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Why dont I see Hemis with Steering Upgrades

I've been looking at lots of hemis for sale and am wondering why I don't really see any with upgraded hydro steering.
My power and steering are shit with the tracks...I'm trying to educate myself (with the help of you guys) I am still considering a SC, but its looking more and more like I need more doors. Been out a lot the last few days, my back seat friends aren't as agile as they once were...OK...they probably were never THAT nimble. so looking like easier access and a bit more space for the ol'e pick-nick basket may be in order.
If I go 4dr I'll want to find one with the swap already done, but also with the upgraded steering.
That brings me back to my original Question....Why don't I see Hemis with Steering Upgrades??

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I've been looking at lots of hemis for sale and am wondering why I don't really see any with upgraded hydro steering.
My power and steering are shit with the tracks...I'm trying to educate myself (with the help of you guys) I am still considering a SC, but its looking more and more like I need more doors. Been out a lot the last few days, my back seat friends aren't as agile as they once were...OK...they probably were never THAT nimble. so looking like easier access and a bit more space for the ol'e pick-nick basket may be in order.
If I go 4dr I'll want to find one with the swap already done, but also with the upgraded steering.
That brings me back to my original Question....Why don't I see Hemis with Steering Upgrades??
My builder offered it as an option but I have never had steering issues with my 37's so I declined it (for now). he did install a power steering cooler and set it up so that it will be an easy install when I change my mind, but for now I am ok with the factory steering.

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After breaking the bank on a Hemi swap how can you afford hydro steering?


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My concern was that maybe it wouldn't fit after stuffing the engine in...I see some builds where money doesn't seem to be an option....but still no hydro upgrade??
unsub....I opened your link http://www.JustJeepGear.com/ and didn't see any steering upgrades...is it that rare a thing to do.
I'm really wondering if any one has done a "West Texas Offroad" steering mod with a hemi.

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My concern was that maybe it wouldn't fit after stuffing the engine in...I see some builds where money doesn't seem to be an option....but still no hydro upgrade??
unsub....I opened your link http://www.JustJeepGear.com/ and didn't see any steering upgrades...is it that rare a thing to do.
I'm really wondering if any one has done a "West Texas Offroad" steering mod with a hemi.
Hydro doesn't take up much room
I'd Imagin most guys with hemis that aren't running hydro either aren't wheeling there jeeps that hard in the rocks or are on smaller then 37s
Most jk's I've seen with hemis that wheel pretty hard have hydro

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It may be a factor of these Hemi jeeps seeing much more street time than off road time. I know that you don't see many hyrdo steering set ups on rigs that do a lot of street time.

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It may be a factor of these Hemi jeeps seeing much more street time than off road time. I know that you don't see many hyrdo steering set ups on rigs that do a lot of street time.
Hydro assist (PSC or Redneck Ram type install) is actually very common on builds we see with a Hemi swap. Even daily driven ones (ie Likas Monster). In fact most of the Jks we service that have Hemis are pretty much required to have a steering assist since the Hemi was installed to push 40s and Currie 60s down the freeway.

You won't and shouldn't see a full Hydro steering setup on a street driven JK no matter what the engine size.
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You won't and shouldn't see a full Hydro steering setup on a street driven JK no matter what the engine size.
Actually I just saw a disclaimer on a steering assist saying basically just that.
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Actually I just saw a disclaimer on a steering assist saying basically just that.
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Vast majority of aftermarket parts say that as a disclaimer. Full hydro is flat-out illegal on the street. Lose hydraulics = no steering with full hydro.


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