moves the stabilizer from the passenger side of the Jeep below the tie-rod to the driver's side above the tie-rod, putting it in an area where it's much better protected from rocks, stumps and other off-road obstacles. Now because this steering stabilizer kit is more than just a replacement stabilizer that bolts in the OE location, there's a little bit more work to do to get this installed. However the installation is very simple, very straightforward and this kit includes all the hardware that you need to get it done. Now the first step in the installation is removing your factory steering stabilizer. Once that's out of the way, you can install this bracket that goes on the center of the axle right by the differential. After that, you'll install this other bracket that goes closer to the steering knuckle and then install the steering stabilizer itself in-between the new brackets. You will have to do some adjustment for where the brackets are located on the axle and on the tie-rod to make sure that the stabilizer can be fully extended when the steering wheel is turned in one direction and it doesn't quite fully compress when it's turned in the other direction. You may also have to turn the clamps on your drag link to make sure that they clear the steering stabilizer all the way through the steering travel. The whole installation of this steering stabilizer shouldn't take you more than two hours and you won't need any specialty tools to get it done, just the socket set. If you're buying just an OEM steering stabilizer without the brackets, I would say you should probably be spending around $50. I wouldn't want the bargain basement $20 stabilizer because I wouldn't expect the seals to last very long. I also would never spend $250 for a steering stabilizer because again it's just a 50-50 valved shock. There's no magic in there. However for this kit, because it does include these brackets that move the stabilizer up and out of the way, if you're going off-road, that's good insurance in my mind and this kit is fairly priced for everything that you get. So if you damaged your factory steering stabilizer on the trail and you don't just want to replace it and give yourself the opportunity to break it again, a kit like this which relocates the steering stabilizer up and out of the way of trail obstacles is a really good idea. Again this doesn't have any magic in it. It's not gonna fix your wobble, your death wobble, your bump steer, but if you need a replacement and you want one that keeps the steering stabilizer safe from obstacles, I really like this setup. So that's my review of the Rough Country Performance 2.2 Steering Stabilizer fitting all 2007 to 2016 JKs that you can find right here at ExtremeTerrain.com.

    Sized For Upgrade. Rough Country's replacement steering stabilizer is 2.2 inches in diameter and specifically made to handle the stressed of Wranglers with two or more inches of suspension lift. It allows for better on-road and off-road handling with oversized tires while reducing the strain on your Jeep's tie rods and ball joints.

    Rugged Construction. This Steering stabilizer features a massive 41.4mm diameter piston and a 17mm chrome hardened piston rod for extreme performance. It is complete in a rugged powder coat finish made to take on the hazards of the trail.

    Warranty and Installation. This kit has everything necessary for a simple bolt on installation, including additional brackets to ensure proper function with your lift. Rough Country backs this stabilizer with a lifetime replacement warranty for complete value and security.

    Application. The Rough Country Perf. 2.2 Steering Stabilizer fits 2007-2018 Wrangler JK models with 2 or more inches of suspension lift. Will not work in conjunction with stock height Wranglers.

    Fitment: 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 Details

    What's in the Box
    • (1) Steering stabilizer
    • Bracket
    • Hardware
    Installation Info
    Tech Specs
    Will it fit my Wrangler?
    • JK Rubicon 2 Door - 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
    • JK Rubicon 4 Door - 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
    • JK Wrangler 2 Door - 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
    • JK Wrangler 4 Door - 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18

    Does not fit stock height models.

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    5/5
    Easy install, quality part.

    Replaced a leaky dual system with this. Install took a whole 15 min. Nice upgrade to get the stabilizer up out of the way.

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    5/5
    Quality Item

    An upgraded steering stabilizer is a must have when increasing altitude and running over sized tires. This stabilizer fit into my build perfectly. Bump steer is a thing of the past and the quality of the ...

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    Overall Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars
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    I am looking into getting a steering stabilizer for my jeep, why should i get this one instead of going with a dual steering stabilizer?

