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post #1 of (permalink) Old 12-09-2001, 03:42 PM Thread Starter
 
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well i got some time with the welder and installed my 1 1/2" bore @8" stroke hydraulic cylinder last friday night.
it's not quite as vunerable as this picture from below makes it look, but it's the best picture i have, (still need to flex the suspension and test lines clearances and stuff.....

i've bleed it acouple times (don't think all the air is out yet) but i can feel it's different just turning lock to lock on the pavement, other than the steering wheel turns easier and the pump isn't making any struggling sounds, my entire front axle would shift left and right under the frame before (spring flex and shackle lean [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img]) and now it don't move at all. fyi, no trackbar
here's a link to my page about it http://www.geocities.com/yj3qtr_ton/steering.html got some good pictures also.....

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That's a sexy little cylinder, where did you turn that baby up?
How about some pics of the steering box modifications?

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Just a quick Q:
With the tab welded on the tie rod, how can you adjust toe without going a full turn? Or do you have it where you think you'll always want it and that's good enough?

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It sure is nice when a project works out so well, and it seem that you have done a fantastic job. Exellent work

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FarmJeep, your right, one full turn or nothing [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/frown.gif[/img] and i did have the toe set to were i wanted before, it's @ 1/8" toed in.

Teamrush, i got the cylinder from a small local hydraulic shop (used/rebuild, and it was the exact bore/stroke i wanted with correct ends and fitting locations. here's acouple pics of the steering box, more are on my web page......




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We use a no weld axle housing clamp that works just fine on some of our air ride suspension kits, wonder if the same thing will work on the drag link?
(I don't see why not, but I've been fooled before...)

Looks just great! I've already marked this thread so I can steal the idea for my web site project Jeep...

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Re: \"Ram\" steering finished (pic)

3/4, looks nice..
Got a suggestion,Put a cover over the front of your box. A rock will find that fitting. I have a piece of curved pipe that is guarding my box in the front. It has several scrapes on it.
Does your tierod get real close to your hyd. cylinder? Looks like at full lock left or right it may hit the cylinder.
Otherwise you will love having this setup.
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z50k2, i hear ya about the need for a cover for my box, that fitting looks like it's going to be a rock magnet.......
i'm not sure what i'll do, most likely weld up some kind of a guard

my cylinder has pretty good clearance, it's about 1/4" at the tightest point, the thing is kind of hard to take good pictures of.

now i do need to check out the hoses during flex, they are alot closer to the engine fan than i had first noticed [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/shocked.gif[/img]

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