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Old July 7th, 2013, 08:31 PM   #1
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Double ended steering ram

I think I'm going double ended, what kind and where from should I buy?
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Old July 7th, 2013, 08:38 PM   #2
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I know many people including myself that use these. Great for the money. http://www.surpluscenter.com/sort.as...c&keyword=HCP1
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Old July 7th, 2013, 08:46 PM   #3
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I know many people including myself that use these. Great for the money. http://www.surpluscenter.com/sort.as...c&keyword=HCP1
Mine works great!
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Old July 7th, 2013, 09:04 PM   #4
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Thinking this one looks about right. What do you use for stops and connectors to the tierods.

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Old July 7th, 2013, 09:08 PM   #5
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I screwed Hiems in the end of my ram and made tie rods out of .250 wall
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Old July 7th, 2013, 09:15 PM   #6
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How did you attach your heims to your tie rods?

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Old July 7th, 2013, 09:21 PM   #7
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Clevis looks like what I need.
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Old July 7th, 2013, 09:29 PM   #8
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Old July 7th, 2013, 10:01 PM   #9
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I used the surplus center ram too, made my own clevis...
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Old July 8th, 2013, 03:48 PM   #10
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i made the clevis on the tie rod and put the hiem in the ram. it was cheeper and not as many bolts and nuts to loosen up.
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Old July 8th, 2013, 04:02 PM   #11
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I wouldn't do high steer with double ended on your stock knuckles.....I've seen you drive .

I was planning on De when I replace my knuckles. Not before.
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What happens with double ended with high steer on stock knuckles? Just curious.

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The stock kingpin knuckles are weak in the caliper area. With how we wheel, and the stress of the high steer on a double ended ram is a bad combo. Creating a double sheer using the hi steer and stock tie rod hole will probably help a great deal in releaving said stress.
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Old July 8th, 2013, 05:39 PM   #15
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I'm fighting a toe out issue on a rig I bought. I see nothing bent.

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I wouldn't do high steer with double ended on your stock knuckles.....I've seen you drive .

I was planning on De when I replace my knuckles. Not before.
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The stock kingpin knuckles are weak in the caliper area. With how we wheel, and the stress of the high steer on a double ended ram is a bad combo. Creating a double sheer using the hi steer and stock tie rod hole will probably help a great deal in releaving said stress.
Lol, Iearned from you!

This is what I was thinking. Also allows me to truss the front for the ram mountain t

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Not till September ish.
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Old July 8th, 2013, 06:53 PM   #17
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i made the clevis on the tie rod and put the hiem in the ram. it was cheeper and not as many bolts and nuts to loosen up.
I like that idea, thanks.
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Old July 8th, 2013, 06:57 PM   #18
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Hrmm I like where your headed Kyle
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You can do this to your knuckles....i cut out my own pieces and did mine.....don't know if it actually helps but it seems like it would.

I had planned to use a surplus center double end ram but i can't run high steer do to frame interference and i didn't like any mounting solutions i could come up with using stock height so i went single ended
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