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TJ Steering Stabilizer
 

With the new mounting bolt at the drag link end in place, I secured the other end of the stabilizer in the bracket.  There is a metal sleeve that fits snugly in the rubber bushing.  Don't forget to slip it into the bushing before you push the stabilizer into the mounting bracket.  Now is also a good time to remember to slide the rubber boot over the piston end of the stabilizer, if you are going to use it.  Although I don't have them on my RS-9000 shocks, I decided to put one here. 
 

With one end of the Rancho now mounted in the axle bracket, I pulled the stabilizer apart (not an easy task by the way) so I could align the tapered bolt with the drag link hole.  I pushed the bolt into the hold and snugged it down.  With the torque wrench, I tightened the nut to 35 ft. lbs (Rancho specs) and then, as their directions indicated, just a bit more until the cotter key hole lined up with a pair of notches in the bolt.  I slipped the cotter key in place and bent it over.
 

Here is the finished product, ready to go.  This will do a much better job of keeping those MT/Rs pointed in the right direction!  Once I was done with this, I did an oil change and a chassis lube....even broke down and changed the pre-filter on the K&N air filter.  Wow, Lady didn't know what hit her this morning!

 

 

 

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