Hydro Assist Steering

Tapping IFS Steering BoxWhat is hydro-assist steering? For starters, what is hydraulic steering? Hydraulic steering relies on fluid pressure to push a hydraulic ram in and out, that in turn puches on the steering knuckles.

Hydro assist steering is a hydraulic ram that is added to the current mechanical steering system.

Check out this article for a thorough write-up on the differences between hydraulic assist steering and full hydro steering.

http://www.fourwheeler.com/techarticles/suspension/129_0611_hydraulic_steering_tech/index.html

If that article manages to convince you that you need hydro assist steering, then check out this article on how to tap a stock Toyota IFS steering box to connect hydraulic lines and run a hydraulic cylinder.

http://www.wildyoats.com/hydraulic_assist_tech.htm