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GEN 1 LEE power steering upgrade (light bar kit)

Discussion in 'Ford Raptor Suspension Discussion and Modification' started by ogdobber, Sep 13, 2018.

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  1. ogdobber

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    Early this year i was picking up my bump stop kit from RPG in socal and got to talking about power steering pumps...they told me to wait for the new one they where testing (from Lee power steering)
    Fast forward to a month ago, i was at a gas station in Santa Clarita where i bumped into Ryan from Lee power steering and i was talking to him about their kit and how it won't fit with my baja designs light bar...he said they were working on something...
    Here is is. Installation is pretty straight forward, instructions are good and what they dont say is pretty straight forward. Took me 5 hours start to finish with 1 trip to the auto parts store (needed a short open end wrench)
    After a week i am really happy, performs as expected and no low rpm vibration like some other kits

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    I ran the high and low pressure lines right next to each other[​IMG]im told a billet bracket is in the works, in the mean time i might source one out myself[​IMG]
    I slid the reservoir all the way up (cant go any higher or it will touch the hood. The hose clears the lightbar by quite a bit[​IMG]
     
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    My pump is just starting to make some noise after 46K and I'm debating on just replacing the pump and adding an RPG res or going to something a bit better designed. Can I ask, whats the total cost of the kit?

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    $1295 https://leepowersteering.com/collections/featured/products/stg-pump-kit-ford-raptor
    If you get another stock pump it will fall again, this kit is the best solution.


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    I hear ya...but this one lasted 46K miles as I don't beat the bag out of my truck so the cost of the stock replacement and the RPG resi will be less than half the price of the Lee kit so....I will most likely go that route. If the Lee kit was under $1000 it would be worth the upgrade (for my circumstance) but as it sits I just don't see it at the moment.

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    Group buy perhaps???

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    Update-
    Got the new 8 inch reservoir from Lee today. Has new hose routing that's more of a straight shot and of course now if you have a light bar you don't have to sacrifice volume

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    How do you feel about this kit now that you've had it for a while? Still pretty happy with it? It would be nice to not have to worry about the pump blowing off-road
     
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    Super happy, money well spent.


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    What fluid are you using in your system now?
     
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    Im running lucas


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