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Full Hydro Ram Mount w/Leaf springs

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by trollporter, Oct 3, 2006.

  1. trollporter

    trollporter 1/2 ton status

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    Before anyone says it I've already searched but couldn't find exactly what I was lookin for. Here's what I've got. I just got a full Hydro kit from Rockstomper with the 8" double ended ram. I'm trying to figure out how I need to go about mounting this on a D60 with leaf springs. I was trying to figure out some type of hoop off of the axle but it would have to be either under or over the leaves and I'm woried that the leaves would hit the hoop when it flexes. Any pics of anyone who has done this or has any insight would be great. Preferably with 52" springs because they flex so much more (planning for future).

    thanks in advance, troy

    Oh yea, I forgot. I have high steer arms also if this helps.
     
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    Hey, I mounted my double ended cylinder underneath my leaf springs in order to gain clearance from my oil pan. Only got 4" spring. I built a hoop out 1.5" square tube, came out at angles in front of diff. I mounted my cylinder to that. So far its been working great, no problems, occasiaonaly becomes a rock basher. If you send me your email i could send you a picture. In the future I plan on buildng a guard to protect the cylinder, and tying my the hoop in to the diff cover. tlspeed

    Oh, and i used high steer arms but mounted my tie rods underneath instead of on top
     
  3. trollporter

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    BTT

    There has to be someone else out there that has some insight on the subject.

    troy
     
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    I'm interested too.
     
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    I know Kert "Cyberfire" did his over the springs but I cant find any detailed pictures of it.

    Hopefully he will chime in.
     
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    I couldn't find a good pic of Kurts either. But if I remember from his post a few months back, he didn't use tube at all but instead built it out of plate steel and had the "Pirate Salute" in the center.

    The direction I'm kind of thinking in right now is that I should come off of the axle with a hoop under the springs that goes almost to each knuckle and have another riser hoop off of that in between the springs at the hieght that I need to mount the ram. Just need to be sure that I can still get the diff cover off.

    troy
     
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    Fourwheeler did a writeup about it in the newest issue.
     
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    10-4. I'll try to track it down.

    troy
     
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    Thanks man! thats pretty much what I'm thinking exept I need to run another hoop off the top of that to line the ram up with the high steer arms.

    thanks, troy
     
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    I can't see the pics either. I'm really curious on how you guys have done yours.
     
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    [​IMG][​IMG]we tried it in internet explorer and it the links work fine fire fox doesnt seem to work to well with ck5[​IMG]
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    let us know if you cant se these pics!!
     
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    I can see them now. You've got a nice setup there, very clean. Who's ram and orbital are you using. what sizes?
     
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    Looks good, but would like to put mine up over the springs out of the way.
     
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    looks good and clean! hope your planning on swappin out the 10bolt front. how do you like that steering setup
     
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    Ours is all done with plate steel. 3/8" thick legs, 7 ga. across the front and a .25" plate across the top. 3/8" thick key stock cylinder blocks and then tied to the diff cover bolts with a 1/4" thick ring. The ring is removable via the 2 half inch bolts in between the mount itself and the diff cover.

    [​IMG]
     
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    kert, i love the middle finger jesture in the hydro mount. very creative!
     
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    Kert, what kind of arms are you running that your tie rods have enough clearance??

    I see you have a zero rate AND a overload in the pack.

    I have just a zero rate with a 4 leaf pack and it is prolly still 1/2"-1" to high.

    I was running a Sky mfg. arm which I thought was the tallest on the market.
     

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