- ⅜” & ½” Ratchets
- ½”, 9/16”, ¾”, 1 ⅛”, 12mm, 17mm, 19mm Sockets
- ½”, 9/16”, ¾”, ⅞”, 11/16”, 1”, 1 ⅛” Wrenches
- 7/32”, ⅝” Allens
- Flathead Screwdriver
- Side Cutters
- Floor Jack and Jack Stands
- Torque Wrench
- Tape Measure
- Drill & 3/4” Drill Bit
- Power Steering Fluid (Royal Purple Recommended)
- 1. Read all instructions completely and carefully before you begin.
2. Check to make sure the kit is complete and that no parts are missing. If anything is missing, please contact Trail-Gear at (559) 252-4950.
3. Park vehicle on a clean, dry, at, level surface and block the tires so the vehicle can not roll in either direction.
1. Install clevis ends on cylinder and cut tie rod tubes to length, eye to eye they should be 45 3/8”. Locktite and tighten clevis end allen head bolts into ram. Tubes should be the same length if you are mounting the cylinder centered on the axle (recommended). Allow adjustments in and out.
2. Drill steering arms using a 3/4” drill bit. Drill the 2 tapered tie rod holes only. Use a drill press if possible. Use the hole closest to the rear of the truck on the right side steering arm. Cut off front of arm if desired.
11. Install hoses per diagram below Do not over-tighten hoses as this can damage the fitting.
- 12. Fill the power steering system with synthetic power
steering fluid. We recommend Royal Purple full synthetic
fluid. When filling the reservoir, do not fill to the top, allow about 1/2" for fluid expansion due to heat. It will
take some time to fully bleed the system the first time.
With the vehicle on jack stands and tires completely off
the ground, engine not running, turn the steering wheel from
lock to lock several times and then refill the power
steering reservoir with fluid. Note, this is done so that the
power steering pump does not get started dry, which can
cause damage to the pump.
Now you’re ready to start the engine and turn the
steering wheel from lock to lock, we recommend that you
run the motor for about 5 minutes at a time during the
bleeding. Allow the oil to set until all the bubbles have
separated out of the oil, then run the motor again for 5
minutes. Repeat this procedure until the oil runs without
foam or bubbles.
13. Start engine and cycle steering to verify that steering cylinder bottoms at full lock in both directions. Check for leaks.
14. Finish welding all brackets. Check fluid level and tension on power steering belt and you are ready to wheel.
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