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Old 05-03-2011, 04:09 PM   #1
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Quadvan Steering Damper

Anyone running one on their SMB conversion?

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Old 05-03-2011, 04:16 PM   #2
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Re: Quadvan Steering Damper

This is what I am running on my SMB conversion. Third post down.

http://www.sportsmobileforum.com/vie...3583&start=630
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Re: Quadvan Steering Damper

The Skyjackers are sure less expensive then the Quadvan setup--they want $495 for theirs. Seems too high to me for what it is.

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Old 05-03-2011, 05:42 PM   #4
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Re: Quadvan Steering Damper

I had Quadvan install this when they did my conversion so I can't speak to what the difference running without the stabilizers might be. The Amazon.com link to the product that Roonie installed (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001QI4754) doesn't look like what I have or what is pictured in his photo, so maybe we are talking about something different.

If you compare the Quadvan kit to something like this (http://www.suspensionconnection.com/cgi ... 66250.html), the reason Quadvan's costs more is apparent. Quadvan's mount is powdercoated heavy-duty steel and the shocks are Bilstein. Hard to say if that justifies spending $495.

I am running with 275/70R18 Nitto Terra Grappler tires and my van tracks straight and handles beautifully. Unless I uninstall the stabilizers, I won't know if they have anything to do with that but I won't be doing that anytime soon.

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Re: Quadvan Steering Damper

The Amazon link doesn't show the steering dampers for some reason.

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Re: Quadvan Steering Damper

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The Amazon link doesn't show the steering dampers for some reason.

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The picture on Amazon is the skyjacker stock picture and it doesn't show the steering dampers. My picture of my van shows what you get when you order from the link provided. They are not Bilstein shocks and the brackets are similar to Steve's link. The brackets are not beefy powder coated steel but I have no reason to believe they will fail for any reason? Also I left the red boots off.

Another member here had some custom mounts made up with dual Fox shocks added and it was slick and seriously beefy

edit; it was Greggd look on page 25/26 of his gallery for custom fox steering dampers
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