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Author Topic:   Ram coupler
bbracer17
Member
posted November 17, 2000 08:58 PM
Can anybody tell how well a Ram coupler works. What are the disadvantages of them and what release bearing would you use.


junkyard
Member
posted November 18, 2000 06:12 PM
I would avoid it if you can. They rarely last a whole season and are not real user friendly.


GnarlyCar
Member
posted November 21, 2000 10:05 AM
While never having actually seen one, I had it explained to me once this way: A cone-shaped "male" end would engage a like-shaped "female" end the same way a clutch disc would engage a pressure plate. The advantage being that the rotating mass of this clutch assembly would be turning around a very small axis while still keeping enough clutch surface area to adequately operate. Great in theory, but in the real world I've heard nothing good about them regarding reliability, and run 'glides myself, so that's about all I could tell you.
Good Luck,
Matt


GRTracr
Member
posted November 21, 2000 11:12 PM
My brother had one and put it in at the shop. When he got home he got in and tried to drive the car around the farmyard and couldn't even get it to engage more than once. had to take it out the next day. they are junk.


g11
Member
posted November 22, 2000 07:38 PM
Hey g11, thanks for replying. What release bearing are you using and exactly what do you mean by don't use it as a clutch?


g11
Member
posted November 28, 2000 05:34 PM
G11 that is sneaky ,underhanded way of avoiding the rules. That is why I like it so well. It would last a long time using it that way.


g11
Member
posted December 07, 2000 12:36 PM
I think I'll try one, I know were a couple used ones are I might just need to replace the friction part. I guess I better buy a winch for my trailer. Thanks for replying.


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