I've searched around, found a couple of threads and read them thoroughly. Can you guys help clarify a rookie's understanding of it all. As best I can come up with, hydro-assist is just your basic power steering with standard mechanical linkage (ignoring X-over and all that). Then there are Hydraulic steering mods such as the West Texas off-road package which eliminates all mechanical linkage and replaces with completely hydraulic driven ram. Anything I'm missing? I was getting confused cause it appeared people were interchanging those two terms at will. I will be camping until Tuesday so won't be able to check back in with the site until then. As always, thanks in advance.