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Hey, what's up guys? Ryan here from ExtremeTerrain. Today, I'll be reviewing and installing the Teraflex Falcon Nexus EF 2.1 Steering Stabilizer for the Stock Tie Rod fitting your 2018 and up Jeep Wrangler JL. This is for the JL owners looking for maximum performance in the steering department by swapping out that factory steering stabilizer. This is a great upgrade for any Jeep owner whether you are stock or modified. Now, adding a lift and larger tires really takes a toll on that factory steering stabilizer as it's specifically designed for factory angles and those factory tires. Now, this steering stabilizer is gonna outperform the factory steering stabilizer giving you better dampening and response on and off road. This system is made from durable corrosion-resistant aluminum and has an induction hard and chrome-plated shaft making this a very rock solid setup that's gonna handle even the most extreme terrain.Now, this is an easy bolt-on addition for your off-roading machine and even utilizes the factory tie rod setup. Now, the steering stabilizer is priced a little higher than your typical steering stabilizer but this is for a very good reason. Now, you're getting a very high-quality top of the line option that's gonna outperform and outlast the competition. At right around $250, I think this is a great option to go with and Teraflex even backs this with a three-year warranty. Now, as far as installation goes, I'm gonna give this a one out of three wrenches on the difficulty meter as you can get this thing installed in just under two hours using basic hand tools. Now with that being said, let's hop into the install.Tools that we used for this install: 3/8th drive impact, 13-millimeter socket, 18-millimeter socket, socket extension, 3/8th drive ratchet. So we're gonna start underneath of our Jeep while it's on the lift. Now, you don't have to necessarily do this on the lift, you can do this on the ground. If you are gonna do it on the ground, one thing I would recommend is discontent your truck guard down here at the axle. This may get a lot easier to get to these bolts for this bracket. So to get this steering stabilizer out, we're gonna have two spots that it's being held. We have a bracket over here on the axle and there's three bolts holding that in and if you follow the steering stabilizer down here, it's attached to our tie rod over here. So over here, we have three bolts that are holding this together. We have two brackets, one below and above, and these bolts are holding it into the tie rod. So we're gonna loosen up this bolt for the steering stabilizer right here and we're using the 18-millimeter socket to do that. So let's take this nut off, take that off. Now to get this bolt out of here, what we're gonna do is push our wheel all the way to one side, this is gonna change all the angles and give us a little more room to get these bolts out. So after that, go ahead and pop these bolts out. Since we have brand new bolts, we won't be reusing this. Then we're gonna come back over here to this axle mount and bracket, we're gonna use the 13-millimeter socket on our extension, get these two top bolts out and then we'll get the side bolt out.Once you get that last bolt out, we're gonna go ahead and get this whole system out. Before we get the new steering stabilizer installed, we do have one more thing that we need to do. We need to get this factory bolt out, so we're gonna put that off for a second. Since I have both of these right here, I'm gonna talk about some of the differences between an aftermarket steering stabilizer, this particular one right here and your factory one and, of course, some of the benefits that you're going to get with an aftermarket steering stabilizer such as this. So while you're driving down the road, your vehicle is picking up negative feedback, so this is all of those road bumps, the road noise, and that's transitioning from the tires through your steering into your steering wheel. So the purpose of the factory steering stabilizer or a steering stabilizer in general is it's a 50/50-valve shot. So it's gonna reduce all of that negative feedback and it's supposed to give you a nice comfortable ride. Now, your factory one is great for the factory setups: stock wheels, tires, suspension, so on and so forth. When you start adding larger tires with taller lift, you're transitioning more negative feedback into your steering wheel and this little guy is just not gonna hold up.So if you're looking for one of the best aftermarket options, this Falcon EF 2.1 Steering Stabilizer is going to be that. The EF stands for equal force and what this is designed to do is to return to center. So it's going to handle all those larger mods, the larger tires. What it's gonna do is reduce all of that negative feedback. This is going to give you a nice comfortable feel while you're turning, while you're driving whether you're hitting the highway and especially when you go off-roading, you're getting a ton of negative feedback and that's where this thing is really gonna shine