GU steering dampers

Submitted: Sunday, Jun 27, 2004 at 00:42
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About to fit a new steering damper to my 2002 GU patrol, has anyone had problems with return to centre steering dampers and best makes to fit.
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Sunday, Jun 27, 2004 at 00:43

Sunday, Jun 27, 2004 at 00:43
Bazzle off Patrol4wd forum has 3 dead ones at home.

Not sure on brands, but you could ask him there...
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Reply By: Member - Roachie SA- Sunday, Jun 27, 2004 at 08:51

Sunday, Jun 27, 2004 at 08:51
G'day Laurie,
I fitted a "4-Ways" return-to-centre damper to my 2000 GU about 12 months ago and have had no worries with it. I also had one fitted to my previous truck (93 GQ). They do a bloody good job as far as I'm concerned.
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Follow Up By: Peter Sirellis - Sunday, Jun 27, 2004 at 15:30

Sunday, Jun 27, 2004 at 15:30
Hey mate i fitted a 4ways return to center dampner to my gu just last week it feels really good got rid of all the steering vibration, just remember to follow the instructo's carefully or it will pull to one side. Pete
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Follow Up By: Brian - Sunday, Jun 27, 2004 at 20:31

Sunday, Jun 27, 2004 at 20:31
Do you have a link to this "4-Ways" return-to-centre damper .
I to have the built in wheel vibration in my GU

Brian
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Follow Up By: Member - Roachie SA- Monday, Jun 28, 2004 at 10:42

Monday, Jun 28, 2004 at 10:42
Brian,
Try either of these:

"www.toughdog.com.au"

or

"www.autoalliance.com.au"

They both sell them.
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Follow Up By: Peter Sirellis - Monday, Jun 28, 2004 at 21:39

Monday, Jun 28, 2004 at 21:39
Hi Brian what type of tyres do you use i have BF Goodrich on mine and i found them to be out of round on the rim i had them reset and rotated which help stop the vibration alot but not all the dampner got rid of the rest the car now runs very smooth and is even more of pleasure to drive also try greasing your universal joints
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Follow Up By: Brian - Tuesday, Jun 29, 2004 at 15:55

Tuesday, Jun 29, 2004 at 15:55
Peter I am running 285/75-16 BFG At's Have had them balanced several times and still have a minor shimmy enough to be annoying!!

Rochie went to those sites Thanks! is there a particular model that you have ?

Brian
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Follow Up By: Member - Roachie SA- Tuesday, Jun 29, 2004 at 17:37

Tuesday, Jun 29, 2004 at 17:37
G'day Brian,

I just ordered the RTC damper (with the spring on the outside). It's a bit fiddly to fit. The hardest part was getting the old one off!!! You really need a ball joint splitter. If you search the archives for earlier this year, you should find where I was asking questions about this cos I was having trouble getting it off.
I just told them the model and build date. That's important cos I know Nissan has changed mounting proceedures on some models.

Cheers.
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Follow Up By: Peter Sirellis - Tuesday, Jun 29, 2004 at 17:57

Tuesday, Jun 29, 2004 at 17:57
Brian try rotating them
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Follow Up By: Member - Laurie - Tuesday, Jun 29, 2004 at 22:31

Tuesday, Jun 29, 2004 at 22:31
Thanks to all for your information on the 4way steering dampers,sound like a good thing.
Cheers Laurie.
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Follow Up By: Brian - Tuesday, Jun 29, 2004 at 22:36

Tuesday, Jun 29, 2004 at 22:36
Roachie where did you order it from autoalliance??? if so which one ???

Peter I will be rotating them shortly so will see if that helps!

Brian
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Reply By: Member - Rick (S.A.) - Sunday, Jun 27, 2004 at 15:45

Sunday, Jun 27, 2004 at 15:45
I have experienced the "in spec" wanders in my GU. It pulled to the left from new.

I soon had a three quarter degree adjustment/kit on the LHS, which helpd significantly.

The finishing touch was the 4-way return to centre damper, with the outside helper spring.

Only took about 20 mins to fit. Easy as........

Cheers
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