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assist Ram mounting

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Chaddy, Jul 7, 2006.

  1. Chaddy

    Chaddy 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    So who has mounted their steering ram on top-behind and directly mounted to an arm? I just dont think mounting it to the tie-rod is the greatest idea when you can mount it directly to the knuckle since thats what steers your axle anyway and you dont have to worry about bending your rod. I figure the rod can serve 1 purpose and thats keeping my alignment...not steering. Pics please if there are any Thanx.
     
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    The tie rod will still have to turn one wheel and if that's the one with all the resistance behind it it'll be the full length of the rod under pressure instead of half the rod pulling and half pushing.
     
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    Chaddy 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Something like this. I found it on ORD's site

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    southernspeed 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Unless that's full hydro (which I think it is) I still stand by what I said.
     
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    That particular setup of wally wasn't full hydro, but I still see what you are getting at. If you have a beefy enough tie rod what are the chances of harming it unless you go with a huge ram or set it up incorrectly?
     
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    Here is mine. I have had no problems what so ever on the 42's. I have a double sleeved cro-moly tie rod and have yet to see it bend.

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    That is just what Im looking for only Im thinking of putting it behind but then I would have to mount the shocks in a different position.. hmmm I like your set-up a lot though. thanx
     

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