TeraFlex Jeep JK Wrangler Heavy Duty
Steering Stabilizer Installation Write-Up


Due to it’s location and proximity to the ground, smashing a factory steering stabilizer on the trail isn’t something that’s uncommon to JK’s. In fact, most of the people I know have trashed theirs at least once including me. Fortunately for us, a steering stabilizer is easy to replace and not too costly. And, rather than just replacing your factory steering stabilizer with another, I decided to upgrade mine to a heavy duty one made by TeraFlex.Of all the aftermarket heavy duty steering stabilizers available today, the one made by TeraFlex is by far the most affordable. And, being that this steering stabilizer is a direct replacement to the factory unit, it is one of the easiest ones to install as well. Quite literally, you can install it in minutes and the only tool you will need is an 18mm wrench. Simply follow the instructions below and you will be done before you know it.

What You Will Need


• 18mm Wrench
• Ratchet
• Pry Bar 

What You Will Get


(1) Steering Stabilizer
(2) Crush Sleeves 
   

Instructions


This is a photo of everything you will get with your new TeraFlex Jeep JK Wrangler heavy duty steering stabilizer. As you can see, you are essentially getting a beefier shock absorber and crush sleeves.
1. Park your Jeep JK Wrangler on level ground. Then, using an 18mm socket, remove the bolt securing your factory steering to the axle mount as shown. Be sure to find and set aside the flagged nut on the back of the mount. 2. Depending on the condition of your tie road (i.e. bent inward), removing the steering stabilizer bolt may be somewhat of a challenge. If this is the case for you, use a pry bar to help lift the tie rod up enough to give you the clearance you need. 3. Using an 18mm wrench, remove the nut securing the factory steering stabilizer to your Jeep JK Wranglers tie-rod as shown.
4. Remove the factory steering stabilizer off of your Jeep JK Wrangler. 5. Take your new TeraFlex heavy duty steering stabilizer and install the provided crush sleeves into the bushings. 6. Install the TeraFlex heavy duty steering stabilizer onto the tie rod mount on your Jeep JK Wrangler.
7. Install the TeraFlex heavy duty steering stabilizer onto the axle mount on your Jeep JK Wrangler. 8. Using the factory flagged nut an bolt, secure the TeraFlex heavy duty steering stabilizer to axle mount on your Jeep JK Wrangler. An 18mm wrench will be needed for this job. 9. Using the factory nut, secure the TeraFlex heavy duty steering stabilizer to the tie rod mount on your Jeep JK Wrangler. An 18mm wrench will be needed for this job.

And there you have it. Your Jeep JK Wrangler is now equiped with a beefier steering stabilizer and all with in minutes. Please let me know if you have any questions.
 

 

10 Comments

  1. I just installed a heavy duty Fabtech stabilizer today before seeing this post. I also had the same problem. I too adjusted the bracket so that my stabilizer would stop hitting the trackbar mount. How come yours works? Even worse now I am getting a little bit of vibration since I moved it. I’m starting to wonder if I should just buy a stock one again. Any ideas Wayoflife?

  2. i can only assume that your stabilizer is much larger than stock. the teraflex stabilizer is just a bit larger. also, if your tie-rod is bent even just a little bit, that will cause your stabilizer to get closer to the track bar mount. either way, rotating the mount is a good way to get around this problem.

    regarding vibration, can you be more specific? is it there all the time or just at certain speeds?

  3. According to my Teraflex instructions this was installed backwards. The Teralex instructions says “Install your new steering stabilizer shock
    with the body of the shock at the axle side
    and the extended shaft end at the tie rod.
    Reuse the factory hardware, torque to 45
    Ft-lbs. Make sure that the stabilizer does
    not hit the track bar mount.” On this write up it has the shock body on the tie rod end?

  4. if you look at a factory stabilizer, you will see that the can is on the tie rod end. still, it really doesn’t matter which end goes where so long as it doesn’t catch the track bar mount.

  5. Hmmm don’t get me wrong I was just saying what the instructions say and my steering stabilizer was actually with the shock body on the axle side maybe they switched this for some years mine is an ’07, or maybe whoever owned my Jeep before swapped it around. Thanks for the write ups I use them all the time :).

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