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Old January 19th, 2013, 10:54 PM
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Hydraulic steering set up

Has anyone on here successfully set up a hydraulic steering on a 90 or 110? Looking at potentially using this on my conversion. Any info would be great.
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Old January 19th, 2013, 10:57 PM
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Like a Heystee kit? Or cobbing together a kit from say an early Corvette or Mustang.
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Old January 19th, 2013, 11:37 PM
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Like a Heystee kit? Or cobbing together a kit from say an early Corvette or Mustang.
My buddy told me that the hydraulic kits are a great way to avoid having to deal with the steering conversion. The kits are new and are sold as bolt on kits. I have seen a bunch on pirate, but none on a 90. The heysteer looks about right! Gonna do some more research on that. Has anyone used this kit?
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Old January 20th, 2013, 12:15 AM
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Giggle Pin 4x4 do a hydro assist kit that taps into your PAS box.
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Old January 20th, 2013, 09:22 AM
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I do not understand what you would gain in regards to a rhd to lhd conversion?

Seems like this would be more effort and expense than just buying some used bits off a disco that bolt on?
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Old January 20th, 2013, 10:42 AM
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I do not understand what you would gain in regards to a rhd to lhd conversion?

Seems like this would be more effort and expense than just buying some used bits off a disco that bolt on?
I have a 200tdi out of a mid 90 disco, the intake and exhaust manifold both have to be replaced with a 300tdi intake and exhaust manifold. I have sourced an exhaust manifold but not an intake. I figured its gonna cost $400-500 for both if I can find them. The pro of using a hydraulic steering is that I would not have to change anything! I would rather find the exhaust and intake but have not had any luck, along with a time restraint I need to make a decision in the next week or so. I have to weigh the time along with my cost when making the decision.
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Old January 20th, 2013, 10:50 AM
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I see, my 90 has the defender motor so not an issue for me.

I would still think you would have an issue because you would still have to have the shaft between the steering wheel and the steering gear?

But I have never really looked into it
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I see, my 90 has the defender motor so not an issue for me.

I would still think you would have an issue because you would still have to have the shaft between the steering wheel and the steering gear?

But I have never really looked into it
Neither have I, that's why I hoped some one on here would give me advice. Thanks though! Ill post it if I go with it.
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Old January 20th, 2013, 11:55 AM
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I have done a Heystee kit in a Series, nice and tidy. Works well, we have another series in that has a Corvette setup, the guy who built it put it together from mid year vette parts (63-68') with a little thought and trial and error you can do it on the cheap, neither are super complicated. Check out the heystee kit and see if you can put something together yourself. Full vette kits are under 500$. zip-vette.com, cjponyparts.com see what you think.
http://www.heystee-automotive.com/on...products_id=76
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