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Hydro assist dana 60

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 53chevy, Dec 12, 2006.

  1. 53chevy

    53chevy 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    I've searched and can't find the place where some of you guys bought your parts at (ram). I'm pretty sure its a tractor place. I know its not northern tool though. Thanks
     
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    Prett much any tractor place will do. 2x8 tie rod ram.
     
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    i bought my stuff from him and ive had it on for 9months, no problems. hes a great guy to deal with
     
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    53chevy 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    yea thats what it is, thanks
    Do you think this will work just putting it in where the steering damper goes.
     
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    SWIVEL BALL END CYLINDER
    Brand new, welded cylinder with wire-lock gland retainer. Swivel ball joints at both ends allow for angular motion.

    SPECIFICATIONS
    • Double acting
    • Bore x stroke 1-1/2" x 8"
    • PSI max. 3,000
    • Rod dia. 1"

    • Push/Pull force 5,298 / 2,943 lbs.
    • Ports SAE 6
    • Retracted length 15-1/4"
    • Shpg. 9 lbs.
    END MOUNTINGS
    • Rod end swivel-ball
    • Ball width 1"
    • Ball O.D. 2"
    • Pin hole 0.75"

    • Base end swivel-ball
    • Ball width 1"
    • Ball O.D. 2"
    • Pin hole 0.75"
     
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    I was also think of useing the EMS caps just to make life easier, get some 48" hoses, and what types of connections would i need for the hose to ram and the hose to caps?
     
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    I have the cap from JKWOFFROAD he is also a vendor on here. it is not as tall as the EMS cap and also it is drilled and tapped 3/8 NPT vice 1/4 NPT if that is a concern for you at all. I am running -6 AN fittings on my lines and I have 3/8 NPT to -6AN Male to Male fittings to connect the hose to the cap. I paid aboot $12 for 4 at my local hydraulic shop. They are steel, the aluminum ones are more expensive and I am not sure if they will hold the pressure of my pump.

    Ira
     
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    do you think the ram is too long? whats the lenght on others, and are the joints correct
     
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    I have a PSC 1.75" X 8" ram with -6 fittings. The heims on it are 5/8. If you are not running high steer then you need an 8" ram. With high steer it is shorter like 6.5".

    Ira
     
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    so that ram should be fine to fit.
     
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    thats where mine is currently, with an 1.25" tie-rod. the stock tie-rod wont hold up to the hydro, it will just bend
     
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    caps are the same for 2wd and 4wd, right, same kida of pump just different, both signsaw
     
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    I know 2943 lbs of force is a lot, but wouldn't you want something more balanced?
     
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    i agree, one way would definitely steer better than the other way
     
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    PSC motorsports sells a very nice ram, in fact you can get a ram with all hardware for about 200.00 then add a pair of lines and you're good to go. I've researched a bunch of different companies before i choose PSC and i'm VERY happy with the quality of the ram.
     
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    what ram is everybody running that has ord high steer arms?
     
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    Its much better to have a ram that is too strong (the right amount of pull in one direction and too much push in the other) than to have a ram that is bent because the shaft is too small.

    I run a 1.5x8 ram with a 1" shaft and any unbalance in push/pull is not noticeable.
     

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