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ok the shock like shock.. lol on the steering set up,, how do I know I need a new one? just for curiosity and well I know some other members will like to know..:thumbsup:
 

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you will feel bumpsteer which ...is actually hard to get with the stock steering linkage...but if is the stock one change it :eek:
 

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any suggestion?
 

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Unbolt the axle end of the shock and compress/extend it. You'll know if it's bad. Any oem or aftermarket stabilizer will work. They are all valved 50/50 so they all work the same. Some are built tough, some are built to rust the very next day, and some are built to look pretty. I run a skyjacker one cuz it's cheap and does what others do. I used to run Old Man Emu on my TJ cuz it had a cover over the shock shaft and that protects it from road debris, which would chip it resulting in the seal getting torn and leak starting. Since i don't do alot of highway driving, i have no need for that $$ stabilizer.

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I run a rancho...I think about $30 and it works just fine..As far as knowing do what mud said unbolt it at one end and compress it, if it compresses easily then you need a new one..If you get bump steer then you need a new one.. If it's the stock one then you need a knew one. It's not like shocks where you can do the bounce test..
 

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well im out to PepBoys to see what can I find... LOL bc its the stock one..
 

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The jeeps stock steering is flawed hence the need for the dampener..IMHO the tie rod should go from knuckle to knuckle and the draglink attaches to the tie rod not the other way around but that's just me..:)
My point being is there are a lot of people running without a SD without any problems at all.
 

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well It was a lil pain in the A, to take that sht out.. but I did it,, it felt about the same with it and with out it.. and then I install the new one, that well felt a lil better,,, dont know how to describe it , but its all good, :) thanx
 

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The jeeps stock steering is flawed hence the need for the dampener..IMHO the tie rod should go from knuckle to knuckle and the draglink attaches to the tie rod not the other way around but that's just me..:)
this will create more bump steer...
 
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