Hydro assist for the JL is here!

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Sorry for the late reply, but that's the problem with the new electric assist in the JL....it doesn't actually do anything from what I can tell. It doesn't perform any better in the rocks than a traditional, non-assisted hydro power steering set up. When you're locked and need to change lines when bound up....it's completely unresponsive. I'm not sure why Jeep decided to add the extra complexity of the electronic assist in the first place. I'm betting that's why PSC just ditched the electronics and the aluminum box altogether when going to the ram assist.
Maybe something is wrong with yours? I ran 35's on my JK and the stock power steering was difficult on the rocks even if it wasn't bound up by a rock. My JL, I've yet to ever feel it get difficult. I have yet to bind it up hard like my JK did all the time and most of the time it's one hand easy.





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Maybe something is wrong with yours? I ran 35's on my JK and the stock power steering was difficult on the rocks even if it wasn't bound up by a rock. My JL, I've yet to ever feel it get difficult. I have yet to bind it up hard like my JK did all the time and most of the time it's one hand easy.
No...nothing's wrong with it. It behaves as any factory power steering system does with a front locker, rocks and 37s aired down to single digits.
 

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Sorry for the late reply, but that's the problem with the new electric assist in the JL....it doesn't actually do anything from what I can tell. It doesn't perform any better in the rocks than a traditional, non-assisted hydro power steering set up. When you're locked and need to change lines when bound up....it's completely unresponsive. I'm not sure why Jeep decided to add the extra complexity of the electronic assist in the first place. I'm betting that's why PSC just ditched the electronics and the aluminum box altogether when going to the ram assist.

I believe FCA went electric is for CAFE Standards.... One less belt for the motor to turn. Many MFG's have gone this route in the last few years.

Some software Genius will find a solution.... The problem is the wait.
 

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No...nothing's wrong with it. It behaves as any factory power steering system does with a front locker, rocks and 37s aired down to single digits.
I've had mine down to 12 lbs several times and the steering is just as easy as it is normally on mine.
 

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I've had mine down to 12 lbs several times and the steering is just as easy as it is normally on mine.
Pics of said obstacle?
 
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Obstacle? I'm saying when aired down and offroad it doesn't seem any more difficult to steer than normal. I'm not saying that it's impossible to block it just that it hasn't happened to me yet in the JL. Maybe I just know what I'm doing though... :)
 

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Obstacle? I'm saying when aired down and offroad it doesn't seem any more difficult to steer than normal. I'm not saying that it's impossible to block it just that it hasn't happened to me yet in the JL. Maybe I just know what I'm doing though... :)
I've had the same problem with mine getting bound up and having to reverse just to get it to where i could turn the wheel.
 

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anyone heard if the Redneck Ram is working out with the JL?
 

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It’s doing great but you will still not be able to do high speed runs in drift. The wheel will fight you if you have any quick maneuvers to do. This is for street and rock really. I got into some ice drifting and found out that slower is faster. The pump I don’t think can keep up with the wheel speed. It’s a tradeoff I guess but one I’m willing to deal with. I will make a update video showing the pros and cons I have found with the hydro assist.

Please make an update video. I am looking to upgrade the steering on my JLUR. I would like to know your opinion on how the Red neck Ram system has performed over the long haul.
 

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I have had the Redneck Ram on for 5000 miles. Put it on when I had about 20 miles on the Jeep. I have 37's and it has been working both on-road and off-road flawlessly.
 
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Bumping this post up to see what the Redneck Ram adopters have experienced over the long run. I'm running my JL with 40's and definitely feel the need for more turning power off-road. - Thanks!
 

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Bumping this post up to see what the Redneck Ram adopters have experienced over the long run. I'm running my JL with 40's and definitely feel the need for more turning power off-road. - Thanks!
And how quickly it will turn. I’ve heard that they are a bit slow.
 

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Bumping this post up to see what the Redneck Ram adopters have experienced over the long run. I'm running my JL with 40's and definitely feel the need for more turning power off-road. - Thanks!
And how quickly it will turn. I’ve heard that they are a bit slow.
@Rploaded can probably better comment on this, but his JL is much better to drive on/offroad than my JT with a very similar setup(minus the hydro.) About the only time I prefer the stock setup is quick transitions left to right at parking lot speeds, and coming out of sharp turns quickly requires some assistance in returning to center.
 

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