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Old 03-29-2006, 09:38 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hydro assist steer; where to find cheap one

I plan to install hydro assis steering on my YJ but I couldn't find a place to buy cheapo but powerful no frill ram steer cylinder. I think it was called Columbus cylinder.
Not gonna blow money on expensive AGR or PSC assit steer system.
Also need a website telling me precisely on where to tap the YJ steering box and where to find the hoses and fittings.

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Old 03-29-2006, 09:50 PM   #2 (permalink)
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http://www.ee.nmt.edu/~offroad/tech/...w_Steering_Box

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Old 03-29-2006, 10:03 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Excellent website on where to tap the steering box but...is the 81' Wagoneer steering box the same as the 91' YJ steering box?
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Old 03-30-2006, 10:01 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I think it is...don't want to say for sure. But I tapped my 89yj box using these specs and it worked out nice. The magnet and the carb cleaner are a must. Also put some grease on the tap so the shavings stick to it.
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Old 03-31-2006, 04:13 PM   #6 (permalink)
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The information and tips that you gave me is really helpful!!


Will port and tap my YJ steering box this weekend.

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Tap ur box and then go to the nearest implement store and buy a 2x8 cylinder and the hoses you need and walla! Done. Cost me about 100 bucks.
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Cylinder and hoses and fittings for 100 bucks??? Which store? what is the brand name/model of the cylinder? Is it 8 inch ram?
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Old 04-01-2006, 08:42 AM   #9 (permalink)
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that would be possibly your local tractor supply and they are chief brand cylinders.. seem to work for everyone around here. can be had for around 100 as stated earlier... and yes i think he was talking a 2x8 ram which runs around $69 at tractor supply.

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Old 04-01-2006, 08:56 PM   #10 (permalink)
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yea, i have checked around and found that they have Lion 2500 cylinder but it is not welded cylinder, it is being held togther by long four bolts. It sells for 69 bucks. Looks chunky and awkward to me. Welded cylinder is what I am lookin for ...Ok will keep on lookin round. Thanks
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see about talking to a manager at that tractor supply you went to i know at ours you can order just about whatever you want.

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http://www.surpluscenter.com/item.as...name=hydraulic

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a few of hundreds from surplus center




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Old 04-02-2006, 12:47 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Bingo! Welded cyclinder is what I am lookin for! Did you use any one of those on your rig? Which one is better? I am leanin' on the yellow one.

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Bingo! Welded cyclinder is what I am lookin for! Did you use any one of those on your rig? Which one is better? I am leanin' on the yellow one.


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I used the black one with the fixed ends......worked ok........yes I would lean towards the yellow one also




BTW used a fixxed mount on the tie rod........my adjustable mount would not tighten down enough and actually would turn the tierod and change the toe in............
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How do those Assist setups do on the road? Im going to be running 37's on my CJ in the future, and Im thinking about doing it, but its my DD so road manners are a factor.
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the ram asct s an active steering stabalizer.......the 2 ive done have perfect road manners with 35" tires
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Anyone have detailed pics of theres set up on there rig?


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Old 04-12-2006, 12:20 PM   #18 (permalink)
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got my hoses and ram from Northern Tools. ram(8x2) was $60 and the hoses were another $24 each.

Cant do better than that. Cooler was an ebay score, (trans cooler)for $8

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got my hoses and ram from Northern Tools. ram(8x2) was $60 and the hoses were another $24 each.

Cant do better than that. Cooler was an ebay score, (trans cooler)for $8

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Cant do better than that. Cooler was an ebay score, (trans cooler)for $8
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So you are sunning your PS fluid through a transcooler? Is that nessicary? pros cons?
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I realize this post is being brought back from the dead, but what do you guys think about a small inline cooler install when I fab my hyrdro assist, pros cons?
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I realize this post is being brought back from the dead, but what do you guys think about a small inline cooler install when I fab my hyrdro assist, pros cons?
You mean like this?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/12-RE...spagenameZWDVW
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Old 12-05-2008, 12:45 PM   #23 (permalink)
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Cheap hydro assist

I thought this was interesting. I think I will try something like it when I do mine:

http://www.virtualjeepclub.com/showthread.php?t=25303
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