YETI XD™ JL/JT Sector Shaft Brace With Frame Side Track Bar Reinforcement Bracket
YETI XD™ JL/JT Sector Shaft Brace With Frame Side Track Bar Reinforcement Bracket
YETI XD™ JL/JT Sector Shaft Brace With Frame Side Track Bar Reinforcement Bracket
YETI XD™ JL/JT Sector Shaft Brace With Frame Side Track Bar Reinforcement Bracket
YETI XD™ JL/JT Sector Shaft Brace With Frame Side Track Bar Reinforcement Bracket
YETI XD™ JL/JT Sector Shaft Brace With Frame Side Track Bar Reinforcement Bracket
YETI XD™ JL/JT Sector Shaft Brace With Frame Side Track Bar Reinforcement Bracket
YETI XD™ JL/JT Sector Shaft Brace With Frame Side Track Bar Reinforcement Bracket
$ 264.99

YETI XD™ JL/JT Sector Shaft Brace With Frame Side Track Bar Reinforcement Bracket

Customer Reviews

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Gabriel DeFalco
Best Brace for the JL

Yes, without a doubt, it is way better than the Synergy brace. I swapped that for this streersmarts, and I am very glad I did. you notice the difference in built quality and functionality. If you are on the fence, just get this one, you won’t regret.

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Marshall Dines
Amazing Product & CS = a Win-Win

I had a JLU that was totaled and bought a Gladiator. With the JLU, I had the steel steering box from Jeep put in, had even adjusted the gear tolerances in the steering box, adjusted pressures, and still steering felt poor. At the time, I wasn't aware of the YETI XD™ JL/JT SECTOR SHAFT BRACE WITH FRAME SIDE TRACK BAR REINFORCEMENT BRACKET and don't think they had it out at the time so I installed a competitor's. Stock and lifted prior to adding a brace, my JLU never felt sure-footed on the road and steering was sloppy. I had personally put the lift and competing product on the JLU and realized that this time around for the Gladiator, my carpel tunnel has reached the point where it would put me out of the use of my hands for a week or more if I did another lift install--so I scheduled an installer to fit me in where they are weeks out. The sector shaft brace on my JLU had provided superior steering feel and rigidity and prepared me for heavier duty components down the line. While the product was flawed, it served a worthwhile purpose.

I forgot all about this component until it hit me a couple of days ago that I wanted another, and didn't want to put it on (easy to do, again, just my hands are the issue). I had followed threads and the YETI seemed to be a better and improved product when compared to what I had bought before. At the last moment, remembering that I wanted another brace and reinforcement bracket, I ordered the YETI hoping to get it prior to my lift install appointment. It's my fault that I didn't think of ordering until the last moment, but really wanted to see if I could get it installed at the time they do my lift. I communicated with SteerSmarts and they went above and beyond to make sure I received the product in a short time frame. It is so much appreciated.

Now that I've opened the box I can tell the YETI is a superior product, doesn't require the out of the box tweaking and adjustments of the competitor's product, and looks like it could be a factory component. It's beefy! To say I'm happy is an understatement.

To those wondering if these really help with steering and tracking, you get mixed responses online. My experience has been, for what it's worth, that this is one of many components that can help you reinforce and tighten up steering, provides additional rigidity as you go bigger on other components, and is a worthwhile purchase to me (stock or lifted). But if you think this, or any product by itself, is going to get you 100% there on its own, that is an unrealistic expectation. To me, however, the cost is well worth the improvement it provides! At some point when the cash starts to flow again, I plan to buy other SteerSmarts components. Seems like they know how to take a vehicle with steering flawed by the complexities of a solid axle, and bring it back to something you'd expect on any modern-day non solid-axle vehicle!

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BRIAN LEDFORD
Not what you think

I have a 2018 JL Rubicon on 37’s that kinda wondered over the road but not to bad. After installing this brace and hearing all the great things about it I was excited to go for a drive. My Jeep still feels almost the same as before the install. I can tell some difference but not almost $300 worth.

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Christopher Rivera
Gamechanger

My JT Rubicon was already a little loose on steering. Then I lifted it 3.5” and it was all over the place. It was so unpleasant to drive. I was going to buy the synergy brace but someone stopped me and recommended the Steer Smarts because he has had experience with both. He said the Steer Smarts has been maintenance free and the synergy has been nothing but issues for him. I went with the Steer Smarts and I cannot believe how much better the steering is. It blows my mind how much improved the ride is. I love driving my truck now.

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Mark Morales
2020 Rubicon Sector Shaft Brace

Quality part that fit perfectly. Easy install and a noticeable difference in the steering after the install. Highly recommend this part to all my fellow jeepers.

