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FOX 2.0 Steering Stabilizer install, HELP please.

 
Old 03-20-2019, 02:06 PM
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Default FOX 2.0 Steering Stabilizer install, HELP please.

So, I thought this was going to be an easy install. Just replacing my 11 year old factory steering stabilizer with a FOX 2.0.

As you can see from the first photo, the fox cylinder diameter is quite a bit larger than factory.

As a result I could not position the Fox in the same orientation as the factory because of a bracket (Passenger Side) that was in the way. I flipped the steering stabilizer 180 and it did install just fine. However when I tried to turn lock to lock I could not turn to the right without the Fox cylinder hitting up against that bracket. This is shown in the second photo.

Is there some aftermarket bracket that I need to purchase in order to install this larger steering stabilizer? TIA.

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Looks like I found my solution. My local 4 Wheel Parts store is giving me a freebe Rubicon relocation bracket, including hardware.
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I used the Teraflex Stabilizer Relocation kit to install a Fox Stabilizer, looked good. But ditched the Fox Stabilizer because it caused the Jeep to pull to the left. But it looked good.

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Originally Posted by larock1971 View Post
I used the Teraflex Stabilizer Relocation kit to install a Fox Stabilizer, looked good. But ditched the Fox Stabilizer because it caused the Jeep to pull to the left. But it looked good.
Did you try to adjust it?
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Originally Posted by spartacus_33 View Post
Did you try to adjust it?
You can't adjust the left pull out of a gas charged stabilizer.
Because of the gas charge, they inherently push your tierod to the left.
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You can't adjust the left pull out of a gas charged stabilizer.
Because of the gas charge, they inherently push your tierod to the left.
​​​​​​... then why would they continue to make and sell them?
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​​​​​​... then why would they continue to make and sell them?
Because people buy them for the cool factor. A proper steering setup doesn't really need a stabilizer, and the factory one is fine until you bash it on a rock or it starts leaking.
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Originally Posted by spartacus_33 View Post
Did you try to adjust it?
The Fox Shocks I have installed are great, but the Steering Stabilizer just didn't work for me. The charge was dropped in the SS I installed, but it still pulled. I understand Fox addressed the pull with their ATS SS, but it's a bit pricey. I ended up bolting up a Rancho SS and have been happy, it just doesn't look as cool.
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The Fox Shocks I have installed are great, but the Steering Stabilizer just didn't work for me. The charge was dropped in the SS I installed, but it still pulled. I understand Fox addressed the pull with their ATS SS, but it's a bit pricey. I ended up bolting up a Rancho SS and have been happy, it just doesn't look as cool.
Why doesn't the Rancho SS pull?
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​​​​​​... then why would they continue to make and sell them?
Originally Posted by Ghost JK View Post
Because people buy them for the cool factor. A proper steering setup doesn't really need a stabilizer, and the factory one is fine until you bash it on a rock or it starts leaking.
This is why ^^^^
because for 150 bucks, people keep buying them, so they will continue to make and sell them.

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