TeraFlex Factory Tie Rod Steering Stabilizer Relocation Kit Jeep Wrangler JK 2007-2018
- 6061 Aluminum Clamp
- Forged 10.9 Stud
- Improves Clearance
- Easy To Install
TeraFlex Factory Tie Rod Steering Stabilizer Relocation Kit for 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 Jeep JK Wranglers.
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Novice skill is required for this installation.
This kit from TeraFlex mounts on the factory tie rod or aftermarket one with 1-/38" tubing to relocate the steering stabilizer up to 2-1/2" to protect it when off-road. It features a high quality aluminum clamp and a forged stud for maximum durability as well as everything else we need for installation, so today we're going to install it on our 2008 Jeep Wrangler.
Tools you'll need for this installation: 15mm socket, an extension, 3/16 hex key, a 3/8 ratchet, 18mm socket, 19mm socket, a torque wrench, 18mm wrench, 19mm wrench, 21mm wrench. You might need a set of pliers and you'll need a marker and a tape measure.
Installing this relocation kit's pretty simple. The first thing we're going to do is remove the steering stabilizer. Place an 18mm wrench or ratchet on the back side of the stabilizer and remove the nut. Remove the stabilizer from the mount. Remove the bolt on the other end of the stabilizer and remove the stabilizer. Grab a 15mm socket and remove the track bar mount that's on the tie rod and slide it towards the passenger side. There's two ways you can remove this. You can either cut it and take it apart in two pieces, or you can pry it apart and slide it over the tie rod.
Just for safety before we remove the track bar bolt, we're going to support the axle with a pole jack. With the steering stabilizer completely removed, we're now going to remove this bolt right here on the track bar. Now, we're going to reinstall the stud that comes from the TeraFlex kit. We're going to replace the bolt for the track bar with this stud. Put away your 21mm wrench and grab an 18 and tighten this bolt into the factory nut.
The next thing you need to do isn't the easiest thing to do in the world. You might need some lubricant to help you out. You need to remove the sleeve that's in the bushing on the body portion of the stabilizer. Install one of the larger washers that comes with the kit. Then, install the stabilizer and the sleeve nut. We don't need to make this super tight just yet. We're just going to snug it up for now.
Now, we need to find the center of the stabilizer so we know where to mount it on the tie rod. We're going to fully collapse it and put a mark right here on the tie rod. That's where it's fully collapsed. Now, fully extend it. That's right there, and now we just need to find the center and that's where our aluminum clamp is going to go. Measuring from fully closed to fully open, that's 8", so the center is 4. We put a mark there and that's where our clamp is going to go.
Install your clamp right over the center mark and install the provided hardware. It's a good idea to put some Blue Loctite on these just so they don't back out. You're going to be tightening these bolts with a 3/6 hex key. Place that through the stabilizer and thread it into the clamp. Tighten the bolt with a 19mm wrench or socket. With the stabilizer attached to the clamp, you can tighten it to 46 foot pounds. Torque the stud down to 47 foot pounds as well. All we have to do now is torque these bolts on the clamp to six foot pounds, and your installation's finished.
Okay, we got our TeraFlex Steering Stabilizer Relocation Kit installed. Our stabilizer's up and out of the way. It's a lot more protected now and it looks pretty cool. Installation's really not that bad. It should take you less than an hour, and before you know, you'll be heading off-road.