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Unread 09-25-2011, 04:49 PM   #1
Mlaughlin8
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PSC steering kits?

Anyone running one? I just picked up one for $120 on craigs list. It uses the oem pump, but I picked up the steering box, hoses, and the ram. I'm curious if anyone else uses this kit, and am curious how to set up the ram??? I know I'm suppost to mount one side to the axle tube and the other to the tie rod, but how do I set it up?

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Unread 09-25-2011, 06:17 PM   #2
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You're running the booster type kit in addition to the normal steering box, right?
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Vibration? Bump steer? Wandering? Read: Steering, suspension, and driveline basics. An article on how it works and where to look for problems.

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Unread 09-25-2011, 08:43 PM   #3
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No clue! This is what I got, the guy told me it would work with my factory pump... That I just have to weld tabs to mount the ram
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Unread 09-25-2011, 08:57 PM   #4
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OK... That's what I was asking.

That kit allows you to keep your power assisted steering while adding a ram for the extra turning power. You will need to replace your current steering box with the one in the kit.

Turn the steering fully to the right.

Then mock up your setup and tack weld the tabs to the tie rod and mount the ram to that mount (do not place the other). Then have someone turn the steering lock to lock and see if the ram moves the same direction as the steering.

If it does, turn the steering fully right and mount the other end to the axle tube where it will clear the pumpkin.

If it doesn't, flip the hoses or the ram and mount it where it will clear the pumpkin.

When you're sure it travels the full distance freely, finish welding the tabs.
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Vibration? Bump steer? Wandering? Read: Steering, suspension, and driveline basics. An article on how it works and where to look for problems.

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Unread 09-26-2011, 09:17 AM   #5
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Thanks, one question though. The kit is foe the wide track axles, I have the narrow tracks... Is this a problem?
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Unread 09-26-2011, 04:23 PM   #6
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Probably not. Clearance will be your main concern. You'll need to mount it where it will travel the full range and not strike other components.

The narrow track axle may make that more of a challenge but the steering range is identical.
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Vibration? Bump steer? Wandering? Read: Steering, suspension, and driveline basics. An article on how it works and where to look for problems.

83 CJ7, 4.1L 6cyl (4.0L bored .030" over), 35" tires, T-5 transmission, Dana 300 TC, Trussed AMC 20.
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