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hydro assist ...help

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by blublaz, Jul 20, 2005.

  1. blublaz

    blublaz 1/2 ton status

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    im going to put hydro assist on my blazer ,and have heard it was possible to put the ram where the sterring shock is .Does anyone have a good close up pic of this or any other ideas? i have a 44 without crossover, my ram is 2 inch w/8inch of stroke....i have everything i need except placement of parts ...Thanks Don
     
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    As I said on Pirate, dont do it, with the stock steering you will bend/break your draglink with the ram.
     
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    isnt there a way that i can either bump stop or adjust so it doesnt hurt anything?????i just cant afford xover yet
     
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    With the push pull steering, when you flex the front your will get to a point to where you just cant turn. This is a effect of the push pull steering and it is a bind in the draglink since it is so short. Now if you have a ram pushing against that bind something has to give.
     
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    No, that is final.


    It isn't the power of the system that limits standard steering, it is the geometry. That is why x-over is a must. Also the force that a 2" ram exerts will ruin a stock tie rod quickly.
     
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    agreed... wait for x-over. Crossover doesn't have to be excessively expensive. Shop around a lot. I recommend WFO Concepts and Black Widow Perf. Both are ck5 members and have competitive prices.

    j
     
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    what if he went with crossover, would it fit then? What about on a Dana 60?
     
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    Yep it would fit, but you will have to weld some tabs onto the tie rod.
     

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