(approx) 30 Minutes
Simple installation for anyone.
This steering stabilizer is for those of you who have a broken, worn-out, bent, or leaking steering stabilizer, and are looking to replace it. Today, we're gonna talk through the installation of this stabilizer, which is going to be a very simple one out of three wrench installation. This is designed to bolt directly in place of your factory steering stabilizer. So again, very easy install. Will you take you less than an hour, and we'll talk more about that in just a second.Now, this is a steering stabilizer that is going to be a nice option for replacing that factory one. It's going to work similar to the factory one without being way overpriced or way over-engineered. It's very important to note what a steering stabilizer or what a steering dampener, more accurately, is really designed to do. So when you're driving down the road, you have big tires on your Jeep, you hit a bump, normally you would feel some shock travel up through the steering linkage and into your hands in the steering wheel. So a steering stabilizer or dampener is designed to suck up some of that shock so you don't feel quite as much feedback through your steering wheel. A steering stabilizer is not designed, and will not get rid of a wobble. Certainly not death wobble, and definitely not bump steer. If you have any of those issues, you should diagnose and fix those problems before installing a new steering stabilizer. If you go out and buy a new steering stabilizer and throw it on your Jeep, it may feel like it fixed one of those issues. However, it's just the new steering stabilizer covering up that problem. You're going to very quickly blow up your new steering stabilizer and still have the same suspension geometry issue. So again, fix one of those other issues first, and then replace your steering stabilizer if it's broken, bent, leaking, or otherwise, needs replacement. This is not going to be a band aid for poor suspension geometry. However, if you do need a replacement, again, I do think that this one's pretty fairly priced, and it's going to do what you need it to do. So the Rugged Ridge ORV Shocks are going to be a nitrogen charged shock. But this steering stabilizer, while it's still a Rugged Ridge ORV steering stabilizer, is not nitrogen charged, and that is definitely a good thing. If you have a nitrogen charge in your steering stabilizer, it can be constantly pushing the steering wheel one way or the other, which can be very annoying. It can actually make it very difficult to turn the steering wheel in one direction but not the other, and can actually wear out some steering components faster than they otherwise would. So this being a 50-50 valved hydraulic shock, which is exactly what it should be, is definitely a good thing. This is going to be a steel shock. Obviously, you can see painted white, black shock, pretty plain and simple. It has a hardened steel, chrome, and polish piston rod that goes with it. And it's just a very simple piece, but it does exactly what it's designed to do. There are steering stabilizers out there on the market that cost four times what this one costs. And there is absolutely no reason for that. It's not going to work any better or any worse. This is going to be just fine for what most of us are doing with our Jeeps.So for the install, again, this is a one out of three wrench installation. Under an hour to get this bolted up because it does go directly in place of your factory steering stabilizer, which makes the install simple. All you need to do is unbolt your factory stabilizer from both the drag link and also from its spot on the axle. Go ahead and remove it completely, and bolt up the new one. Very simple process. Just have a socket set on hand, and you can do this in your driveway in under an hour.This steering stabilizer's gonna run you right around $65, and I don't think that's a bad price. There are some less expensive ones on the market, and I think you can get away with a couple of those as well. You wouldn't wanna go bargain, basement pricing because the seals aren't gonna hold up. It's gonna start leaking. But again, I also wouldn't spend four times this much on one of those steering stabilizers either, because there's just no reason for it. So I think you're right in the realm of where you wanna be with the pricing on this steering stabilizer. I think you're gonna get quality, and I think it's a fair price.So that's my review of the Rugged Ridge ORV steering stabilizer, fitting your 1987 to 2006 Wrangler, that you can find right here at extremeterrain.com.
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Features, Description, Reviews, Q&A, Specs & Installation
Key Features. When upgrading the size of your Jeep's wheels and/or tires, this heavy-duty ORV steering stabilizer is the best way to maintain steering control, comfort and overall performance. The D.O.M. tubing features a smooth internal surface, which combines with a polished and chromed piston rod for incredily fluid movements, both on and off the trail. The seals are exceptionally tough, guarding against premature failure.
Construction. Steel construction with D.O.M tube for a seamless interior, chromed and polished piston, 150 PSI nitrogen charged, heavy-duty seals
Installation. Installation requires spray lubricant, socket wrenches, torque wrench, a pitman arm puller and other basic tools. The process from start to finish should only take about an hour, depending on your level of experience.All mounting hardware is included.
Application. This steering stabilizer is a direct fit replacment for 1987-2006 Jeep Wrangler, 2004-2006 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited, 1984-2001 Jeep Cherokee, 1993-1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee.
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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November 28, 2019
This was a great product, I had put a 2inch lift on my Jeep and I was having some steering issues with my stock steering stabilizer. Ever since I replaced it with this one from Rugged Ridge, my ride has been great. Rugged Ridge and ExtremeTerrain will always and will continue to get my money and my go to for Jeep Parts.Helpful (1)
July 06, 2019
Great product for a good price can’t wait to try it out on the trails!Helpful (1)
November 26, 2018
Getting a handle on the trail
Ordered and received steering stabilizer in record time. 10 to 15 min to install, blazing with confidence again.Helpful (10)
July 25, 2018
had to replace old orv stabilizer steering much better on the old jeepHelpful (11)
August 17, 2017
well made rubber boot stays in place, easy installHelpful (15)
April 01, 2017
ORV wasn't capabie with my '06 TJ
Unfortunately my mechanic informed me there was a issue with the bushings, not being capable during installation. I therefore was required to purchase a steering stabilizer from him.Helpful (16)
November 07, 2016
35" Tire Tire wobble
The big tires' (35" x 12.50 x R15 M/T at 21 psi) tire wobble is getting worse after replacing the existing rod one on the right side from the frame to the steering rod (about half-way). I bought 2 of same part but could not find place to install the 2nd one to see if both together will resolve that wobble problem.Helpful (16)
September 17, 2016
Works well, very pleased. Came with all hardware, would have been nice if it came with instructions especially if not used to working on this vehicle...Helpful (15)
June 26, 2016
Great improvement over other brands I have tried. Would recommendHelpful (17)
February 12, 2016
This product is well designed for rugged terrain.
I have used these on several jeeps and have had great success with the item!Helpful (17)
Does this come w all mounting hardware necessary. It currently does not have one
Unfortunately, the Rugged Ridge ORV Steering Stabilizer does not come with all the mounting hardware. You would reuse your stock hardware and the Stabilizer comes with bushings and shock hardware.
I have put a ford front end under my toy. It has a single bar for aligning the front end. I have quick disconnects as well and I want to know if this product will mount under and on to my rig? I have a slight warble in the column but does not interfere with the handling on the road.
The Rugged Ridge ORV Steering Stabilizer (87-06 Wrangler YJ & TJ) is designed for the YJ & TJ stock Dana 30 set up. Other applications may require modification for a proper install.
(approx) 30 Minutes
Simple installation for anyone.
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