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Rough Country Steering Stabilizer (87-06 Wrangler YJ & TJ)

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  • Steering Stabilizer
  • White Powder Coat Finish
  • Chromed Hardened 9/16 Piston Rod
  • Bolt-On Installation
  • Installs in 1 Hour
  • Weight: 6 Pounds
  • Replacement Cylinder
  • Tapered Bolt with Washers and Nut
  • Limited Lifetime Replacement Warranty
  • Fits 1987 - 2006 YJ and TJ Wranglers

Review & Installation Video

Review & Install Video

I'm Ryan from, and this is my review and installation of the Rough Country Steering Stabilizer, fitting all 1987 to 2006 Wranglers. Today, we're gonna talk through the installation of this steering stabilizer, which is a very simple one out of three wrench installation. Now, the factory steering stabilizer is a taper-fit into your drag link, so it might take a little bit of effort to get it out of its location, especially if you have some rust on your TJ. But other than that, again, very simple one out of three wrench install that you can get done in about an hour. We'll talk a little bit more about the install in just a second. We're also gonna talk about the construction and a few of the features of this steering stabilizer. When looking to purchase a new steering stabilizer, it's very important to understand what it does and what it doesn't do. Now, a steering stabilizer, or more accurately, a steering dampener, is really there to absorb the shock of hitting a bump on the highway that you would otherwise feel travel up your steering linkage and into the steering wheel. A steering stabilizer is not designed to get rid of any sort of wobble, certainly not death wobble, or any bump steer that you might have on your vehicle. If you have any of those steering geometry issues, you can certainly diagnose them and repair them, but putting on a new steering stabilizer is not going to fix them. It's only going to cover them up, and you're going to damage your new steering stabilizer very quickly, leaving you with the same problem. So again, if you have any of those issues, a wobble, a death wobble, or bump steer, diagnose them and repair them before installing a new steering stabilizer. This is not a cure for any of those issues. Now, you should be looking to purchase a new steering stabilizer if your stabilizer is bent or leaking and you decide you wanna run one. When you have a properly set up suspension, a steering stabilizer is more of a luxury than necessity. You don't have to run one, but, again, if yours is leaking or broken and wanna replace it, this is going to be an inexpensive option that will absolutely get the job done. There are steering stabilizers that cost four times as much as this, and I would never recommend spending that much on a stabilizer. There's just no reason for it. This is going to be a 50/50 valve hydraulic shock that, as I said before, is absolutely going to get the job done, regardless of your lift size and your tire size, and it's going to save you a lot of money over those other stabilizers on the market. As far as construction goes, as I said before, this is just a 50/50 valve shock. It has rubber bushings on both ends. It comes with all of the hardware necessary to get it mounted on your drag link and onto the axle, so it is going to work very much like that factory steering stabilizer, which is exactly what you're looking for. Again, even if you have 37s on your TJ and 6 inches of lift, you do not need to spend $200, $250 on a steering stabilizer. This is going to absolutely still do the job. You don't need to go overboard. Now, what is the difference between this and the Rough Country Performance 2.2 Steering Stabilizer? Well, the 2.2 is going to be about $20 more, it has a slightly larger body, and it's going to be a monotube design. It's still going to be the same 50/50 valve hydraulic shock. This one's a little bit less expensive. It has a slightly smaller body to it. However, again, there really isn't a reason to go with that bigger, beefier steering stabilizer. I know that the N2.0 Rough Country Shocks...not steering stabilizers, but shocks...are nitrogen-charged, but this, which is very similar to an N2.0 Shock, is not nitrogen-charged, which is a good thing. You would not want your steering stabilizer to have a nitrogen charge. That charge would constantly make the vehicle feel like it's pulling to one side, and it can cause a lot more wear and tear on your steering system. So you don't have to be concerned about that. If you are making the decision between the N2.0 and the Performance 2.2, again, the 2.2's going to be a little bit larger, a little bit more expensive. Either are going to be good, fairly inexpensive options that are still going to give you a 50/50 valve shock that's going to do the job of a steering stabilizer. Getting these installed on your Jeep is going to be a very simple process, no drilling, no major modification necessary. As I said, the most difficult part of this install is going to get that taper-fit bolt out of your drag link, so that you can install the new one that comes with this setup. Now, a very simple one out of three wrench installation, it's going to start by removing your factory steering stabilizer, and you're going to unbolt it from the axle side and from the drag link. Once you have it unbolted, again, you can have a little bit of difficulty getting that taper-fit bolt out of the drag link. Anytime you have a taper-fit, the best way to loosen that up is to strike perpendicular to the threads of that bolt. So you're actually going to hit the drag link on the side, and there's a little bit of a flat spot for you to do that. If you try hitting up on that bolt, of course, you could mushroom the end of the bolt, making it much more difficult to get it out of the drag link. Even if you leave a nut on there, there is a chance that you're gonna mushroom that and damage it. You can try using a Pitman Arm Puller or a ball joint puller of some type, but, again, really the best way to do that is to strike the drag link perpendicular to the taper-fit bolt. Also, a good penetrating oil is going to help. You may need to use a little bit of heat, but once you get that out, it's really a simple matter of installing your new steering stabilizer in the exact same location as your factory one using all of the new hardware that comes in this kit. A very simple one out of three wrench installation, under an hour, to get it installed. And you won't need any specialty tools, but having a large mallet or hammer handy to get that taper-fit bolt out of its seat will help. As I mentioned before, this steering stabilizer comes in at right around $35, which is exactly where a steering stabilizer should be priced. You don't need to spend a ton more money to get a steering stabilizer that's going to do its job. In fact, some of those much more expensive stabilizers aren't going to do their job as well as this one because this is going to be just fine. You can step up to a slightly larger-bodied steering stabilizer that's going to have a little bit more fluid inside of it, which can stay cooler a little bit longer, if you do plan on working the suspension very, very hard. And again, it's only a $20 increase. If you have the Performance 2.2 Shocks and you want the matching steering stabilizer, that's certainly an option for you, or, of course, if you are just looking for that slightly larger body and you have the budget for it, the 2.2 is certainly an option. So if you have a leaking or bent steering stabilizer on your YJ or your TJ and you're looking to replace it, I think that this is an excellent option. This is a very fairly-priced steering stabilizer that will install directly in the place of your factory one, and it's going to get the job done. So that's my review of the Rough Country Steering Stabilizer, fitting all 1987 to 2006 Wranglers, that you can find right here at

