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Old June 21st, 2014, 09:22 PM   #1
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Default Hydraulic cylinder size

So, have a question maybe a more hydraulically smart person could help me with.
Say a hydraulic steering system has a 2x8" ram in it now, it works fine, over long periods of wheeling the fluid gets hot.
Would increasing the bore size, say to a 2.5/3"x8" lower fluid Temps because of more volume in the entire system, and/or stay cooler because the cylinder pressure doesn't need of be as high to do the same work?
Also wondering if it would slow my steering down?
Thanks for the thoughts/help.

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Old June 21st, 2014, 09:43 PM   #2
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It would slow your steering down because of the increased volume required per inch of travel. I do not think the increase in volume would make much difference in cooling. Going to a larger reservoir would probably help more. How about line sizing to the reservoir?
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Reservoir has 3/4" line going from it to the pump. No reservoir on the pump, just the can around it.

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Leave the cylinder size alone & add a better cooler and possibly a bigger reservoir.
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Leave the cylinder size alone & add a better cooler and possibly a bigger reservoir.
I'll giver a whirl. :)
Thanks guys..

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Get a cooler with a electric fan combo and never look back. The derail coolers are really nice


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