80 series steering damper

Submitted: Sunday, Jul 04, 2010 at 07:54
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The steering damper on the old girl, 80 series poverty pack, started leaking last week. Brand didn't particularly worry me. ARB, TJM and Repco were all within $1 of each other. Grab the Monroe one from Repco as RACQ were giving 20% for members until end of June.

Pulled the old one (original) off and noticed it has ball joints at either end, where as the replacement has eyes with rubbers. Queried this with Repco and they confirmed I got the correct one.

Are all brands the same with their connections? Just not 100% sure that movement of the pin in the rubber will give the same movement as the ball joints of the original.

Thanks
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Reply By: Wayne's 60 - Sunday, Jul 04, 2010 at 11:39

Sunday, Jul 04, 2010 at 11:39
Sonny,

Just had a look at mine, standard shock absorber type mounting with rubber in loops.

Cheers,
Wayne & Sally.
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Follow Up By: sonny - Sunday, Jul 04, 2010 at 17:41

Sunday, Jul 04, 2010 at 17:41
Thanks Wayne & Sally.

Looks like how they make the a/market ones.

Cheers
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Reply By: Cruiser 2091 - Sunday, Jul 04, 2010 at 13:15

Sunday, Jul 04, 2010 at 13:15
Hi Sonny.
My Steering Dampner is the same as yours, has ball joints on both ends.
Mine is also the original.
Looks like some cost cutting by the aftermarket mob.
If the original lasted for this long, proving to give good service why don't you replace it with a genuine Toyota part????
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Follow Up By: sonny - Sunday, Jul 04, 2010 at 17:43

Sunday, Jul 04, 2010 at 17:43
I thought the same about replacing with genuine. Aftermarket was round $140, and with discount @ Repco it came to a little over $100. Local toyota place quoted $376 for genuine. I politely said I'd get back to them if I needed a genuine one.
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Follow Up By: Cruiser 2091 - Sunday, Jul 04, 2010 at 18:06

Sunday, Jul 04, 2010 at 18:06
I'm amazed at that price. I recently brought a set of 4 shocks from Toyota and the total price for the 4 of them was only $250.

I had another experience recently when I phoned for price and availability of brushes for my alternator. I was quoted about $300. I questioned the validity of the price claiming it must be a mistake only to be told thats whats on the computer. I rang another dealer and they were about $28.

Best regards
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