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Best ram/best place to get it?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by pvfjr, Apr 20, 2005.

  1. pvfjr

    pvfjr 1/2 ton status

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    Wanting to do hydro assist, and had a few Q's. I know the 2" bore is slower, and the 1.5" bore is more streetable, but how slow is the 2" really? I can find a 2" bore 8" stroke for $60 all over the place, but not a 1.5". Is it just me, or is the smaller one more expensive and harder to find? Northern Tool only seems to go down to 2", unless I'm just retarded. Would a 2" be alright if I did that power steering pump mod for a higher flow rate? OR, is there a good place to get a 1.5" ram?
     
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    theres a place here in IL has the 1.5 ram for 85 bucks
     
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    pvfjr 1/2 ton status

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    Well I'm in WA, any way that can work for me?
     
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    i will get the name and number for them in the morning and post it i think they will ship.
     
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    I guess that could work, anywhere else guys? The more money I save the more mods I can make before Memorial Day. :grin:
     
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    West Texas Offroad will sell you a ram in any flavor (1.5", 1.75", 2"), they have the most awesome customer service in the entire off road industry, the tech advice you need to decide which ram to run, an awesome product, and they give discounts to ColoradoK5 members.

    What more could you ask for?
     
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    A ram that won't leak and a shaft that won't bend. :blush:
     
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    West Texas's 1.5" rams have a reputation for leaking. FWP has had 5 different 1.5" rams from them and they all leaked.

    I haven't heard anything bad about the 1.75" or 2" rams from him, just the 1.5" rams.

    I have heard good things about 1.5" rams from RockStomper and RockLogic.

    Harley
     
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    And something that doesn't cost 2.5 times what it's worth. $160 bucks at WTO from what I can see. If there's something else there, then they have a poorly designed site to boot.
     
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    Try Tom Lee. Lee Mfg has been in business since b4 most of these other companies owners were in diapers.

    Lee Manufacturing
    11661 Pendleton St.
    Sun Valley, CA 91352
    818 - 768 - 0371
    Fax 818 - 768 - 2687
     
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    Rocklogic.com looks like electronics, and rockstomper looks to be $225. I'm trying to be a bit more frugal than that.
     
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    mines a rocklogik.....works great
     
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    One of the guys in my club sheered the retaining pin off the WTO ram on his bronco last weekend. Luckily for us the owner (I dont remember his name) was there. He is going to send my friend a new pin 100% free. He is very cool and honest about his products. I seem to remember him saying something about them using a new ram for the 1.5" kits. On a side note he is mostly responsible for these two pics.

    humpinjeeps.jpg

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    NOT WTO! I ran their 1.75" ram and after three straight that leaked the first day, I took it to a local hydraulic shop to be resealed. The owner laughed at me and told me it was the worst built cylinder he'd ever seen. He cleaned/deburred/resealed it for me and it has been working for the last couple years now. WTO did pay his repair bill.
     
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    I'll stick with my $69 Northern tool cyclinder :cool1:
     
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    Those pics look like some of the redneck style stuff Hodges would be a part of.

    WTO is using a different ram now for the 1.5" stuff. I would challenge anyone to find a better person to deal with and be around than Matt Hodges. I would give them a shot if it were me, I know that they have had some problems with leaking rams etc. but Matt wants to take care of those problems and get that behind him.

    I think that WTOs prices ar about a rock bottom as you can get and still have company that makes money.
     
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    Another outrageous price....$160!
     
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    So do you have a 2" ram then? How is it for speed? My truck needs to remain somewhat streetable.
     
  20. Stephen

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    You asked about the best ram and the best place to get it, don't whine about the price of the part when it's what you need. If a farm cylinder is what you're willing to use, use it but it's not the best part for the job.
    A farm cylinder is cheap and will work but you're already wondering if it's the right size for what you need. They typically have huge shafts in them so your steering is different going each direction, the ends are not a precision part at all and the bodies and ends are typically huge which is fine in a tractor but can cause problems mounting in tight spaces. You can live with all of these compromises but keep in mind that's what your looking at.

    [rant off]
     

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