Re: hydraulic steering how to?? pros and cons?
I set up my truck with hydraulic assist, similar to the rock ram. It works great turning real large tires, but if you have the stock chevy setup, that should be plenty for any tires under 40", unless you are hardcore into rock crawling. The hydro assist is very simple, just a few mods to your steering box and placement of a ram. I would only recommend full hydraulic if you are running 2.5 ton axles. It is also much better to go with an assist system in case of blowing hoses, belts, running low on fluid, etc. My whole setup cost about $100 for the ram and hoses, and tap needed for the steering box, I made the mounting tabs for the ram myself.