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In addition to porting an early IFS Toyota minitruck box for ram assist and supplying the ram and reservoir, Howe also did some work to the stock power-steering pump. This pump eventually worked very well even though the volume of fluid it moves is less than ideal for the large ram-assist system. If there had been more time to build new mounts, we would have followed Howe's recommendations to use one of its aftermarket pumps over this modified Toyota unit. However, every Howe pump is dyno tested prior to being shipped out and we had zero problems on the trip with this modified unit. With the axles assembled we began the final installation. Up front we attached our Panhard bar to a custom bracket welded to the end forging of the axlehousing.

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