YETI XD™ JK Bottom Mount Drag Link
YETI XD™ Bottom Mount 1½-ton Draglink
|by Steer Smarts||Part number: 78064001|
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 Bottom Mount Draglink is a complete bolt-on draglink. The YETI XD bottom mount installs in just minutes and bolts to the factory tapered knuckle hole and the factory pitman arm hole.
FeaturesYETI XD DRAGLINK 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 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 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.
- Draglink 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 when installed on the vehicle.
- Internal threads and tube are also e-coated for long term serviceability.
Draglink fits all left hand drive JK Wrangler models 2007 to 2017 including Rubicon and Unlimited.
Note: A minimum of 17”wheels is recommended. 16" wheels with a maximum 4.5 back spacing might fit but not guaranteed.
(approx) 1 Hour
Moderate Mechanical Skill Required
Basic Hand Tools
This drag link is seriously heavy duty, and Steer Smarts are friendly to work with. However, they have a flaw in their design when it comes to a Rubicon e-disconnect sway bar; and, after 14 months the drag link became loose in the wheel side knuckle. The issue with the sway bar only applies to the center e-disconnect that comes on a Rubicon. The problem is when the sway bar is disconnected, wheels are fully turned to driver side, and then a significant articulation down on the driver side will pinch the boot on the drag link at the pitman arm end. I replicated this issue 2x to confirm the problem. After replacing the boots twice, I realized I need to use my manual JKS sway links and avoid using the e-disconnect. No issues after that, but I lose functionality from the Rubicon. Recently, the knuckle wore lose. This is a new problem and is beyond the warranty. I expected something this expensive and heavy duty to last more than the Mopar OEM. To answer the question, yes I wheel; but, I do not wheel on anything more difficult than a 6 (scale 1 - 10). My setup is 2012 JKU Rubicon, 35's, 3.5" JKS lift with both Steer Smarts XD tie rod and drag link.