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hydro assist with Crossover

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 53chevy, Apr 10, 2007.

  1. 53chevy

    53chevy 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    I finally bought a hydro assist set up ,and next i'm going to buy a tall truck cross over steering kit from ORD. What will be the best way to install the hydro assist with the x over
    Thanks
     
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    d44 or d60?
     
  3. muddybuddy

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    attach it to the axle at the steering stablizer tab and weld on a tab to the tie-rod. thats what i did and it worked well
     
  4. 53chevy

    53chevy 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    sorry dana 60
     
  5. 1977k5

    1977k5 3/4 ton status Vendor

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    Yep, attach it from the axle tube to the tie rod. You will have to cut off the steering stabilizer bracket. If you plan on using the stock tie rod, I wouldn't plan on it holding up for long.
     
  6. FRIZZLEFRY

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    This was the best way for me :D

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  7. ThaMule

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    frizzlefry...where did u get those brackets from for your hydro?
     
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    I REALLY like that idea... I'm going to steal it :bow:
     
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    1977k5 3/4 ton status Vendor

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    I really don't like the idea of mounting the ram to the u-bolt plate. Puts more stress on the u-bolts and center pin.

    High steer does rule though :bow:
     
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    I wouldn't do it with stock U-bolts, but upgraded stronger bolts should be able to withstand it?
     
  11. Greg72

    Greg72 "Might As Well..." Staff Member Super Moderator

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    You might as well......FRIZZ stole that idea from ME! :waytogo:

    Evidence! (2003.07.13)

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    Thanks for "sharing" the wealth then:D
     
  13. Greg72

    Greg72 "Might As Well..." Staff Member Super Moderator

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    More photos in my .sig in the "WTO Ram Install" Gallery.

    :usaflag:
     
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    Yep the old Greg Mount.......that what I call it.

    I too copied greg's design, works really well. I have recommended it to many customers!



    Jesse
     
  15. 53chevy

    53chevy 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    That looks more for the high crossover steering, its a really good set up, do you think its really worth the extra money to go witht the high cross over, i can see with being in rocks it would help my my truck will be mostly trail and mud. Thanks for all the help
     
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    From the scrap pile.I made them :D
     
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    And yes Im a copycat.If the cool kids do it well damn it Im gonna do it too :p:
     
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    if its for mostly mud, theres no point, it would just be for looks in ur case. here is how i mounted mine, with regular cross-over

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    The single shear connection on the axle side isn't going to work for very long.
     
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    i ran that setup for over a year w/o any issues. i was planning to do a double shear connection eventually, but the axles/steering are sold, so the next guy can take care of that.
     

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