    AlecL

    • The Rough Country Perf. 2.2 Steering Stabilizer is a very well engineered kit designed specifically for your Wrangler. Dual steering stabilizers should really be used only in extreme situations as they will put additional strain on the steering box, and can cause some clearance issues, while providing little to no benefit over a single steering stabilizer.

      Rob D

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    Will this fit on my '16 JKU with a teraflex leveling kit? I believe the front is lifted 2" with that kit.

    MichaelF

    • Thank you for your question, we would not suggest this kit with a leveling kit. We recommend use with a full 2 inch suspension lift.

      XTHelenW

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    I have 35's with no lift, I dropped the psi down to 30 to get rid of wandering at highway speeds. I want to add a steering stabilizer for peace of mind. Why is this stabilizer not recommended for vehicles that are not lifted? It states this in the installation instructions from rough country. Thanks

    ShaneD

    • Hello, on stock suspension height, when turning, the brackets would hit the tie rods and restrict the turning radius.

      XTNunoP

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    Upgrading to Dual? I have this steering stabilizer installed currently. I am experiencing my 13 JK 4 Door with 4" Lift and 35's responding very touchy on highways. Meaning the littlest bumps throw it around easily. A 4 wheel alignment was performed after the lift installation. I am thinking adding the 2nd shock would help improve this issue. Is there a kit available to upgrade this to dual?

    AndrewH

    • I was discussing this with my mechanic about my '13 JKU with 3.5" lift and he says a dual stabilizer will help some, but it will not cure the problem. If you don't have either adjustable upper or lower control arms you need to get a set (either will work) so that the axle can be put into its correct angle. If you have adjustable arms, they are not adjusted properly.

      Mototarded

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    Overall Rating 4.7

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    • Fit 4.87234 4.9
    • Bang For Your Buck 4.765957 4.8



    • 4/5

      August 09, 2017

      Steering stabilizer

      Works great I had some bad wobble In the steering. It removed the wobble until it was almost non-existent

      Steven

      Year: 2013Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (2)

    • 5/5

      May 04, 2017

      Easy install, quality part.

      Replaced a leaky dual system with this. Install took a whole 15 min. Nice upgrade to get the stabilizer up out of the way.

      Brian

      Year: 2014Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (2)

    • 5/5

      September 07, 2016

      Quality Item

      An upgraded steering stabilizer is a must have when increasing altitude and running over sized tires. This stabilizer fit into my build perfectly. Bump steer is a thing of the past and the quality of the product is great. For my experience, the responsiveness of the piece is perfect and steering is quite smooth and appropriate.

      BryanHimself

      Year: 2015Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (2)

    • 4/5

      July 14, 2016

      Nothing to complain about

      Works great with the Rough Country 2.5 inch lift kit. I'm running 35s and steering is nice and tight. My wrangler handles much better compared to stock

      MattyB

      Year: 2011Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 5/5

      March 16, 2016

      Did the job

      Did what it was intended for. It helped bump steer a little bit.

      jeepjk

      Year: 2008Submodel: Wrangler UnlimitedMS

      Helpful (2)

    • 5/5

      November 27, 2015

      Steering Simply Stabilized

      Running 2.5" lift with 35" tires the steering was very light compared to a stock suspension setup. Installing the Rough Country steering stabilizer increased the steering effort for a more direct feel. Install took about 45 minutes - the most difficult part was removing the stock bracket clamped to track bar. See RC's dual stabilizer install video (same brackets) for a few simple pointers. The product fits great, functions well and moves the stabilizer to a less vulnerable place. Looks awesome, too!

      BigKev318

      Year: 2012Coldwater, OH 45828, USA

      Helpful (2)

    • 5/5

      February 13, 2015

      A no brainier for oversized tires and lift.

