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Old 10-14-2020, 08:16 PM
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Adjusted the steering gear box a 1/4ish turn and that made a huge difference. Now holding course (including straight) and correcting very quickly and firmly.

Have to drill into the frame to mount the dampner on the passenger side frame, so it's taking a bit of finaggling. Think I have to put the left front on a jack and remove the wheel to really get adequate drilling clearance without it being wobbly, but once those holes are drilled it looks like it should be a solid add-on to stabilize the front a little more.

Will see if Firestone is willing to adjust my camber/caster adjustables since they probably didn't know I had those installed. Not sure if keeping that as part of the alignment is worth it or if I should just have a local shop like Watertown Precision Spring & Alignment do the adjustments on the camber/caster.
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Old 10-16-2020, 09:09 PM
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Thumbs up Steering Damper Installed (did not come with boot)

Monroe SA1930 Magnum Steering Damper Installed. Did not come with boot, would be good to find one (blue?) if possible.

Appreciate input, will keep you all posted as I keep knocking through this and the F-700. Waiting on funds to knock out the broke leaf springs (new leaf springs, shackles, rear shocks, rust inhibitor primer and rubberized undercoat).

Going back to electronics for a bit, gonna dismount the 750W amp and install the 1000W that didn't get shorted on install in 2015. Have to pull bench seat out, just too darn difficult without it removed and can clean the floor out.

Also will be trying to figure out how to add a 1000ma capacitor to the amp-side to help clean the electrical signal that might still be fed through the new amp. Any links or idea on that appreciated.

Final product, still need to get caster/camber adjusted to finish the front, but probably should have new leaf springs installed too before I take it in for another alignment.

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