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Has anyone installed a steering damper on their IFS Tacoma? I would like to install a pair to help my truck drive straighter on the highway. I figured they would help reduce steering play over potholes. I can fabricate everything I would need. Would it help with the rack and pinion setup?
 

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Has anyone installed a steering damper on their IFS Tacoma? I would like to install a pair to help my truck drive straighter on the highway. I figured they would help reduce steering play over potholes. I can fabricate everything I would need. Would it help with the rack and pinion setup?

I have been looklng to do the same thing. For it to be effective, you would need a double shock setup, one for each knuckle. I have been trying to figure out a way to make a central mount for each shock and then a way to connect them to either the knucke or outer tie rod. It ought to help when hitting potholes and stuff. The placement of the rack doesnt lend itself to doing this easily though.
 

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I saw a picture of an F-series Ford with rack and pinion that gave me the idea. I would mount the end as far down the Tie rod as possible using a common design mounting bracket. For the center I was thinking, fab up a drop bracket to sit even with the rack. It would need to be removeable. For arguement sake lets say the width of the frame, down 3", away from the rack 3". That should be close to allow for articulation, and steering without interferance.

Just saw you have the FT. I would tie it into the drop bracket as well as the frame. I don't know about those rear bars though. As long as it is about the same height as the Rack it should work regardless of the lift.
 
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