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where to order ram for hydraulic assist???

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by k5-newbie, Apr 4, 2005.

  1. k5-newbie

    k5-newbie 1/2 ton status

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    I am doing my hydraulic assist this weekend and was just gonna go to Tractor Supply and get a 2" by 8" ram but a buddy said it would be better to use a 1 1/2" by 8" ram and I would like to use a 2 way ram instead of just a one way. Where is a good place to get one of these, or was I told the wrong info?
     
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    west texas offroad
     
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    If you plan to drive it on the street I wouldnt get the 2" bore ram, a singe ended ram is fine and I would get a 1.5" from rockstomper if it was me, but if you dont ever plan to really drive it on the road you cant beat that tractor supply ram, i think they are like $60.
     
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    why shouldn't I run a 2" ram on the street?
     
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    because you will have a slow steering response.
     
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    If you buy a 1.5" ram from West Texas you better be prepared for it to leak.

    Harley
     
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    Which is why rockstomper or another comopany would be better. Matt's customer service is awesome but to be honest his rams leak like a mo fo and they dont seem to have that fixed.
     
  8. k5-newbie

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    I just about have all the leaks fixed on my rig...don't need to add something else that will bleed fluid everywhere :eek: :haha: May call rockstomper tomorow.
     
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    Correct on both counts. Larger bores have slower response time. And a 2" bore 8" stroke tie rod ram is $61, picked mine up today. :D
     
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    My ram is Rockstomper and it is the 1.5" x 8". IMHO, it is perfect compromise between streetability (read: responsiveness) and power. I have the stock pump and mine is a BIT on the slow side at idle. I am holding out for an aftermarket pump setup to cure that. The other company I was looking at was Rocklogic4x4. They have a pretty sweet 1.5" ram as well...

    Chris
     
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    i have never ordered anything from wto that was here within months..... yes, months.
    friendly folks tho.

    now one the other hand, rockstomper does you right every time.
     

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