YETI XD™ JL/JT NON-RUBICON SECTOR SHAFT BRACE WITH TRACK BAR REINFORCEMENT BRACKET

 by Steer Smarts

Part number: 
Non-Rubicon:
79040001
Rubicon: 79040002

 
The YETI XD™ JL/JT Sector Shaft Brace With Frame Side Track Bar Reinforcement Bracket was engineered to bolt onto the stock track bar mount on the frame. The purpose of this piece is two-fold. First, the sector shaft support is meant to help minimize the aluminum and steel steering gears from flexing/deflecting/moving when cycling your steering system side to side.
The second part of the product is to reinforce the frame side track bar mounting location to help minimize any deflection of this bracket and ensuring that the mount doesn't break under extreme stress.
If you've had the TSB (technical service bulletin) work performed on your pre-2021 Wrangler or Gladiator, you will want to use the 4x short gear bolts. The fastener bag provides bolts for both aluminum and steel gear variations. The Aluminum box requires 2x short gear and 2x long gear bolts where the Steel box requires 4x short gear bolts.
*Note - Mojave JT and Diesel JT Gladiators require slight modification that is outlined in the installation instructions found here
 
Features
  • Easy bolt-on installation with minimal modification needed
  • 1/4" Wall steel laser-cut bracket
  • 1/2" steel Sector Support with Sealed Roller Bearing 
  • All upgraded fasteners included
  • E-coated for corrosion resistance
  • MADE IN THE USA
 

Installation

INSTALL TIME

(approx) 45min - 1Hr

 

SKILL LEVEL

Intermediate Mechanical Skill Required 

 

TOOLS

  • Basic Hand Tools
  • Torque Wrench

INSTRUCTIONS

JL/JT Sector Support
Frame Side Track bar
Reinforcement Bracket

 

 

Customer Reviews

Based on 11 reviews
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Gabriel DeFalco
Best Brace for the JL

Yes, without a doubt, it is way better than the Synergy brace. I swapped that for this streersmarts, and I am very glad I did. you notice the difference in built quality and functionality. If you are on the fence, just get this one, you won’t regret.

M
Marshall Dines
Amazing Product & CS = a Win-Win

I had a JLU that was totaled and bought a Gladiator. With the JLU, I had the steel steering box from Jeep put in, had even adjusted the gear tolerances in the steering box, adjusted pressures, and still steering felt poor. At the time, I wasn't aware of the YETI XD™ JL/JT SECTOR SHAFT BRACE WITH FRAME SIDE TRACK BAR REINFORCEMENT BRACKET and don't think they had it out at the time so I installed a competitor's. Stock and lifted prior to adding a brace, my JLU never felt sure-footed on the road and steering was sloppy. I had personally put the lift and competing product on the JLU and realized that this time around for the Gladiator, my carpel tunnel has reached the point where it would put me out of the use of my hands for a week or more if I did another lift install--so I scheduled an installer to fit me in where they are weeks out. The sector shaft brace on my JLU had provided superior steering feel and rigidity and prepared me for heavier duty components down the line. While the product was flawed, it served a worthwhile purpose.

I forgot all about this component until it hit me a couple of days ago that I wanted another, and didn't want to put it on (easy to do, again, just my hands are the issue). I had followed threads and the YETI seemed to be a better and improved product when compared to what I had bought before. At the last moment, remembering that I wanted another brace and reinforcement bracket, I ordered the YETI hoping to get it prior to my lift install appointment. It's my fault that I didn't think of ordering until the last moment, but really wanted to see if I could get it installed at the time they do my lift. I communicated with SteerSmarts and they went above and beyond to make sure I received the product in a short time frame. It is so much appreciated.

Now that I've opened the box I can tell the YETI is a superior product, doesn't require the out of the box tweaking and adjustments of the competitor's product, and looks like it could be a factory component. It's beefy! To say I'm happy is an understatement.

To those wondering if these really help with steering and tracking, you get mixed responses online. My experience has been, for what it's worth, that this is one of many components that can help you reinforce and tighten up steering, provides additional rigidity as you go bigger on other components, and is a worthwhile purchase to me (stock or lifted). But if you think this, or any product by itself, is going to get you 100% there on its own, that is an unrealistic expectation. To me, however, the cost is well worth the improvement it provides! At some point when the cash starts to flow again, I plan to buy other SteerSmarts components. Seems like they know how to take a vehicle with steering flawed by the complexities of a solid axle, and bring it back to something you'd expect on any modern-day non solid-axle vehicle!

B
BRIAN LEDFORD
Not what you think

I have a 2018 JL Rubicon on 37’s that kinda wondered over the road but not to bad. After installing this brace and hearing all the great things about it I was excited to go for a drive. My Jeep still feels almost the same as before the install. I can tell some difference but not almost $300 worth.

C
Christopher Rivera
Gamechanger

My JT Rubicon was already a little loose on steering. Then I lifted it 3.5” and it was all over the place. It was so unpleasant to drive. I was going to buy the synergy brace but someone stopped me and recommended the Steer Smarts because he has had experience with both. He said the Steer Smarts has been maintenance free and the synergy has been nothing but issues for him. I went with the Steer Smarts and I cannot believe how much better the steering is. It blows my mind how much improved the ride is. I love driving my truck now.

M
Mark Morales
2020 Rubicon Sector Shaft Brace

Quality part that fit perfectly. Easy install and a noticeable difference in the steering after the install. Highly recommend this part to all my fellow jeepers.