SKU: X02-04-002 ASSEMBLY/FINISHED GOOD, STEERING BOOST KIT, JL/JT WITH COOLER
STEERING BOOST INSTALLATION
Kit includes: patent-pending steering boost valve, power steering cooler, gauge & hardware
[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.
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.
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.
STEERING BOOST KIT [JL/JT-compatible]
This kit is impressive. Im able to turn heavy tires with one finger!!!! The install take a little time but it’s not that difficult. It did require me to thoroughly read the instructions prior to the install. I’m super happy with this investment.
So far everything seems to be great. The only thing I may change is the directions you do not need to pull the pump
Thank you for your review! Just an FYI, the reason for pulling the power steering pump for installation is, if you pull the pressure set plug spring & plunger, there is a small spool valve that is not much larger than the lead in a pencil. There is an oil column above it. This oil pressure could cause the spool valve to fall out. If this is lost or damaged (which is highly likely), the pump is junk and you will need to buy a new one for $500. That's why this is noted in the instructions and needs to be followed. The bracket above the pump has to be trimmed anyway, so there is really no work saved by not removing the pump.
It may have worked for your application, but it's just too risky that's why we recommend removing the pump. We hope you enjoy the product!