Join Date: Mar 2000
Location: Northern Catskill Mountains, NY
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Well, it's not hydro steering! LOL
I'm running 33x13.50 Pit Bull Rockers.
I've got NO issues with the steering box. The pump, on the other hand, did run well when first installed, but is now old and tired, and hasn't liked it much when I've run low (read: OUT) of fluid on occasion. So now, in the rocks, it's sometimes like not having P/S at all. A new pump would help this.
But I'm going to add a Trail-Gear ram assist. It the kit they sell for the Toy, and can be modified to use on a Sammy axle (6" ram kit is just $199). At that time, I will be swapping out the Kicker pump for a hi-flo TC pump. I know, I'm a purist and a TC isn't "pure Suzuki", but this is badly needed. On Yankee Bob's, he turns his 33"s with just one finger, and moves 30" boulders with his tires at the same time.
One added thing with ram assist. Since the turning force in now on the axle, you don't need a pan hard as the steering box really is now just a control valve for the ram and doesn't push the suspension. Sweet.