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hydraulic assist and bending tie rod

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by four_by_ken, Dec 4, 2001.

  1. four_by_ken

    four_by_ken 1/2 ton status

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    Anyone have this problem?

    Ken H.



    '86 K5 up and coming
    14 bolt(Detroited),10 bolt,39.5 Boggers rear,
    TSLs front, 468 BBC, 350 trans, 205 transfer
    Rust free in Michigan!
     
  2. titanic

    titanic 1/2 ton status

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    I've seen several setups with both the full hydraulic and the hydraulic assisted units and bending the tierods have Not been a problem-hitting the cylinders on rocks has been
     
  3. Hossbaby50

    Hossbaby50 3/4 ton status

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    I saw my buddies brother in a 76 F-250 w/hydro assist smash it on a rock and shoot fluid everywhere. He had to drive home with no power assist, 35" tires, and a tiny steering wheel it was pretty funny watching him fight with this thing. Sucked for him though.

    My Chevy isn't broken, its just out of gas.
     
  4. TheLakeRat

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    Bending tierods really doesn't seem to be a large problem. In fact I used to bend them quite often but i havn't bent a single one since I installed my Redneck Ram. I have seen several people bash the rams or tear lines loose that's why I send caps with all my kits so that if you do then all you have to do is cap of the ports and you have your stock steering back.
     
  5. CK5

    CK5 In my underwear Administrator Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    Bend this? <a target="_blank" href=http://coloradok5.com/rockrod.shtml>http://coloradok5.com/rockrod.shtml</a>

    One of the reasons I'm trying to get hysteer to work is to get the ram up out of harms way.

    Steve

    Director of Global Expansion
     

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