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Old 12-16-2011, 10:48 PM
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24' outlaw, hope to b running low 70s eventually but want full hydralic steering first. Would u recommend dual rams or would 1 be sufficient? I have to safe $$ where I can.
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My Baja H2X came stock with dual ram I suppose to relieve stress on one small area of the transom. A little more plumbing to run but should handle any mods in the future.Randy
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single ram full hydraulic is better than dual ram add on, if you have the money then dual ram full hydraulic is the way to go
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Old 12-19-2011, 07:17 AM
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dual ! takes the load much better !!
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Old 12-19-2011, 06:38 PM
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Hi all.
24' outlaw, hope to b running low 70s eventually but want full hydralic steering first. Would u recommend dual rams or would 1 be sufficient? I have to safe $$ where I can.
Thnx

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i have imco and was single but not full single ok if you go full . duall better . i call imco and they told me for a 24 ft boat single will work fine . 1 put a 540 718hp so i went full duall very happy with it. i no some guy that have full single ram and it works good for them .
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Old 12-22-2011, 01:52 AM
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I put IMCO full hyd on my 30. It came with a hyd assist (brazil valve) on one pump motor but there was too much play at speed. I have a used IMCO single ram " helm control pump " which you will need to convert over to external hydraulic steering. It is in excellant condition and was on my 25 Outlaw which I converted over to dual ram external hydraulic steering.I would go the extra and get a twin ram setup to spread the forces equally on the transom and help maintain the drive in case of a gimble failure. Full hyd is REALLY nice, but you don't have to go that route with your boat. I would call and talk to the experts at IMCO and other mfg's to get a complete picture.
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Old 12-23-2011, 10:59 AM
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I would go dual RAM. I would think the biggest problem with single RAM is the extra load on gimbal ring. All that one-sided force tends to wear out the upper steering pin faster.
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