Nothing but the facts
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Holland mass USA
Can you build it your self? I have built several for on the street use Jeeps but mostly for off road rigs. With that said most of what I'm modding is a YJ and from what Ive seen use's a different pump and steering box.
If you have a steering pump like the YJ/XJ then the pump port can be drilled for more flow, which helps a lot. A larger Res can be made to fit over the stock neck to allow maybe a 1/3 more fluid for the pump to use.
A cooler you can use a auto trans cooler from any major parts store, which range in price but are no more than 60.00 or so dollars.
Cylinders now that's where it can get tricky, I have always used the 2x8 central surplus rams or the tractor supply one's. They have a 1 1/4" chrome rod and for the most part are balanced.
But all the ones I have installed are on dana 60 axle's which use a 4" stroke in either direction on the 8" hole from the king pin center.
Central surplus has all types of body size, chrome size and rod length.
What axle and how much steering stroke do you have now? You need to figure that out regardless if you build a kit or buy one.
If done wrong like not removing the OEM stops the ram will over steer the stops and break parts fast. You want the ram to bottom out and act as the stop.
A lot to consider but done right ( kit or build it yourself ) the pay off is huge. At some of those price's I bet if you built it yourself it would cost maybe 200-250 with lines, cylinder and cooler being the big ticket items.
1993 YJ 4.0 60 Front, Rear steer 60, bolth spooled, 5.38's, 700r/241 39.5 iroks and beating it like it owes me money.
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