Installed Fox 2.0 SS big issue

  1. 303rider

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    I was experiencing bump steer(death wobble but only over bumps in the road). 2018 JLUR with Mopar 2” and 37s.
    I installed the Fox steering stabilizer and the bump steer went away. The steering actually felt great.
    BUT the big issue which is a huge issue for me is that the steering wheel locks up and won’t move when 4wheeling some very technical sections that I absolutely cannot afford the wheels to lock up.
    I was in Moab this past weekend and the steering wheel would just lock and not more the wheels at almost zero speed while I am trying to reposition my tires for the correct line. I am 99% sure it is the shock preventing me from moving the wheels.

    I need help.
    Is the only answer to buy an adjustable SS?
     
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    I’ve been running the Fox SS for several months now and I have never experienced this. I’d recommend you take a look at all the components in the steering system, if for nothing else, just to make sure something else isn’t the issue.

    I recommend you switch back to the factory stabilizer and see if the issue continues, simple process of elimination. If it is the Fox SS, contact Fox they’ll replace it if it’s still under the warranty period. Best of luck, keep us posted.
     
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    Thanks for the input. I am confident that it is the SS because it is stiff resistance when I am trying to quickly re-position the tires and if I move the wheel back the other direction and slowly turn the wheels it feels more soft.
    Hard to explain.
     
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    My Fox SS was causing a pull to the right. Fox customer service is a joke and they basically told me to break it in. I put the factory one back on and the pulling to the right went away. Good luck with dealing with them; complete waste of my time and money.
     
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    I don't have any advice for your stabilizer issue, but I would like to point out that bump steer ≠ death wobble.

    Bump steer refers to the vehicle steering angle changing when the suspension cycling over bumps. Death wobble is violent uncontrollable oscillation that won't stop until you slow down.
     
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    Was your front axle locked? What tire pressure? What you are describing sounds normal if you were either locked or running low tire pressure offroad (or both!).
     
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    I think I was locked with low tire pressure. It is very possible this is normal and has nothing to do with the SS.

    Do you experience the same thing under those conditions?
     
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    If you have your front locked in high traction off-road terrain, you will not be able to steer. You need to unlock your front axle.
     
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