FOX Racing Steering Dampener

FOX Racing Steering Dampener

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2.0 Performance series FOX Racing Racing Steering Dampener

  • Valving to suit offroad applications
  • IFP construction (Internal floating piston to separate the oil and nitrogen (this is a BIG advantage over a regular emulsion shock!)
  • Eye to Eye (eye width is different to factory Land Rover however)
  • 1/2" bolt holes
  • We also sell 1/2" bolt shock tabs for mounting to the chassis
  • We also sell the Fox Drag Link Steering Dampener bracket for attachment on up to a 33mm HD Drag link

A steering dampener is simply a damper designed for your steering, It is important however to realize that a steering dampener does NOT and WILL NOT FIX any steering problem. It will only dampen the symptoms.

Stock steering dampeners are designed for stock steering and stock tires. They work well in this application (until around the 100000km mark) and ONLY this application. Throw on some 33” or 35” tires and you’ll be left with a dampener that is not up to the task. When the tire size increases, the steering dampener should be upgraded as well. Larger, aftermarket tires are significantly heavier and harder to control than factory tires, even in on-road applications.

In short the dampeners job is to reduce bump steer feed back into the steering wheel

There are two MAIN types of aftermarket steering dampeners, Emulsion and IFP (Internal Floating Piston). Both are “gas” charged and contain oil. Emulsion shocks are significantly cheaper than their IFP counterpart. These dampers mix the oil with the gas charge. Although the oil is pressurized by the gas, emulsion shocks do not function well in horizontally mounted applications; i.e. steering dampeners. When mounted on its side, the oil rests on the bottom as it’s heavier than the gas which rises to the top. The result, a piston that’s only half-submerged in oil. When the piston starts working back and forth, it’s sloshing and foaming the oil offering almost no damping. For this reason we ALWAYS try to steer people away from emulsion style dampeners. There is another kind…which is foam cell (instead of the nitrogen gas in with the oil sloshing around, its impregnated into foam…and resides in the shock which has no ‘air’ cavity in it…thus the piston is ALWAYS moving though 100% oil. For this reason it will far out preform ANY emulsion style dampener. We sell A LOT of HD 9ways Adjustable Tough Dog steering dampeners for this reason. The Fox you see is an IFP style…and only really suited to offroad focused builds do to its extra firm dampening.

Sorry – that turned into an essay quickly!