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Offline tjsmada

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WTB: C4 steering rack damper
« on: June 08, 2020, 04:14:59 pm »
P/n 4A0 425 021 for my S6. Thought I'd try here for a functioning second hand one before I get one out of the USA. Cheers.

Offline portmanteau

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Re: WTB: C4 steering rack damper
« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2020, 09:50:42 pm »
I have one here which as far as I recall felt pretty strong when I took it off a '95 S6 a couple of months ago. PM me if you like
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Offline user2154

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Re: WTB: C4 steering rack damper
« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2020, 10:01:18 pm »
https://www.ecstuning.com/b-febi-parts/steering-damper/4a0425021~feb/

IMO it doesn't do much, if you have an issue with tramlining either get a correct wheel alignment or look for other issues.

Offline tjsmada

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Re: WTB: C4 steering rack damper
« Reply #3 on: June 09, 2020, 10:49:58 am »
Yeah that's the one I am looking at getting in. I made a mistake when reinstalling my steering rack in that i forgot install the spacer on the body end of the damper. I didnt realise until I noticed oil under the damper, along with the spacer tucked away next to the wiring loom, and realised the stress of being out of alignment had cracked something in the end of the damper and dumped its oil.  I have noticed how at my local on ramp I can really notice the step in the road surface where it transitions into the left lane now, so I'm looking to put a functioning damper in there!
On the bright side, I havent noticed any damage to the bracket on the body

Offline user2154

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Re: WTB: C4 steering rack damper
« Reply #4 on: June 13, 2020, 06:09:40 pm »
Why did you reinstall the steering rack, did you do the rack boot?

I did my rack boot with the head off last year, still a c**t of a job even with the head off. Before that I had cut a rack boot the length down and secured it with cable ties... this actually works ok and gets you a WOF if they don't look to hard.

Offline tjsmada

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Re: WTB: C4 steering rack damper
« Reply #5 on: June 14, 2020, 09:19:45 pm »
That sounds rough ;D yeah, had to replace the rack boot. A bit of a pain, but nothing like as bad as a v8 quattro