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High steer with hydro assist question

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by hero, Jun 20, 2006.

  1. hero

    hero Registered Member

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    I had hydro assist on my front D60 before, but I was still using the stock push pull type steering linkage. I just changed it to high steer and crossover steering using Sky arms. I've heard that if you use hydro assist with high steer arms you need a shorter ram, like a 6" ram. Is this true? Am I going to need a different cylinder?
     
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    4X4HIGH 1 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    The throw is indeed shorter but you can take the ram apart and make a spacer to limit ram travel . Every set-up is going to be a little different but on average i've heard about 6 3/4" travel when using high steer.
     
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    Thanks. I was afraid that was the case.

    So is making a spacer to shorten the stroke something fairly easy to do, or is it a fairly precise machined piece that I should take to a hydro shop?
     
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    You just have to put a bumpstop inside the cylinder.
     
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    Cut a piece of DOM tubing the desired length needed and slip it over the shaft then put the ram bck together.
     
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    Thanks for the help! That I can handle making. You guys rule:bow:
     

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