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Unread 12-09-2008, 05:51 PM   #1
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Hydro steering

Alright what is everyone's opinion on hydraulic ram steering for an 88yj

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Unread 12-09-2008, 06:04 PM   #2
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Full hydro is for trail rigs only. Hydro assist is not needed for 35s or smaller. You can run hydro assist on the street, your steering box will need to be drilled and tapped, and mounts will have to be fabricated and welded. I will eventually need to step up to this but my jeep actually steers well with 37s and highsteer on a chevy dana 60. 42s might be a different story.
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Unread 12-09-2008, 07:05 PM   #3
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we need more info from ya than what your giving. unless you all ready have a decent built axle its not worth installing it onto a dana 30 with 33's. agin as yjcrawler said hydro assist is not even needed till you hit 35-37's. i still have power steering and i can turn 39's, i run a large cooler tho and that help alot.
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Unread 12-09-2008, 07:38 PM   #4
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currently I'm running 35's but once I swap to the hpdana44 I hope to run 37's. Thanks for the info
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Unread 12-10-2008, 06:40 AM   #5
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Do you want a hydraulic asisst or a fully hydraulic system?
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Unread 12-10-2008, 01:56 PM   #6
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If I went to this system I would probably go full hydro
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Unread 12-10-2008, 02:57 PM   #7
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1) full hydro isnt legal on the road
2) unless your running a HUGE..i mean 40 plus inch tire, full hydro isn't needed
3)hydro assist is fairly easy to do
4) stock inverted t steering wont work with hydro assist, and wont nearly be strong enough....build cross over steering with some DOM and youll be good to do
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Unread 12-10-2008, 03:45 PM   #8
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1) show me where that is written.
2) I beg to differ, look at every WEROCK pro-mod rig. They all run 37s and up until 07 had to run a steering box. When the rules changed in 07, almost if not all went to full hydro. I doubt it was to be cool or because they had money burning holes in their pockets
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Unread 12-10-2008, 04:32 PM   #9
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Hydro assist will work fine for 37" tires. I am not disagreeing with what everyone else is saying about full hydro. Just putting my 2 cent in for hydro assist.

I bought a used Rocklogics Ram. It is on a waggy LP44 with a truss.
http://www.rockfrogs.org/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=724

My buddy went with the Redneck Ram setup. HP44 on an XJ
http://www.rockfrogs.org/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=2041

another XJ with HP44 and PSC setup
http://www.rockfrogs.org/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=1171
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Unread 12-10-2008, 05:14 PM   #10
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not sure where its written....but you have to still have a "mechanical" link in your steering (ie drag link) full hydro eliminates this. loose hydraulic pressure, and you loose all steering. even if it was legal, it wouldn't be a safe set up for the road

not arguing at all against hydro assist, as i plan on running it eventually..just full hydro isn't necessary. and your comparing apples to oranges with a WEROCK pro-mod rig, and your, im guessing here, mostly stock yj, drivetrain wise atleast
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