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Just installed hydro assist on hi-steer

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by CK5, Mar 12, 2002.

  1. CK5

    CK5 In my underwear Administrator Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    Watch for the muzzleflash!
    Cool , if it's just an assist do you still have return to center, or if you turn the wheel while moving would it just continue to stay turned
     
  3. CK5

    CK5 In my underwear Administrator Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    Just want to thank Matt at http://westtexasoffroad.com for having a great hydro assist kit and anwsering all the questions I had, awsome service.
     
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    nice!
     
  5. CK5

    CK5 In my underwear Administrator Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    With hydro assist, you still have return to center.
     
  6. muddysub

    muddysub 1 ton suburban status Staff Member Moderator GMOTM Winner

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    very nice, very nice, there's a lot of money in those pics.
     
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    mudhog THEGAME Staff Member Super Moderator

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    how much did it run you? looks awesome /forums/images/icons/smile.gif
     
  8. CK5

    CK5 In my underwear Administrator Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    I'm not sure I want to know. /forums/images/icons/smile.gif
     
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    mudhog THEGAME Staff Member Super Moderator

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    ahh that bad lol still looks awesome though /forums/images/icons/smile.gif
     
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    Very sharp... Looks beefy. Hope it works well for you!
     
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    Mudzer 1/2 ton status Author

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    Steve,

    So, does this definately help out? See, when parked in grass with Boggers on, I can't turn the wheels crank to crank at an idle. This is even more accentuated when in 4wd with the front locker. I want to do this mod, but need to hear some feedback.

    Also, you may be careful with that red paint. M_J on the boards here seems to think paint makes a rig not so hardcore!
     
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    WOW...nice work. One thing I would do if I were you is split some heater hose and put it over those lines where it passes over the bump stop mounts. Those hoses will wiggle there when the pressure hits the lines and wear a hole in them.
     
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    Looks good, pretty close to where I thought it would have to go.

    BTW, that's not the West Texas ram unless they have changed. Looks "cleaner". (Assuming that it is not a "new" West Texas ram) Where did you get it and why?
     
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    I just finished this install two days ago so no off-road untill next week when I will be in Moab, then I can give you a real good idea on how I like it. I can turn my 37's on pavement with my pinky finger if that gives you any idea. /forums/images/icons/smile.gif
    As far as the paint goes, I am going to do a review on the Avalanche arms and West Texas Offroad setup so like to make their products look good for the reviews and it makes them stand out better, don't worry though they will be covered in oil from my leaky ass motor real soon.
     
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    CK5 In my underwear Administrator Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    The ram is a Howe, just the ram is not from west texas, I had to have a smaller ram to fit with hi-steer otherwiswe the westtexas one would be fine. The service from westtexas (matt) is awesome, nice to see that these days.
     
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    Man, just noticed the garage page...so this is where some cool post are going....
    Steve, Nice work man. Looks really good. I like the size of the Howe ram (and AGR Ram too), but I'm actually getting a RAM from Matt soon, b/c my AGR Ram just decided to leak recently (again btw). I'll just rebuild it for later and use it as spare or for my bro or something....

    Anyhow, I like to paint my stuff mainly to protect from rust. My painted stuff is all covered in crap and goo now though...who cares...atleast the paint is still protecting it from rust...be it black or red or whatever.

    Mudzer, Yes, this mod will DEFINATELY help you. Once you do it, you'll be thinking why you didn't do it sooner....but you can live without it though.... Avoid AGR at all cost though....too pricey and service blows. Matt offers some great service, no doubt.
    Boss
     
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    Thanks for the plugs guys. I sure try to help as much as i can.
    As far as the smaller rams go, I'm having a couple of different styles or 1.5" rams being made right now to see what works best but they are still several weeks out. I only have one right now.
    Mudzer i hope i don't sound like I'm a salesman but wether you buy from me or AGR or HOWE, just do it. I promise that you will absolutely love it. In fact if ou buy my kit and don't like it I'll buy it back. I have one customer that is running 44 boggers and couldn't turn them at all while sitting still in 2wd at 30psi. Plus he hadf a hard time driving over 40 mph because of death wobble problems. Now he can turn with the palm of his hand no matter what ( even when up agains a wall) and can drive with one finger on the wheel at 65 and 70.
     
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    With the West Texas Offroad cylinder, is the steering any slower than before at speed. I'm assuming it's faster at idle at a standstill as it has alot more power to overcome the friction, but is it slower at highway speeds? And if so, how much?
     
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    Anyone got a website for Howe rams or someone to buy them from? How much $$$?

    BIGJ
     
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    Actually it's slower at Idle and the same at hiway speeds. That is unless you do the pump mods to increase the flow of your pump. then it's about the same speed as stock at idle and faster than stock at speed.
     

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