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hydro ram mounting

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 89Burben, Apr 13, 2007.

  1. 89Burben

    89Burben Registered Member

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    got a hydro ram, just need to decide where to mount it with my high steer setup.

    1. weld to cast housing???
    2. make up some 1/2" spring plates with an extension on the drivers side to mount the ram to the plate....but would it move?
    3. weld to diff cover (stock) 1/8" thick
    4. get a rock ring or diff cover 1/4" and weld to that

    what do you guys think?

    any other suggestions or ideas would be appreciated:wink1: pics would help
     
  2. FRIZZLEFRY

    FRIZZLEFRY 1/2 ton status

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    :D

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    And no the plate doesnt move,bend u bolts,or kill the center pin like some will say :D And I stole the idea from Greg72 :bow:
     
  3. Chaddy

    Chaddy 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    I would get a double arm for the driver side knuckle and mount the ram to that, on top and behind the axle. You would have to weld a mount to the top of the axle housing.

    Doing this utilizes the rams power because it is not mounted to the tie rod.
    The steering box would be turning the passenger knuckle and the ram would turn driver side knuckle.

    Do not mount anything to the stock cover.
     
  4. 89Burben

    89Burben Registered Member

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    yeah, i was leaning mostly towards the spring plate idea, i have a welder and a plasma that will cut 2" so i can cut that half inch real nice.....



    this is a good idea, but i already have nice ORD arms and would rather not spend any more $$. thanks for the replies though

    why not just to the stock cover? u think it will get crunched like a soda can ? he he :D
     
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    Great reference pic :D !!
     

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