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Old 07-15-2010, 08:00 AM
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Hydraulic steering assists

Has anyone used them and if so where did you purchase them from and what was the price for it.
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Old 07-15-2010, 08:06 AM
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Im running a PSC kit on my truck. The kit included a new steering box, ram, weld on mounts, and lines. They also recommend an upgraded pump but I didnt get that. Turns my 44's effortlessly at idle and I havent had any issues in the 30k miles I have had it. dont remember what I paid, I think it was somewhere around $600
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i was tossing this idea around also.... Steering was tighter or felt about the same after?
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Old 07-15-2010, 08:23 AM
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Ehh hard to say. My steering box was shoot. Too many miles of big tires and beating on it. I needed to buy a new box anyway so I figured it would be a great time to upgrade to the hydraulic assist. Turning is easy at idle while stopped, which before wasnt possible.
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Old 07-15-2010, 02:25 PM
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i made my own set up. tapped the gear box and bought a ram and hydro hose from tsc. i had 40's at the time and like said above you could turn em with out moving. i bought a ram mount from diy4x,com the one that bolts the the front diff cover.

Hydraulic assist Ram mount
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Old 07-16-2010, 03:36 AM
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I am thinking about doing this on my truck. It is a real beotch to turn my 37's when sitting still.

I could not find a write up on how to do this anywhere on the forum.
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Old 07-16-2010, 07:50 AM
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Yeah I would appreciate if someone could take pictures and if they have installation instructions attach those as well. And hell if there are non I might have to make a trip back home to phoenix and stop by your shop
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it is pretty easy to tap gear box and set everything up. here are a few links.
I did mine in maybe 1.5hr or so. you will need two taps and have to shorten one.
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Ford Steering Box Adaptation For Hydro Assist Steering
Pirate4x4.Com - The largest off roading website in the world.
Hyraulic Steering 101 - Source Guide - Four Wheeler Magazine

Box Mount - 4Wheel & Off-Road Magazine
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Old 07-21-2010, 12:26 PM
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You could do something like the OUO truss with a ram and stabilizer on it.


Here's the truss with dual stabs on a 08-10 SD:



And here is the 99-04 style with the ram on one side and stabilizer on the other:
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Couldn't you ditch the stabilizers once you add the ram assist? Or do you still need to have them?
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