September 24, 2010
Sonnax hydraulic line pressure booster kits contain stronger pressure regulator springs and large ratio boost valves designed to work together to provide progressive pressure increases as driving conditions become more demanding.
Our pressure regulator springs are approximately 10% stronger than OE and more conservative in impact than other aftermarket “kit” springs. Large ratio boost valves provide higher pressure incrementally and when it is needed the most. The combination of these springs and valves in a Sonnax kit gives you the best of both worlds: a modest pressure increase at the low end, with a high-end pressure that is equal to or greater than that of other aftermarket “kit” springs.
Stronger pressure regulator springs raise pressure equal amounts at idle and maximum pressure. Many aftermarket “kit” springs are a compromise, raising pressure too much at idle and not enough at maximum pressures. Larger boost valves, on the other hand, have a progressive effect on pressure, changing the rate of pressure increase.
The Sonnax large ratio boost valves and stronger pressure regulator springs are designed to work together. This is an ideal combination: smooth engagements and lower load on the pump at idle, but a greater increase in pressure as the transmission is worked harder.
For a more in-depth look at raising line pressure, read The Prescription for Optimum Pressure in the Sonnax online technical library.
Sonnax valve body layouts provide a detailed overview of individual units making it quick and easy to determine what’s available for the specific valve body you’re working on. See all Sonnax valve body layouts.
Sonnax booster kit components are uniquely designed for precision pressure control. At low-end pressures, they deliver normal engagements, normal light throttle shifts and smooth coastdown shifts. When vehicles are pushed harder, components progressively increase pressure for improved clutch holding capacity and increased durability.