YETI XD™ Pro-Series Aluminum Tie Rod Assembly - Jeep Wrangler JK/JKU (2007-2018)
YETI XD™ Pro-Series Aluminum Tie Rod Assembly - Jeep Wrangler JK/JKU (2007-2018)
$ 549.99

YETI XD™ Pro-Series Aluminum Tie Rod Assembly - Jeep Wrangler JK/JKU (2007-2018)

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The only HD Aluminum Tie Rode for 5.2" Back Spacing

I felt anything other than an aluminum tie rod upgrade would be a waste of money. It would be a shame to upgrade to a chromoly tie rod, kiss a rock and permanently bend it. This is the only HD Al TR on the market compatible with 5.2" backspacing wheels that I am aware of. I can really appreciate products made in USA. The engineering, manufacturing, and packaging of this hardware is top notch. The buying experience was just fine, no hassles and fast shipping. Instructions were clear and install was easy. It is a bit spendy but you get what you pay for. Ultimately the reason I chose this product was to comply with my 5.2" back spacing wheels, but I'm happy with it! Good job Steer Smarts!

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M.A.
Great products

This tie rod will complete my steering upgrade! Earlier I installed the drag link top mount with track bar bracket and it’s amazing how the Jeep handles! Thank you Steersmart!!

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R.W.
First impressions

Install was easy....had to cut the OEM nut in half on the original to remove it.
Solid piece of hardware. Good finish. Threaded nicely. Literally I could find no flaws in the hardware.
I run 18” OEM wheels. Massive clearance to the inner side of the wheel.
There is a potential clearance issue of the boot to the disc brake shield. Maybe a rub issue after a long service, but passed my sanity check.

The passenger side clamp ended up being turned long side down. (Minimum ground clearance) due to interference with the drag link. I have the flipped drag link ordered so I can turn the clamp up and maximize ground clearance. I recommend just getting the flipped drag link.
I used the steer smart toe plates for toe alignment and it drives straight. I think I read something about memory steer...So ya, it tends to stay turned however you turn the wheel. I love the stability of this setup.

YETI XD™ Pro-Series 1½-ton Aluminum Tie Rod - JK/JKU

 by Steer Smarts Part number: 78094001

 

STEER SMARTS™ is proud to present our most EXTREME steering linkage “The YETI XD™ Series” linkage for your Jeep JK Wrangler. We applied our 85 years of steering “lessons learned” to develop the strongest most durable linkage ever built for the Wrangler. 

The YETI XD Tie Rod is a direct bolt-on for any JK Wrangler The YETI XD Installs just minutes and there is no need to modify or alter Jeep.

 

Features

YETI XD TIE ROD ASSEMBLY:
  • Easy bolt-on installation.
  • Engineered for proper clearance to other chassis components to eliminate interferences.
  • MADE IN THE USA
BALL JOINTS:
  • 30mm 1 1/2 Ton ball joints designed specifically for the JK.
  • Cold headed medium carbon alloy steel ball studs provide incredible impact toughness for extreme duty usage.
  • Induction heat treated ball studs provide ultimate fatigue strength and superior off-road durability.
  • Steel on steel bearings provides exceptional ball joint wear resistance and robustness.
  • High-quality seals ensure long ball joint life. Our superior seals have been rigorously tested to minimize leakage between grease service intervals which greatly improves our ball joint reliability over our competition.
  • Fully greaseable.
TIE ROD ENDS:
  • Powder coat over E-coat for a long-lasting appearance under harsh conditions.
  • External threads are e-coated for durability and long term serviceability.
  • Forged from medium carbon high hardenability steel and heat-treated for greater buckling, impact, and fatigue strength.
  • Forged from medium carbon high hardenability steel and heat-treated for even greater buckling, impact, and fatigue strength.
  • Large 1 ¼ inch rolled threads at tie rod adjuster and draglink ends provide significantly increased strength over the original equipment threads.
  • Unique “Reverse Pin” technology prevents our linkage from flopping or rocking. This technology is built into the socket unlike the weak external supports on some competitor linkages.

ADJUSTER TUBE:

  • Easy bolt-on installation.
  • Engineered for proper clearance to other chassis components to eliminate interferences.
  • Tie Rod adjuster is manufactured from large 1-3/4" diameter solid high strength 7075 Aluminum for maximum strength.
  • Pro-Series Adjuster clamps assure proper clamp force using conventional tools without the possible risk of loosening like large jam nuts.
  • Designed with right-hand and left-hand threads for quick and easy adjustment when installed on the vehicle.
  • Hard coated for long term serviceability and durability.

TORQUE SPECS:

  • Clamps need to be torqued to 80-85 ft lbs, and should be oriented so that they do not interfere with anything else (generally facing forward or down). Clamp torque need to be checked at 500 miles, and then again at 2000 miles. After that, every oil change the torque specs should be checked as well as after any hard wheeling/off-roading. 

    * Tie Rod fits all left hand drive JK Wrangler models 2007 to 2017 including Rubicon and requires a 1-3/4" diameter damper bracket that is not included. Check out the YETI XD Damper Bracket.

    Note: A minimum of 17” wheels is recommended.

     

    Video

     

    Installation

    INSTALL TIME

    (approx) 1 Hour

     

    SKILL LEVEL

    Moderate Mechanical Skill Required 

     

    TOOLS

  • Basic Hand Tools

  • Torque Wrench

  • INSTRUCTIONS

    YETI XD 

     

     

     

    Customer Reviews

    Based on 3 reviews
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    (3)
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    W
    W.
    The only HD Aluminum Tie Rode for 5.2" Back Spacing

    I felt anything other than an aluminum tie rod upgrade would be a waste of money. It would be a shame to upgrade to a chromoly tie rod, kiss a rock and permanently bend it. This is the only HD Al TR on the market compatible with 5.2" backspacing wheels that I am aware of. I can really appreciate products made in USA. The engineering, manufacturing, and packaging of this hardware is top notch. The buying experience was just fine, no hassles and fast shipping. Instructions were clear and install was easy. It is a bit spendy but you get what you pay for. Ultimately the reason I chose this product was to comply with my 5.2" back spacing wheels, but I'm happy with it! Good job Steer Smarts!

    M
    M.A.
    Great products

    This tie rod will complete my steering upgrade! Earlier I installed the drag link top mount with track bar bracket and it’s amazing how the Jeep handles! Thank you Steersmart!!

    R
    R.W.
    First impressions

    Install was easy....had to cut the OEM nut in half on the original to remove it.
    Solid piece of hardware. Good finish. Threaded nicely. Literally I could find no flaws in the hardware.
    I run 18” OEM wheels. Massive clearance to the inner side of the wheel.
    There is a potential clearance issue of the boot to the disc brake shield. Maybe a rub issue after a long service, but passed my sanity check.

    The passenger side clamp ended up being turned long side down. (Minimum ground clearance) due to interference with the drag link. I have the flipped drag link ordered so I can turn the clamp up and maximize ground clearance. I recommend just getting the flipped drag link.
    I used the steer smart toe plates for toe alignment and it drives straight. I think I read something about memory steer...So ya, it tends to stay turned however you turn the wheel. I love the stability of this setup.