Laser-cut chassis plates are supplied for the inner and outer chassis rail, along with special sleeves that tie both plates together and provide additional support for the steering gear. The chassis plates and sleeves must be welded to the vehicle's chassis, as a bolt-on design could not possibly provide the same level of integrity and fitment.
The JKS Steering Brace System also helps distribute loads properly on vehicles with a winch or heavy front bumper. The additional support even strengthens the mounting location for the OE tow hook and repositions it for improved off-road clearance.
For the ultimate upgrade, our Steering Brace System is available for the driver and passenger side chassis rails in one complete kit. In addition to the benefits already mentioned, Cherokee owners can also benefit from a noticeable improvement in steering response and feel.
The unibody chassis on Jeep® Cherokee XJ models is constructed of multiple sheet metal layers that are formed and spot welded together. When subjected to the torsional forces that occur off-road, the chassis develops small fatigue fractures in high stress locations.
The power steering gear mount is particularly vulnerable, due to the tremendous leverage required to control large tires in off-road conditions. Making matters worse, the steering gear is attached to the chassis with bolts and sleeves made of dissimilar metals. As a result, they often fuse together from corrosion, making it virtually impossible to detect a loose mounting bolt.
Once failure occurs, there simply is no easy or inexpensive solution. And without steering control, driving the vehicle to a repair facility just isn't an option.
Reinforces most vulnerable section of the Jeep Cherokee chassis to prevent failure of vital steering function
Provides additional steering gear support necessary for large tires and off-road conditions
Improves integrity of winch and bumper mounts
Ensures proper load distribution when winching particularly important on unibody vehicles
Strengthens and repositions OE tow hook provision for improved off-road clearance
Prevents the need for crude or expensive repair of steering gear mount common with failure on the trail
Replaces the corrosive and failure prone steering gear mounting hardware with quality, long-lasting materials
1. Installation requires welding.
Steering Box Braces - Left and Right
Tow Hook Braces- Left and Right
Jeep Cherokee (XJ)
- 2001 Jeep Cherokee (XJ)
- 2000 Jeep Cherokee (XJ)
- 1999 Jeep Cherokee (XJ)
- 1998 Jeep Cherokee (XJ)
- 1997 Jeep Cherokee (XJ)
- 1996 Jeep Cherokee (XJ)
- 1995 Jeep Cherokee (XJ)
- 1994 Jeep Cherokee (XJ)
- 1993 Jeep Cherokee (XJ)
- 1992 Jeep Cherokee (XJ)
- 1991 Jeep Cherokee (XJ)
- 1990 Jeep Cherokee (XJ)
- 1989 Jeep Cherokee (XJ)
- 1988 Jeep Cherokee (XJ)
- 1987 Jeep Cherokee (XJ)
- 1986 Jeep Cherokee (XJ)
- 1985 Jeep Cherokee (XJ)
- 1984 Jeep Cherokee (XJ)
Jeep Comanche (MJ)
- 1992 Jeep Comanche (MJ)
- 1991 Jeep Comanche (MJ)
- 1990 Jeep Comanche (MJ)
- 1989 Jeep Comanche (MJ)
- 1988 Jeep Comanche (MJ)
- 1987 Jeep Comanche (MJ)
- 1986 Jeep Comanche (MJ)