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Old May 26th, 2011, 01:32 PM
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Return to center steering damper

Anyone ever use one of these? I figure my PS pump could use all the help it can get.

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I'm no expert, but this looks like it will make the pump fight the damper.
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Old May 26th, 2011, 01:46 PM
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return to center is driven by caster angle. Are you lifted? (or on HD springs?) I found my caster action very weak on HD springs in my 110 (that combined with a sloppy steering box was down right scary), so am going to correct my caster angle when I'm done with all my work - either by modifying my swivels or getting caster correcting arms.
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Old May 26th, 2011, 01:47 PM
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nope im in 285s but i will be going up very soon.

My pump is weak to return and the wheels are weak to return
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Why not just fix the problem rather than throwing a band aid on it?
Steering dampers are for absorbing shock to the steering, that's all.
Installing that would be like installing new shocks because your springs are worn out.
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Old May 26th, 2011, 04:43 PM
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nope im in 285s but i will be going up very soon.

My pump is weak to return and the wheels are weak to return
As stated before -- the pump doesn't cause return. The return to center is caused by the steering geometry (caster and toe) and the force of the moving vehicle. If you turn the wheels when stationary, they stay turned.
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If you turn the wheels when stationary, they stay turned.
Not if you have a magic steering damper.
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I installed an Old Man Emu steering stabilizer a couple weeks ago. Replaced the original one. Like Antichrist said, it's not going to fix other steering problems you may be having, but it made a tremendous, noticeable improvement in the steering and overall ride of the truck.

Be careful, for some reason the Old Man Emu stabilizer works great, but people around here have had inconsistent results with the Bilstein version.
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Not if you have a magic steering damper.




Arthur C. Clarke's third law -- "Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic."
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