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    Sea star pro helm to Mercury/uflex ram conversion

    Recently bought used hydraulic steering and was told it was everything I needed, well of course it wasnít. I have a sea star pro helm and a mercury ram part# 897974-A01
    Im missing the fittings I need to connect the sea star lines to the ram, what do I need? Does anyone have a part number or link? Preferably 90į fittings Thanks

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    you will need 2- 8m0041173
    2012-2013 DSRA PRO STOCK HIGH POINTS.
    2013 DSRA SUPER STOCK HIGH POINTS.
    2014 DSRA SUPER COMP HIGH PONTS.
    2015 DSRA SUPER COMP HIGH POINTS.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tcatrett View Post
    you will need 2- 8m0041173
    Will I have any issues running seastar helm with the merc ram?

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    Nope. The ram doesn't know what is pushing the fluid.
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    Nope. The ram doesn't know what is pushing the fluid. Your helm is 1500 psi. Is your ram? Use 1500 psi hoses.
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    Only rated for 1075 psi...

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    I'm no expert on marine hydraulic steering. After saying that I doubt it will be a problem. I'd still use 1500 psi hoses. Watch the ram for leaks.

    Wait for others to chime in.
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    Its a way better ram. doesnt have pivot plate/weak point like the sea star. That ram is made to use on large outboards with mercurys verado power steer pump.. Will be fine..
    2012-2013 DSRA PRO STOCK HIGH POINTS.
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    What kind of horsepower/speed will this setup be good for?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2.4Viper View Post
    What kind of horsepower/speed will this setup be good for?
    300Hp
    2012-2013 DSRA PRO STOCK HIGH POINTS.
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    2016 ODBA SUPER STOCK HIGH PIONTS.
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    you may want to check with Sea Star I was told by them that the Pro helm will not work with side ram steering . I have the complete Sea Star pro kit and wanted to change to side ram and they said the helm was built for the pro cylinder and was valved to get stiffer as speed and torque increased . I can say that that part is at least true as mine does stiffen up when you stomp on it .

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    Itís not a side ram, itís a balanced front ram.

    Mercury Part
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    Uflex version

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    I have a lightly used UFlex Silver Steer ram if anyoneís interested, Iíll sell it cheap.
    Mark

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    Quote Originally Posted by mjw930 View Post
    It’s not a side ram, it’s a balanced front ram.

    Mercury Part

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    I have a lightly used UFlex Silver Steer ram if anyone’s interested, I’ll sell it cheap.
    my brothers looking for a hydro setup, do you have a complete one?

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    Thanks to Scream and Fly the steering ram is sold, that was the only spare part I had.
    Mark

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