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is it important to have a stabilizer. i scrapped mine at about 9000 miles and never replaced it. i now have about 18000 miles on the jk with 37s and heim joints on the steering and have never had a problem with the death wobble or any thing. what is it used for every one tells me i need one but so far i have not felt the need to replace it.

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I've seen a few people that are no longer using theirs. It is pretty much used to absorb the bumps and vibrations from the road. When using the stock stabilizer, it is practically like not using one at all. They have almost no pre-load/ resistance to them at all. If it doesn't bother you, I don't see why not using it, would be a problem. I might be concerned about possibly more wear and tear on the steering box or other components...not sure.
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good point wear and tear on steering box never thought about that.

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It's just hard to recommend putting the stock stabilizer back on the JK. That tiny thing feels incapable of warding off potential damage to other components. Also hard to justify spending $65 at the dealership, when most (beefier) aftermarket stabilizers cost less.
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Also hard to justify spending $65 at the dealership, when most (beefier) aftermarket stabilizers cost less.
This is a pretty good bang for the buck...

Poly Performance Monotube Stabilizer



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Hey PIG, Got one question about that bracket. I got no lift and that bracket goes bolted into the front track bar bracket. And for that i need at least a 2" lift right? So i just want to use the steering stab reloc kit with the steering stab tie rod clamp. Or can i use that other Bracket without the front track bar bracket? I was about to call you guys about that but now that this comes up ill just ask.
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I've seen a few people that are no longer using theirs. It is pretty much used to absorb the bumps and vibrations from the road. When using the stock stabilizer, it is practically like not using one at all. They have almost no pre-load/ resistance to them at all. If it doesn't bother you, I don't see why not using it, would be a problem. I might be concerned about possibly more wear and tear on the steering box or other components...not sure.
X2 Helps deal with bumps/potholes/etc, reduces wear and tear, and is safer if you have a front tire blowout.
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This is a pretty good bang for the buck...

Poly Performance Monotube Stabilizer



and

Stabilizer Mount Bracket



cool i like this one it doesnt hang down like the stock one

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This is a pretty good bang for the buck...

Poly Performance Monotube Stabilizer



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I'm not going to replace my smashed stabilizer until I can afford the relocation kit. Pig, how much for the set listed above?

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I'm not going to replace my smashed stabilizer until I can afford the relocation kit. Pig, how much for the set listed above?
$125 for the stabilizer and $45 for the bracket......


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Hey PIG you skiped post #6

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Hey PIG, Got one question about that bracket. I got no lift and that bracket goes bolted into the front track bar bracket. And for that i need at least a 2" lift right? So i just want to use the steering stab reloc kit with the steering stab tie rod clamp. Or can i use that other Bracket without the front track bar bracket? I was about to call you guys about that but now that this comes up ill just ask.
Use the PPM-8006 if you are using the factory stabilizer. The Stabilizer Clamp will work with the factory stabilizer or the Poly or Fox after market unit.

Use the PPM-8007 if you are using the Poly or Fox stabilizer. The Stabilizer Clamp will work with the Poly or Fox after market unit.


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$125 for the stabilizer and $45 for the bracket......
Cool - I'm just guessing that the stabilizer is an improvement over the factory. Not that it is hard to improve on it...... Guess it will be after Christmas... But my wife will be there Saturday if you want to give her hints....

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Ok OK i admit. I do make a lot of questions but i want to make sure that what i order is what i need.
Im making my build backwards as everybody does. So i want to make sure i get it right. I want to build the meanest stock jk ever

Joke apart i just decided to go another route with this.

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What did you decide to do...?


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Well, i just learned that for the light trails that i have been lately i dont need a lift or huge tires. Im doing really good for a newbie. So when i said i was going to take another route, its not something that nobody has done.

Im just going to improve the driveline components that i think need to be. Not a big deal. I just dont have that much money around these days to buy and brake.

Im planning a trip to Gulches ORV, i think thats going to kick my behind but i put my mind to see what my jk is capable to do right now.

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Well, i just learned that for the light trails that i have been lately i dont need a lift or huge tires. Im doing really good for a newbie. So when i said i was going to take another route, its not something that nobody has done.

Im just going to improve the driveline components that i think need to be. Not a big deal. I just dont have that much money around these days to buy and brake.

