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i'm sure it's a dead horse to some, but....
after searching and reading old posts i'm still am unsure of one thing.

my steering actually moves 7 1/2" full left to right, and i see most folks using 8" stroke (acouple use custom length) cylinders. are you all shortening the stroke somehow? or is this even needed?
i'm wondering about the stress put on everything when you reach the knuckle stops and the hydraulic cylinder wants to go another 1/4".

this is the cylinder i'm planning on getting http://www.northerntool.com/cgi-bin/ncommerce3/ProductDisplay?prrfnbr=21342&prmenbr=6970


anyone know why this is a bad choice?
 

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That one is fine. 8" is what we all use and no we don't cut down the stroke.
 

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If you need to limit it a 1/2" or so, You could take the clevis off the rod and put on a threaded sleeve (piece of pipe welded to a nut) that would keep the rod from going all the way in, then put the clevis back on... Or take it apart and weld a 1/2" thick stopper (nut) on the piston or the end cap to keep it from going all the way in.

[ 10-19-2001: Message edited by: dirtrod ]
 

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Your ovethinking it. Just make sure it's centered and go with it. The pump will bypass fluid when it reaches the limit.
 

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Originally posted by TheLakeRat:
<STRONG>Your ovethinking it. Just make sure it's centered and go with it. The pump will bypass fluid when it reaches the limit.</STRONG>
Is that a function of the gearbox ? ...
I know that in my full hydro set-up I can do some serious damage waiting for the pump to bypass, I'm getting over 1500 psi and I've bent some pretty strong stuff forcing the wheel to turn when it didn't want to.
I limited mine internally, maybe I'm overthinking, but I'd rather spend a hour or two in the shop adding spacers, than pop my new 60 apart in some far away mudhole. : 0
 

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Originally posted by dirtrod:
<STRONG>I limited mine internally, maybe I'm overthinking, but I'd rather spend a hour or two in the shop adding spacers, than pop my new 60 apart in some far away mudhole. : 0</STRONG>
thanks for the replys, and i do tend to over-think stuff.
the company that manufactures the cylinder i'm planning on getting also sells "adjustable stroke controls" i'm sure they can't cost much, seems like it couldn't hurt as long as it didn't limit your steering.
 

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how do you plan on plumbing this into your steering setup?are you gonna run a modified steering box like an AGR?or are you just gonna plumb it into one of the lines?im very interested.this would help greatly in turning my 42s on my 79 cherokee.we just built a f#$d with about 24 inches of lift and a 4 link suspension .we wnt full hydraulic steering on it with 2 cylinders and an orbital valve.this setup is a handfull on the street! <IMG SRC="smilies/eek.gif" border="0">

[ 10-20-2001: Message edited by: cherokeechief79 ]
 
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