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2003-2012 Dodge Ram 3500 KING Steering Damper

SKU: TF573-09BK

Regular price $310.00
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THIS STEERING DAMPER IS ONLY COMPATIBLE ON 2003-2007 TRUCKS RUNNING THE 08.5+ T-STYLE STEERING SYSTEM. IT IS NOT COMPATIBLE WITH THE OEM Y-STYLE STEERING!

Please contact Thuren tech Support if you are unsure what steering system is on your truck. Thank You.

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Fitment:

  • 2008-2013 RAM 3500
  • 2008-2012 RAM 2500
  • 2008-2013 POWER WAGON
  • 2003-2007 RAM ONLY with the MOPAR OEM 2008+ Steering Upgrade.
Details:
  • Designed specifically for larger, wider, tires and wheels.
  • Small shaft high-pressure design.
  • Large COM10 5/8" bore teflon lined bearings.
  • Special loaded-valve piston design which controls even the smallest road imperfections.
  • Machined in house 17-4 stainless bearing misalignment hardware.
  • Easy 15min or less install using all OEM hardware.
  • Our optional clamp in more streamline for component clearance, and better looking, if desired.

Striving to produce the ultimate steering damper, working directly with KING Shocks for over a year, we came up with a great product for the Dodge Ram platform. Every brand steering damper we've ever tested, only started to function when you impact large hits, and did little to nothing to reduce small chatter and road imperfections felt through the steering wheel. This damper is internally tuned to control every aspect of the driving experience, including help erase small road chatter feel through the steering wheel. While steering dampers in the past have been seen as an un-needed component, when it comes to handling and driving safety on the Ram Trucks platform, this damper completely changes the game and does aid in keeping the truck safe regarding Death Wobble prevention.

 

Notes and info regarding the design: A high quality steering damper designed for large heavy vehicles, with large tires and wider wheels, is a finicky part to design. The main issue is being able to charge the damper with the required 100psi minimum pressure, without the damper inducing too much steering push to one side. If there is less than 100psi gas charge, the damper can internally cavitate causing it to momentarily loose function, just when you need it the most. Smaller lighter vehicles can use less gas pressure.

 

The damper main shaft diameter used, is directly related to the amount of extra "push" the damper will give. For example a 7/8" diameter shaft damper will give 60lbs force push at 100psi. This damper with the 1/2" shaft only pushes with 19lbs of force, and with the extra tight seal head the actual push at the steering linkage is reduced even more. Though note that even 19lbs of push can give a slight push to one side which would need to be tuned out with the alignment settings, but this is usually only a problem if using OEM offset wheels and stock more narrow tires. With less offset wheels and wider tread tires, this steering damper will normally drop right in and only a positive change will be noted.

 

If you have stock wheels and close to stock width tires, we suggest looking at our Fox TS/ATS steering dampers, as the have no push effect at all.

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