Project Retro F-350: AGR Performance Rock Ram
Big wheels and tires can
sometimes mean big sacrifice in steering. Fortunately it doesn’t
have to be that way.
Retro F-350 began to shape up, we noticed the meaty 40-inch tires stuffed
under the 1-ton axles were making steering a real challenge –
especially when moving slow or stopped.
The factory power steering was having a
heck of a time trying to swing that much rubber around. We also
noticed the drop-down pitman arm was being stressed. It was time
to fix what could become a problem and hopefully gain some more
control on our steering.
contacted AGR Performance out of Ft. Worth, Texas. They
specialize in high-quality power steering components for racing,
hot rods and off-road applications.
They know their stuff pretty good—they’ve been in the business
for over 18 years.
We were familiar with AGR Performance
on competition rigs and hard-core rock crawlers. We wanted
to see if they had anything for the weekend warrior that goes
mud boggin’ and hits the trails.
with Larry Szuhy at AGR Performance about our 1979 Ford F-350
and its steering woes. He suggested we try the AGR Performance
Rock Ram system.
The hydraulic assist and higher flow pump and heavy-duty gearbox
would make turning the 40s much easier.
the idea of having a hydraulic assist on our truck,
so we gave it a shot.
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