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Yet another hydro assist question

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 1976Blazer76, Aug 18, 2006.

  1. 1976Blazer76

    1976Blazer76 1/2 ton status

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    I've been searching and I've yet to come up with the answer I'm looking for. When setting up my hydro assist, do I want the ram to stop before it hits my mechanical stops. That sounds like the way to go because the hyraulic will push through my mechanical stops correct? Yet, I don't want to stop before my mechanical stops do I? Because that will make all the pressure at full steer to be on my hydraulic.
     
  2. wayne

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    The ram will be your stops. You can take the factory ones off the axle.
     
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    Thats what I was thinking, thanks.
     
  4. 1977k5

    1977k5 3/4 ton status Vendor

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    Using the ram to limit your steering travel is just like using shocks to limit your suspension travel. Lots of people do it, and there are some that break shocks/rams because they do it. The correct way is to have the ram and the steering stops on the knuckle bottom out at the same time.
     
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    A hydro ram is nothing even close to a shock. Hmm, when I bought my hydro set up back in 2003 the instructions even said the ram is now going to be the steering stop.
     
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    Set it up where they stop at the same point.
     

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