Allow me to state the obvious here: power steering is great. It’s so great, in fact, that we tend to not even notice it when it’s working, but suddenly feel like our vehicle is an undriveable heap of junk if it stops.
Power steering is one of the most practical and useful features on a vehicle, and it also improves that magic “feel” of a ride—you know, when it feels like your machine starts to disappear and you can no longer tell the difference between your fingertips and tire tread.
That feeling disappears instantly when you try to make a three-point turn without power steering while your friends watch you struggle with all the grace of a pregnant hippo.
SuperATV can help you achieve riding nirvana with one of our power steering kits. We cooked up the EZ-STEER Power Steering Kit years ago and have been the leader in the aftermarket power steering scene ever since. We’ve got the expertise it takes to bring you the power steering system you need.
There are a few challenges that come with making the best possible power steering kit for each individual vehicle. The first thing we worry about is making sure we get the right motor for the right vehicle. You don’t want too small of a motor for a big four-seater RZR 1000—that’s why we’ve got a 400-watt motor in that kit. At the same time, you don’t need a big motor with a big power draw on something like a Polaris Ace, so we put a smaller 220-watt motor in that kit. We always make sure you have the right amount of power for your vehicle so it acts the way you expect it to.
Fitment goes hand in hand with motor size. Some vehicles don’t give us a lot of room to work with. Luckily, we’ve been designing these kits for a while. We know how to cram motors into the chassis of any vehicle and we know how to make it easy. Each kit comes with a unique set of brackets to ensure that your motor is secure and rigid with minimal install time.
But it’s not all about how it’s built and how easy it is to get going. It’s also about what it does for you while you’re riding. If you find yourself getting sore after a few hours of riding, then you should get a power steering kit. If you’ve ever hit something hard enough to jerk your steering wheel out of your hands, then you should get a power steering kit. Or if you just want your basic driving motions (like making a three-point turn) to be easy, then you should get a power steering kit!
Let’s talk about that situation where the steering wheel comes out of your hands. Imagine you’re careening down a trail and glance off a low stump that you didn’t see. Your wheel gets ripped out of your hands and, if you’re moving fast enough, you end up off the trail, in the trees. Hopefully you didn’t do too much damage.
But vehicle damage might be the least of your worries. You could easily break a finger or a wrist just from the steering wheel jerking out of your hands. That leads to a whole lot less riding and a whole lot more putting your pants on with one hand. (Try it! The zipper’s especially tough.)
EZ-STEER Power Steering Kits are also designed to take advantage of your side-by-side’s speed sensor. If you’re not sure why that matters, let me explain. Without power steering, it’s difficult to make sharp turns at slow speeds. At high speeds, you’re not (or shouldn’t be) making sharp turns, so steering is easier.
When a power steering kit is hooked up to a speed sensor, it adjusts the amount of assist based on your speed. It will assist less at high speeds to keep you stable. If the power steering was still at full assist while you were going 60 MPH, turning the wheels would feel very jerky and you’d feel like you weren’t in control. Making use of your speed sensor is a must for faster vehicles.
Power steering just makes it more fun to ride. It makes cornering, tight trails, rock gardens, and even pulling it onto a trailer easier. The only people that will argue that it’s more fun to fight the steering wheel while they ride are people who have never used power steering before, or people with arms built like cannons who can’t touch their face because their biceps are too huge.
Power steering makes your life easier and gets the machine out of the way so you can enjoy the ride. It improves ride quality by giving you perfect, buttery-smooth control of your vehicle and connecting you to the trail. But don’t take our word for it. Take it from these guys:
“It works great on my 2012 RZR XP 900. I have 3,500 miles on it and can’t believe I rode all of that without the EZ-STEER!”
“Product is great! Makes my RZR so much more enjoyable! Excellent customer service!”
“Excellent kit. Works like it should have been part of my Teryx from factory!”
“The power steering kit from SuperATV installed perfect, fits like a dream, works like a champ. Couldn’t be happier.”
“Just installed the power steering unit… Best thing I ever bought for my Teryx.”
We’ve got EZ-STEER Power Steering kits for just about every UTV and ATV out there. We even have universal kits for everything else. (Take a look if you’re curious. It’s easier to get a universal kit going than you might think.) No matter what kind of riding you’re into, we guarantee that a power steering kit from SuperATV will totally change the way you look at off-roading.