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Jeep Steering Upgrade 1-ton | Over the Knuckle
Jeep Steering Upgrade 1-ton | Over the Knuckle
Jeep Steering Upgrade 1-ton | Over the Knuckle
Jeep Steering Upgrade 1-ton | Over the Knuckle
Jeep Steering Upgrade 1-ton | Over the Knuckle
Jeep Steering Upgrade 1-ton | Over the Knuckle
Jeep Steering Upgrade 1-ton | Over the Knuckle
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  • SKU: 1TS-OTK
    Jeep Steering Upgrade 1-ton | Over the Knuckle

  • ★★★★★ ★★★★★ 3.86/5 Stars. (7 Reviews)
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Jeep 1 Ton Steering Upgrade, over the knuckle (fabrication required.)
Available for all makes and models of Jeeps.

So you want it all? You want to bash the rocks all weekend, then drive it to work on Monday. You want to hold the wheel and a caramel macchiato in one hand, and talk on your cell in another? Well you're going to work for it... but it will be worth it in the end, We promise.

Just like our under the knuckle setup; the rods are a beefy 1.25" diameter DOM, with an almost .25" wall; threads are direct tapped into the tube. This means (unlike a threaded insert) the TRE has full thread engagement into the tube for the length of its threads. On this system the passenger side TRE dust boot is replaced with a polyurethane spacer, which pulls the body of the TRE against this knuckle. This eliminates the tie rod roll that an inverted T setup sometimes has.

We recommend having this kit installed by a professional 4x4 shop in your area as cutting, drilling, reaming, and some fabrication needs to be done Installation should take about 4-5 hours.

In order to install this kit OTK on coil sprung front Jeeps you MUST:

  • Remove sway bar end link mounts (axle side.)
  • Cut/Remove Factory Steering Stabilizer mount.
  • Trim the front of the Coil Buckets.
  • Drill and Ream the Knuckles from the top.
  • Adjust the steering stops.


  • That you replace/relocate your sway bar endlinks mounts (axle side.)
  • That you brace the inside front of your coil buckets.
  • Depending on what frameside trackbar bracket your running, you may want to relocate the axle side trackbar bracket above the axle. It's just a matter of matching the angle of the trackbar and drag link.


Please read the installation instrucions below BEFORE BUYING THIS PRODUCT. This will ensure that you realize what is involved with this install, and the limitations of this setup.

Resources for drill bits/reamers...
Mcmaster-Carr drill 5/8" bit #2933A28 (direct link)
Speedway Motors - 1 1/2 Inch Per Foot Reamer(direct link)


Looking for answers to common questions about us or our products? See our FAQ here.

