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Old 05-05-2011, 06:31 PM   #1
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Default slamwerks narrowed beam issue!

just fitted my new slamwerks narrow beam,steering box on,track rods on,but no where to mount the other side of steering damper!!!!

Any ideas? or have i got weld a bracket on??
The car in question is a 1963 bug!
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Sounds about right for slamjerks, you'll have to weld your own on...
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Payed 300 buff and still got to weld!
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You can get some nice polished billet steering damper mounts from SSP for about 20 and welding involved.
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cheers, just shocked that you have to either make your own or buy a mount then weld it to a 300 beam,which i could of had powered coated for a extra 20 sheets!!!!
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Hi mate I went to slamwerks and picked mine up and asked the same question u only get a bracket if u ask for one prior to ordering it. But surly cus its a narrowed one u will beed a narrowed dampener or am i being stupid lol
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If you get the billet one you can slide it up and down the top bar of the beam, in effect being adjustable, no need for a narrowed damper...if they exist?
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ok, ive just seen the billet one you described from ssp,it looks like it clamps on to the beam, but my only issues is how to stop it sliding when clamped??i can make one at work instead of buying a bracket. its just the point that a company is selling a piece of kit that is incomplete!!!!!
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To be honest mate I'm not sure how they work but I'm getting one soon for my 8" narrowed beam because I'm having the bracket removed, beams too narrow for the damper where the bracket is currently so I need an adjustable bracket and thought this would be perfect.

I am only guessing but I figure that after they clamp on the beam there must be some sort of tightening device, maybe an allun nut, that is used to secure it in place. I've seen them used a lot in the States on shockless narrowed beams and they seemed to act as good substitute for the welded bracket.
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the tubes on a std vw are 52mm, the only cds tube you can get is 50.8mm so not sure if the clamp is going to hold firm.

but 300 and no bracket or powdercoating.....
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