Steering Stabilizers Recommendations / Tips?

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Hello!

I’m new to the Wrangler world (bought a 2018 JLU Sport S last November and LOVE IT). I just ordered the Mopar 2” lift kit, Tactik T743 rims (17x9) and plan on putting BFG KO2s (35/12.5/17). I keep seeing talks about getting a better steering stabilizer on the Jeep with this sized wheel setup, specifically this one:
https://www.quadratec.com/p/terafle...X3Wk11bEwPxKsTv-U1Xl1bAaHKkjne-aU0aAkFD8P8HAQ

Does anyone have any experience with this? Any others to recommend? I’ll do mostly road driving with the occasional off-road adventure, but want to make sure I’m set. Any tips for a Wrangler newbie?





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you don't need a new steering stabilizer. in fact, you don't need a stabilizer at all. aftermarket stabilizers are there for one thing. to separate you from your money.
I somewhat agree with this.

You don’t need one if you’re not experiencing any steering issues and even if you ARE an SS may not be the fix. I have a Falcon 2.2 fast adjust and like it over the OEM one on the Firm setting.

It’s totally up to you but it’s a great little mod to get your hands dirty for the first time albeit not necessary. Very easy install if you do pull the trigger and inexpensive.

Have fun buddy and welcome to the gun club!
 

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I somewhat agree with this.

You don’t need one if you’re not experiencing any steering issues and even if you ARE an SS may not be the fix. I have a Falcon 2.2 fast adjust and like it over the OEM one on the Firm setting.

It’s totally up to you but it’s a great little mod to get your hands dirty for the first time albeit not necessary. Very easy install if you do pull the trigger and inexpensive.

Have fun buddy and welcome to the gun club!
Morton is on point here. I personally would not change the stabilizer unless it was leaking or damaged in any way, but once that happens, one with compression adjustment is the way to go. That way you can really dial the feel and make it steer as loosely or tightly as you like.

If you are looking for mods to do with the lift, I would consider other suspension components like track bars, steering linkages, or adjustable control arm. The Teraflex Rear Tire carrier is also a great mod that is overlooked commonly to make sure your new tires dont damage the tailgate, and your 3rd brakelight is still useable.
 

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I somewhat agree with this.

You don’t need one if you’re not experiencing any steering issues and even if you ARE an SS may not be the fix. I have a Falcon 2.2 fast adjust and like it over the OEM one on the Firm setting.

It’s totally up to you but it’s a great little mod to get your hands dirty for the first time albeit not necessary. Very easy install if you do pull the trigger and inexpensive.

Have fun buddy and welcome to the gun club!
I agree with this, you don't need it, but it did help the general floaty wandering steering of the JL. Feels much tighter with less play now. I have also added a 2.5" Teraflex ST2 lift with upgraded bump stops on 37" Patagonia tires. The Falcon was noticeably better with my setup.
 

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I agree with this, you don't need it, but it did help the general floaty wandering steering of the JL. Feels much tighter with less play now. I have also added a 2.5" Teraflex ST2 lift with upgraded bump stops on 37" Patagonia tires. The Falcon was noticeably better with my setup.
Just got my 3.5" lift and steering seems fine until a hit some rough pavement then it's all over the place. You think a new stabilizer will help. Currently I've got the yeti track bar but everything else is stock.
 

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Hello!

I’m new to the Wrangler world (bought a 2018 JLU Sport S last November and LOVE IT). I just ordered the Mopar 2” lift kit, Tactik T743 rims (17x9) and plan on putting BFG KO2s (35/12.5/17). I keep seeing talks about getting a better steering stabilizer on the Jeep with this sized wheel setup, specifically this one:
https://www.quadratec.com/p/terafle...X3Wk11bEwPxKsTv-U1Xl1bAaHKkjne-aU0aAkFD8P8HAQ

Does anyone have any experience with this? Any others to recommend? I’ll do mostly road driving with the occasional off-road adventure, but want to make sure I’m set. Any tips for a Wrangler newbie?
If you do decide to get one, don't get the Falcon one for the JL. Get the JK version as it mounts to the top of the tie rod and is better protected. Of course you'll need a new 1-5/8" tie rod first, but the OEM one is weak anyhow.
 
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Well the lift is finally done and turns out the front end is nice and tight - don’t need stabilizer after all! Thanks everyone for the info!

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something to consider is if you have an adjustable resistance SS, it may effect the performance of the electric variable response steering system. I have the Falcon and can't use it on anything but the soft setting because it preload too much resistance. I oversteer on the hard setting.
 

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