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my friend is an excellent tig welder and once claimed he could prolly weld 2 gum wrappers together.what if i were to take a shock absorber(1.5 tube x .625 rod)and mill a hole in the side at either end.then have him tig 2 threaded bungs over the holes.would this work for a cheap hyd assist steering setup?everything seems to be there except the in and outs.
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no it will not work

shocks have bypass valves if they didnt your vehicle would have no shock movement.
you would also have to make sure it was a tru mono tube shock

sooo for the price you spend on a mono tube shock,remove the bypass valve and make sealed,buy fittings you have just spent more money on something that is weaker than a 1.5 hydrualic cylinder.
look on ebay or buy a new one from ******* ram and be happy and safe
 

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hate to be an arse, but I would think Common since would have answered this question, if you are familiar with how any automotive parts work. Just a suggestion, keep the custom home built mods to a min, untill you have a bit more experiance.

of course, if you were just kidding when you posted this, you got me.
 

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cherokeechief79 said:



are you suggesting i go with even smaller than 1.5?what do you recommend?:confused:
Well, take a look at what AGR uses for their assists. I run a 1" cylinder. It should provide plenty of Ummpf without slowing me down too much. I have 3 or 4 extra cylinders with an 8" stroke if you really want one. I have two bigger ones, and one smaller one, easier to mount. I would post some pics, but I lost my star:( .
 

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twistedmetal said:


Well, take a look at what AGR uses for their assists. I run a 1" cylinder. It should provide plenty of Ummpf without slowing me down too much. .
Huh?
Dumb question, maybe, but what DOES agr use?
A 1" ram at 1200 psi produces 942# of force on the strong side, and if it has a 5/8 rod, it produces 582 # of force on the weak side. Is my math right??
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Scout Dude said:
Well, if AGR is using 1" rams, that explains why they are always breaking...those things are peices of shit!

I use a 1.5" and it's not slow at all...Twisted- I think your brain is a little twisted on this topic:flipoff2:
No way, dood. My brain's as straight as a pubic hair! The 1.5 might be fine, but they were starting to get up into the 2" range and it does start to slow down a system. Besides, your idea of slow and mine may be different. :flipoff2:
 
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