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 35 reviews
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R.W.
I had a dangerous Jeep

I purchased a used 2018 Jeep Wrangler JL that was out of warranty so I was going to have to eat the cost for a new steel steering box. The steering was so bad that I rarely drove it. I purchased the Steer Smarts Sector Shaft Brace after reading reviews and watching several You Tube videos. I had my fingers crossed that it would solve my steering issues. I took my time installing it(about 3 hours total) and then took a test drive. It worked beyond my expectations. My steering issues are 95 percent solved and it's a pleasure to drive. It's been in over a month now and still works great. Thank You Steer Smarts.

C
Chieffdc
Made a huge difference

2020 gladiator rubicon w/ 3” lift and 35” tires. Even after the TSB for new steering box it “lurched” at highway speeds going over potholes, bridge abutments and such. Wife was scared to drive it even for short trips. This smoothed it right out and it feels much more stable like my 2017 F350. Night and day difference. Amazing how different it is being just a brace. Added rear airbags and made a huge difference in the rear. Wife is very happy now.

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Lance Hinton
Not installed yet

Very stout looking and very heavy looks like a quality product just been busy have not installed yet. They asked for a review all I can say at this time

G
G.M.
The Best Mod So Far

I purchased the sector shaft bracket for my 21 JT Mojave. It was an easy installed, bolted right on with no drilling, cutting or trimming. Followed the instructions and torque specs. Made a world of difference, virtually eliminating the dead steer and deflection in the steering. Well worth the investment. I would Highly Recommend this product.

J
Jerry K
Solid product

I purchased the Yeti XD JL Sector shaft brace for my Rubicon as it has the steering issues that many Jeep JLs seem to have, hoping it would work as a band aid until Jeep resolves the steering gearbox issue. Jeep has already put in a new steel gear box, a new trackbar, and steering damper. Unfortunately, the Yeti did not correct, or even reduce the problem. I plan on leaving it installed though, as it provides additional strength to the steering and control system. Installation went fairly smooth, taking under 2 hours. Putting the track bar bolt in before the 4 steering box bolts is key...follow their instructions! The stock steering nut used a 1-11/16" socket and the SteerSmarts nut used a 1-5/8" socket, which delayed the install until I found both sockets (43 and 42mm will also work, but the SAE sizes fit perfect).

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

 by Steer Smarts

Part number: 
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 35 reviews
94%
(33)
0%
(0)
6%
(2)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
R
R.W.
I had a dangerous Jeep

I purchased a used 2018 Jeep Wrangler JL that was out of warranty so I was going to have to eat the cost for a new steel steering box. The steering was so bad that I rarely drove it. I purchased the Steer Smarts Sector Shaft Brace after reading reviews and watching several You Tube videos. I had my fingers crossed that it would solve my steering issues. I took my time installing it(about 3 hours total) and then took a test drive. It worked beyond my expectations. My steering issues are 95 percent solved and it's a pleasure to drive. It's been in over a month now and still works great. Thank You Steer Smarts.

C
Chieffdc
Made a huge difference

2020 gladiator rubicon w/ 3” lift and 35” tires. Even after the TSB for new steering box it “lurched” at highway speeds going over potholes, bridge abutments and such. Wife was scared to drive it even for short trips. This smoothed it right out and it feels much more stable like my 2017 F350. Night and day difference. Amazing how different it is being just a brace. Added rear airbags and made a huge difference in the rear. Wife is very happy now.

L
Lance Hinton
Not installed yet

Very stout looking and very heavy looks like a quality product just been busy have not installed yet. They asked for a review all I can say at this time

G
G.M.
The Best Mod So Far

I purchased the sector shaft bracket for my 21 JT Mojave. It was an easy installed, bolted right on with no drilling, cutting or trimming. Followed the instructions and torque specs. Made a world of difference, virtually eliminating the dead steer and deflection in the steering. Well worth the investment. I would Highly Recommend this product.

J
Jerry K
Solid product

I purchased the Yeti XD JL Sector shaft brace for my Rubicon as it has the steering issues that many Jeep JLs seem to have, hoping it would work as a band aid until Jeep resolves the steering gearbox issue. Jeep has already put in a new steel gear box, a new trackbar, and steering damper. Unfortunately, the Yeti did not correct, or even reduce the problem. I plan on leaving it installed though, as it provides additional strength to the steering and control system. Installation went fairly smooth, taking under 2 hours. Putting the track bar bolt in before the 4 steering box bolts is key...follow their instructions! The stock steering nut used a 1-11/16" socket and the SteerSmarts nut used a 1-5/8" socket, which delayed the install until I found both sockets (43 and 42mm will also work, but the SAE sizes fit perfect).