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« on: March 19, 2022, 07:17:10 PM »

Good evening.
Following the advice of my colleagues in the forum, I solved the problem with the steering rack damper in this way.
Original Stabilus damper for Audi B series 80 with mechanical rack for 60 levs, which is about 25 pounds, 70 millimeters long and an ear on both sides. Laser cut plate of 6 millimeters of ordinary steel. Curved by hand;) with the required shape. The longer length of the new damper is not a problem, it is taken from our rails as seen in the photos, and the power of the new damper I think is close to the original 800 Nm.
Here is how it turned out:

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« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2022, 08:08:31 PM »

Hi

Good solution would you make the plate available to buy or the cutting details/drawing?

I think this would help some folk here

Also do you have a part nos for the damper?

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« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2022, 08:35:27 PM »

I will ask the company that cut the plate for the laser file and I will try to upload it. Tomorrow I will take a picture of the new damper and the picture with the manufacturer's number will be uploaded here.
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« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2022, 08:30:00 AM »

Hi

Thanks, that would be most useful.

I was lucky enough to buy two new old stock original dampers, but know they one of those parts which you cannot find and I remember Matt on here spending some time looking into replacements. This sounds like a good long term solution.

One issue I remember from Matt was the throw of the damper, how does the Audi one compare to the original one?

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« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2022, 01:40:45 PM »



This is the Stabilus damper number.
The drawing, which is designed on autocat, promised to send it to me by e-mail tomorrow and I will upload it here.
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« Reply #5 on: March 21, 2022, 08:46:22 AM »

https://dox.abv.bg/user/myfolders?t=1647848742666
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« Reply #6 on: March 21, 2022, 08:54:56 AM »

Good day.
In the above post I have given a link to my mail
in which I save the drawing file for the board
which I used to mount the longer damper.
I hope I have been helpful to someone.
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« Reply #7 on: March 21, 2022, 10:08:48 AM »

Great work!
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« Reply #8 on: March 21, 2022, 10:17:53 AM »

Hi Tenyo

Thanks for that, you mention that you bent the plate, I am curious was this due to clearance problems or would a spacer do the same job and avoid the bending?

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« Reply #9 on: March 21, 2022, 11:33:05 AM »

Hi Peter.
Bending of the plate can be avoided by placing a 10.00 mm bushing between the damper and the plate and a longer bolt. But in this case, I decided that I wanted to bend the plate and I think it worked out well. Bending is necessary because the damper tank rests on the plate when the rail is moving.
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