This boost kit MUST be used with a cooler to operate correctly. Customers who purchase the standalone kit are responsible for installing a compatible cooler.
SKU: X02-04-001 ASSEMBLY/FINISHED GOOD, STEERING BOOST KIT, JL/JT
SKU: X02-04-002 ASSEMBLY/FINISHED GOOD, STEERING BOOST KIT, JL/JT WITH COOLER
STEERING BOOST INSTALLATION
Kit includes: patent-pending steering boost valve, gauge & hardware [X02-04-002 includes redesigned cooler X02-01-002]
[Note: this product is not designed to address steering slop due to aluminum steering box issues]
Any time a Jeep is lifted with larger tires and higher offset wheels, the drag on the hydraulic power steering is greatly increased. Deflate your tires for off-road and it’s even worse. The stock system pressures are set low as it’s enough for 33” tires and stock wheels and helps prevent overheating of the system.
With aftermarket performance parts and harder use, the stock pressures and lack of cooling ability become an issue. We have found that the factory power steering is capable of running at a higher pressure with ease.
The boost kit allows for a retune of the factory blowoff valve so we can increase steering power by 40%. While this is good news, more power = more heat and the factory system was barely acceptable. This is why a power steering cooler is included. This boost kit MUST be used with a cooler to operate correctly.
WHAT DOES THE STEERING BOOST KIT FIX?
No more stalled steering when it’s sub-freezing temperatures.
Smooth steering in parking lots on hot days.
Proper steering feel while in sand dunes.
Less feedback from terrain inputs.
Easy steering while aired down.
Overall it feels like stock but no more steering issues regarding power.
HOW LARGE OF TIRES IS IT DESIGNED FOR?
It will work any size tire and have great improvements. A 39” tire is about the largest tire where most to all issues will be solved.
40s you may see some sticking while aired down on high traction surfaces. It’s still a great improvement and with one of the many ram assists available, you will have all the power you need.
We recommend you try the boost kit first on the 40 and larger crowd before adding other devices.
WHY DID WE DESIGN THE BOOST KIT?
We found there was no middle ground on power steering upgrades. It was all or nothing. Now there is something that’s more budget friendly, easier to install, and gets you 80% of the way to the big dog ram assists.
WE WILL NOT SHIP TO PO BOXES/FREIGHT FORWARDERS/PARCEL SERVICES. If the system recognizes your shipping address as one of the above, your order will be cancelled and method of payment refunded.
Shipping: A new order will be shipped up to 5 business days from the date the order placed (not including weekends or after hours). This processing time needs to be added to shipping estimates for an accurate estimate of delivery. For example: if you purchase 2 day priority shipping, you will receive your order in 3-7 business days. Customers will receive an email with tracking once order ships. Please check your spam folder if you do not see anything within the 5 business day timeframe.
Great product and easy to install steering feels much easier with 38s. I thought would have to get a hydraulic steering kit which usually runs 2500 bucks. My only complaint is the the intercooler didn’t have and machined badging logo as I’ve seen others have in videos so it looks like a generic product off eBay so I was very disappointed but no one sees it unless your up in a rock, would be good advertising for them.
Hi! Glad you think it's great & are finding it easier to steer with the boost kit!
Re: cooler: It clearly shows a new design on our website. The reason for a new design - the old design is very heavy and would cost $400.00 just for the cooler with the cost of aluminum these days. Needless to say we would sell zero at that price. Unfortunately, the videos to be found online are older and don't reflect the new cooler yet.
We had a great deal of feedback regarding the original cooler install time/difficulty, so we fixed that and the new one has a 75% faster install time. This was designed to have optimal ratio of fluid contact to aluminum and air flow over the fins. The new lower mounting position also helps prevent heat soak from the radiator since heat rises.
The new location omits needing to drill a hole in the frame. It also does not require removing the grill or winch or other aftermarket devices. We think the new mounting is superior to the old design. That's why we did it. With the new mounting location, it would not be visible much, so we omitted the badging/logo. It's unfortunate you think it looks 'generic' - believe us, it's not. It was engineered to be lighter weight and more efficient. Try comparing one side by side with the eBay model you speak of.
We’re sorry you're unhappy with the changes, but we are trying to keep quality and performance high while keeping the price as low as possible for our customers.
We just got back from a trip to Moab after installing this little gem and let me tell you how thankful I am that someone came up with this!!!! It’s improved my steering tremendously!!! I’m even able to steer with the lockers in. I have a diesel and it was tricky but less tricky than my friends with the gas engine actually. We didn’t have to take a bunch of stuff out.
Installed this kit before a trip to Moab. Before at times I was having trouble Turning 37’s on pavement. After install, highway driving was greatly improved. Easier to keep the Jeep straight in high winds. While off-roading, I had no steering stick. Would recommend to anyone running larger tires on a JL.
Four of us friends (in Grand Junction, CO.) ordered 4 boost kits for four Gladiators. We then spent about 7 hours in the garage, 2 at a time, installing them. A few days after that we went to Moab for a long weekend of play and testing. WOW!!! What a difference. Between us we have 37's, 38's, and 39's. It was so nice to be able to turn the wheel while aired down to 13 lbs. Not to mention pulling in and out of parking spaces.
A true must if you want to play in the rocks.
What an awesome product and a fun install. And what a difference in steering performance