11 Questions asked on Jeep Steering Upgrade 1-ton | Over the Knuckle

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Q James • 07/05/2020, 10:55:51 AM Will this fit with a Dana 44 from a wagoneer front axle?
A 07/07/2020, 2:10:54 PM No, we don't offer the correct widths for that.
Q Dave • 10/23/2020, 8:42:33 PM Does the OTK setup offer better diff cover and track bar bolt clearance? Even my current UTK "offset" system will almost bottom out before tapping the stops. I like having as tight of a turn radius as possible.
A 10/26/2020, 4:24:49 PM Yes on the bolt and diff cover, but with OTK you have to start worrying about getting into your coil springs. Expect some turning radius loss with either system.
Q steve • 10/27/2020, 4:39:38 PM Hi , I have a 1981 Jeep CJ5. i would like to know if this kit can be installed on my CJ
A 11/03/2020, 3:33:15 PM It cannot.
Q Kyle • 11/30/2020, 10:42:21 PM Do you have replace balljoint for sell or part numbers?
A 12/04/2020, 12:00:43 PM We do not sell ball joints, no.
Q Steven • 01/08/2021, 6:27:39 PM I have an LS swapped XJ with the GM 4L60E transmission. Wanted more stopping power so we did the "WJ" brake upgrade. Also have the IRO truss and all the upgrades for the Dana 30. I'm wondering if your OTK will work in my set up?
A 01/15/2021, 4:50:14 PM Our kit will not work with the WJ knuckle swap.
Q Austin Miller • 01/14/2021, 3:50:04 AM What is the major difference between the UTK and OTK? Does the OTK provide higher ground clearance?
A 01/15/2021, 4:50:14 PM OTK provides more ground clearance and less angle of the drag link.
Q Tyler • 03/09/2021, 1:04:59 AM Will this fit a 92 YJ 4.0 I6
A 03/16/2021, 3:15:09 PM It will not.
Q Matthew bullis • 04/05/2021, 9:06:07 PM I have after market wheels that are 15 radius and 12 inches wide will this work for me I also have 5.5 inch of lift via a rubicon express lift and pukes
A 04/12/2021, 2:38:55 PM Backspacing is more important than wheel width. But it's really dependent on wheel design.
Q William Jacob McClain • 05/25/2021, 11:22:17 AM What sway bar relocation brackets work with this kit? I've had the OTK kit on my XJ for about 4 years now and am finally deciding to do a quick disconnect sway bar mount. A steering stabilizer mount would be nice as well if yall have any suggestions on that. I can make both but if yall offer it I might as well get the correct part off the bat.
A 06/04/2021, 11:31:41 AM Synergy makes a universal sway bar relocation bracket that should work (8235-03.) You may need to fab your own stabilizer mount.
Q Joshua Craven • 07/20/2021, 1:44:08 AM What lifts does this work with I'm on a 4.5 inch
A 07/23/2021, 10:31:57 AM Please contact our tech support team for more help with specifics on this kit.
Q DJ • 04/21/2024, 0:16:04 AM Any issues with bumpsteer since it looks like you leave the track bar in the factory location? From my experience an OTK steering system requires a over the axle trac bar.
A 05/17/2024, 11:54:15 AM Every steering set up will be different depending on lift height and other modifications. We recommend having a professional shop dial in your steering once installed.
★★★★★ ★★★★★
3.86/5 Stars out of 7 Reviews
1-Ton OTK
(Arizona) | January 20th, 2023
Took me about 3 hours (mostly grinding and drilling/reaming) and she was on my XJ ready to hit the desert. Feels nice and solid which is expected from a kit like this. Only two things that came up during and after the install were the threads not wanting to except the castellated nuts on the TRE's and the polyurethane spacer kind of doing its job? I currently have a very small amount of TRE roll. Idk if this spacer is supposed to cure or stop roll completely? No death wobble though, I verified at the local train crossing haha Other than those two things, this kit is solid, and I would highly recommend this kit to someone looking for a warm and fuzzy in regard to their steering out on the trails.
Imported Review
| December 31st, 2016
I installed this OTK steering kit at the same time I installed my 5 inch lift on my 95 ZJ. After watching the install video from the PBRB about 50 times it was honestly and easy install. I tried using a battery powered drill at first and man that was a time wasting mistake. Though install only took about 2 hours probably 1 hour of that was ting to drill with my battery powered drill. After switching to a corded drill I was literally done in minutes and was making adjustments to get the alignment correct. I've been running the OTK kit for about 6 months and have had no issues heck I don't even have a steering dampener on and don't have death wobble. I give this product a solid five stars it's a great addition this my expedition build and I'm glad to have made my purchase from such a great company.
Imported Review
| March 12th, 2017
The drilling and reaming wasn't that bad. Took my time, and used lots of cutting oil. Adjusting the steering stops was a must on my 97 XJ, even with the coil buckets trimmed as far back as I dared go, and with the sway bar mounts cut off, the steering makes contact. My track bar needs to be relocated, as it will not fit in its current location. I'm using the Rubicon Express Track bar and the HD mount on the drivers side. I ordered a OTK axle side track bar bracket from TNT Customs. JCR should think about making their own OTK Trackbar setup.
Nice but
(Oregon) | March 30th, 2021
It’s nice but it doesn’t fit for a TJ this was almost 2 inches too long and by time I got done cutting everything down and re-tapping it basically just wasted my labor as the installer , it would’ve been more cost-effective to just buy the raw materials and make it myself that way I could’ve cut it once threaded once and been one and done instead I had to spend couple of hours cutting everything re-measuring everything and re-tapping it to get it down to the right length , perhaps they intend on sending it long and you’re supposed to do that I don’t know if that’s the case they should have multiple different part numbers for different vehicles
Note From JcrOffroad: Tyler, the OTK kits are the proper length for the listed vehicles when going over the knuckle. There is a chance that you received and under the knuckle bar by mistake? Please reach out to us at and we can be of further assistance. Sorry for the hassle.
Imported Review
| December 31st, 2016
"The only reason I bought this product was to save me time. It’s an easy kit to put together if I wanted to on my own but the price wasn’t bad so I went for this kit. 100% regret it. "
Imported Review
| December 31st, 2016
The only reason I bought this product was to save me time. It's an easy kit to put together if I wanted to on my own, but the price wasn't bad so I went for this kit. 100% regret it.
Imported Review
| March 22nd, 2017
Everything was great except one tie rod end had a dent in it which has not allowed me to get a zerk to screw in, That was my only disappointment, with not much help to solve the issue