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hydro assist q's

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by dheavychevy38, Apr 12, 2005.

  1. dheavychevy38

    dheavychevy38 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    Ok i am ready for hydro assist but all the places on the internet sell kits as far as rams and hose. I have access to a hydrolic hose and fitting along with the machine to make them but i can't find just the 1.5 bore by 8 inch stroke ram does anyone know where i can get just the ram thanks Denny
     
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    thanks guys just found one 1.5 bore 8 inch stroke 85 bucks thanks.
     
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    Where??
     
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    I agree, where? I'm using a 2" bore 8" stroke tractor ram that I got for $60. The reason I didn't go with a smaller ram is that they are all $130+
     
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    Here are a couple, but they dont have the heims at the ends.
    Rams
     
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    I'm using the clevis pins in mine. It isn't completely together yet so I haven't had a chance to run it but I've seen plenty of people get away with hydro assist without heims. I wish this link would have been put up a month ago :frown1:
     
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    A placwe out here in IL i will get the name and # for the place tomorrow for you guys. My boss ordered it for me.
     
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    The rams list totally different puss vs pull numbers. Does that affect things? Also who has modified a pin style end for a heim?
     
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    you can't push and pull the same because the rod comes from the pull side and lessens your surface area on the piston

    less area is less room for the pressure to work against. so PSI with less I is less force.

    if thats what you meant :)
     
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    Well, kinda. I understand how hydraulics work but was wondering if the 1K lbs difference in push v pull was noticeable or any sort of an issue in hydro assist? I am guessing it isn't a big deal but just was wondering.
     
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    i think they are both overkill, one is just less overkill.

    maybe i dont have enough seat time with it, but i cant notice a difference in speed.
     
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    That's the one I'm using. You have to cut the one end off and re clock it 45 degrees to keep the fittings off the axle/tie rod.. It works well, I'm locked in front on 42s.

     

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