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Old 05-03-2006, 10:25 AM   #1 (permalink)
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ram assist install help

i am trying to install a ram assist on my D60. I have dynatracs hi-steer set up on my jeep. it is a 97 tj. I am also running a standard RE long arm kit.
The problem is, with the hi steer, there is no room for the ram to fit reasonably unless I go to the pitman. That is definately not my 1st choice and will be my last resort. do any of you have a dynatrac D60 w/ their hi steer and are runing a ram? can you send me pics?

I have tried every option in order to get the ram on but nothing is within reason.

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Old 05-03-2006, 11:09 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Post a picture of your set-up.
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Old 05-03-2006, 12:10 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I'm using a similar steering set-up and I put the ram right behind the tie-rod, you can't see it from the front (take a look at the stretch thread in my link, I have plenty of pictures of how I mounted mine on the third page), I don't recommend you put it on the drag link, even though it might take some fab work to get it attached to the tie rod, you could put it right under the tie rod on the passenger side, and weld a skid plate for the ram on the axle tube like I did.
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not exactly what you're looking for...but my ram goes to the pitman arm and works beautifully:
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Looks to me that the trackbar will hit the ram, if you try to stick it behind the tierod. I have a dynatrac front end to... IMO, they're highsteer setup sucks for ram assist. I think, the best answer is to put the ram under the tierod and build a "tube bumper" to protect the ram.

After shearing off the bolts on my dynatrac knuckles, my answer was to go to rockcrusher knuckles and mount my ram this way...



I copied this design from mad4wd and it works great. The only issue is that you have to run enough spring lift to clear the ram on the driver's side frame. Oh.. I you have to make a new trackbar and trackbar mount. The dynatrac trackbar with a bend sucks anywho.
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I found a perfect spot after a bunch of trying. 1.5" bore ram.
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Old 05-03-2006, 06:14 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I'd suggest a brace for that trackbar mount. I originally mounted mine in the same spot and I twisted that mount like it was made out of tin. I braced it with a piece of tube to the upper control arm mount on the passenger side.
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It stood up to a shitload of hammers runs, and 1/2 season of CalROCs.
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thank you for all of your suggestions. off to the drwing board to see what is most pheasable for me. I'll let you know what transpires.

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