This boost kit MUST be used with a cooler to operate correctly. Purchasers of the standalone boost kit are responsible for installing an appropriate power steering 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 cooler]
[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.
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.
This was about as hard as changing your oil, the hardest parts of this was finding a store that carries the fluid and getting over the thought of cutting into your Jeep. The kit installed within an hour including bleeding the system. I bought a different cooler for mine however, my bumper and winch would not allow the use of the apex cooler. The kit is compatible with all trans/powersteering coolers I have researched. The directions are very clear and simple to follow along with. The pictures are in color and clear. I have mine adjusted to just under 1700 psi on the gauge, which was easy to read and set. The steering in 4 low while actively wheeling feels like it was in 2wd on concrete. I run 37x12.5 tires. Worth every penny.
Straight forward install. I used the directions and the Northridge video on youtube. They have a really good step by step. I have an in the bumper VR 10 winch so i had to drill holes in the frame. Still had plenty of room for the cooler. You will see some videos where the pump was left in the vehicle while cutting and drilling. Just take the pump out because it makes it much easier not only to drill and cut but remove and install parts on the pump.
Im running right in the middle of the green (safe zone) and it makes quite a difference. Turning my 37's feels like im on 33's again even in the rocks. Very impressed with this system and i didnt have to drop thousands on a hydro assist like my last rig. When i go bigger than 37's ill probably have to drop the cash but for now im very happy with my purchase.
Took me awhile to get it installed but it was worth
Awesome product even for 35” tires the brackets provided won’t work had to make my own