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Y Link Steering using GM 1 Ton TRE

Y Link Steering using GM 1 Ton TRE

Due to high demand please allow a 3-5 business day turnaround on Steering Kits

This is your not so basic steering setup that mocks the factory setup with easier adjustment & much stronger tubing. The kit can be used with stock steering position on the knuckle or High Steer arms. The taper it is the standard GM 1 ton.

The adjustment is easier because we add Hex Head TRE weld bungs so a crescent wrench is your adjustment tool, not a pipe wrench, which will scar the tube and if too deep, cause a major stress riser. Not to mention what it does to the paint...

These are stronger than stock because we use 1.5" X .25" Wall DOM tubing and the TRE's are made for a 1 ton rig and much larger than stock.

You will receive:

We supply more DOM than you need because it is way too easy to make a mistake in your calculations and you can always cut tube, growing it back is the hard part!

This is a do it yourself style kit that requires welding by a competent person with the right equipment, don't skimp, do it right! You will need to check clearances with the steering at lock to see if you need to add any bends before you cut it down to clear diff covers, sway bar mounts, etc.


Additional Products you may need to install this kit:

Click HERE for tapered knuckle inserts. (Qty 2 for this kit)

Click HERE for high angle tapered knuckle inserts (Qty 1 for this kit)

Click HERE for 90 degree steering stabilizer bracket

Click HERE for flat mount steering stabilizer bracket

Customer Reviews
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 26 Reviews
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5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Big, Bad and Sexy!!!
By Jerry Bolin in MS on 9.3.2017
Building my 99 jeep tj for overlanding wanted dependable steering. Bought this kit and love it!!!

5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Over kill for my dana 30, but loving it
By William Kutz in VA on 6.15.2017
This is a great product. I like DIY kits so i can build it to my needs and this more than worked out for me. I think this might outlast my axles.

5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Totally Bomber
By Glenn Fitzpatrick in MD on 4.24.2017
Same this on a buddy's TJ. He said it was the way to go, and told me it cleared up all his steering wobble, and poor handling. Clearly much better suited to handle 35" tires and bigger. Just put it on my 2004 LJ and tested it out in Moab, UT at Easter Jeep. Worked awesome. So long bent tie rods!

5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ditch that string bean steering!
By Michael Gippetti in NJ on 2.23.2017
Ever see a weight lifter with a huge upper body and tiny little legs? That's what your wussy factory steering looks like trying to move your +33" tires on your Jeep. It's time to *Arnold voice* pump-up that steering for your beefy tires!

5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Buy this if you're a serous off roader or want your jeep to look BEEFY
By lee davenport in TX on 2.16.2017
Ok to make this short!!, Shipping is UPS professionally shipped and boxed. OK like most jeepers we like to upgrade and throw out the weak OEM parts,& ever have alignment issues after off roading or your steering wheel isnít straight, well thatís because your old faithful oem steering likes to flex, bend, warp... and you probably have a death wobble causing your jeep to swerve from lane to lane..gotta love it, so fix it permanently and especially if your lifting your jeep and putting bigger tires on it, donít buy stock youíll just be replacing the whole dang thing again in 6 months.... trust me. I love mine and itís such a head turner. Thank you Iím a very happy customer

5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Are these things beefy or what!!
By mauricio mayorga in CA on 1.6.2017
This system is beefy. I originally wanted the offset set- and after I order, I contacted and found I could not use it with my set up, I considered the WH clydesdale, but they were toooo big and would not fit. I ask RS if I could changed the order and get the 1ton Gm TRE kit. The not only changed the order no fuss but all saved me some $$. Good guys I have been buying off the site and on Ebay, Same great service. Shipped quick and overpackaged!! Can't wait too make more $ so I can blow it all here!

5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Other than my ex-wife
By Paul Willard in PA on 10.19.2016
This is the most ridiculous thing i have ever loved, i purchased this for a d44 swap in a 01 s10 blazer and i picked over knuckle install for additional protection. the staff was extremely helpful and install was a snap.. products are top notch...i want to name my truck roughstuff.....but i will leave it as money pit as my "now wife" refers to it. seriously guys, TOP NOTCH !

