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hydro assist question

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by RootBreaker, Mar 24, 2005.

  1. RootBreaker

    RootBreaker 3/4 ton status Premium Member

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    Ok so I have ord xover steering....
    I want to do hydro assist...

    I do not want to go from my axle to my tie rod...

    I like how they did it over at bc4x4.com
    http://www.bc4x4.com/pr/2002/ram/

    how could I hookup to my drivers side knuckle cheap? without forking out the $$$ for the high drag link kit???
     
  2. sled_dog

    sled_dog 1 ton status

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    could just go to your high steer hole. Aka that second hole on your passenger side steering arm. Mount a heim joint to that hole and make a mount to your axle. However this wouldn't be excessively easy going over and around the spring and diff housing. Why are you adverse to mounting to the tie rod?
     
  3. mikey_d05

    mikey_d05 1 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    I obviously can't speak for him but I'm guessing it's because of the possibility of damaging the cylinder. If that's the case, I wouldn't worry about it. Go to a tractor supply house and pick up a tie rod cylinder. They're tough and even if it does get bashed beyond use, you could probably buy three or four before you could buy one aftermarket specialty ram.
     
  4. RootBreaker

    RootBreaker 3/4 ton status Premium Member

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    the ones I found at the tractor place were $165 each...

    also wanna keep my dual stabalizer bar.. plus want to keep it high...
     
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    mikey_d05 1 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Ok, not bashing your idea but from my understanding (I have my hydro assist plumbed, just haven't driven it yet) the hydraulic cylinder acts as a massive stabilizer, eliminating the need for a conventional steering stabilizer. Also, if your local supply store is that expensive, try northern tool. Here's a link to all of their rams under $100: http://www.northerntool.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/CatDsp?storeId=6970&CMID=osclrp101ln&N=96+425+2000007&Ne=2000002

    In any event, I think mounting a hydro assist cylinder to the back of a hi-steer arm is a really cool one, but I have an ORD crossover arm so for me it's not possible and I'll be going the traditional tie rod route.
     
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    Got mine at Northern Tool for $69
     

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