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Old 10-03-2018, 02:07 PM
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A little help please

Looking into the steering smarts XD tie-rod and bottom mount draglink with griffin attenuator.

Everyone's opinion is respected...thx.

I would be interested to hear if the choice to purchase this setup was a bad 1.

I don't want to make the mistake of installing if the consensus on this product is a bad 1.

Currently running RK 2.5 Xfactor lift with 35" Baja Mtzp3's. Second set Brand New. After balancing and installation I get a good bit of noise traveling thru steering and a bit of shake throughout rpm range. I previously ran this setup off stock linkage. I believe it is time to upgrade and get rid of the Xtra slop in steering due to wear and tear.


Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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I've run the tie rod and drag link on my '14 for about a year/half. It's tight enough I don't need a steering stabilizer.

We run the track bar, tie rod and drag link with attenuator on my wife's with a Falcon adjustable stabilizer. It drives like butter.

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Old 10-03-2018, 04:39 PM
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I've run the tie rod and drag link on my '14 for about a year/half. It's tight enough I don't need a steering stabilizer.

We run the track bar, tie rod and drag link with attenuator on my wife's with a Falcon adjustable stabilizer. It drives like butter.

Good luck!


I appreciate the feedback.

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It's a solid setup...no issues with mine either...how are your ball joints?
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Old 10-03-2018, 06:40 PM
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It's a solid setup...no issues with mine either...how are your ball joints?


Well that's where I am at, 74,000 on stock linkage, ball joints are worn.
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Old 10-03-2018, 10:12 PM   #7
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Get the yeti stuff and some dynatrac or TF ball joints....that'll tighten her all up nicely!
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I had the YETI tie rod and drag link on my 2013 JKR: no issues. It was solid.

I may do the same to my 2018 JKUR.
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I've got all of the parts sitting in my garage right now waiting on me to install because of the tremendous number of positive reviews I've read. I also got the steer smarts stabilizer (which is ridiculously reasonably priced) that is supposed to work really well with the Griffin. I'll report back with my findings in a couple of weeks when I get home and get it all on because I too catch a lot of road noise and some swimming in the steering wheel.

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However not sure whether or not If Iím going to return it.

Installing the yeti xd bottom mount draglink with attenuator, and xd tierod.

I have read some people love the attenuator and the fox ats at the same time and others not so much.

My plan now is to install first only the draglink/with attenuator and tierod. See how much improvement was made. After road test I will add the fox ats to see if any more improvement was made and trying to mount it without binding near attenuator on draglink on full turn left.

I do know that some have opted to use oem style ss and I believe another receive a free hd-n steersmarts ss and took off his fox ats. As well as some that donít even use a ss.

Trial and error I guess.
Well that is the plan anyway.
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An **update** for anyone interested.

After upgrading my steering linkage to the YETI XD TIEROD AND DRAGLINK/Attentuator, and Fox ATS.....I stil ended up having some shake in my steering wheel at intermittent speeds!!!!!!

After which I had the balancing beads taken out of my 35ís, and rebalaced with sticky weights. Vibration and shake is gone!!!

Although I planned on upgrading all of these items, and absolutely love the tightness and control I have with the steering wheel, I wasnít happy putting that kind of money out this close to xmas, for a tire balacing issue after putting on brand new tires.

Absolutely love my setup as of right now, until something breaks of course!

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