2018 Auto JK - JKowners.com : Jeep Wrangler JK Forum
 1Likes
  • 1 Post By j3ff3ry_j33p
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 5 Old 08-15-2018, 03:55 PM Thread Starter
Wheeler
 
Join Date: Jan 2018
Location: St Louis
Posts: 48
Feedback: 0 reviews
2018 Auto JK

Curious to hear people's thoughts on this. How many of you have installed a trans cooler? We do a lot of wooded trail wheeling where it can get pretty slow at times with summer heat. So thoughts on this please.

Also, I'm running a Redneck Ram and tapped factory steering gear (from my 2007JK). At the moment I'm just running the factory reservoir. I have a PSC enlarged aluminum reservoir that I ran on my 07. Will it help at all to use the PSC over the stock reservoir? Also, should I install an inline cooler for the steering assist. I didn't have any issues on my 07 and I never installed a cooler.

My 07 was a stick, so the auto JK is new to me. I just don't want to hurt the trans or the steering pump. My new JK is a 2018 JKU (not a JL).

18 JKU Granite Crystal- 4"lift, 40s, UD60s
07 Red Rock Crystal JKU - Sold
RedRock0740 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 5 Old 08-15-2018, 04:13 PM
Rock God
 
ronjenx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Maine
Posts: 1,867
Feedback: 0 reviews

Your 2018 Auto JK has a transmission cooler. It's mounted behind the grill, in front of the A/C condenser.

2008 Unlimited Rubicon Automatic
ronjenx is offline  
post #3 of 5 Old 08-16-2018, 05:42 AM
Gunnery Sergeant USMC (ret)
 
Uncle Sams Misguided Child's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Tucson AZ
Age: 52
Posts: 21,924
Feedback: 8 reviews

why would you not run a cooler for the power steering? They don't cost that much considering how much of an investment you already have in it.

Quote:
Originally Posted by lohchief View Post
If people don't take a stand now,you'll be bitches under their thumbs tomorrow.
Quote:
Originally Posted by StubEXrube View Post
I think too much of a pressure variant between Earth and outer-space... lack of oxygen... something like that.
Uncle Sams Misguided Child is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 5 Old 08-16-2018, 05:47 AM
Super Moderator
 
j3ff3ry_j33p's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Nashville
Posts: 5,706
Garage
Feedback: 0 reviews

Quote:
Originally Posted by Uncle Sams Misguided Child View Post
why would you not run a cooler for the power steering? They don't cost that much considering how much of an investment you already have in it.



^X2 ?



of coarse, run a cooler for it.



Run a cooler for anything you can if you think heat might be an issue.



I run a large GVW aux transmission cooler ( plate style) for my 42RLE. It works splendidly and I have a black '11 which sits in the deep, Southern sun idling for looooong periods of time, then driving super slowly , mostly on hot slabs of Tennessee or Alabama limestone. Coolers are our friends.



re: the resi, the more fluid you can move thru the steering the better response from the actual steering.









To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
j3ff3ry_j33p is offline  
post #5 of 5 Old 08-16-2018, 05:50 PM
Granite Guru
 
Mason's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: Warkworth, On
Age: 28
Posts: 360
Garage
Feedback: 0 reviews

You might as well add a filter to the power steering system. It will add some more fluid, and it will also clean the fluid which will make everything happy.

2012 JKU Rubicon - Build Thread -
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Mason is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the JKowners.com : Jeep Wrangler JK Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome