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Hydraulic Steering Question

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by kkyle69, Jun 20, 2005.

  1. kkyle69

    kkyle69 Registered Member

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    I,ve recently bought 2.5 ton rockwells. I have a full hydro steering setup with a double cylinder ram that has a 10 inch stroke. Does anyone have pictures that they could post of how they set up the ram on the axle? I'm looking for ideas before I tackle the project. Can I put the ram in place of the tie rod or should I keep the tie rod also?
     
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    This is how I will be mounting mine. I am going to cut the tie rod and use the outer tie rod ends to attach to the knuckle and use heims to attach to the ram...

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    So actually I don't have to use the tie rod? I could just use the ram in its place?
     
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    You are wanting to run a double ended ram, right? If so, then yes you can replace the long tie rod with the ram and two short tie rods.
     
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    Thanks for the info!
     

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