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post #1 of (permalink) Old 07-11-2001, 02:02 AM
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Steering damper

My zuk has developed a case of head shake, you know, the wheel tries to wrench out of your hands in a straight line.
Had a look at my steering damper and it was leaking oil. Put up with it for a while (too long really).
Well today I fitted a new steering damper from Old Man Emu.
Bolts to original mounts. Big 35mm dia. oversize. What a difference, I never thought the damper was so important.
My Zuk is transformed back to a ....well as good as a Zuk with 31" tires and a lift etc. can be. Awesome.
Guess my low range transfer gears will have to wait a bit longer.
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Re: Steering damper

Awesome.. Mine has a combo of a bad dampaner and a loose steering box. I'm thinking on going rancho tho vs. Emu.. Does it really make that much of a difference? How is the bumpsteer?, or was that effected...

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Off-road.com has a really good article using one of our OME steering shocks this month.
http://www.off-road.com/suzuki/

Good general info on what a steering shock does too. Best thing about the OME shock is that it doesn't use the cheesy ubolt mounting system that some aftermarket stabilizers do.


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Re: Steering damper

also, how will a bigger (OME) stabilizer affect flat towing? ive heard of people installing aftermarket steering stabilizers (rancho i think)and then removing them because they were so stiff they wouldnt allow the wheel to return to center... this would not be good when flat towing

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what do you mean by head shakes?

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that thing looks as big around as the axle!! would that help wind wander and what not?? I am tired of all this steering play!

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Re: Steering damper

during the spring and summer i run a big rancho for a jeep on mine. what a difference it makes. But in the winter i have to remove it because of the locker in the rear its just to much when the oil gets cold.

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Re: Steering damper

i dont get it...

first - what does the steering stabilizer have to do with a locker in the rear
second - how does the cold oil affect the locker?

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I think he means the oil in the diff! and hopefully he meant to say the front cause i do not know either!

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Re: Steering damper

i know he meant the oil in the diff... thats why i was wondering how cold oil affected the locker... how would cold engine oil affect a rear locker? IT WOULDNT!

and i doubt he meant to say the front... i know that having a rear locker affects you adversely in the snow/ice, i was just wondering how having a big steering stabilizer affected that....


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