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Hydraulic steering

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by KCIN5, Jan 10, 2003.

  1. KCIN5

    KCIN5 Registered Member

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    Anyone know where to find info on making a hydraulic streeing set up? What kinda mods need to be done the the steering gear?
     
  2. SAVAGE1

    SAVAGE1 1/2 ton status

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    Are you talkin bout full hydro steering or hydro assist. For hyd. assist read this writeup:

    http://coloradok5.com/hydroassist.shtml

    For full hydro there's lots of good info on Pirate4x4. You'll need an orbital valve to replace your box. PM a guy named Station over there, he can hook you up with what you need. Here are some links to some helpful threads:

    http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/showthread.php?s=&threadid=107357&pagenumber=1

    http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/showthread.php?s=&threadid=95244&highlight=hydraulic+steering

    Keep in mind full hydro isn't street legal, in CA at least.
     
  3. ZonkRat

    ZonkRat 1/2 ton status

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    As I uderstand full hydro steer isn't street legal anywhere cause it has no manual redundancy{high teck term}.If you blow a line it goes full lock to the other direction.I've seen this happen twice on other folks rigs,once on trail,once at bout 40MPH on road.Lucky noone was hurt.Only a fence. /forums/images/graemlins/crazy.gif /forums/images/graemlins/truck.gifer in TENN /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  4. Sandman

    Sandman 3/4 ton status Author

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    There is also quite a bit of info here. I have seen at least three different way to drill and tap the steering box here.
     
  5. txbartman

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    Also if you want full hydro, contact DBLAZER on here or the guys at RockTek Engineering. They have just recently installed full hydro on his former K5. He can turn the 44s under his rig now with one finger on the wheel sitting still! /forums/images/graemlins/shocked.gif
     

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