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Hydro assist mount question?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by southernspeed, Oct 19, 2004.

  1. southernspeed

    southernspeed 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Just about to make brackets to take the ram when I noticed that the tie rod rises and falls a couple of inches when you go from lock to lock. It also moves toward and away from the axle as it does so. My ram has an eye on each end which will only allow movement in one plane.
    How do you guys with hydro get around it? Big hole , small bolt?? rod end bearings at both ends would do it but very expensive. Any ideas, comments, pics would be greatly appreciated. /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
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    my ram has hiems on both ends, it doesn't need to move a lot.
     
  3. southernspeed

    southernspeed 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Yeah, I think I'll have to go that way. Seen a lot of pics of rams that are mounted rigid, so only move on one plain but I don't like the idea of the stress it'll put on the tie rod ends and the mounts.
     
  4. FRIZZLEFRY

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    My cylinder has hiems on both ends also /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif

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    Any problems mounting your ram on the spring plate? I have hi steer too and it seems its going to be tough mounting it while keeping it out of the pan (only 4" lift).
     
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    WOW!!! THAT SET UP IS WAAAAY TO CLEAN!!! nice job! /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
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    WOW!!! THAT SET UP IS WAAAAY TO CLEAN!!! nice job! /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif

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    No kidding. The tires don't even look dirty /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif
     
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    yeah, whats the deal on the spring plate mounting of a ram... Im thinking about doing that when i put my tie rod behind my axle. Has it caused you any problems?

    j
     
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    My cylinder has hiems on both ends also /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif

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    What kind of shocks are those that are upside down?

    back on topic......

    Mine is mounted rigid with no issues thus far.....
     
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    I have the 1.5" ram from RockStomper and it has a solid mount on one end and a heim on the other. It works great!!!

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    I have had no problems with it mounted to the plate.I made the plate out of 5/8" just to be safe /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif The springs in the pic are 6" but I have lowered it down to 4 with no clearance issues.

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    WOW!!! THAT SET UP IS WAAAAY TO CLEAN!!! nice job!

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    Thanks /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

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    No kidding. The tires don't even look dirty

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    Thats cuz I had just gotten them and had not had them to the mall yet /forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif

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    What kind of shocks are those that are upside down?

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    They are the old model 9000s.Im pretty good at crashing into stuff with my shocks up front somehow and I wanted these to last more than two trips /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif

    Chris
     
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    Do the ubolts loosen at all, any worries about centering pin shearing?
     
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    After a hard trip they my loosen a tiny tiny bit if at all.But no concerns.All my U bolts are on my list of "things to re torque" before every trip.Most center pin failures I have seen have been due to loose u bolts and I dont realy wanna change one on the trail /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     

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