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Old September 4th, 2021, 16:15
lordoeuf lordoeuf is offline
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Re: Fox 2.0 performance IFP stabilizer leads to extra stiff steering?

Evan03, thanks for your reply. I have 5.5" lift and 33" tyres with the stock steering (no high steer). Front suspension mods as follows:

1. Rubicon Express 4.5" front coil springs
2. JKS adjustable coil over spacers (ACOS) set at ~1" lift
3. JKS swaybar quick disconnects, cut and welded to shorten length
4. Ironmanfab 4x4 Swaybar drop brackets
5. Rubicon Express HD trackbar bracket RE1665
6. Rubicon Express HD trackbar RE1660 with RE3768 joint end for 1" longer adjustment
7. Crown HDSTRGCR1 tie rod and drag link ends (except PS). Using dealer's adjustment sleeve for tie rod and drag link. This is basically the ZJ tie rod setup.
8. Tomken lower long control arms TMT-2042-X
9. Tomken crossmember to mount long arms TMT-2025-X
10. Custom "frame rail" reinforcement plates for crossmember (3/32 in. steel)
11. Tomken upper control arm drop brackets and braces
12. Rubicon Express upper control arms RE3780
13. Bilstein B8 5100 front/rear for 5-6" lift. Front: 24-185943 (collapsed 17", extended 28.44") Rear: 33-151663 (collapsed 15.9", extended 25.93").
14. Monroe SC2928 steering stablizer.
15. C-ROK steering box reinforcement plate
16. Rusty's Offroad 1.25" drop pitman arm
Steering box from a '98 Durango. Replaced all seals and slides.
17. Lee high flow power steering pump w/reservoir
18. Specialty Products Company 23530 1.50 Upper Ball Joint to correct camber
19. Standard OE lower ball joints, Moog K3161T
20. JKS weld-on 2" extension bracket for swaybar, OGS915
21. Ruff Stuff The Cure added to drag-link/tie-rod Y-link
22. Ironman4x4fab steering box brace version 2.

Sorry, I don't have a paid account so I cannot upload photos. I don't use image hosting services.

So yes, the push and pull of the linkage is at a bit of an angle, thus requiring more force for the gear box and pump, but this hasn't presented a problem for me. The Jeep rides very well, that is, until I tested out the high dollar FOX stabiliser. Couldn't I just tap on the release valve on the FOX stabiliser to release some gas - take it for a test drive - if too stiff, tap the valve again - test drive, etc? Yeah, there's a risk of depleting all the gas, but I have a new Monroe stabiliser here already that works as it should.
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Old September 4th, 2021, 22:09
Evan03 Evan03 is offline
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Fox 2.0 performance IFP stabilizer leads to extra stiff steering?

Yes you can tap it and test drive. Doesnt really matter what pressure is in it as long as it feels good to you.
It would still work decent with little to no pressure in it.

Yes photo's on this are a pain the ass

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