FJ60 powersteering

Mace

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Question.

How many people are actually happy with their FJ60 PS?

I am going to run 35's and do some moderate rock trails with this rig.

Basically I do not have a PS box on my 60 right now and am considering running a different PS box to get more assist.

Ford PS boxes are nice and small and super easy to make work..


Oh yeah, which direction does a stock 60 PS box pittman arm run?? Forward? like a scout box? or rearward like a Toyota IFS box?
 

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I'm underimpressed with the boost in the stock 60 setup. I'm on 33x10.5 tires. I finally sprung for a brand new OE pump. It helped a bit but the boost at idle is minimal. Maybe its my steering box? It doesn't leak externally. I was a bit spoiled by the assist on my wifes Acura. It had too much boost at idle - one finger parallel parking.

The pitman arm on the 60 points forward in front of the box.
 
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NO PROBLEM HERE :D
SOA,35's,all pro high steer set up,stock power steering,res leaks a bit, i have nothing to complain about...

let see some more pics of that 60 you just bought jason! :cool:
 

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Jason, if you do stick with the OEM steering, modiffy the pump (drill the orfice) and add a much larger remote resevoir... this seems to improve the steering and life of the setup. That being said, hyrdo-assist is getting cheaper all the time, add it to the 60 stuff and you will be set. :D
 

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I'm not happy with the stock PS pump .. to 31" ( it was the stock tires ) maybe was fine .. but Now I run 37" and definitly are not enought .. I do a rebouilt to my PS pump .. and add a radiator and put in the front of my grill to try getdown the temp on the PS system .. not really much better.

Now I'm think in a Ram Hy Cilinder .. but I thought that the problem still in the pump.
 
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when i was going through my PS debacle, i talked to a guy if FLA that does PS for boats and such. check my old posts. he was very helpfull, and had sugestions about drilling out the oriface, for more boost.
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I am thinking that the ford box/Sag pump will be the way to go.

now to get the pittman to match up with the stock bar (spring under stock config)
 
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Jason, if you do stick with the OEM steering, modiffy the pump (drill the orfice) and add a much larger remote resevoir... this seems to improve the steering and life of the setup. That being said, hyrdo-assist is getting cheaper all the time, add it to the 60 stuff and you will be set. :D
Has anyone done this?
 

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I ended up going with the stock box and a canned ham sag pump.. Course, it don't work yet ;)
 

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I run my 60 box with a saginaw (canned ham) pump and it feels slightly overboosted. But is is a matter of taste.

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It was pointed out to me that the pump used on the 62s is internally different than the one used on the 60s and should provide more power. Has anyone installed a 62 pump in the stock location on a 60?
 
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