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Question regarding Hydro-Assist Ram Steering and Hy Steer Arms

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by K5BLT4FUN, Sep 17, 2003.

  1. K5BLT4FUN

    K5BLT4FUN 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    I have just gotten my ORD Hy Steer Arms and the WTO RedNeck Ram Hydro Assisted Steering System. For those of you running this kind of setup or something similar. How did you mount the ram now that everything is above the axle? Just needing to get some ideas, Please! /forums/images/graemlins/1zhelp.gif
     
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    earl87gta 1/2 ton status

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    All of them I have seen have used a custom cross member or putt it on the diff gaurd.
    Earl
     
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    While we are tolking abought it I have seen how to mod the steering box for this and I was going to buy just the ram and mod the box my self. While I was in the tracktor supply house today I was looking at the hydrolic rams and lines and you can get them for $57 and the lines are around $25. Can i use one of these rams If I can I could build the steering system for less then $100. If I get a chance I will get a pic of one of the rams they have.
    Earl
     
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    I have seen many of them mounted off the diff cover. I mounted mine on a seperate bracket on the drivers side of the axle tube welded to the top with the ram fixed on the bracket and the other end mounted to the tie rod. I used 2"x3" box about 3" tall to make the bracket. This makes the ram about parrellel with the tie rod. I know this is hard to visualize, and I have pictures, and will email them to your AOL address.
     
  5. K5BLT4FUN

    K5BLT4FUN 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    Thanks, I got the Pic's. Anybody else have any pic's or comments?
     
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    There any way for you guys to post the pics so everyone can see? /forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif

    I'm planning on doing this sometime this winter also.

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

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    [ QUOTE ]
    I have just gotten my ORD Hy Steer Arms and the WTO RedNeck Ram Hydro Assisted Steering System. For those of you running this kind of setup or something similar. How did you mount the ram now that everything is above the axle? Just needing to get some ideas, Please! /forums/images/graemlins/1zhelp.gif

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    I recently did the ORD Histeer and WTO Ram. I mounted the ram behind the tierod and parallel to the draglink. It keeps eveything WAY out of danger, and is practically invisible from the front.


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    ....lots of pics are in my .sig for all sorts of junk
     
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    You do realize you are putting a lot of force on that spring bolt?
     
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    Fine.

    Mudzer, that's 2 posts in a row that you made smartass replies to that were exactly the same as I had typed out but changed my mind on... Creepy. /forums/images/graemlins/ooo.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif
     
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    Good /forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif
     
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    How is that spring plate mount holding up Greg, seeing any movement at all?
     
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    One more thing Greg. What do you think will hit first, the pitman arm to the tie rod or the bump stop to the spring plate? I have the same issue with moving the axle forward 2", looks like my pitman arm might be my bump stop.
     

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