Red Neck Ram Hydro Assist - very hard steering
I built my jeep using the best parts and researched well before pulling the trigger on what to install on my JK.
With only 349 miles on the jeep, I sent in my steering gear/box to WTO to have it drilled and tapped for the Red Neck Ram hydro assist kit they sell.
Got it back, installed it in a very clean environment.
Steering was very hard at low RPM so I called them and they said to measure the ram and they said I had the bigger one (they sent me the bigger ram by mistake) and that should be the issue.
This was right before my wheeling trip so I went wheeling and it sucked super badly to turn on the rocks.
Sent it back, received the new one, painted it and installed it - still have very hard steering.
They said to pull out the cylinder from the PS pump, clean the bore, measure to make sure the orifice was at least 9/64" and add the WIX 58953 filter.
Did all the above and orifice was larger than 9/64".
Flushed the system, added Royal Purple, bled the system a few times until no bubbles. I did this and had the wife take it to the store and she said the steering is still very hard.
Do I really need to spend thousands on a complete PSC system for it to work?
I would have easily spent more $$ at the beginning if I knew I was going to have these problems.
I have searched the web and found no other solutions.
Could it be a PS pump that is too slow?
It does steer better with a little more RPM.
Do I need to get the PSC PS pump and reservoir?
Is there a PS mod?
I need to get this handles ASAP and am willing to try a few more things but am not aware of any other tricks.
I have been working on and building cars for over 30 years, I have all the right tools and mechanical sense.
At this point I am asking for help before I tear it down again.
Thanks in advance.