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    On my 06 LJ with 23K on it. I had the front end aligned and the heavy duty steering system from RR put on at a local shop. The heep drives and steers fine. When I am on the highway I notice about a 3in soft spot while maintaining lane(no sway bars so the wind pushed me around a bit more). It feels as though there just isnt enough friction but when changing lanes it feels a little stiffer i.e. I have to turn a bit more and can feel it. My question is could it be the stabilizer. The shop had to use and after market stabilizer but it is a no brand(plain white not markings). Could this be my issue? Should I try a better stabilizer and go from there?
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    Just because its plain white doesnt mean anything mine is plain white because i was to lazy to put the superlift sticker on lol
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    I doubt it's the stabilizer, that only helps to reduce vibes from the tires to your steering wheel.
    Find someone to turn the steering wheel while you're watching the steering. Pay attention around the pitarm, the trackbar and the tie rod. See if it looks like there's any play down there.
    Why was a shop putting a stabilizer on... lift install?
    Something may be loose down there as well, check to make sure everything is tight and none of the nuts are backing off. They should all have cotter pins to hold them in place, but you never know.

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    the stock stabilizer would not work with the new steering bracket they said and all the cotter pins are there as well as everything being tight.
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