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Hydro assist installed with hi-steer (lots of pics)

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 81jimmyslt, Jan 27, 2006.

  1. 81jimmyslt

    81jimmyslt 1/2 ton status

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    Well finally worked in some time between projects to get my hydro all set up this weekend.

    It all went together real smooth too. I have no real testing done yet because my transfer cases are still on there way.

    Well I started with a new pump and lines a few weeks ago to prepare for the setup. I modded my pump according to the texas site here http://westtexasoffroad.homestead.com/powersteering.html

    That was easy with the pump out.

    I also installed an extended resevoir with a piece of radiator hose, the old pump top cut off and some clamps.

    Next I hooked up the rest of my ORD hi-steer setup. Then moved onto mounting up the rocklogic 1.5" x 8" ram with heims. I made up what I call a Greg mount for the u-bolt. I used the tabs that came with the kit to hook up the tie rod side. Everything works great nice and parrallel and guarded by the tie rod.

    Next I took off the old caps top and front with the box still installed even the pitman and draglink. Installed the bling EMS cap and hooked up the lines.

    Oh ya I forgot to mention I salvaged a sweet power steering cooler off a 2001 silverado at the yard, I put it behind the grill.

    :D :D







    Now I just need some transfer cases and seats!


    Jesse

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    ems cap installed.jpg

    hydro parrelel shot.jpg

    hydro passeger side.jpg

    front shot.jpg
     
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    bad shot of the ps cooler but you get the idea

    top tapped steering box.jpg

    etended resevoir.jpg

    powersteeringcooler.jpg
     
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    I'd say that's more of a TortillaFabWorks-type mount!!! :usaflag:

    Looks like a clean and functional setup.


    If you want to get a little fancier, you can look for the old style remote filler canisters for the PS Pump. Mounts on the radiator support and then fills a round style pump (not teardrop style)....gets the filler up high, easier to fill and holds more fluid. Plus, it looks sort of "correct" since it's all factory Chevy parts.
     
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    Looks good, is that top cap an EMS piece also? I'm gonna be reworking my front setup and I'm looking for a way to keep my tires away from my hydro assist fittings.
     
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    Greg thanks for the advice.

    Yep the top cap is an EMS piece too! Top cap is not to special just pre-tapped for an easy install with the box still on the truck.

    Lines are definately out of the way of the tires!
     
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    very nice!!
     

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