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What stroke for a hydro assist ram?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by mikey_d05, Feb 2, 2005.

  1. mikey_d05

    mikey_d05 1 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    I know a lot of you are running hydro assist and I'd like to know what stroke the rams you're running are. I've seen a lot of people running 8" stroke rams but if I measure the travel on my steering stabilizer it actually moves about 9"-9.5" when turned from stop to stop. I'm wondering if a 10" stroke ram would be more appropriate or if 8" works better so it doesn't try and break the steering stops. Thanks for any info.
     
  2. Esteban86K5

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    Whatever length you get,You want everything to stop at the same time. Meaning, your ram should not extend futher or less then what your steering stops allow. If you adjust both to stop at the exact same time, your front end will survive longer.


    I ran an 8" ram on my Dana 60 witht the tie rod in the stock location. When I went to hi-steer I had to shorten my ram to nly 5" of travel.
     
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    Mine is 2 x 8.
     
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    Full hydro with 2x8 here on a D60.
     

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