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
$ 275.00

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

Customer Reviews

Based on 28 reviews
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(26)
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Leon Mitchell
YETI XD™ JL/JT Sector shaft brace-- Non Rubicon Awesome!

This was a very easy install on my 21 Gladiator 80th Ann. It took about two hours to install, I believe it would have been quicker with a better impact gun for the steering nut, that was the hardest part of the installation and torquing the new steering nut. the rest was very simple, I watch a few Youtube videos and read the instructions completely before starting. The steering box bolts need to be started by hand, all four of them, wiggle the box to get the bolts started, and then I used a small impact gun to tighten them up. For the track bar re-install, we had to wiggle the steering wheel to get the track bar bolt in. Once everything was started I tightened and torqued the bolts and nuts, and marked them with a paint pin. We did a test drive and you can definitely tell a difference in the steering. This is an outstanding product and it did as advertised!

D
Daniel Humphreys
Awesome Product

I purchased this on the recommendation of Steer Smarts when I was purchasing the aluminum tie rod and Griffin drag link. I have never had an issue with the steering and I have done some hard wheeling. It is a bit f a PITA to get installed but worth the effort!

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Adam Williams
Holes didn’t line up

Have a jt rubicon. Holes did not line up well at all. Finally got the bolts in, but the washers are not fully on the brace. They hang off the side some. Put on a steering stabilizer at the same time. So, not sure which ones helps. Also had to keep all bolts loose to install the sector brace. Had to lift up on the box so the holes would line up.

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Matt H
Significant improvement…but

Installed on a 2021 JT Mojave. I trimmed the flange on the Jeep as outlined in the instruction manual. When I slid the bracket on, the 4 mounting bolt holes were off by nearly 1/4”. The weld on previously mentioned factory flange was fairly significant. 45 minutes to grind down the SteerSmart bracket so it would fit and align properly and we were back in business. One other watch out for Mojave owners, there is a shock hose mount that you need to get a bit creative with in order to get the bracket in place.

Significant improvement to how the JT drives, just not quite as simple an install as advertised for the Mojave.

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Harry Allen
Incompatible without lift

JLU Rubicon must be lifted first, or the Sector Shaft Nut and Plate will contact the Diff Cover and Track Bar during down flex.

It should clearly state this on the site. Also, LOOSELY install all bolts until the plate is attached to the bracket. If you don't keep the Track Bar Bolt in place, the hole may become closed when torquing the Bracket Bolts which hold the Steering Pump in place. Those bolts should be the last torqued to specs.

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 28 reviews
93%
(26)
0%
(0)
7%
(2)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
L
Leon Mitchell
YETI XD™ JL/JT Sector shaft brace-- Non Rubicon Awesome!

This was a very easy install on my 21 Gladiator 80th Ann. It took about two hours to install, I believe it would have been quicker with a better impact gun for the steering nut, that was the hardest part of the installation and torquing the new steering nut. the rest was very simple, I watch a few Youtube videos and read the instructions completely before starting. The steering box bolts need to be started by hand, all four of them, wiggle the box to get the bolts started, and then I used a small impact gun to tighten them up. For the track bar re-install, we had to wiggle the steering wheel to get the track bar bolt in. Once everything was started I tightened and torqued the bolts and nuts, and marked them with a paint pin. We did a test drive and you can definitely tell a difference in the steering. This is an outstanding product and it did as advertised!

D
Daniel Humphreys
Awesome Product

I purchased this on the recommendation of Steer Smarts when I was purchasing the aluminum tie rod and Griffin drag link. I have never had an issue with the steering and I have done some hard wheeling. It is a bit f a PITA to get installed but worth the effort!

A
Adam Williams
Holes didn’t line up

Have a jt rubicon. Holes did not line up well at all. Finally got the bolts in, but the washers are not fully on the brace. They hang off the side some. Put on a steering stabilizer at the same time. So, not sure which ones helps. Also had to keep all bolts loose to install the sector brace. Had to lift up on the box so the holes would line up.

M
Matt H
Significant improvement…but

Installed on a 2021 JT Mojave. I trimmed the flange on the Jeep as outlined in the instruction manual. When I slid the bracket on, the 4 mounting bolt holes were off by nearly 1/4”. The weld on previously mentioned factory flange was fairly significant. 45 minutes to grind down the SteerSmart bracket so it would fit and align properly and we were back in business. One other watch out for Mojave owners, there is a shock hose mount that you need to get a bit creative with in order to get the bracket in place.

Significant improvement to how the JT drives, just not quite as simple an install as advertised for the Mojave.

H
Harry Allen
Incompatible without lift

JLU Rubicon must be lifted first, or the Sector Shaft Nut and Plate will contact the Diff Cover and Track Bar during down flex.

It should clearly state this on the site. Also, LOOSELY install all bolts until the plate is attached to the bracket. If you don't keep the Track Bar Bolt in place, the hole may become closed when torquing the Bracket Bolts which hold the Steering Pump in place. Those bolts should be the last torqued to specs.