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Anyone think this idea would work...In effect, would isolate the RAM unless the valves where open, and would allow the RAM to run in a closed loop when valves where shut which would allow the RAM to move freely against the stock steering box pressure... almost like a steering dampner if anything.Just seems like this might be a good idea for a daily driver. No change on road (valves closed) and full ability to crawl with low PSI, etc off road (valves open). Off course this assumes such valves are even available.
Here is a picture of the modified P.S. reservoir and the cooler I installed on Rokcrawlintoy's rig. No squeeling and it stays cool.
The hose's from Surplus Center come with ends on them, they only run about 8 bucks too.
I've got an IFS box that I bought second hand, pre-tapped...when looking into the empty box, it looks like the fitting in the "TOYODA" will be hit by the sector shaft gears as you turn.is that a problem for anyone?
that reminds me I need to get a couple a spares. After the last trip I noticed on of my lines had been getting bettween the bumpstop and one of the u bolts and got tore up pretty good. Those hoses just arent something you can ask "Hey you got an extra hydro hose?" out on the trail. You'd be pretty much screwed.
Turn the input shaft to the left until it stops. Now remove the 4 input shaft housing bolts.
keeping the input turned to the left helps keep it together. Mine had some water contamination and while spraying it out with brake cleaner I turned the input to the right a little to far and OOPS! damn ball bearings went everywhere when it came apart! only way i found to get them back in was to take the 2 piece tube out and work them back in until full, then using 1 of the tube pieces and turning the assembly up sideways as to get the tube level horizontly put the rest of the bearings in and slowly work the other half of the tube in and secure it. wish i had counted all the ball bearings but forgot, hope i found all of them!great write up on the box!wade
Post up when your box fails. I predict the balls will get pulverized and leave you with no steering.
I'm glad you said that, I've been saying for months now that I need spares!!!.
my spares showed up today have you ordered yours?
Well i turned it upside down and stuck a rod in there and hit it with the hammer and there was a little peice that had 2 holes in it and that just broke out. So i might have just ruined it but i still cant get it out. I might take you up on that Tice
Shoot me a p.m. with your address if you want it. I haven't had a chance to look for it but I think I know where it's at.
You know what im going to drill it out with the bushing in there and run it. If it dosent work then i will let you know. Thanks a lot though i might need it
This is an in depth layout of how I have drilled/tapped Toyota IFS steering boxes for Hydro assist as well as a simple mod to allow your pump to keep up. I was able to get ahold of a box (thanks toecutter) so I could show a bit more detail than my original thread on just setting up my system. This is intended to give a bit more info on the time, tools, and ability needed to do this mod. I was nervous about it the first time but once I got into it, I was upset at how difficult many people made the job sound. If you want to give me $75 to do your box, that's fine but this is not about me making money, it's to show that it can be done easily by most people. It took me about 2 hrs. from start to finish and that was with taking all the pictures. So if you have the ability, a bit of patience, and don't have the cash to have someone elso do it, try it yourself.And this is the rest of setting up my Hydro assist system for cheap. http://board.marlincrawler.com/index.php?topic=4699.0
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