Review & Install Video
This SkyJacker Replacement Steering Stabilizer that fits your 1987 to 2006 Wrangler is for those of you that need to replace a broken, bent, leaking, or otherwise worn out steering stabilizer. Now first and foremost, it is very important to know what a steering stabilizer, or more accurately a steering damper, is designed to do. When you're driving down the road you have a big tire on your Jeep. The steering damper is there to dampen some of the shock that you might otherwise feel vibrating up through the steering linkage and into your steering wheel as the driver. A steering stabilizer is not there to eliminate any wobble, any sort of death wobble, or any sort of bump steer. All of those issues, you can diagnose and fix, and you should before replacing your steering stabilizer. If you put a new steering stabilizer on when you have one of those issues, it may cover up the problem for a short period of time, but you're going to very quickly blow out your new steering stabilizer and still have the same steering geometry issue. In fact, if you have proper steering geometry, a steering stabilizer is a luxury and not a necessity.
So, all of that being said, a steering stabilizer is a very simple part. This is just a 50:50 valved hydraulic shock, and this one, priced right around $50, is exactly where it should be priced. There are steering stabilizers that cost four times as much as this one, which is completely unnecessary for what 99.9 percent of us are doing with our Jeeps. This is going to work for the vast majority of us that are driving our Jeeps on-road and off-road regardless of lift or tire size. Like I said, this is a very simple part. 50:50 valved hydraulic shock. This one from SkyJacker is, of course, white and red. They give you a shock boot with this steering stabilizer you can run if you'd like to or leave it out if you don't want to, and it does come with this tapered stud as well to allow you to mount it in your factory mounting location.
This install is a one-out-of-three wrench installation that shouldn't take you more than a half hour to complete. The first step is, of course, removing your factory steering stabilizer from both the drag link side and your axle side. Once you have those two bolts removed, you'll just reinstall your new stabilizer in the factory location using the factory hardware on the axle side and the new included hardware on the drag link side. Like I said, this stabilizer is only going to run you $50, and that is a very fair and proper price for a steering stabilizer. The stabilizers out there with reservoirs that cost $250 are completely unnecessary for the vast majority of us. If you have a bent, broken, or worn-out steering stabilizer, I think this is gonna be a great replacement at a very fair price. So if you're looking for a factory style replacement steering stabilizer, I definitely recommend taking a look at this one from SkyJacker that you can find right here at extremeterrain.com