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01 Nov 2012 06:03 - 01 Nov 2012 06:04 #1 by dandjcr
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Outback Jack
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Hi All,
Monroe dont have stock of the standard OKA steering damper.
Is anyone using a powerdown steering damper? or any other types? If so does anyone have part numbers.
Cheers

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February 28, 2011 at 2:27 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Paul Scherek
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Tough Dog steering dampers have been available on ebay for a while - I don't know how good or bad they are, but at least they seem easy to get.

cgi.ebay.com.au/OKA-TOUGH-DOG-STEERING-D...&hash=item483f019c9f

Cheers,

Paul
February 28, 2011 at 2:52 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Dave and Pauline Gray
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Powerdown part no SS2716 on the shelf from Truckline
cheers Dave
February 28, 2011 at 3:12 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Hal Harvey
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Should you fancy bling, you can get Skyjacker part number 7220 given a bit of time; about $200 by the time it's in your hands. It does work just fine too.

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February 28, 2011 at 3:24 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Garry & Chris
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Are you scared of the dark Hal?
February 28, 2011 at 3:45 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Outback Jack
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Bling is nice, but I need to save as much coin as possible and also need one ASAP. Looks like the powerdown with the fit kit is going to cost the same if not more.
The shock is worth around 80 dollars then the fit kit is around 140.
Only thing I dont like about the powerdown is the shaft is exposed.
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February 28, 2011 at 3:59 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Tony Lee
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Garry & Chris at February 28, 2011 at 3:45 PM
Are you scared of the dark Hal?
No, just saves using the winch. Turn on the lights and the bogs dry up instantly.

I'm the other way inclined. Standard lights that never get used because the last thing I want to do is drive around in the dark looking for a good camping spot.
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February 28, 2011 at 4:17 PM Flag Quote & Reply

joseph baz
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Outback Jack at February 28, 2011 at 3:59 PM
Bling is nice, but I need to save as much coin as possible and also need one ASAP. Looks like the powerdown with the fit kit is going to cost the same if not more.
The shock is worth around 80 dollars then the fit kit is around 140.
Only thing I dont like about the powerdown is the shaft is exposed.
One have to be very carefull if the shaft is exposed.............all care should be taken
Cheers,Joe
February 28, 2011 at 9:56 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Hal Harvey
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What are you talking about Joe??!
>> the last thing I want to do is drive around in the dark <<
Me too, but I have a bad habit of leaving later than planned...

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February 28, 2011 at 10:06 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Tony Lee
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Leaving late IS part of the plan Hal - and stopping early?? Just one of the perks of retirement .
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February 28, 2011 at 10:16 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Hal Harvey
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I'm already feeling the pain of that envy Tony.
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February 28, 2011 at 10:24 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Outback Jack
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Joe was talking about the steering damper,
The powerdown steering damper shaft is exposed, It doesnt have a cover at all.
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February 28, 2011 at 11:30 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Hal Harvey
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Oh... (goes and washes mind )
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March 1, 2011 at 1:20 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Aussie Bight Expeditions
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The ones I buy have the shaft cover and I remove them as I have found that they fill up with rubbish, meaning beach sand and also fine red dust that packs inside and destroys the seal and I have them fill up that badly that they did not even work, so I had a hack saw with me and removed the cover in the bush and have never replaced another one.
Can get a price and type for you tonight when I get back to the office. I think Coventries in WA actually have a part number for them and they are only $80.00 or so and no fitting kit as they are a direct replacement.
ABE TONY
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March 1, 2011 at 10:15 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Outback Jack
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ABE .. That would be good
With the shaft exposed, have you suffered any damage? How often have you had to replace them?
Not sure if mine is orginal, It is white in colour and has made in the USA on it. The orginals were monroes and not sure of colour, but wouldve thought they where yellow.
In any case I need something on there.

