Porting a YJ steering box

RockMonkey

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Are you using the stock tie rod mounts? You prolly need an 8 inch ram.
 

Hickey

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yup, 8". I'll get the finances in order ASAP. I'm so happy I could cry. Did you get it hooked up yet?
 

RockMonkey

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Yeah, just took it for a test drive and snapped some pics. Stay tuned. What sites host pics for free?
 

RockMonkey

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Okay, pics are up! I modified my pump today for better flow an WOW what a difference! With the two inch ram it still turns a bit slower than I can turn the wheel, but MUCH better than with an unmodified pump.
http://www.villagephotos.com/pubbrowse.asp?selected=183568
Edit: See if this link works. It should take you to a page with two photos on it.
 
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RockMonkey

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Yup, the 1.5 inch ram will turn faster. Technically, it will also have less power, but it should still have more than enough. There are three modifications you can do to your pump to increase the pressure and speed. I only did one of them and am amazed at the difference. I think the two inch ram will end up being fast enough. Probably the only time I can turn the wheel faster than the ram will turn is at idle speed, it should be just as fast as me when I'm on the gas.
 

Caleb

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Originally posted by Jeremy
linky no work. I got denied. You think the 1.5 ram will turn faster?
like Braden said, it will turn faster...most guys use a 1.5"x 8" ram for thier steering systems...what do they charge for just the ram??? maybe I should give them a call on monday...:p
 

Caleb

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thanks...that will help...does anyone know off hand what size the dill and tap are...I need to do mine this week hopefully...
 

goin4xn

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RockMonkey said:
Yup, the 1.5 inch ram will turn faster. Technically, it will also have less power, but it should still have more than enough. There are three modifications you can do to your pump to increase the pressure and speed. I only did one of them and am amazed at the difference. I think the two inch ram will end up being fast enough. Probably the only time I can turn the wheel faster than the ram will turn is at idle speed, it should be just as fast as me when I'm on the gas.
OK - you've been helpful with the porting stuff, do tell on the pump mods!

Looks great Braden.
Scott
 

I Lean

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Hey Scott--it's been a while, but I'm pretty sure we already took care of modifying your pump. :)
 
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