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post #1 of 11 Old 02-05-2013, 06:16 PM Thread Starter
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ram steering

I was watching the extream 4x4 wj build. has anyone else done ram steering on their dub? Im really thinking about doing it. cost wise its not that much through the redneck.ram steering company.

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post #2 of 11 Old 02-05-2013, 07:35 PM
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im glad you mentioned that episode...


cause now i know what i want lol. my wife would hate you so much right now
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post #3 of 11 Old 02-06-2013, 04:13 AM
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I put a ram assist on my old xj's and I hated it. It slowed the steering down a lot so when you were wheeling you couldn't go from lock to lock or even steer nearly as fast as without it. Even on the street, when returning to center from a right turn was sketchy.
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post #4 of 11 Old 02-06-2013, 04:23 AM Thread Starter
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then what are.the benifits from it?

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post #5 of 11 Old 02-06-2013, 08:28 AM
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Have you ever driven anything with hydraulic steering? Offroad they are a must for a dedicated offroad rig, but I wouldn't want it on the highway. The double ended rams are alot better than the single ended rams, as far as high speed cases go, but you still are not able to 'feel' the road.

p.s. I just bought a grocery getter wj a couple weeks ago, and was planning on going the same direction as your build. Yours looks great! I'll be using plate steel where you used tube tho.
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post #6 of 11 Old 02-06-2013, 08:51 AM Thread Starter
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never used it, they just made it seem very useful and running out of simple things to do to the dub it struck my interest. And thank you, im just fond of the tube/plate combo as its a diffrent and uncommon look

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post #7 of 11 Old 02-06-2013, 09:02 AM
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It is very useful as it takes the a lot of the load off of the gear box, and allows you to turn bigger tires with easy at low speeds, or when they are stuck in a rut. A properly setup assist system will do nothing but improve driveability on and off road.

Are you thinking of this just because? Or are you having trouble steering off road? Most guys have no issues with the oem wj steering gear up to a 35" tire.

Either way, talk to the guys at redneck ram and they will set you up with a system that suits your needs.
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post #8 of 11 Old 02-06-2013, 09:43 AM Thread Starter
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its just another mod, its currently a daily maybe 20mi a day. im running 33s and doing 1ton otk steering. just dont know much about it.

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post #9 of 11 Old 02-06-2013, 09:49 AM
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Personally I think money would be better spent elsewhere. You can dd an assist setup without issue, but IMO its overkill for 33's. Im running 33's now with no issue on or off road. Im not planning on adding assist until the new axles and 36's go in.
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post #10 of 11 Old 02-06-2013, 12:04 PM
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BTW, I was referring to full hyro. Hydo assist is fine on road. Sorry for not clarifying
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post #11 of 11 Old 02-06-2013, 05:18 PM
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I added hydro-assist on my WJ. I would get steering bind. When the jeep was not moving (whether off-road or parking lot). I couldn't turn the wheels. Tried replacing the PS pump then came across a deal on a hydro assist setup that was too good to make pass up. With a properly sized ram, hydro assist is a great upgrade for on and off-road drivability with larger tires.

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