Aftermarket Steering Damper worth it?

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Re: Aftermarket Steering Damper worth it?

Post by ScottieJ » Tue Aug 16, 2016 1:18 pm

Depends on the use of the sj really......I have a dent in a 6mm thick steel diff guard on my sj and I've bent steering links before so it wouldn't take me long to destroy a steering damper mounted down there :lol:

You can drill dropped pitman arms to use the standard mounts, I had to drill the pitman on my vitara steering box to mount mine.
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Re: Aftermarket Steering Damper worth it?

Post by dan00001 » Tue Aug 16, 2016 2:15 pm

Thanks for all the help guys, I decided I'm going to get a pro comp or rough country one, I like the look of them and I don't do any extreme off roaring so I think they should be okay,

I wanted one before the weekend as I'm going away in the sj for a week but nowhere seems to have any in stock :( I have tried llama4x4, jimni bits and parasource, anywhere else that might have them in stock?

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Re: Aftermarket Steering Damper worth it?

Post by ScottieJ » Tue Aug 16, 2016 3:39 pm

I'd still advise a standard one over after market ;) There's no benefits from an aftermarket damper and it only takes one rock in the middle of a water crossing / rut / green lane at 5mph and that's £70 down the drain.
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Re: Aftermarket Steering Damper worth it?

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Re: Aftermarket Steering Damper worth it?

Post by SherwoodNash » Tue Aug 16, 2016 4:09 pm

ScottieJ wrote:I'd still advise a standard one over after market ;) There's no benefits from an aftermarket damper and it only takes one rock in the middle of a water crossing / rut / green lane at 5mph and that's £70 down the drain.
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Re: Aftermarket Steering Damper worth it?

Post by SherwoodNash » Tue Aug 16, 2016 4:17 pm

dan00001 wrote:Thanks for all the help guys, I decided I'm going to get a pro comp or rough country one, I like the look of them and I don't do any extreme off roaring so I think they should be okay,

I wanted one before the weekend as I'm going away in the sj for a week but nowhere seems to have any in stock :( I have tried llama4x4, jimni bits and parasource, anywhere else that might have them in stock?

Thanks.
Parasource show good stocks of the SJ kit available on eBay?

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Re: Aftermarket Steering Damper worth it?

Post by ScottieJ » Tue Aug 16, 2016 5:22 pm

SherwoodNash wrote:
ScottieJ wrote:I'd still advise a standard one over after market ;) There's no benefits from an aftermarket damper and it only takes one rock in the middle of a water crossing / rut / green lane at 5mph and that's £70 down the drain.
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Re: Aftermarket Steering Damper worth it?

Post by zook123 » Tue Aug 16, 2016 5:34 pm

ScottieJ wrote:
SherwoodNash wrote:
ScottieJ wrote:I'd still advise a standard one over after market ;) There's no benefits from an aftermarket damper and it only takes one rock in the middle of a water crossing / rut / green lane at 5mph and that's £70 down the drain.
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Re: Aftermarket Steering Damper worth it?

Post by dan00001 » Tue Aug 16, 2016 7:11 pm

You guys are not going to give in are you! :mrgreen:

Right, llama4x4 are waiting for a delivery any day now, if they don't have them in stock tomorrow then I will order a standard one, hopefully to be delivered by Saturday.

Parasource show them in stock on eBay yes but when I phone them yesterday they said they have them for jimni and vitara but no sj :roll:

I removed the damper tonight and she actually drives better now, she seemed to want to drive to the left slightly and the steering wheel was always a couple of degrees off either way when adjusting by 1 spline, but it seems to be better now, could just be me though!

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Re: Aftermarket Steering Damper worth it?

Post by dan00001 » Tue Aug 16, 2016 7:17 pm

So I can get this OEM damper from jimnibits and should get it before Saturday if I order tomorrow, its 31.50 + about £6 post.

http://www.jimnybits.co.uk/shop/sj-/-sa ... ml?added=1

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