5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dodge Steering Upgrade
By Scott Freeman in ID on 9.13.2016
I used this kit to get rid of the ridiculous steering that Dodge put on the pickups in 1996. This erased any bumpsteer and the length of the tierod with the hole in it lined up with the length of the panhard bar (also a Ruffstuff item).

5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Drives like a cadillac
By Terry Mitchell in WA on 8.13.2016
Installed your 1-ton y- link kit, LOVE IT! Very simple upgrade! Made my jeep drive like a Cadillac!! No more all over the road! Super quick shipping, excellent knowledgable service

5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Beefy
By william holmes in NV on 6.13.2016
Ruffstuff y link stering kit better than expected verry robust makes the stock stering look really whimpy.Straight foeward to install .Would recomend to any friends would and do buy many parts from StuffRuff,Shipping is fast as i live in Nevada/Awsome parts awsome service!!

5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Great steering kit
By Jordan Fuller in ID on 5.13.2016
I have this kit on my 98 jeep cherokee and it works great mine is mounted on top of the knuckle which requires you to cut off the sway bar links and trim the spring perches a tad as well as cut off the old track bar and steering stabilizer but I haven't had to run a stabilizer because this kit is so solid it takes a lot of play out of the steering. for track bar I bought ruff stuffs kit with 3/4 heims and relocated the mount just past the passenger side upper control arm mount.

5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Great kit, great customer service
By Lucas Bensley in NC on 4.18.2016
After ordering the kit, UPS decided to mix up the contents of my package wit the contents of someone else's package. Emailed Ruffstuff and they sent me a new kit the next day and took care of the claim process for me! After getting my kit I got everything set up and installed on my '97 tj, it looks and feels amazing going down the road. Only thing I have to say is that they have great products and even better customer service!

5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Great kit
By Duc Nguyen in TX on 3.27.2016
I bought this kit for my Solid Axle Swap for my 100 series Land Cruiser and it makes bringing all of the steering components up to the front a breeze. The tube came in a separate package and everything is top notch and high quality.

5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ruffstuff quality
By Jason Dean in ID on 11.9.2015
I ordered this kit because it was less money than replacing my stock stuff and waayyy stronger. Turned out I had the room to top mount the tie rod for more clearance! Thanks Ruffstuff, you guys ROCK! I have not been disappointed yet!!

5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 1 Ton TRE for the MJ
By Junior Sandoval in CA on 10.20.2015
Great item....Kyle took care of everything and shipped out everything that I needed....front door step in two days......heavy duty items......great addition to steering....best kit in the market and the inserts made the installation a breeze...

5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ranger SAS - Excellent Option
By Patrick Hahn in WI on 7.21.2015
Ordering was fast and precise. This product works well but my only suggestion would be better labeling of the TRE's for identification during fabrication. But once I got everything identified and welded together I couldn't be happier. If you are ordering this for a Dana 30 I would also suggest buying the tapered sleeves right away.

5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 SAS BroncoII
By Nathan Steen in WA on 12.15.2014
Kit works awesome! Was a little to tight with my 15" aluminum wheels but I had some steels to put on that cleared the ball joints with room to spare!

5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Right hand drive nite mare!!!
By Ron Smith in CA on 11.3.2014
I recently baught the ylink 1 ton upgrade from Ruff Stuff for my sons XJ. This truck has been an ongoing problem as it is right hand drive which equates to a pain in the butt. Unfortunatly the "Y" link link did not work for my application but not to worry. one call to Luis and all was good. Luis and I came up with a couple options, Luis sent out a slew of parts in hopes of a solution. We were able to fab it up and the end result is outstanding. Better than I could have immagined. It was even better due to the great no hassle customer service I recieved from Ruff Stuff and Luis. Great job and thank you. Customer for life!

5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 wow
By aric diteman in WA on 6.23.2014
This is a great product. Very heavy duty stuff. Thanks

5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Awesome kit!
By Sam Burton in BC on 3.3.2014
bought this kit for my Dana 60 swap in my Bronco and it turned out awesome. extremely beefy and well built, I can't believe they sell it so cheap.

