Mark Posted October 7, 2006 Share Posted October 7, 2006 I asked a question a while ago about relocating the steering damper on my Disco: Steering Damper relocation Thread I wanted to move it as I had managed to squash my existing damper coming down lane in wales. In the end this is how I did it: At Billing this year, I aquired a set of sumo bars from QT, which are an ecellent product. They also sold me thier relocation kit, which I have to admit I was a little less than impressed with. There are two parts to the kit, the end which clamps onto the drag link, and has a mounting for a defender style Damper. This is essentially a lump of steel with a hole drilled in it and a slot cut in with a grinder. IMHS less than elegant. The other item is a piece of box section cut at an angle, with a single hole in it - this is meant to be welded to the chassis. Again, not elegent, but certainly functional. Since I already had a procomp steering damper for a disco (ie pins on both ends, rather than an eye and a pin) so I didn't want to go down the defender damper route, so needed to modify the drag link bracket to take a pin rather than an eye: The top pices is the bit I added on and is angled in two planes such that when the vehicle is travelling straight and on level ground the face of the bracket is at right angles to the damper to reduce the waer on the rubbers. The Chassis end looks like this: Again, I modified the bracket to be angled similarly to the other end. Then it got welded to the chassis in a suitable position. From the fron it all looks like this: It seems to work well, and keeps the damper out of harms way. I was a little disappointed with the relocation kit, as I had to do pretty much as much fabrication as if I were to make my own. I ended up using the kit, as I had it. Overall though a good modification. I did this along with changing the steering bars for sumo bars, putting new TRE's in, and replacing the drop arm. Cheers Mark Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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