This steering damper has survived everything thrown at it over the past seven years and still works as it should - that's about the only test of a steering damper.

The only maintenance it has needed is to nip up the mounting nut to compress the bushes slightly - I'll probably have to replace them in due course, but they'll do for now.

The construction of this damper allows for more oil to be used and more oil means greater heat dissipation. Mind you, I've never heard of anyone complaining they've suffered from steering damper fade. I guess it may heat up if your swivels and other steering components are shot but, if it's in good condition, it shouldn't be worked hard.

Does it work better than a genuine damper? That's hard to say - but I have no complaints.

Verdict: It works - and has proved to last well.

From: Island 4x4