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Fitting a Steering damper kit

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10 May 2012 18:39 #39872

Hi,
I recently fitted AT tyres and Grayston 32mm wheel spacers, as a result I now have a little steering wobble, Kingpins ok, wheels balanced, wheel bearings ok, so I have ordered the steering damper from Jimny bits.

This one: http://www.jimnybits.co.uk/shop/jimny/jimny-steering-damper-kit/prod_8.html

Pro Comp option.

unfortunatly as I am a Jimny NEWBIE! :S not 100% sure how to fit, can anyone help with a piccy or instructions. cheers.

Last Edit: 10 May 2012 19:19 by Carrow. Reason: Link error

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10 May 2012 20:11 #39892

i shall take a pic of mine tomorrow and post it up for you its very easy really..

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10 May 2012 20:28 #39899

You should all so check you tie rod end, you have four on the jimny one may have so play in it this will also give you steering wobble.
l replaced one of the tie-rod ends after getting some death wobble at 45 mph' so it's not always the king pins.
On my jimny it's been the wheels balancing and two tie-rod ends, 40,000 miles on the same king pins not to bad.




As you can see from the photo of the tie-rod ends, they have two different length threads so you will need to measure as in the photo, from the outside of the tie-rod end to the locking nut, so it fit in the same place as the old one on the steering bar.
Hope this helps.
Dirtydogz


2002 JLX Soft Top B)
Jimnybits 2" lift +Pro Comp ES1000 shocks.:) Big Jimny rear shock mounts. Big Jimny adjustable panhard rods.
Big Jimny steering damper bracket. Disco Armstrong steering damper. 7X15 black modulars. 205/75/15 Maxxis 743 bravo m/t.Superpro camber correction bushes.Black A bar....
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11 May 2012 06:22 #39925

recently fitted AT tyres and Grayston 32mm wheel spacers, as a result I now have a little steering wobble

:woohoo: same problem that happened to me
:blush: mine still wobbles
:) looking forward to watching how you sort this

Might follow dirtydogz's thinking and try sticking on some new tie rod ends
what do you do to check if they're dodgy :unsure:

some pics that might help





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11 May 2012 07:17 #39931

This damper kit is different from all of the above. I'm sure Bluejimny will be along soon.
It clamps to the o/s chassis rail across to the rear steering bar.
The top picture looks incorrect, it does clamp to the axle, but then to the rear steering bar up and out of harms way.

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11 May 2012 08:18 #39935



I will soon get round to writing a blog on my site "how too" when i get abit of free time :unsure:

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11 May 2012 12:10 #39959

Halford wrote:


Might follow dirtydogz's thinking and try sticking on some new tie rod ends
what do you do to check if they're dodgy :unsure:

grab a hold of the sterring arms and give them a shake - ours rattled :whistle: replaced all four

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11 May 2012 19:47 #40000

Cheers Bluejimny, piccy helps a lot. I will get on and fit it, I have checked the tie rod ends, dirtydogz, all seem ok, but they were my thinking also, especially that I have done 54,600 miles, but my zooki has just past its MOT with flying colours.

I will fit the damper kit and report back. Thanks

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11 May 2012 21:07 #40010

whats the yellow one


03 plate, + 2 inch kap springs, es3000 shocks, offset wheels, Malatesta Kaiman 215 80 15s, rear shock relocators. k&n pannel filter.trimmed arches and bumpers.big jimny shock nuts bolts.disco steering damper.

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13 May 2012 11:28 #40118

Hi,

Quick report back, I have fitted the jimny bits steering damper kit, and I have to say, why don't jimny's come with these things as standard, WOW!! :woohoo: steering in really smooth, no more wobbles. On ther motorway at 65 MPH, yes not a typo, 65MPH, the drive was smooth.

Well worth the investment.

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