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    Default tacomainoh : HYDRO STEERING MOD.

    Re: HYDRO STEERING MOD.
    Post by tacomainoh on Dec 10, 2006, 8:58pm

    EDIT, since someone deleted the original post:

    This is a good cheap, TESTED, DURABLE ram assist kit. It is currently being run as you see it on several competition buggies, Tom Lawlor's 8000lb M715 on Rockwell's and 46's, and several fullsize rigs around CO and UT.

    It is not as flashy as other kits, but it has been proven to work quite well, and it's like $250. Pretty affordable. Anyway, check it out.

    http://rocklogic4x4.com/products/hydro_assist_2004.php



    Tapping the box yourself is pretty easy, there are about a million sites that will tell you how and where.


    Bob Cowan is also selling what should be a nice kit, and he can tap your box for you as well, if you don't feel it's within your abilities.

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    Default tacomainoh :

    Re: HYDRO STEERING MOD.
    Post by tacomainoh on Dec 12, 2006, 8:25pm

    If anyone wants any further specs on this kit, I'd be happy to get them. Easy install. And since this is open discussion:

    Rams rule with front lockers and big tires. They may have some utility on stock trucks w/flanges and a locker up front as well. Some of you might like that! I remember what at PITA my 725 was on 36's.

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    Default bigwheelbob :

    Re: HYDRO STEERING MOD.
    Post by bigwheelbob on Dec 12, 2006, 8:50pm

    Do you realize that cyl only has a 3/4" shaft?

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    Default tacomainoh :

    Re: HYDRO STEERING MOD.
    Post by tacomainoh on Dec 13, 2006, 1:40am

    Yep.

    I was skeptical too, but it works. *shrug* It is designed solely to assist, I think.

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    Default elwenil :

    Re: HYDRO STEERING MOD.
    Post by elwenil on Dec 13, 2006, 8:12am

    We sheared the studs off of the knuckle using one of those. Trust me, they have a decent amount of power, lol.

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    Default tacomainoh :

    Re: HYDRO STEERING MOD.
    Post by tacomainoh on Dec 13, 2006, 10:30am

    That's kind of their thinking: it is a big ENOUGH kit that is easy, affordable, and works well. Made sense to me then, and watching people beat the hell out of their buggies and trail rigs convinced me that it got the job done.

    Doesn't look as cool though LOL

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    Default elwenil :

    Re: HYDRO STEERING MOD.
    Post by elwenil on Dec 13, 2006, 11:18am

    I have seen a few of the "homemade" Harbor Freight/Northern Hydraulics setups beat all to crap because the ram was too big and took a lot of abuse from rocks. The smaller cylinder fits in tighter spaces so it avoids a lot of that. Either way it works well and has more than enough power to tear junk up, lol.

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    Default fsjguy :

    Re: HYDRO STEERING MOD.
    Post by fsjguy on Dec 13, 2006, 9:27pm

    Man, now y'all have me thinking I need hydraulic assist steering, too. Sheesh. No more free dinners for you, Tacoma! LOL!

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    Default tacomainoh :

    Re: HYDRO STEERING MOD.
    Post by tacomainoh on Dec 13, 2006, 11:32pm

    hahaha

    Ram assist is the absolute shizzle in rocks. Helps ALOT.

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    Default robertcowan :

    Re: HYDRO STEERING MOD.
    Post by robertcowan on Dec 14, 2006, 12:04am

    RAM ASSIST IS GREAT ON ROAD TOO. YOU CAN STEER WITH YOUR LITTLE FINGER EVEN WHEN FULLY LOADED.......

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