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detroit locker in dana 60 front

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by cegusman, Aug 5, 2003.

  1. cegusman

    cegusman 3/4 ton status

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    I am planning on putting a detoit locker in my dana 60, How bad is the steering effected. I had a spool in a dana 44 front, and it just sucked. I could not turn the wheel without undoing a hub. Is it going to be the same?
    I plan on doing hydro-assist or full hydro in the future, just don't have the money right now.
     
  2. Aquaman

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    You'll be fine, especially with hydro. I'm welding mine, and I have flanges. I'm going full hydro though.

    Do you have push/pull, or Xover?
     
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    Nope, its not as bad. Do you mean on or off road steering. Its still hard, but I doubt its near as bad as a spool (off road of course, on road you just unlock both hubs and its normal steering)

    Depdog
     
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    better that the spool because it will have some give., but i had to unlock the hub in some locations. turning radius will be crap until you run some kind of assist.
     
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    *sigh*

    my 4'10" girlfriend can wheel my Junk with dual deee-troits.
     
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    Right now I have push pull. I am still trying to decide on cross over with hydro assist or full hydro. How much is full hydro going to cost you?
     
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    I ment offroad steering (hubs locked) I know once the hubs are unlocked it will steer fine
     
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    Do you hydro assist?
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
    How much is full hydro it going to cost you?

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    I priced out the ram, orbital motor, clevis's and column adaptar that alone was going to be right at 800.00. I think by the time I get the fittings, hoses and fab a mount up it will be right at a grand.

    It sure will be SWEET to turn my tires with one finger. /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif


    Eric
     
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    nope. ORD X-over and my pump is 1/2 dead. she wheeled Gatekeeper at the 'Con like that.
     
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    If I convert from push pull to crossover w/hydro assist wont that be close to a grand also? If so I might as well go full hydro then.
     
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    Yeah it could be depending on how good of products you buy and where you buy them from. I would do full hydro even on a street driven truck, as far as I know it is not illegal from what I have found out. It maybe in some states. They make different valves that can pick it up road feel where it will drive similar to a gearbox p/s setup. If you want I can pm you the name and number of the guy I talked to last week about the full hydro steering? He is very knowledgable and can explain the different options avaliable.

    Eric
     
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    do you plan on this being a trail ONLY rig? if not i would not go full hydro.
     
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    I agree with beater74, you will lose your "feeling of the road" with full hydro. I would say go x over.
     
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    Please PM the name and number of the guy you talked to.
     
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    I will drive it on the street sometimes. I want to do it right the first time, and not waste money on something I will get rid of anyway. The truck will at some point be a trail only.
     
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    Full Hydro

    I got a Ram for free already. All I need is the oribital valve and lines. It'll be around $350-500 total that I'll have in it. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
    I will drive it on the street sometimes. I want to do it right the first time, and not waste money on something I will get rid of anyway. The truck will at some point be a trail only.

    [/ QUOTE ]Then HydroAssist/Crossover is the only way to go. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    I am really leaning on going full hydro. Give me reasons why not to. I am not worried about it being legal.
     
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    I am really leaning on going full hydro. Give me reasons why not to. I am not worried about it being legal.

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    My thoughts exactly. I'd like to hear some responses to that question.
     

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