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Old 09-15-2011, 09:22 AM   #1
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Power Steering Pump Upgrade for a newb

I think i need a new powersteering pump. whats the best one to get? I have a 2004 2.4l 4cylinder with a 4.5 inch lift and 31 inch tires. I heard you need a bigger powersteering pump but am not sure. What are you guys running? help.

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The OE pump is adequate for 31" tires, I wouldn't start worrying about a bigger pump until you get to a significantly bigger tire like 35". If do do a lot of heavy offroading with lots of repetitive tight-twisty trails, the PS fluid can get hot enough to make steering harder so perhaps a PS fluid cooler may be a good idea for a future upgrade but even that wouldn't be high on my list of priorities with 31" tires. I'm adding a Derale steering system cooler soon for my TJ but it's running 35" tires, I'll do a writeup on the installation once I get the rest of the remaining needed parts together.

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The OE pump is adequate for 31" tires, I wouldn't start worrying about a bigger pump until you get to a significantly bigger tire like 35". If do do a lot of heavy offroading with lots of repetitive tight-twisty trails, the PS fluid can get hot enough to make steering harder so perhaps a PS fluid cooler may be a good idea for a future upgrade but even that wouldn't be high on my list of priorities with 31" tires. I'm adding a cooler soon for my TJ but it's running 35" tires, I'll do a writeup on the installation once I get all the parts together.
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