      Easy to install, less than a hour with sockets and wrenches. A must for oversized tires, I feel it took some of the steering wheel jarring out. Alot beefier than the stock one. Mounts higher on the axle than the stock stabilizer also.

      charliep

      Year: 2008MS Gulfcoast

      Helpful (2)

    • 5/5

      March 08, 2013

      OVERALL GREAT

      I bought this after having some issues with my over sized tires and wow does it make a difference. Feels a lot tighter and handles better. Great job RC and Extremeterrian!

      FaberBro

      Year: 2008Grand Rapids, MI, USA

      Helpful (2)

    • 5/5

      November 07, 2017

      Great product

      Easy to install. Steering feels better. Bought this and the forged track bar because I was getting the death wobble everyday and have not got it once since installing both!

      JakeK

      Year: 2010Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (1)

    • 4/5

      July 07, 2017

      RC Stabilizers

      Experienced the "death wobble" for the first time and ignored it for a few weeks. Finally got tired of it cause it kept happening more often, so I looked around and chose the Rough Country steering stabilizers cause they looked pretty sharp. It was fairly easy to install and took about 20 minutes... I can tell the change, the steering didn't have that "loose" feeling and I have more control now. The wheel doesn't shake anymore when I hit bumps.

      AlexE94

      Year: 2015Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      July 03, 2017

      tighten up now!

      rough country steering stabilizer game me 07 wrangler feel so much more tight on the road...steering is a big improvement in haldling!

      Nan

      Year: 2007Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      May 19, 2017

      Nice!!

      Easy to install. Clear instructions. Great price !!

      ShannonB

      Year: 2008Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      January 25, 2017

      Fast and easy install

      Excellent clearance for anyone who has a lift and having issues with mounting in the stock location. All new parts provided with no reusing of old bolts. This kit supports upgrading to dual stabilizers with same mounting hardware but I find the single works great as-is. This kit went on faster than it took to take off the old stabilizer. The only reccomendations would be to hit up the bare metal parts with some rubberized undercoating to fend off corrosion.

      JB

      Year: 2008Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (1)

    • 4/5

      November 22, 2016

      Great product

      Once I got put it on, it was great. Directions stink and it was difficult to put on. Two experienced handymen were needed to put it on.

      eblade10

      Year: 2015Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 4/5

      October 17, 2016

      The good

      The good for the money, 9 spensive not cheap the good for the prize at the work they do

      Veneno

      Year: 2009Submodel: Wrangler Unlimited

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      July 13, 2016

      Great product

      Was very easy to install. Good product helped with the steering after I put 37 on jeep.

      MERICA

      Year: 2014Submodel: Rubicon Unlimited

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    • 5/5

      November 13, 2015

      Works Great

      First, I am not mechanically inclined. Yet, I was able to install this in about 30 minutes. The instructions aren't the best, but does show you how to accomplish the task with the pictures. My Jeep was all over the road before I installed the steering stabilizer. I have a Rough Country Lift and decided to purchase the steering stabilizer for that reason. It works great.

      BadAzzDad

      Year: 2013Daphne, AL, USA

      Helpful (1)

    • 4/5

      September 13, 2014

      steering stablizer install

      well built product,recommend for anyone who put a lift in there jeep. between the lift kit instructions and the stabilizer instructions it doesn't specify removal of the stock stabilizer and hardware. Just need common sense. you either need to take tie rod off to take stock bracket of stabilizer off, or bolt it in place out of the way.

      fairies140

      Year: 2014custer,sd

      Helpful (1)

    • 2/5

      December 11, 2017

      Weak Bolt Guide

      Bought one and inserted the bolt guide. When affixing and torquing down, the guide collapsed.

      MrClod

      Year: 2016Submodel: Rubicon

      Helpful (0)

    • 5/5

      December 09, 2017

      Easy and inexpensive, good value

      Easy and inexpensive way to move stabilizer up and out of the way. A no brainer upgrade.

      HaroldW

      Year: 2017Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (0)

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