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Steering damper??

Discussion in 'Modified 1995-2001 Explorers' started by Scotts96sploder, May 22, 2019.

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  1. Scotts96sploder

    Scotts96sploder Active Member

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    i was just fooling around online and I found a steering damper that supposedly fits the front of my 2wd, or 4wd. I’m really confused because where would it go? Looks like a shock you would find on a straight axel, like a Jeep or 1st gen.
    I found them in several different places but I don’t see where that would fit in a rack and pinion system.
     
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    Those are for solid axle front suspension? I had one on my 1988 Dodge Ramcharger with front solid axle Dana. I'm not aware of one for IFS and r&p like the Explorer.
     
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    Yeah that’s why I’m confused. I’ll look it up again and post the link
     
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    masospaghetti Elite Explorer

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    Maybe they are mislabeling the axle damper or "5th shock"? Probably the same type of damper.
     
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    I have a steering damper on my 1st gen Expedition- which has IFS similar to a 2nd gen Explorer. The big difference is the Explorer has a rack an pinion steering and the Expedition has a steering box with a pitman arm- which looks like the steering you’d see with a solid axle.

    I don’t think you can do a steering damper on a 2nd gen. Sometimes companies don’t always know everything about the products they offer and which models they fit.
     

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