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Old 11-22-2005, 09:55 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hydro assist mount

I am ready to mount my PSC hydro assist now that my crossover is done, and am curious if this bracket is hefty enough to take it. It is a bracket for the track bar, and my thought was to mount the two tabs for the ram on this bracket, about where the bottom hole is.



Here is how it is welded. It is onto the axle tube, on the spring bucket plate, and one in the middle. It isnt welded on teh backside by the spring yet, but it will be.

So, is this a good enough place to mount the tabs for the axle end of the ram? Otherwise I could mount it on the diff cover that I made out of 1/4" but this seems like a better option for clearance etc.
Thoughts and opinions welcome.
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Old 11-22-2005, 10:31 AM   #2 (permalink)
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yeah that bracket should be strong enough. i would get it directly behind the tierod if you could but below is fine if your sure you won't hit it on anything.
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Old 11-22-2005, 10:45 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Sorry, I should clarify, I meant the bottom bolt hole on the new bracket ABOVE the tie rod. So, the track bar is in one hole, and then mounting the ram directly under that. I want it above hte tie rod as I am sure I would hit on plenty below it.
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Old 11-22-2005, 11:50 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Josh,

Looks good to me. That bracket will be plenty strong enough for your hydro assist tabs. Good luck, and enjoy it!
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Old 11-22-2005, 12:23 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Not to jack your thread, but I have a couple ?'s about your setup, is that a custom track bar bracket or did you buy it? what did you use for spring buckets? I see you used a RE bridge and upper mounts, was that a complete RE kit Looks good and I would think that would be a alright place to mount your Ram. What high steer arm is that? Thanks
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Old 11-22-2005, 01:30 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Thanks Mac, I think it should be fine as well.
Rollin, that is a bracket made by ORGS and yes I used the full RE kit for teh mounts. Works fine and worth the money to save the time fabbing them all. THe high steer arm is from sky manufacturing. Its rad.
Anyone else have issues with mounting it on that bracket?
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Old 11-22-2005, 02:14 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I originally mounted my ram bracket to a similar trackbar bracket and it simply bent the shit out of the bracket. I had to brace the shit out of the ram mount to stop it from bending the trackbar mount. If I ever move my ram, it's going to be mounted on my diff cover.
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I originally mounted my ram bracket to a similar trackbar bracket and it simply bent the shit out of the bracket. I had to brace the shit out of the ram mount to stop it from bending the trackbar mount. If I ever move my ram, it's going to be mounted on my diff cover.
How was it similar? Was it mounted to several different spots on the axle? Cuz I have seen several brackets bend as well but they were only attached at one place. So, I am curious what yours looked like and how it was mounted. Got a pic of it? This is what I am nervous about....
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Anyone from the night crew have an opinion on mounting it there?
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I mounted mine "single sear" fashion, welded to the trackbar mount. It bent the trackbar mount towards the passenger knuckle.
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So do you think it had to do with being in single shear? Or was it to do with thte way the bracket was mounted? So you would mount it to the cover then?
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Old 11-23-2005, 07:30 AM   #12 (permalink)
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I think, it was the combo of mounting to a trackbar bracket that is only supported on 3-sides and a long ram mount bracket (which gave it a lot of leverage). I wouldn't mount off the trackbar bracket... because I bent the crap out of mine.
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Yes I agree your bracket should be fine

Here are a few pics to refer to

MIne is very much like yours wil be





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My only suggestion may be to add a brace like pic i attached.. that is kinda what i did for mine just to make sure it will hold
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