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STEERING DAMPER

Stabilizes handling when large diameter tires are installed.

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Pre-adjusted to ideal damping force for driving.

STEERING DAMPER

This is a standard part to reduce steering wobble and stabilize handling due to installation of large diameter tires. Specially designed for lateral push to achieve ideal damping force of 50:50.
The joint with the frame uses the same ball joint as the stock one to reduce rattling and deformation.

What is a steering damper?

When driving off-road, the undulations of the road surface inevitably cause kickback to the steering wheel. For this reason, even automobile manufacturers install steering bumpers as genuine parts.
The primary role of a steering damper is to physically suppress vibrations and irregular movements to the steering wheel.

Steering Damper

Effectiveness of The BIG COUNTRY Steering Damper

1. Reduced kickback when driving off-road

If your vehicle has been customized with lift-up or large diameter tires, the stock dampers may not be able to absorb the damage and kick back vigorously when the tires are caught by rocks during off-road driving.
The Big Country Steering Damper increases the damping force of the damper compared to stock, which can reduce the kickback momentum more than stock.
Also, if you carelessly grip the steering wheel with your fingers inside, there is a risk of breaking your fingers due to sudden kickback. The Big Country Steering Damper can help prevent such injuries.


2. Improved straight-line stability

The steering is less likely to be caught in gaps and ruts in the road surface, and it is easier to drive on straight roads because you don't have to make detailed steering corrections.
Although the steering damper itself does not directly affect straight-line stability, it does make it easier to maintain the steering center and reduce shake, which makes it feel like straight-line stability has been improved.

In order to solve the fundamental problem of straight-line stability, it is recommended to adjust the alignment and improve the deterioration and rattling of bushings and other components.


Steering Damper

3. Suppresses steering judder and shimmy phenomena

The steering damper is effective in reducing the occurrence of judder and shimmy phenomena, which are said to occur relatively frequently in Jimny.
The ideal solution to these problems is to adjust the alignment and improve the deterioration and rattling of bushings, etc., as well as to improve straight-line stability, but for custom cars with lift-up and large diameter tires, this may not be enough, and there may be issues such as not being able to maintain the ideal alignment.
By replacing the stock steering damper with the Big Country steering damper, judder and shimmy phenomena can be better controlled.

The judder or shimmy phenomenon is a phenomenon in which the front tires and the vehicle body vibrate for some reason while driving, resulting in a small vibration of the steering wheel.
In addition to being uncomfortable, steering vibration while driving may interfere with safe driving. If the vehicle continues to be driven, the vibration will gradually increase, making it difficult to maneuver and posing the risk of a serious accident.


4. Steering becomes moderately heavy.

Some people say that they are afraid of steering with a light feeling of operation, like the electric power steering of Jimny.
Therefore, a steering damper with high damping force will physically restrain the movement of the steering wheel, resulting in a moderately heavy steering.
This is an area where the advantages and disadvantages are divided by preference.

Steering damper is just a damper. It absorbs impact, but does not rebound. It physically restrains the movement of the steering wheel, so it also restrains the force of the steering wheel trying to return.
Therefore, the stronger the damping force of the steering damper, the slightly heavier the steering return will be. Until you get used to it, consciously operate the steering wheel to return it to its original position after turning it.


Features of The BIG COUNTRY Steering Damper

Steering Damper 1. Damping force

By increasing the damping force more than the stock damper, the steering damper will be more effective.
Therefore, the damping force is suitable for custom-made vehicles with lift-up or large-diameter tires installed.


Steering Damper 2. Stability

By increasing the oil capacity compared to the genuine product, the temperature rise of the oil is suppressed and the performance is stabilized.
If you touch the steering damper after dirt driving, you will be surprised to find that the temperature is much higher than expected. During off-road driving, the steering wheel becomes busier to respond to the ever-changing road conditions, and as a result, the steering damper strokes more frequently, causing the oil temperature to rise quickly. And if the oil temperature rises too high, the performance of the damper will deteriorate.
The Big Country steering damper has increased oil capacity to suppress temperature rise. Stable performance is ensured.


Steering Damper 3. Functionality

The Big Country Steering Damper achieves an ideal damping force of 50:50 by adopting a special structure for lateral pushing.
Since the damping force is the same for both the rebound and compression sides, the weight of steering is equal when turning the steering wheel and when turning it back, so there is no difference in steering operation between the left and right sides.
This means that the steering information is constant.


Steering Damper 4. Reliability

As with the genuine product, the ball joint mounting method is used to ensure reliability and reduce rattling and deformation.
Also, since the mounting position is not changed, there is no possibility of the mounting position shifting or the stroke center shifting due to an unexpected shock.


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