Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Martinsville, VA
You want to make sure to use a damper(shock) intended for a steering stabilizer. It has no tendency to push or pull in either direction. A shock absorber is usually charged with some sort of gas, usually nitrogen, and will push to full extension. A steering stabilizer will be neutral at any given position within the stroke. So, as mentioned by jeepskate, mount it half way in it's travel, half compressed.
A closed mouth gains no foot.
1977 CJ5, '75 258, Motorcraft 2150 carb, HEI dizzy, BDS 2.5" suspension, 3/4" Daystar Rock Krusher Greasable shackles, M.O.R.E. steering brace, Flaming River steering shaft, Tie rod flip, Yukon AMC20 axle kit, 1.5" Trail Sport wheel spacers, 15x10" Black Cragar soft 8s w/ 33" Yokohama Geolander MTs, Goodridge SS brake lines, Classic Tube stainless hard lines, YJ power brake with front disc upgrade (had 4 wheel drums)