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Hugh D. on 10-11-2018 Asked: Will this under the knuckle work on a 97 XJ bolt on ?

Answered: This is a do it yourself welder/builder kit. You can use this if you're good with a welder(bleepin jeep made an install video for this kit on their XJ they posted on youtube). Our fully welded kit for XJ, TJ, LJ, AJ and MJ can be found here: https://www.ruffstuffspecialties.com/catalog/R2237.html This kit only requires you to ream your knuckles and pitman arm for the larger GM 1 ton taper and then can bolt it in.
Mike on 10-9-2018 Asked: Will this kit work for RHD Jeep Cherokee? Or will it require special parts to do so?

Answered: You can use this on RHD. You would just want to select your "ream direction" for the opposite of what it says. So if you want to run this steering kit on top of your knuckles, you would want to select the "under the knuckle" selection, and if you want to keep it under the knuckle, you will want to select "over the knuckle" on the ream direction
Travis W. on 9-24-2018 Asked: If I get the Y link kit and I don’t want to buy a reamer and just drill them out to 7/8 and put them tapered inserts in,I do need to put one in the pit arm right?

Answered: Yes, but for the pitman arm you need to use part number: DLINSERT and weld this insert into your pitman arm. The pitman arm tie rod end included in this kit is a high-angle TRE and is a little bit deeper ream on this end, though it is the same angle.
Tony W. on 5-29-2018 Asked: Will this kit work for my 1969 Bronco? I didn't see it listed in the Bronco section. Thanks

Answered: I believe you have a dana 44 in that year bronco. You can use this kit as long as you ream your knuckles and pitman arm for Chevy 1 ton ends.
Thomas J. on 5-22-2018 Asked: What do I torque down the tie rod ends down to?

Answered: 45 ft. lbs. If the cotter key doesnt line up, tighten it a little more.
Ryan on 3-21-2018 Asked: Will this kit work for a 2003 rubicon?

Answered: Yes. Cutting and welding is required with this kit and more than likely you will need to add a bend to the tie rod to clear the differential cover and track bar mount and then put a bend in the drag link for it to bolt up square. We do offer a fully welded and bent version of this kit for several Jeep applications including yours: https://www.ruffstuffspecialties.com/catalog/R2237.html Both kits use GM one ton tie rod ends so you do need to ream your knuckles for the larger stud, or use our tapered knuckle and pitman arm inserts.
Evan on 1-25-2018 Asked: Does y link ball joint work over the knuckle. I see pictures of it both ways but over the knuckle vs under it would flip the drag link from one side to the other. Im wanting to go over the knuckle on 2002 cummins. It looks like was the sway bare mounts are cut out of way it should clear . Would be nice to see it on that 98 dodge.

Answered: It works both over and under, you'll choose that when ordering it. We supply a Y link end reamed appropriately to your choosing, that way the drag link will always be out front where it belongs.
caleb on 1-11-2018 Asked: will this product fit my 1996 ford f350 dana 60 . i know ill have to reem out the knuckle . but was curious if the DOM tubing was long enough

Answered: The kit is supplied with 54" of DOM tube which is generally more than enough for most full width trucks. You also have the weld in bungs and tie rod ends themselves that add additional length. You do want to take into account any bends that may need to be added to clear the differential cover on full turn. I am running this kit on my 98 Dodge 2500 with Dana 60 and needed a 5 degree bend on each end of the tie rod to clear the cover and panhard mount, but there was more than enough tube.
jim on 11-29-2017 Asked: What do you recommend for a steering box to drive this set up?

Answered: This will work with any "crossover" style steering boxes with the pitman arm reamed for GM 1 ton taper(7 degree taper/ 1.5" per foot).
Michael on 11-24-2017 Asked: Will I need to bend the tube to for clearance? I have already removed my sway bar link brackets? Thanks

Answered: We have found on many vehicles you do need to add about a 5-10 degree bend to each end of the tie rod to clear the differential cover and panhard bar(if applicable) to turn full lock. It will vary vehicle to vehicle.
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31.00 pounds

Y link Reamed:
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