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PostPosted: Fri Aug 28, 2009 6:33    Post subject: Reply with quote

heres some pics of my steering damper bracket which bolts through the steering arm



and the damper attached to the car




heres a question, should i put a damper back on now it has power steering. vitaras dont have dampers!
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 28, 2009 6:38    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thats a very good question?????

try it off and try it on see which one you like best i guess
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 28, 2009 6:43    Post subject: Reply with quote

also what is the diffrence between a shock absorber and a steering damper?
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 28, 2009 7:10    Post subject: Reply with quote

me and the wife wrote:
also what is the diffrence between a shock absorber and a steering damper?


A shock absorber, absorbes the shocks, and a steering damper damps the steering  Wink


Sorry its early and ive been up along time
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 02, 2009 10:49    Post subject: Reply with quote

Doh!  Confused

Just looked and i have a steering damper fitted, and just noticed it in one of my pics! back to the drawing board then as to why its nasty to drive
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 02, 2009 12:45    Post subject: Reply with quote

they just are mate. but they are great on the mud Very Happy
if you are looking for a decent road vehicle get a vitara vgood on road and good off road.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 02, 2009 13:23    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yea getting the idea now!

May look at one in the future, need to have some fun in this one 1st
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 02, 2009 13:25    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 13, 2009 17:02    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some pics of todays outing


and a short video

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 13, 2009 21:20    Post subject: Reply with quote

other option for a steering damper is use a rear shock absorber from an old shape mini, they fit lovely and are much tougher than even pro-comps.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 30, 2009 19:22    Post subject: Reply with quote

i'm runnin 31's on mine with an spoa. it's an INTERESTING drive. think i do need to change the steering damper, as all 4 shock were goosed when i got it, and i'm runnin the tyres at 22psi.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 01, 2009 8:05    Post subject: Reply with quote

i ripped my front shock absorbers off at abingdon and drove it home LOADED in the back with all of our camping gear (THAT WAS AN INTERESTING DRIVE) when i hit a bump it didnt stop bouncing for ages Twisted Evil
i run 30 psi in my 31s
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