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Steering Damper Help

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17 Apr 2018 13:18 #191809 by mdog18
Steering Damper Help was created by mdog18
Hi Guys,

My new Black Raptor BRS-16 steering damper arrived today from JimnyBits and the instructions were super basic. I know there are multiple posts on this already but none really helped so I was hoping someone here would be able to give me exact instructions on how to fit - bear in mind I am not mechanically inclined!

Thank you,
Matt

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17 Apr 2018 13:41 - 17 Apr 2018 13:43 #191812 by S200KYS
Replied by S200KYS on topic Steering Damper Help
Ha Ha :lol: - you should get onto them really ;)

Easiest way... bolt the fat end of the steering damper to the longer of the two chassis brackets, i.e. so that the chrome piston rod end will be facing into the middle of the Jimny, with the recessed bit that fits around the chassis' protruding tubular crossmember, then offer it up to the outside of the chassis rail with that recessed bit roughly around the crossmember tube. Then pop the bolts (with a washer on each) through the two holes so that one is above the chassis and the other below. Then slip the other bracket over the bolts' ends on the inside of the chassis rail and then slip a washer over each and then thread a nut on each... Then tighten the nuts up and position the brackets as they get tighter so that the recess is around the end of the crossmember tube, making sure the damper doesn't foul on anything...

Now, pull the dampers piston out and measure the length of it (just the chrome piston rod will do) and then halve that measurement and slide the piston in to that position, so that it is half in / half out, that's where it needs to mount to the front steering bar just before the track rod end. Bolt the L shaped bracket to the other end of the piston so that the longer bit of the "L" is pointing away from the damper, then use the 2 U-bolts to bolt the L shaped bracket to the front of the steering bar.



That's a left-hand-drive, but it gives you an idea of how the brackets fit around the chassis crossmember tube



That's a similar one fitted to one of my Jimnys

Then, with the Jimny in neutal, start the engine and with the power steering then active, make sure (with the help of someone steering back and forth for you?) that you can steer from lock to lock properly and nothing fouls as it moves...

Hope that helps ;)

Dave

  • S200KYS Jimny - 5" lift, 31"s, 4.87:1 Rockwatt Crawler , Rear ARB, twin winches, etc... and BT54VTS 'daily driver' ;)

    Trade as Bits4Vits and ZookBOB on eBay ;)
    Last edit: 17 Apr 2018 13:43 by S200KYS.
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    17 Apr 2018 15:29 #191816 by mdog18
    Replied by mdog18 on topic Steering Damper Help
    Thank you so much! I managed to fit it no problems but I did it before i saw this post and as a result i didnt measure halfway before fitting the damper - is this necessary? I took the zuke for a test spin and it felt much better!

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    17 Apr 2018 15:45 #191818 by Daniel30
    Replied by Daniel30 on topic Steering Damper Help
    It might compromise the steering on full left or right lock that's why you measure the halfway point :)

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    17 Apr 2018 15:52 #191819 by mdog18
    Replied by mdog18 on topic Steering Damper Help
    Ok I will readjust accordingly - thanks :)

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    17 Apr 2018 17:47 #191829 by Riccy
    Replied by Riccy on topic Steering Damper Help
    Very generous of you to help S200KYS/Dave (aka ZookBob/Bits4vits - the competition!)

    J999 MNY, M16 VVT, R7me gbox & Rocklobster,
    31x10.5r15 Cooper STT, 2x ARB Lockd' 3.9 diffs & twin compressor,
    6.5" total lift, Zookbob HD steering shock, Ignis recaro's
    Custom bar & arches, rocksliders & guards,
    Snorkel, K&N, 13500lb Winchmax, Buzzweld, etc, etc

    Plus ULYSSES (06' trayback project)

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    17 Apr 2018 19:54 #191840 by S200KYS
    Replied by S200KYS on topic Steering Damper Help
    Thanks Riccy ;)

    Yes, that is me, but on here I’d rather be thought of as an enthusiast / member of the Jimny community than for my busines(ses)

    Dave

  • S200KYS Jimny - 5" lift, 31"s, 4.87:1 Rockwatt Crawler , Rear ARB, twin winches, etc... and BT54VTS 'daily driver' ;)

    Trade as Bits4Vits and ZookBOB on eBay ;)
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    12 May 2018 14:55 #192622 by macclad
    Replied by macclad on topic Steering Damper Help
    Thanks for that post, i'm having similar problems, not sure which washers and rubber or alloy shims go where, instuctions are useless.

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