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Old May 6th, 2015, 10:18 PM
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Identify this part?

Got this steering setup many years ago from a buddy. Everything fits perfect less the steering damper. The damper is either too long or the mount won't fit on the rod.
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Old May 6th, 2015, 10:20 PM
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Heavy duty steering components are usually a larger diameter... You need another damper mount to fit the larger diameter rod..

Was the damper part of the "kit"?

Was it originally off a disco?
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Old May 6th, 2015, 10:33 PM
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I don't see a photo of the other side of the dampener, but d1 dampers are stud-stud, so it's not a d1 dampener.

Can you you get the part number off the dampener or shoot a photo of the other side/mount?
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Old May 6th, 2015, 10:38 PM
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I don't see a photo of the other side of the dampener, but d1 dampers are stud-stud, so it's not a d1 dampener. Can you you get the part number off the dampener or shoot a photo of the other side/mount?
Correct. But they often move their steering dampeners and use a kit to do so... Thought it might be part of that kit (some kits switch to loop style)
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Old May 6th, 2015, 10:47 PM
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That's an RTE setup, but I can't really understand what your issue is. What am I missing here?

It looks like you need to flip the bracket around to offset the clamp inward slightly, then compress the dampener a hair to get the clamp lined up and pinched down.

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Old May 6th, 2015, 10:57 PM
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Ash from the pic it looks like the damper mount won't fit on the larger steering rod. I have the same setup and switched to a larger mount. Also switched to disco style steering but that's another story.
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Old May 6th, 2015, 11:10 PM
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Is that what's going on? My eyes aren't working.

Yeah, if that's the case just give Bill at RTE a call and have him send you a new clamp. He makes one for the stock 0.875" drag link, which is likely what you have there, and one for the 1.25" link that's on your truck.

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Old May 7th, 2015, 08:21 AM
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Sorry guys for making a vague post. The mount itself fits perfectly. The problem I am having is that when I mount it and try to turn the wheel right, it binds and will only let the tire turn a small amount. It doesn't appear to be the issue when turning left. I am going to see if Bill's webpage has any pictures of it mounted to help me out.
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Old May 7th, 2015, 09:11 AM
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Can you post a photo of where the stabilizer is mounted on the chassis side? I think that may answer your question
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Have centered the damper with the wheels straight ahead? Your picture shows the wheel cranked to the right?
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Old May 7th, 2015, 10:05 AM
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Can you post a photo of where the stabilizer is mounted on the chassis side? I think that may answer your question
I sure can when I get home tonight. Based on the responses, I went to RTE's webpage. I have the steering stabilizer mounted to the original hole but there kit has it relocated down.

http://www.rte-fab.com/products?page...category_id=16

The only thing that I am missing is the bar to lower the frame mounted side (which is now starting to make a ton of sense).
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Old May 7th, 2015, 11:43 AM
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Check this out--I just put my old RoverTym damper back on this truck.
Bought from Steve in 2003 when it was still RoverTym.
You can see the frame end bracket position...
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Old May 7th, 2015, 12:15 PM
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I wonder if OP is trying to mount the bracket on the inside of the frame, that'd be my guess.
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Old May 8th, 2015, 09:58 AM
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Thanks for the help guys. I talked with Bill at RTE and confirmed that without the frame extension, it would bind up. He is making one up for me. Considering I got 95% of the kit for free, I am willing to spring the couple of bucks for the arm.
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Better pic- I meant to post this one of the bracket the other day...
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The other option is to get the factory steering drop arm side end with the bracket cast into it and then it would all be fine.
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