Im planning a trip to Gulches ORV, i think thats going to kick my behind but i put my mind to see what my jk is capable to do right now.
If you read enough of these posts in all the forums, the guys who buy and brake their mega-buck lifts are broker then dirt...here's my pic for a rig that'll get you to 90+% of the places the boys with empty pockets and tales of sorrow go.....


* BFG MT 285 x 70 x 17 tires on stock 17" rims
* Old Man Emu shocks and springs
* Fox or Poly steering stabilizer with brackets
* MOPAR Rubi Rock Rail
* Skid Row front skid (replace that tupperware air dam)

That should do it...I got a nominal 2" lift without screwing with the steering and suspension geometry; more then adequate side rail protection; steering stabilizer that works, and a bit of front end protection versus the plastic thingy...and you'll still have a decent credit rating after the fact, as well as an intact warranty (not that it really matter).
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If you read enough of these posts in all the forums, the guys who buy and brake their mega-buck lifts are broker then dirt...here's my pic for a rig that'll get you to 90+% of the places the boys with empty pockets and tales of sorrow go.....


* BFG MT 285 x 70 x 17 tires on stock 17" rims
* Old Man Emu shocks and springs
* Fox or Poly steering stabilizer with brackets
* MOPAR Rubi Rock Rail
* Skid Row front skid (replace that tupperware air dam)

That should do it...I got a nominal 2" lift without screwing with the steering and suspension geometry; more then adequate side rail protection; steering stabilizer that works, and a bit of front end protection versus the plastic thingy...and you'll still have a decent credit rating after the fact, as well as an intact warranty (not that it really matter).
I agree. You really donít need even need that many mods to be a web wheeler. In fact, many people web wheel successfully without even owning a 4x4
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I agree. You really donít need even need that many mods to be a wheeler. In fact, I have to sell my asz on the streets to pay for all my mods:



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If you read enough of these posts in all the forums, the guys who buy and brake their mega-buck lifts are broker then dirt...here's my pic for a rig that'll get you to 90+% of the places the boys with empty pockets and tales of sorrow go.....


* BFG MT 285 x 70 x 17 tires on stock 17" rims
* Old Man Emu shocks and springs
* Fox or Poly steering stabilizer with brackets
* MOPAR Rubi Rock Rail
* Skid Row front skid (replace that tupperware air dam)

That should do it...I got a nominal 2" lift without screwing with the steering and suspension geometry; more then adequate side rail protection; steering stabilizer that works, and a bit of front end protection versus the plastic thingy...and you'll still have a decent credit rating after the fact, as well as an intact warranty (not that it really matter).
Actually im pretty good according to the list. All im missing is some good tires , shocks & springs. And now that you mention it i kind of regret of getting the jk with 18" rims. I see better prices for 17" everywhere.

Later today im ordering the Poly steering stab with the bracketry. And for next month i might invest in Poly springs. Not so sure about the shocks.

I got the front skid, diff guards (not the cover) which will work the same. Im waiting to get the QD's after i get everything else. Also i dont know why i got in my mind that i need the front and rear track bars. I know i dont need them but i want them (i guess i just want to keep moding). Got the brake line relocation brackets, even that i know i wont flex that much but what the hell.
I guess im ready for the next step.

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Actually im pretty good according to the list. All im missing is some good tires , shocks & springs. And now that you mention it i kind of regret of getting the jk with 18" rims. I see better prices for 17" everywhere.

Later today im ordering the Poly steering stab with the bracketry. And for next month i might invest in Poly springs. Not so sure about the shocks.

I got the front skid, diff guards (not the cover) which will work the same. Im waiting to get the QD's after i get everything else. Also i dont know why i got in my mind that i need the front and rear track bars. I know i dont need them but i want them (i guess i just want to keep moding). Got the brake line relocation brackets, even that i know i wont flex that much but what the hell.
I guess im ready for the next step.

I knew I forgot something...the diff guards...4Xdoctor or BDS have them...simple to put on, and a pair are cheaper then those bright red "I have to skip a mortgage payment" to buy guards....



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I got the Warrior Rock Guards. They are simillar to those. I cant wait to get all the parts and the time to get all installed.

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Just order all the stuff from poly.

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