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which full hydro?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by jekbrown, Jan 11, 2007.

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Where did you get your full hydro steering system?

  1. Rockstomper

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  2. Station

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  3. PSC

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  4. Howe

    13.3%
  5. someone else? post who!

    6.7%
  6. Im naked and still use regular old power steering!

    60.0%
  1. jekbrown

    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    considering going full hydro on the truggy. Its $pendy as hell, but I could sell my current hydro assist steering system and avoid some of the co$t. Anyway, if you have full hydro, which brand and how do you like it?

    j
     
  2. 85mudblazin

    85mudblazin 1/2 ton status

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    Are you looking at a DE ram or what??

    I have around $516 into mine with all new parts.
    $300 orbital from Station
    $45 shorty column from Station
    $50 u-joint (optional but nice and easy)
    $35 hoses/fittings from surplus center
    $16 orbital fittings from local hydraulic shop
    $70 TSC single ended 2"x8" ram

    When I link the front I will go 2.5"x8" DE ram from Surplus Center $200

    So for $646 you can go DE. But I cant fit a DE ram in there with leaf springs.


    As for how I like it well I park my truck next to my shop and with my pinky turn the wheel pushing the truck away from the wall, doesnt get any better then that.

    I also wanted fewer turns L-L, im running 2 one way and 2.5 the other and it is GREAT but that is just a personal preference thing.
     
  3. mtnman210

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    very cool topic:bow::bow: I'm have the very same question on who or where to get parts or a kit for my full hydro
     
  4. chopped&bobbed77burb

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    From most of the stuff I have read , the PSC is the set up you want . I maybe interested in buying your hydro assit if you want to sell it :D .
     
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    ryanstrucking 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    I ran a double ended psc ram/orbital on my K5 last year, worked awsome, they were priced fair and there service was exellent (even to me up in Canada).
    POS is what I ordered for my next build... should have stuck with psc as it took for ever to get and was still missing pieces. what ever, it's said and done now. I'm not going to start another rant on this board about that issue. Nice products though, kick ass large double ended rams and clevis ends. the clamps to hold the ram are nice and beefy as well.

    regards
     
  6. jekbrown

    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    yes, definitely a DE ram. There are some good hydro steering manufacturers out there these days (as opposed to 3-4 years ago) aimed at the 4x4 market. Right now I am leaning towards Station... but I'm not sure yet.

    Bruce: someone else may have beat you to the punch via PM. doh!!! :doah:

    As far as fit goes... I don't think it will be a problem. The ram will be above/behind the diff. Only real challenge will be fabbing a truss system beefy enough to hold that giant ram still! :grin:

    definitely gonna have to do a knuckle upgrade too. Powerful full hydro + 44s? yikes!

    j
     
  7. 85mudblazin

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    Like I said if I was going to go DE I would get the one from Surplus center. Its is a GREAT ram and super cheap.
    I would get your orbital from Station though.
     
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    I am running a Howe system with DE ram. I like it, it has worked very well for me and Jeff Howe was a huge help when we were deciding on a system.
    I got my system a few years ago before all of the options that you have now.
    I have heard good things about Station, PSC and I like my Howe system.
    I think the most important thing is to buy a complete system. Each of these guys offer a system so I would look at $$$$ and service and make a decision that way.
     
  9. jekbrown

    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    never heard of surplus center before you posted this... which ram are you talking about? they have a gazillion of them seemingly. item #???

    j
     
  10. jekbrown

    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    you talking about a ram like this...

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    item#: 9-6688

    ???? :thinking: :dunno:

    j
     
  11. 85mudblazin

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    Yep thats the one. Do some searching over on pirate and you will see its a great ram for the price.
     

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