steering dampners

Submitted: Tuesday, Jul 26, 2005 at 13:32
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Hi all probably been asked before, have to replace the dampner on my 89 hilux d/cab solid front end have asked TJM they recomend the type with the spring on it (return to center) as the one to go for $170 ARB reckon there a waste of money as the dampner becomes smaller because it has to go inside of spring due to restricted room where it mounts there fore not as good where I could get one without the spring and have a bigger dampner, confused which way to go. See a lot of patrols etc with the spring seems very popular ???? Any help would be appreciated before I waste money on somthing I dont need. The one I have now is still the standard one from toyota but is stuffed (bent). Thankyou
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Tuesday, Jul 26, 2005 at 13:39

Tuesday, Jul 26, 2005 at 13:39
IMHO go with a normal one.
have seen many dead RTC ones - then I have seen many dead stock ones

RTC ones 'pull' a little back to center as thats their design.
I like to let go of the wheel when going slow sometimes to find what direction the wheels are heading, cant do that with RTC.
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Follow Up By: vitara - Tuesday, Jul 26, 2005 at 13:59

Tuesday, Jul 26, 2005 at 13:59
Do you think I should go for a genuine or go ome or what brand would you recomend ?
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Tuesday, Jul 26, 2005 at 14:01

Tuesday, Jul 26, 2005 at 14:01
Genuine would cost you 1 kidney, 23 ribs, and a leg.

I have a new OME one sitting on the floor of my car for fitting before this weekend..

They will all do the job for u..

You will also get many different stories on some of each lasting 5 different trucks and 1billion klms..sorta like Yota V nissan or tires.

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Follow Up By: vitara - Tuesday, Jul 26, 2005 at 14:18

Tuesday, Jul 26, 2005 at 14:18
Hi Truckster, just rang TJM they want $120 for their own brand ARB want $117 for ome I'l go the ome have there springs n shocks under neath had no probs been around for a while Thanks for your help. Take Care Vitara
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Reply By: mik_wright - Tuesday, Jul 26, 2005 at 16:54

Tuesday, Jul 26, 2005 at 16:54
Sorry if you have already made the plunge but I got a normal steering damper for hilux for about $40 from autobahn and they are usually pretty exxy. Does the job fine and I am quite capable of returning the wheel to centre myself
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Reply By: pathfinder - Wednesday, Jul 27, 2005 at 13:25

Wednesday, Jul 27, 2005 at 13:25
Based on experience , the best dampers (particularly if running larger rubber) are: Bilstein(best)>OME>RTC - all about $150... worth the extra $ for something that should easily last 100K k
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Reply By: vitara - Thursday, Jul 28, 2005 at 11:26

Thursday, Jul 28, 2005 at 11:26
Thanks guys for your imput, have ordered an ome one Thanks all Take Care Vitara
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