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Any one have pics of hi-steer with hydro assist, behind axle setups too!

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 81jimmyslt, Nov 15, 2005.

  1. 81jimmyslt

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    I pretty much want to see how you guys/gals mounted your rams on your highsteer tierod. What style arms are you running too?

    I want to move my tie rod up for when I mount my ram, need to keep it out of those rocks.

    Right now I have the passenger side highsteer arm from ORD. I'm debating whether or not to finish the ORD setup with the driver side arm, make my own tie rod. But on I believe it's Greg72 setup he has contact on the steering arm and tie rod with the setup so close. (picture attached)

    I think I'm going with WFO double arms, any one have hydro assist with this setup?

    One last thing how are those shims helping to reduce death wobble (are they a pain to adjust and maintenance), or should I stay with a kingpin spring design?

    Thanks everyone
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    Check out the giveaway section :cool:
    PLease post up.

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    I have WFO double arms. They rock. Tie rod is nice and safe. I still need to mount my ram. I'm just gonna fab one. I don't like the idea of mounting a ram to a spring plate... mainly because if a u-bolt gets loose, that little pin has no hope against a hydralic ram...

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    Just to clarify....the only reason I have interference is due to the custom springs moving the axle 1" forward over stock.

    With a conventional placement of the axle (or if I move the steering box forward 1") nothing would hit at all...

    For what it's worth, the interference is mild and only causes me to lose some paint off my tie rod. As I'm sure you've seen from my other pics....there is PLENTY of flex available. :thumb:



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    Im pondering the install right now with my WFO arms and tractor ram.

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    What exactly are you pondering?

    Thanks for the clarification Greg.
     
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    how to go about mounting it. I have a bunch of issues right now.

    1. tie rod to oil pan clearance
    2. I will have ram to crossmember clearance issues

    I dunno, give me a couple of days and I might have some answers for you.
     
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    Tie rod behind

    I have my tie rod behind w/ hydro assist. Moneypit, Butch, & myself are running this way. If you run it in the stock location it will hit the oil pan. I ran 1 1/2" forward w/ no problems w/ about 3" lift. I'll get some picks in a day or so. Later Ed.
     
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    Hydro mount?????
    Its not done yet. Just had an idea and I wanted to try it out. It turns lock to lock. Although my steering stops arent really correct(ones missing). I will pick some new bolts up and then redo the tierod mount.
    The housing mount will get some more bracing. Atleast one more tube on the front, between the two that are already there. Ill prob also see about adding some in the back.
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    TTT


    Right now I am debating whether to order the WFO heavy duty double arms, for the price It's definately worth it.

    Anyone have any experience with the shimmed kingpin setup, without the spring?

    Thanks again!
     
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    Those are the arms I am running, I just havnt driven it yet. A few of my club members have them also and dont have any issues with them that I know of.
     
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    Your talking about the axle in the stock location I assume, So I need to flip that o-rate when I'm down there to clearance my oil pan. Thanks for the input, there is always something you will run into when doing these mods, its nice to know about them ahead of time.
     
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    Sweet thanks, looks like I'll be ordering up a set!
     

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