Re: ram assist steering w/33\'s???
As stated, if you have problems turning the wheel, by all means do it. I just finished a full hydro setup on my jeep and I only run 35's at the moment.
As for legallity issues. The issue was brought up on the POR board. <a target="_blank" href=http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/showthread.php?s=2504ce9ce472808e9e8b3640d918ed5b& amp;threadid=36204&highlight=hydraulic+steerin g>http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/showthread.php?s=2504ce9ce472808e9e8b3640d918ed5b& amp;threadid=36204&highlight=hydraulic+steerin g</a>
After a little research and talking to others who have delved into the issue more fully: The DOT has no approval of any steering systems, whether they have a manual link to the wheels or not. Furthermore, there are no laws to speak of(in most states) concerning hydro assist or full hydraulic steering systems. Most police have no clue what is/ isnt legal on our vehicles anyway.
As for price. I built my entire steering system for $650. That includes all hoses, fittings, ram, tie-rod, heim joints, orbital valve, steering column, filter, etc, etc.
Whatever you do, just make sure you do your research and do it right. Dont throw something together with mix-matched parts and hope it works.