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Old 01-24-2013, 07:11 PM   #1
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Hydro assist......assist...

I asked a few questions in my build thread but it wasn't really getting any help so there and I had a few more sooooo....

Going to Trees mid Feb. but my steering needs some attention when I get back. For those that haven't seen the build I built my front axle and slung it under the jeep. I had a shop finish some stuff for me and the steering was one of them. Needless to say being my first build I didn't really account for everything and didn't leave enough room for them to use the rear most hole in the high steer arm for the drag link.

As you can see I'm using a TJ drop pitman and heims on my draglink and 1 ton tie rod ends on my tie rod.

I am planning on reworking the draglink setup to try and use the rear most hole in the arm so I can get my full range of steering since it steers about twice as far one was as it does the other right now.

Anyways, what I am getting at is I will be adding hydro assist (I know, finally) soon and I am trying to figure out how I should set it up. Would it be better to swap the tie rod to heims or can the TRE hold up to it? I saw a "buggy" at Trees a while back running a single ended ram on a tie rod with TREs and every time he turned it rotated the tie rod back and forth.

Here are some pics of my current setup, plan is to try and move the axle end above the high steer arm and box it for double sheer.









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Old 01-24-2013, 09:40 PM   #2
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I have hydro assist on my YJ with Tie rods and it works fine. I say just run it like it is. Im not going to mess with mine until I go from a cross over steering to full hydro.
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Old 01-25-2013, 06:43 AM   #3
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Ty. On the blue YJ that I sold a while back. I had an aftermarket front diff cover. It had a hlaf inch thick plat wrapped around the front. I welded a lug to the diff cover and one to the tie-rid. Worked great. I am i n the process of doing a front 60 similar to yours. I have a new PSC steering box already tapped for ram assist. I will probably weld something to the axle and the tie-rod. I'll look for a pick of my old set-up.
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Old 01-25-2013, 04:57 PM   #4
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Here is what mine looks like.

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thats how mine is. tie rod ends all the way.
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Old 01-25-2013, 07:40 PM   #6
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Here is what mine looks like.

Thats pretty much the same as I was planning. Looks like it's the way to go. Thanks everyone, sending my box off to Matt when I get back from Trees next month.
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