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Posted: 4/29/2011 6:23:55 PM EDT
What is the purpose of having one on a 4x4 truck?
Link Posted: 4/29/2011 6:24:24 PM EDT
To stabilize the steering.
Link Posted: 4/29/2011 6:26:18 PM EDT
Damps the squirrely steering.
Link Posted: 4/29/2011 6:30:45 PM EDT
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Damps the squirrely steering.


My 4x4 ZR2 has one. I think it's a basic Rancho RS5000. My steering has been acting funny and I think it might be bad.

All Steering components are tight. Whenever it's windy I'm all over the road. It don't matter if it's a lot of wind or a slight breeze. I can literally feel the front of the truck being steered by the wind.
Link Posted: 4/29/2011 6:33:40 PM EDT
Try to limit the deathwobble? My jeep has death wobble like a mothafucka
Link Posted: 4/29/2011 6:37:34 PM EDT
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Try to limit the deathwobble? My jeep has death wobble like a mothafucka


Link Posted: 4/29/2011 6:42:13 PM EDT
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Try to limit the deathwobble? My jeep has death wobble like a mothafucka

Then some parts of your suspension and/or steering are worn. Or you've changed some geometry

Death wobble is not normal and can be fixed. A steering stabilizer to mask it is a poor choice.


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Link Posted: 4/29/2011 6:45:22 PM EDT
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Try to limit the deathwobble? My jeep has death wobble like a mothafucka


Increase the toe-in.  1/4" is not too much.  I'd rather wear the tires than deal with the death wobbles.
Link Posted: 4/29/2011 6:46:17 PM EDT
After viewing some videos on youtube, I don't have the death wobble.
Link Posted: 4/29/2011 6:46:58 PM EDT
Mine is bent.  I don't think it does anything.  
Link Posted: 4/29/2011 6:47:27 PM EDT
A bad steering stabilizer wouldn't do that.  A SS dampens the effects of the suspension cycling on the steering components (bump steer), and isn't meant to preventing wandering.
Link Posted: 4/29/2011 6:49:51 PM EDT
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Try to limit the deathwobble? My jeep has death wobble like a mothafucka


Increase the toe-in.  1/4" is not too much.  I'd rather wear the tires than deal with the death wobbles.


Yeah, I fixed the problem last weekend, I was just joking about the whole "death wobble" deal on Jeeps. Replaced some worn bushings and balanced the wheels and it fixed it.
Link Posted: 4/29/2011 6:50:53 PM EDT
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After viewing some videos on youtube, I don't have the death wobble.


It's a good damn thing you don't! Talk about bringing on the pucker factor when youre on the highway hahah
Link Posted: 4/29/2011 6:58:39 PM EDT
Blazers also have steering box issues, look into that.
Link Posted: 4/29/2011 7:13:31 PM EDT
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Blazers also have steering box issues, look into that.


Replaced it last year with a PSC Performance Steering Gear Box.

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