Please note: All Rough Country products are subject to a handling fee

Specs. The Rough Country steering stabilizer a great replacement for damaged or worn out steering stabilizers. This uses poly-urethane bushings for long life and is powder-coated on it's case and has a chromed piston to help prevent corrosion.

Construction. If your Wrangler has over-sized tires or a lift kit, it is recommended to double check the condition of your stabilizer for wear to help reduce bump steering and front end vibration. This steering stabilizer by Rough Country is designed to last and give improved control and handling.

Application. Works with 1987 - 2006 Wranglers.

Freight Notes. Freight items can only be shipped within the continental 48 states, no expedited methods.

Fitment: 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 Details

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Will it fit my Wrangler?
  • YJ - 87, 88, 89, 90, 91, 92, 93, 94, 95
  • TJ - 97, 98, 99, 00, 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
  • TJ Rubicon - 03, 04, 05, 06
  • TJ Unlimited - 04, 05, 06

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Great look

Handling is like new, and install was 25-30 min . Removing the old one took the longest. The old one was so shot it was pointless to even be attached. The new one makes the steering much more of a pleasure ...

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Great improvement in handling, and you cant beat the price

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Overall Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars
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Overall Rating 4.8

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  • Fit 4.767442 4.8
  • Bang For Your Buck 4.697674 4.7

  • 5/5

    February 27, 2016

    Great look

    Handling is like new, and install was 25-30 min . Removing the old one took the longest. The old one was so shot it was pointless to even be attached. The new one makes the steering much more of a pleasure to drive. I hand to hold both hands on the wheel at all times before and now I'm driving with my pinky. It's great and for that price money well spent.


    Year: 2000Submodel: WranglerCalera

    Helpful (4)

  • 5/5

    January 24, 2014

    Cheap and effective

    I got a 2 inch lift for my jeep and decided while I was doing all the work I should just replace the steering stabilizer while I'm at it. The old one was difficult to get off but with a torch and some hammers I eventually got it off. The new one feels great but the steering is a little more stiff which I was expecting. Overall its a great bang for your buck and definitely worth doing if you're installing any size lift.


    Year: 1997Nj

    Helpful (3)

  • 5/5

    May 02, 2013

    steering stabilizer

    Great improvement in handling, and you cant beat the price


    Year: 1997

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  • 4/5

    April 22, 2017

    Beefy Component

    For the price and the usage of this it was perfect. I would never spend much money on a steering stabilizer when almost all are the same. This product was affordable, twice the size of the stock one, and really help your steering. I did not have the death wobble but wanted to tighten my steering and it did just that. I would recommend. Just be prepare to WD-40 and hammer away at the one bolt, it was a pain to get out.