Cheers

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March 1, 2011 at 11:29 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Peter & Sandra James Oka 374
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With the exposed shafts you can go to a motorbike place and buy a concerina rubber/plastic piece which can be cable tied/clamped at each end stopping anything getting onto the shaft. I've fitted them either over the body and shield or just over the shaft section when the shield is removed.
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March 1, 2011 at 11:37 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Outback Jack
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Cheers for that Peter, great idea

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March 1, 2011 at 12:02 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Cando
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Lobo,
Im getting costs tomorrow on the set of Powerdowns including dampner. will let you know costs and availability.
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March 1, 2011 at 5:39 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Outback Jack
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Cheers Cando,
There was no Powerdown Steering damper available in Kalgoorlie,

Cost was around 240 odd with the bolt kit. I wasnt sure if I needed the bolt kit.
ABE is also going to give a conventry part number, which might help. It may be the same as I have already. It is silver/white in colour and has a cover over the hydraulic ram, which I have been told is not a good thing to have on,

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March 1, 2011 at 7:53 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Outback Jack
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ABE did you manage to get part number?


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March 2, 2011 at 1:37 PM

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Hal Harvey
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I just plucked this out of the Mods & Repairs section:

Steering Damper
Powerdown Steering Dampener, part no: SS-2716.
www.powerdown.com.au/
Contact: Gus Dalfarra, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for your nearest outlet, let him know you are from the OKA Owners Group for a good price.
In Sydney: Wholesale Suspension, 129 Coreen Ave, Penrith NSW 2750 phone 02 4721 2112
In South Australia: Safety Steer, 22 White Road, Gepps Cross, South Australia, phone 08 8349 6364,
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March 2, 2011 at 11:24 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Aussie Bight Expeditions
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Hi Soon To Be
I have had a look through my paper work that I can find at the moment, can not find the coventry paper work that I am looking for. However I did manage to find the price which was $115.15 + GST, but that was 4 years ago. I have just finished shifting to Melbourne and can not locate all my paper work listings that I keep for parts and costings. Just ring them as They have the listing for the Steering Damper, and they will give the number and a price. I think it was a monroe and it comes shielded. I have done 125,000 on the last one so far and have been on allot of back tracks doing crew picks on fire trails etc plus untold beach work, they are not made tracks either really just a bull dozer and grader if lucky, with no adverse problems. I also do not run the bash plates on the front either as they restrict the sand work I had to do. Just have to be careful not to hit too many roo's.
Sorry I can not help you more at this stage.
ABE TONY
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March 4, 2011 at 6:46 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Dandj
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I fitted a Tough Dog steering damper a year ago from 4WD1 at $120 including freight, It worked fine on our 14,000 km Cape York/WA trip.
I had to reuse the steering rod clamp components from the previous damper, not those supplied, but I did replaced the U-bolts since you don't want the clamps sliding along the shaft and jamming the steering.
The shaft is shielded and it was slightly longer the the one I replaced so I had to reconfirm the clamping point on the steering rod. I measured its length fully extended and fully compressed, extended it exactly half way and clamped it on the steering rod with the wheels straight ahead. Might sound obvious but I hadn't changed one before.



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March 4, 2011 at 8:26 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Peter & Sandra James Oka 374
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They are back on ebay here is the auction number.
370491911601
The seller has an online store and will sell direct as well
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March 12, 2011 at 6:38 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Outback Jack
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Cheers.
I ended up using a Nissan Patrol one, there was only about 5mm difference in measurements. Fitting is the same.

Cost me 75 dollars.


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March 12, 2011 at 9:05 AM

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31 Oct 2016 19:38 #2 by Ewart and Vivian Halford
Ewart and Vivian Halford replied the topic: Steering Dampers
Hi, any updated information on this subject such as brands and part numbers.
Any body know the Monro part number.

Cheers
Ewart

Ewart oka 365
0428911147

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01 Nov 2016 08:19 #3 by Peter_n_Margaret
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Last one I bought was a Powerdown, but it was a long time ago and I don't recall any details.

Cheers,
Peter

Cheers, Peter.
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01 Nov 2016 09:18 #4 by Dave and Pauline Gray
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Powerdown part number SS2716

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