JKS Manufacturing Drag Link Flip Kit 2" To 6" Lift Jeep Wrangler JK 2007-2018

JKS Manufacturing:
JKS1210

Highlights

  • Increases Ground Clearance
  • Gives Solid Steering Feel
  • Flattens Out Steering Angle
  • 7/8" Step Drill Bit Included
$265.99

JKS Manufacturing Drag Link Flip Kit for 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 Jeep JK Wranglers with a 2" to 6" Lift.

This Drag Link Flip Kit from JKS Manufacturing is designed and engineered for your 2007-2018 Jeep JK Wrangler.  This kit is built with the same quality components that are provided in the popular JSPEC Advanced Geometry Upgrade Kit. This JKS1210 kit is designed for those looking to upgrade their JK's steering without changing their existing suspension geometry.

Features and Benefits of the JKS Manufacturing Drag Link Flip Kit (JKS1210):
- Increases ground clearance
- Provides better performing, solid steering feel
- Flattens out steering angle when combined with 2" lift or more
- 7/8" step drill bit included
- Works with JKs with a 2" - 6" lift

The Drag Link Flip Kit is comprised of two critical components. First, the new drag link directly replaces the factory link and uses the factory adjusting collar and tie rod end at the pitman arm. This installation requires drilling out the steering arm tapered hole in the passenger’s side knuckle and installing a precision machined tapered insert. JKS Manufacturing even includes a 7/8” step bit to make this process easier and so you don't have to purchase an expensive drill bit to complete the install.

The new insert has a knurled outer surface and has a slight interference fit making it extremely strong and eliminates any possibility of play or loosening. The insert can also be reused in the opposite position if the Jeep ever needs to be returned to the original steering setup. The drag link flip flattens out the steering angles when combined with the lift heights of 2” and above. This provides a better performing, more solid steering feel over the factory setup.

To properly compliment the new steering angles provided by the drag link flip, a front track bar bracket is supplied. The new bracket mounts to the factory track bar axle mount. It not only adapts the factory mount for proper track bar angles, it also strengthens the factory setup by tying into the axle via a u-bolt setup integrated into the design. The new track bar location mimics the drag link angle perfectly and eliminates bump steer.

Since 1989, JKS Manufacturing has developed some of the world’s most widely used and respected products for Jeep vehicles. JKS is proud to continue to manufacture all of its products proudly in the USA, using only premium grade materials and state-of-the-art machinery.

Order JKS Manufacturing's JKS1210 Drag Link Flip Kit for your 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 or 2018 Jeep JK Wrangler with a 2" to 6" Lift from CJ Pony Parts today!

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Installation Difficulty

Difficult
Difficult

Advanced skill is required for this installation.

Installation Videos

Video Transcript

Today on CJ Offroad we're gonna show you how to correct your steering on your Jeep Wrangler.

The factory steering linkage on your JK is great if you have stock ride height, but if you've lifted your vehicle and are noticing some steering issues, then you might want to look at this JKS drag link flip kit fitting your 2007-2018 Jeep Wrangler.

This JKS drag link flip kit is going to relocate your drag link from the lower mount of your steering knuckle to the upper mount. It's gonna increase ground clearance and eliminate more of the steering angle, which causes more stress on all of your steering components. It includes a new track bar bracket with all the necessary hardware including a 7/8 inch step bit. It'll work with a Wrangler with two to six inch lift and it's gonna be perfect on our 2008 Wrangler with a three and a half inch lift kit. With that being said, let's get it installed. Tools needed for this installation, half inch ratchet, 19 millimeter socket, 13/16 socket, 21 millimeter socket, 23 millimeter socket, 15 millimeter box wrench, a hammer, drill, and a torque wrench.

This JKS drag link flip kit is really gonna address some of the issues that we've been facing with our 2008 Wrangler. Now, if you have death wobble or anything of that nature or your steering doesn't seem as tight as it used to be before you lifted your Jeep, then this is a great part to look into. It's going to flip the knuckle of the factory drag link, get this end removed, and relocate it on the top of this knuckle here.