on the highway and off-roading.Now, the body is constructed of 6061-T6 aluminum, this is very heavy-duty aluminum and this is great for heat dissipation and also wear resistance. This has a rather large 5/8th hardened shaft and this shaft is chrome-plated, so that's gonna keep that very nice smooth operation. It's also gonna keep that shaft from bending under extreme stress and conditions. Now, this has heavy duty polyurethane bushings at its stand which is gonna give you a very nice comfortable ride and also this has a billet piston inside. This billet piston is great for reducing wear. It's also great for corrosion resistance. Now, the nice thing about this is it bolts exactly in the factory spots and it even comes with new brackets over here. So we don't need to adjust it, we don't need to do any modification drilling to get this thing installed. The last thing that we need to do is get these brackets off, get these bolt out so we can switch all of that stuff forever. So with that being said, let's get all these switched over, show you how to get it installed and what it looks like on the Jeep. So like I said, we need to reuse these factory bolts, we're gonna take our impact with our 18-millimeter socket, take this and that off, get that bolt out, and then we'll start getting this other one installed.So the next thing we're gonna do is come over to our Jeep, we're gonna install these brackets. These brackets bolts on to our tie rod over here and we even have a spacer, so we have a top and a bottom bracket and a spacer, the spacer is gonna go up top, it may even have brand new carriage bolts, so I'm gonna bring you over here and show you how to assemble this. So we're gonna take our bracket, we're gonna have these two holes down here and this one, this one is gonna extend back towards the axle and what we're gonna do is take the spacer, line it up just like that and then we're gonna place it on top of our tie rod.After that, we're gonna take our carriage bolts, we're gonna drop them down through the top, get those squares to line up in those square holes, put this one back on in. All right, so just move your tire back and forth so this drops in there. And what we're gonna do is take our last one, we're gonna line that up the same way, slide that up on there and then we'll loosely get these nuts installed. Now, we'll take our new steering stabilizer, we'll place it up here, we're gonna line this bracket over here on the axle then we'll get all these factory bolts put back in that way we can connect it to the other side of the bracket that we just installed.So we'll come over here to our passenger side, we're gonna move our tire back and forth, that way we can line these holes up and we're gonna reuse that factory bolt, drop it all the way down through and we will reinstall the factory nut. And then while we're here, we're just gonna go ahead and tighten all this hardware up, we get to use an 18-millimeter socket for all three of these bolts and once we get them tight, you want to torque them down to 59-foot-pounds. Now, we'll go over to our axle mount, we're gonna tighten that up, we're gonna use that same 13-millimeter socket. Once you get all three of these tight, you want to torque them to 30-foot-pounds.So that's gonna wrap up my review and install. 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Improved Steering and Handling. Improve your 2018-2021 Jeep Wrangler JL’s steering and handling with this Teraflex Falcon Nexus EF 2.1 Steering Stabilizer - Stock Tie Rod. This steering stabilizer uses equal force to provide a more controlled side-to-side steering and a balanced return to center equilibrium. With this steering stabilizer, you can expect a smoother ride, even under rapid and extended turning maneuvers.
Fixed Rate Damping. This Teraflex Falcon Nexus EF 2.1 Steering Stabilizer is designed with a fixed rate damping. This fixed rate damping is designed to provide a smooth and comfortable drive, both on and off the road.
Durable Construction. The Falcon Nexus EF 2.1 features a durable, 6061-T6 aluminum shock body for superior wear resistance and heat dissipation. The shafts are constructed from induction-heated chrome designed to withstand corrosion and prevent buckling. This steering stabilizer also comes with an internal billet piston that is hard anodized to prevent wear and corrosion.
Bolt-On Installation. This Teraflex Falcon Nexus EF 2.1 Steering Stabilizer features an easy bolt-on design for quick installation. Installation can be done in about an hour using only simple hand tools.
Covered by a 3-Year Warranty. To ensure the quality of materials and workmanship, this Teraflex Falcon Nexus EF 2.1 Steering Stabilizer is covered by a 3-year warranty. Please visit the manufacturers’ official site for more information.
Application. This Teraflex Falcon Nexus EF 2.1 Steering Stabilizer fits all 2018-2021 Jeep Wrangler JL models.
Fitment: 2018 2019 2020 2021
CA Residents: WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm - www.P65Warnings.ca.gov
(approx) 2 Hours
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