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Looks nice so far, The only thing that looks a little off to me is the point that you tied on your hydro ram. I can not see in the pic to well but it looks like you are tieing in to your diff cover. Does it also tie into the cover ring if so then make sure it is not going to move at all or you will constantly have oil leaks. Good luck and nice job so far.
 

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the diff cover is 3/16" think and I added another 3/16" plate to the cover then then welded the tabs for the ram to that.
 

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Looks nice and should be fine. When I build things I go over kill so that is always my frame of mind. What if you used the two bolts in the diff cover in the last pic and made a braket that bolted up with the joint end of your ram and your current bracket. It would stop any little movment you might get that would turn into a crappy weekend in the worst spot ont the trail possible ( Murphys law). Depending on what trails you do and how much you push your rig it may not be needed but it looks like you can fab and weld so what would it hurt.
Kevin
 

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I just noticed when you went steering over it changed the relation between your track bar and your drag link. If you have not planed on doing so you may want to raise you drivers side of the drag link to get everything back parralell to avoid any bump steer.
 

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what kind of springs are those? what kind of truck? if those are EB springs or bronco springs, how tall are they compressed? and what kind are they

thanks jeff
 

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jeff: the springs are 5.5" rockcrawler coils from Wildhorses. Don't have the measurments you want handy so go HERE . Hope that helps.

Jack: :flipoff2:
 

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Looks good Jaybird! If I could stop working on my V8 240z I would get my hydo stuff done!!!!!
 

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All right finally finished. The ram was acting goofy with it diconnected from the tie rod so I called Matt at West Texas and after a few conversations we got it. The bottom port of the box needed to go to the passenger side port on the ram and the ram neededs to be completely hooked up to act right. I am going to modify the pump for more fluid volume and that should do it. After I get the tires mounted on the new Allied beadlocks I will update with an actual rode test.
Matt at West Texas is the man to go to for this setup. His service has been outstanding. Thanks Matt.
 

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What box are you using...and did you tap it yourself?
 

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It is the stock EB power steering box. The modification to the box was made by Matt at West Texas Offroad. He goes by TheLakeRat on the PBB. He supplied the ram, hoses, fittings, weld on mounts, nuts, bolts, rebuilt the box and port mods for $450. Damn good deal and a damn good guy to deal with.
 

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It is the stock EB power steering box. The modification to the box was made by Matt at West Texas Offroad. He goes by TheLakeRat on the PBB. He supplied the ram, hoses, fittings, weld on mounts, nuts, bolts, rebuilt the box and port mods for $450. Damn good deal and a damn good guy to deal with.

i agree...but you might as well throw those brass 90 deg fitting in the garbage. i have broken both of mine and replaced them with the steel ones.
 
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