Steering stabilizers help drivers maintain control of their vehicles in various driving conditions, from everyday errands to off-road adventures. There are two types of steering stabilizers on the market, and both types are designed to improve the stability and handling of your Bronco while driving. We shed more light on finding the right steering stabilizer below.
If you have lifted your Ford Bronco before, changing your steering stabilizer from the stock units to aftermarket types is advisable. As mentioned earlier, there are two stabilizers: IFP and emulsion stabilizers.
IFP stabilizers have a solid piston that is pressurized with gas. The advantage is that it eliminates cavitation and aeration, resulting in a less responsive steering feel. On the other hand, emulsion shocks have a reservoir filled with oil and gas that are separated by a piston (IFP). When the piston is pressurized, it forces the oil and gas to mix, which can result in cavitation.
Cavitation is when small pockets of air form in the fluid, which results in a loss of hydraulic pressure. This can cause your steering to feel less responsive. The advantage of emulsion shocks is that they are less expensive than IFP shocks. Therefore, we recommend IFP steering stabilizers.
Installing a steering stabilizer is something most auto DIY enthusiasts can do at home with some basic tools. If you're not confident installing it yourself, have a professional help you. The two most common materials used for steering stabilizers are aluminum and steel. Steel is the more durable option, but it is also heavier than aluminum. Aluminum is lighter and has a lower profile. Both materials are often used to make these stabilizers.
No matter what type of steering stabilizer you choose, it is important to ensure it is compatible with your Ford Bronco. At Everything Bronco Aftermarket, we have a wide selection of steering stabilizers for all types of 2021 and 2022 Broncos.