Once the drag link is relocated to the top of the knuckle, it's gonna reduce the steering angle on your Jeep. That's a lot less stress on your steering box, on your pitman arm, and basically your entire front end. This kit comes with a new track bar bracket, too. Just in case you're gonna reuse the factory track bar. That way it's up farther and creates a better ride quality and keeps your axle centered from left to right.

Before we get started with the installation, there's a couple things that I wanted to talk about. We already are running an aftermarket track bar, which is adjustable down here at this end. Allowing us to keep our axle from left to right centered. If you don't have an aftermarket track bar, it's a really great idea to use the supplied JKS track bar relocation. Simply slides over the axle tube, you get a U bolt that attaches here and then, you put your factory track bar in this upper mount here. It's a really nice kit, however since we already are running an aftermarket track bar it's not necessary, so we're gonna skip that part of the installation.

As far as the drag link goes, we're gonna start on this steering knuckle lined here and get that bolt removed. First step in this installation is to remove the nut on the top of the knuckle here. This is gonna loosen up your drag link and allow this end to be removed. It removes with a 21 millimeter socket.

Once you have the nut just about off, leave it on there a little bit that way when we hit the steering knuckle with the hammer, the whole drag link won't fall and go all over the place.

Now with that dropped down, remove the nut and you can pull the drag link off. With the end of the drag link removed from the steering knuckle, we're gonna loosen up the collars here that way we can spin this half out. This uses a 15 millimeter socket or a ratchet wrench like we have. Now we can unthread the drag link from the collar up there. Now the drag link is reversed threaded, meaning you'll have to turn it right to loosen it up.

With the new JKS drag link here on the right compared to the old one, you can definitely see the advantages. JKS is a lot more thick and it's not completely rusted out like our original drag link. With both of the drag links out on the table, you can really tell the differences between the two. This is the JKS and this is obviously our factory one, which is completely rusted out and in need of service. Now on the ends of here you can actually see that there's a ton more threads on the JKS, aligned for more adjustability if you do go higher on a lift. The ends here, the forged ends, are a lot bigger on the JKS compared to the factory and even the rod size here is way thicker. I'm excited to get this thing on, so let's throw it on the Jeep.

In order to relocate the drag link onto the top of knuckle, you have to drill out the knuckle to 7/8 inch. Now it does come with a step to do this and a tapered sleeve to go in. To make things a little bit easier, we're gonna remove this wheel and tire. That way we can get in there with the drill and really get it done nicely.

Once you have the wheel and tire removed, we can drill out this knuckle here. Now the kit does come with a 7/8 step bit and you're gonna go to the maximum length of this, so we'll start drilling here. I put a little bit of oil on here to make the drilling go a little bit easier.

Try and keep your drill as straight as possible while you're doing this. With that hole completely cleaned out we can put the tapered sleeve into there. Simply slide it on and if you drilled it out correctly, should be a really snug fit. We'll grab a mini sledge and pound it on there. With that inside the knuckle, we're now ready to install the new JKS drag link.

Before we put the new JKS drag link flip kit in, I want to put a little anti seize inside this collar. That if we need to adjust it, we have this serviceability. Once the anti-seize is on there you're ready to install the drag link. Now like I said before, it is reversed threaded, so you're gonna have to turn it left to tighten it on.

We have this tightened down to about the same length as the original drag link was at. Once you get the other end tightened up and the Jeep on the ground, we're gonna adjust this collar. Make sure our steering wheel is straight and then, get it aligned. The advantage to this drag link is that it comes in from the top, so as such, we're gonna put it in from the top.

Now we'll put the washer and nut right here and get it tightened down.

After that's snugged up, we're gonna torque it down to the manufacturer's spec. It's 63 foot pounds. After you get your drag link torqued down, put the wheel and tire back on and put your Jeep back on the ground. Once it's there on the ground, you can tighten up the adjustment collar on the upper end on the drag link and as always, if you're gonna mess with suspension components, be sure to have your Jeep professionally aligned as they're the ones that are gonna get this steering accurate for you.

We just finished up the installation of the JKS drag link flip kit and as you can see, it looks really great here, plus it's gonna give us a much better steering angle. The installation time, I'd give you about two hours to get it installed and you only need a few tools to get it down. Now you can find this JKS drag link as well as many other great parts for your JK right here at CJPonyParts.com.

Vehicle Fitment

This product will fit the following Wrangler years:

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