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Old May 28th, 2011, 07:53 PM   #1
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hydro assist or full hydro

Well after my trip to rocks and vallys today my steering is needing a bit of a helping hand.I do plan to drive the jeep some on the road..nothing crazy but a couple trips to the store..back to the bricks car cruise and what not.I know full hydro can get a bit scary on the road.

Who is running what..pros and cons of each?Been reading up on pirate as much as i can.Seems like the redneck ram isnt a bad choice..price and parts seem ok.

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Old May 28th, 2011, 08:01 PM   #2
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More info in your rig would help!
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Old May 28th, 2011, 08:03 PM   #3
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guess that would haha

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60's,40's,pretty sure stock yj box,will be converted to histeer once i do the hydro.
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Old May 28th, 2011, 08:07 PM   #4
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I was looking into this last year and was told if I had any plans of road driving to go assist. Still haven't done anything.......stayin tuned for info here.
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Old May 28th, 2011, 08:15 PM   #5
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yeah from what everyone has said full hydro is a no no for the road.more then likely do some kind of assist.Really leaning towards the redneck ram set up.
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Old May 28th, 2011, 08:32 PM   #6
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I am planning to use the psc hydro assist package. I already have a package box so the rest of the kit was about 700 through rocksolid performance. The box is another 350 and you will still want a 60$ cooler.
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Old May 28th, 2011, 08:36 PM   #7
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yeah i was looking at psc stuff..i just dont have that coin to swing at the moment.And dont feel like waiting till its available to do this lol
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Old May 28th, 2011, 08:41 PM   #8
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yeah i was looking at psc stuff..i just dont have that coin to swing at the moment.And dont feel like waiting till its available to do this lol
just picked up the psc "kit" with the eaton upgrade for 1390$ shipped.

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Old May 28th, 2011, 09:12 PM   #9
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Replace your pump and get a massive cooler for now. Then when you can get the assit kit from psc.
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Old May 28th, 2011, 09:33 PM   #10
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I run the redneck ram stuff. Its the best money I have spent. I have dana 44's and 36" tires and the ram makes steering in the rock a breeze, especially with a spool in the front. Also, street driving has changed very little, plus it's nice to know you have a mechanical back up. Look into adding a cooler. I don't run one but I should, and it sounds like you have a little more weight to turn.
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Old May 28th, 2011, 09:39 PM   #11
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I have been debating this for a while now. Pretty sure im gonna go with a astro van steering box for more front stretch and then port it and install it, then when i can ill add the assist. But if find the right full hydro kit i may go that route.
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Old May 28th, 2011, 09:45 PM   #12
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good to hear danks.Seems like the best bang for the buck right now.Sell it off to upgrade to the psc stuff if needed.
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Old May 29th, 2011, 09:54 AM   #13
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Just a FYI a astro van steering box will put the pitman arm forward instead of back like a tj/yj box does. it works great for a longer front stretch.
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Old May 29th, 2011, 09:17 PM   #14
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i was looking into that also fullsize...does it bolt up in the same mounting holes for the yj/tj box?
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Old May 29th, 2011, 10:00 PM   #15
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I'm doing the assist set up right now. I do drive mine on the road occasionally and want to keep it that way. Using stock box modified.
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Old May 30th, 2011, 12:41 AM   #16
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What ram noahs? Any pics
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Old May 30th, 2011, 02:27 PM   #17
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I have the full hydro psc kit on my tj and run it down the road. I have had nothing but great luck with mine as I can run 60-65mph without any steering issues at all. I still have decent road feel and mine has never gotten "scary" even during semi-emergency manuvers. Others have had the exact opposite experience.
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Old May 30th, 2011, 02:32 PM   #18
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I will add though that if the kit you get or make up is not a good match of parts then it can and will be a nightmare. Thats why I got the full, proven, kit from one source. It was more money but the results were well worth it. Plus if you get a double ended ram it will make a big difference on road performance.
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Old May 30th, 2011, 06:08 PM   #19
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http://westtexasoffroad.homestead.co...osteering.html
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Old May 30th, 2011, 09:45 PM   #20
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I have hydro assist. It works but not as well as full.
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