Iv got 33s and upgraded steering linkage, I was wondering if I should instal an oil cooler for it. Im going to be wheeling in areas with a ton of rocks this summer (Tahoe area). What do you guys think?
FWIW, I'm running 33's with a locked front axle. I repurposed the old stock transmission cooler as a PS cooler when I upgraded the trans cooler. My last 2 wheeling trips I have had issues with my PS fluid overheating and my steering fading significantly. This summer I will be flushing the system and going with a synthetic PS fluid, along with adding hydro assist. With that said, I definitely feel that a cooler is worth the while if you plan on wheeling quite a bit.
When you say the "old stock transmission cooler", you're speaking of an external one correct? I've read that you don't want to use the cooler built into the radiator as it won't really serve to cool your steering fluid so much as "regulate" it i.e. get it to a certain temp and keep it there essentially.