    Year: 2001Submodel: Wrangler

    Helpful (2)

  • 5/5

    April 20, 2017


    Was replacing oem steering stabilizer, lined up perfectly, old ss was binding up. After replacement the ride was a whole lot smoother, expected to happen if the old one was as bad as mine


    Year: 2004Submodel: Wrangler

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  • 5/5

    October 14, 2016

    Getting rid of your shakes!

    The new Rough County stabilizer tamed all shimmy and shake. I put it on in less than 1/2 hour, alot beefier than one that was on, and fits in with my 4inch lift from Rough Country. Very good product and price..


    Year: 2003Submodel: Wrangler

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  • 5/5

    May 25, 2016

    Replacing that worn OEM stabilizer

    Upon purchasing my 98 Wrangler and noticing that the steering components could use an upgrade, I decided to do some research on what to purchase to replace the worn OEM steering stabilizer. After looking into different styles and going with what would fit my general purpose, I decided on this particular Rough County stabilizer. I have to admit, I am happy with it! Not only does the steering feel tighter and doesn't have the additional "road" vibrations in the steering wheel, but it also matched up well with my Rough Country lift. The Jeep just "feels" more stable and under control while taking corners. I don't have to fight the wheel even with 33's. It operates smoothly. I would recommend this as an OEM upgrade if you're budget-minded!


    Year: 1998Submodel: Wrangler

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  • 5/5

    February 29, 2016

    Great product

    Very sturdy and fits right in. Completely stopped the death wobble on my tj wrangler! Very happy:)


    Year: 2001Submodel: WranglerMichigan

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  • 5/5

    February 12, 2016

    Can't beat the price

    I bought this cause it matches my shocks it seems good but I haven't put big tires on yet


    Year: 1997Dummerston, VT, USA

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  • 5/5

    August 19, 2015

    Great Price

    Took care of my DEATH WOBBLE, and tightened up my steering.


    Year: 2003Wichita, KS, USA

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  • 4/5

    August 14, 2015

    Good buy

    This fixed my death wobble and was pretty cheap too


    Year: 2002Wichita, KS, USA

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  • 5/5

    September 23, 2014

    Rough Country Steering Stabilizer

    Bought this product to go along with my Rough Country lift I installed. Really improved the steering. I recommend buying one if you install a lift or need to tighten up you steering. Easy yo install also.


    Year: 1998Walhalla, SC

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  • 5/5

    May 02, 2013

    Nice price

    Installed with a RC 3.25 lift on a jeep. So far no problems. Smooth steering on 33s


    Year: 1997Washington, NC, USA

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  • 5/5

    September 05, 2017

    Death Wobble Cure part 3

    This is the third part of my Death Wobble cure. The others were the sway bar links, track bar and u-joints. Some have noted that this alone cures the issue, I however, do not believe that to be true. I believe it only hides the problem and that a more complete restoration is required, otherwise the worn parts will take a toll on the newer ones. This was very simple to install and only took about an hour and most of that was getting the old one out. Putting this in only took a few minutes. It fits perfectly and seems to do the job and for the price you can't beat it.


    Year: 1998Submodel: Wrangler

    Helpful (1)

  • 4/5

    September 03, 2017

    A good steering stabilizer

    The steering stabilizer kit for the most part is good but the lower hardware was not the best personally do not use it what size for that it was a great kit


    Year: 2001Submodel: Wrangler

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  • 5/5

    June 17, 2017

    Jeep wrangler

    Works awesome and have not had any problems with it. Real easy to install


    Year: 1995Submodel: Wrangler

    Helpful (1)

  • 5/5

    January 20, 2015

    Performed as expected for much less than the other options

    This was the cheapest stabilizer I could find and it performs just as it should. It was heavier duty than I expected for the price too. It's been installed for a bit now and I have several thousand miles on it and it still looks as good as new despite winter in the rustbelt. My only complaint is the lack of instructions. This unit is compatible with several models and has all the bolts and brackets for each application included, but nothing to tell you which is which so there was a little trial and error.


    Year: 2006Rochester, NY, USA

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  • 3/5

    December 01, 2017

    jeep got heels, lol

    Product did not arrive on time which was frustrating, rides 4 " rc lift rides fine. Next time I would upgrade to the military 4.5 lift, my husband did and it rides much better. All is all happy for the money...


    Year: 1993Submodel: Wrangler

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  • 2/5

    November 14, 2017

    2.5 inch lift on my wrangler

    The kit looks good, but after install I get vibration while accelerating very annoying. This is my first jeep that I've owned, just wish someone would have told me that I would have to buy something else to fix the problem.


    Year: 2002Submodel: Wrangler

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  • 5/5

    October 23, 2017

    Rough country steering stabilizer

    Is very clean looking and make the ride great, a big improvement from the stock one


    Year: 1998Submodel: Wrangler

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