Rancho® Performance Suspension & Shocks

When to Install a Dual Steering Stabilizer

WHAT IS A STEERING STABILIZER?

Whether you have lifted your vehicle, added larger tires, or made any other modification to your vehicle’s suspension, it can result in changes to the steering and handling of your rig. To counter the effects of the modifications, you may consider adding a steering stabilizer to your Jeep, truck or SUV. A steering stabilizer can help improve the steering and handling of your vehicle.

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HOW DOES A STEERING STABILIZER WORK?

By minimizing vibrations, a steering stabilizer is essentially a shock for your vehicle’s steering system. A steering stabilizer reduces the side-to-side motion of the tires to improve the handling and ride quality of your vehicle.

SINGLE VS DUAL STEERING STABILIZER SETUP

Steering stabilizers can be configured as a single setup or a dual setup. As the names imply, a single steering stabilizer setup has one stabilizer, and a dual stabilizer configuration has two stabilizers. Your driving habits and the setup of your rig can help you decide if a dual steering stabilizer is right for you.

  • Installed a suspension lift or level kit
  • Put larger tires on your vehicle
  • Trail riding

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SHOULD I INSTALL A DUAL STEERING STABILIZER?

You may want to consider installing a dual steering stabilizer if you have made any of these modifications or drive in the following conditions:

  • Installed a suspension lift or level kit
  • Put larger tires on your vehicle
  • Trail riding

WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENTS TO RUN A DUAL STEERING STABILIZER?

The main thing you need is a minimum of a 2" level on your truck or Jeep, or a 2" high front bump stop spacer. This prevents the stabilizer from hitting the bottom of the vehicle’s frame at full jounce travel. What does this mean? If your vehicle is at stock height, you CAN NOT run a Rancho® dual stabilizer steering system; the stabilizers most likely will be damaged, along with the bracket used to attach the two steering stabilizers. This will in turn cause the stabilizers to leak and be ineffective.

RANCHO DUAL STABILIZERS

A Rancho steering stabilizer kit can help reduce wheel shimmy and end vibration caused by larger tires. Additionally, installing a Rancho dual steering damper kit can also cut down on steering arm fatigue to improve handling.

Application Description Part Number Bracket Kit
Jeep Gladiator JT Dual Steering Stabilizer RS5405 (x2) RS64102
Jeep Wrangler JL Dual Steering Stabilizer RS5405 (x2) RS64102
Jeep Wrangler JK Dual Steering Stabilizer RS5405 (x2) RS64102
2006-2008 Ram 1500 4WD Mega Cab (excludes IFS models) Dual Steering Stabilizer RS5416 (x2) RS64450
2003-2012 Ram 2500 4WD (includes Mega Cab, Power Wagon & Regular/Standard cab models) Dual Steering Stabilizer RS5416 (x2) RS64450
2008-2020 Ford F-250/F-350 with Rancho lift kit Dual Steering Stabilizer RS5405 (x2) RS64551
2005-2007 Ford F-250/F-350 with Rancho RS6510 or RS6511 Dual Steering Stabilizer RS405 (x2) RS64551
Jeep Wrangler JK, JL/Gladiator JT Dual Stabilizer Bracket RS64102
2006-2008 Ram 1500 (except IFS models)
2003-2012 Ram 2500
Dual Stabilizer Bracket RS64450
2005-2007 Ford F-250/F-350
2008-2022 Ford F-250/F-350
Dual Stabilizer Bracket RS64551
2006-2008 Ram 1500 – 4WD, Mega Cab (except IFS models) Dual Stabilizer Kit RS98511
2008-2020 Ford F-250 and
2005-2007 Ford F-350 with Rancho RS66555R9 or RS66553B
Dual Stabilizer Kit RS98510
1999-2004 Ford F-250/F-350 with Rancho RS6553 or RS6653 Dual Stabilizer Kit RS98509

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