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Any one thinking of or actually doing AGR Rock Ram

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by SCOOBYDANNN, Nov 28, 2001.

  1. SCOOBYDANNN

    SCOOBYDANNN 1/2 ton status

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    Don't know if this has been posted, but i have heard good things about them and wanted to pass it along
    4x4.alloffroad.com
     
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    wayne 3/4 ton status

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    When I do hydro steer that is where I plan to get my stuff from. It is half the price of AGR and hearing some of the horrer stories about AGR it will probably be alot less of a headache too.[​IMG]

    See <a target="_blank" href=http://coloradok5.com/gallery/Waynes-Toy>Project Mighty Mouse</a> here.
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  3. SCOOBYDANNN

    SCOOBYDANNN 1/2 ton status

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    Same here, of course when I have the money and the dana 60[​IMG] "come awn Lottery"

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    wayne 3/4 ton status

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    Already have the Dana 60.[​IMG] But still need the money for everything else.[​IMG]

    See <a target="_blank" href=http://coloradok5.com/gallery/Waynes-Toy>Project Mighty Mouse</a> here.
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    Boss 1/2 ton status Author

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    Yeah, I agree, Matt is a really good guy. I talked to him about close to a year ago when I was comtemplating with going to Hydro-Assist Steer. Price was like $450 for everything, provided you supply your own box and he taps and weld fittings to it. But, he doesn't do anything with the pump, so repsonse can be slower on quick turns. He even offered it to me a bit cheaper back then b/c no one really heard of his stuff yet. I should've went with him. [​IMG]
    Only reason why I went with AGR, was after adding everything up, I was getting the AGR stuff cheaper and that included the hi-flow pump (and a brand new gear box). Plus, at the time, I never really heard too many complaints with them. I got the AGR stuff for $711 INCLUDING shipping. But ended up with more frustration and hassle........But definately shy away from AGR.
    Boss

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    Matt now will modify the pump and he offered to do it for me at no additional cost with the stage II kit. He also has details on his sight that shows how to modify the pump yourself...
    Matt seems to be a good guy and I am seriously thinking about going with his system.

    4.56 Geared, Power Locked, Dana 60
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    Cool!! Didn't realized he did that. Like I said, I talked to him close to a year ago, like back in Feb. and all he said was, we do nothing to the pump, keep your own, and that all it did was hinder the steering response a little on quick turns. No biggie though.
    I'm also seeing a lot more home brew hydro-assist recently too. That can save even more $$$. My next one I do for my bro, will probably be home brew. The AGR stuff now is close to $1000 and will most likely be more after shipping. Definately not worth the cost.
    Boss

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  8. Chris Demartini

    Chris Demartini 1/2 ton status

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    <font color=blue>You need to have fittings welded on your box, a guy in Texas does it. Go to the Pirate board and search for TheLakeRat. Then you need some lines and a ram with a 2" bore and an 8" stroke. Theres probably more that I'm forgeting
     
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    Isn't Shawn running an AGR rock Ram already?

    Mike

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    A friend is building a rig with 2 1/2ton mil. front ends for use in the woods, anyway he came up with a catalog with every size and brand rams and stuff you could think of for what appears to be cheap money. ex: Chief welded cylinder 2" bore 8" stroke 3000psi 1" pins $74. Many others to choose from for less $.

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    Are they on the web (i.e. URL)?

    See my rig at <a target="_blank" href=http://coloradok5.com/gallery/Leadfoot> click here </a>
     
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    That's westtexasoffroad.com aka lakerat

    I just got my stage II Monday from them.

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    There is no web address anywhere on the catalog so they must not be on, but if you call that toll free # they will shoot you a catalog free!

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    Steve,
    Let me know how it goes. I'm inteterested in knowing.
    Boss

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    Will do, I just emailed him, I think I am going to send him a new pump and resovoir (60 bucks from Napa) and have him increase the flow and the capacity. I just don't have time to work on anything anymore. I have to see if my hysteer arms are going to work that will dictate where I mount the ram.

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    Emmett,
    Yes, Shawn is running one.

    Speaking of Shawn, Steve, you hear from Shawn lately??? I remember sending him an email a few weeks ago seeing how he is doing and no response. I hope everything is ok with him.

    Steve, with the Hi-steer arms, you'll probably need to fabb up a bracket or something that either welds on your axle tube or bolt on it and then weld the tabs on your tie-rod. Doesn't seem too complicated to do. Just make sure you gusset the bracket b/c of the increased leverage on it. I was thinking the same, but don't have the funds to do so at this time...working on too many other things :0
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    How does return to center work with hydrosteer? I remember from driving a tractor as a kid, that you steer one way and it will stay there until you turn back. How does this feel on the road at say 55-70?

    If you ain't hurt, you ain't playin' hard enough.

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    You-all running the Rock Rams and such better stock in a good supply of Dana 44 or 60 (whatever you run) steering knuckles, cuz yore gonna break-em!! I've seen it happen...rock usually wins, steering knuckle fractured and in pieces. Be careful!!

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    General,
    Yes, you do get return to center steering. My truck is a daily driver, and I don't have any issues with steering at highway speeds, or even low for that matter.

    Ken,
    I agree with you to an extent, but with Assist gives you some "feedback", so you'll know when/if a tire is wedged between a rock. It's not as strong as "full hydro."
    Boss

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    Ok for 25.00 Ill be glad to send you a copy of a bluprint fully explaining the area to drill and insert the fittings yourself.Assuming you have acess to a welder this can save you even more money!
     

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