YETI XD™ Jeep Wrangler Tie Rod Assembly JL/JT (2018+) (Select: Standard or Rubicon)
YETI XD™ JL/JT (Standard/Rubicon) 1½-ton Tie Rod
|By Steer Smarts||
Tie Rod Part #
STEER SMARTS™ is proud to present our most EXTREME steering linkage “The YETI XD™ Series” linkage for your Jeep JL 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 JL Wrangler. The YETI XD Installs just minutes and there is no need to modify or alter Jeep.
FeaturesYETI XD TIE ROD ASSEMBLY:
- Easy bolt-on installation.
- Engineered for proper clearance to other chassis components to eliminate interferences.
- MADE IN THE USA
- 30mm 1 1/2 Ton ball joints designed specifically for the JL.
- 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 provide 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.
- 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 harden-ability 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.
- Tie Rod adjuster is manufactured from large diameter ¼ inch thick wall high strength 4130 Chromoly steel tubing for maximum buckling strength.
- 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 once installed on the vehicle.
- Internal threads and tube are also e-coated for long term serviceability.
* Tie Rod fits all left-hand drive JL Wrangler models 2018+ including Rubicon and requires a 1 5/8" diameter damper bracket that is not included. Check out the YETI XD Damper Bracket.
Note: A minimum of 17”wheels is recommended.
(approx) 1 Hour
Moderate Mechanical Skill Required
Basic Hand Tools
Just the difference in weight of this tie rod compared to the stock Rubicon JL tie rod is amazing. I'm running 35s on a 3.5 inch Metalcloak gamechanger suspension on a 2 Door. I haven't had any problems with death wobble or anything like it. My Jeep drives straight down the road after it gets beat up on the trail all day long. You will need the steering dampner relocation brackets to use this tie rod. This is a great product, perhaps the only way to make it better is to make it from aluminum?
I purchased all of the steering components, they all are solid parts an packed very well. Very easy to install an are like night an day to the factory. I am looking forward to other pats (sway bar links) , rear tie rod. You will not be disappointed
The OEM parts are 1/3 the weight. Also the OEM torque was at 30ft lbs. I got a nasty Death Wobble. Rechecked all torques and they were fine. Video recorded and saw tons of flex in Tie Rod assy. Order all the parts from Steersmarts and went to install. Loosened bolts for OEM Tie Rod assy and it just fell out. Weighed light as hell compared to this one. Install was great, and torques were 110ft lbs. Tells me steer smarts not only knows how to beef up the steering, but they dont want loose parts like OEM to cause death wobble. Great product so far.