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Uniframe Tie-in Kit w/Steering Spacer - XJ Cherokee
CNC Cut from 3/16" Steel.
The UNF Tie-in Kit is designed to reinforce the front frame horns of the Jeep Cherokee, allowing for mounting of aftermarket bumpers and improved steering response.
CNC Cut from 3/16" Steel.
Includes bulkhead reinforcement brackets.
Includes steering spacer.
Fits 2-door and 4-door Jeep Cherokees, 1984-2001.
Powder coated black.
Includes JcrOffroad Sticker.
Hand built in the USA!
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16 Questions asked on XJ Unibody Tie-in Kit w/Steering Spacer | Jeep Cherokee (84-01) •
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Q Gregory Walker • 04/17/2020, 7:38:29 PM Your installation link is broken, I can't find the directions for each bolt
A 04/17/2020, 7:59:06 PM We tested the link, and it's working fine for us. If you still can't see it, please contact us using the form on our site, and we can e-mail it to you directly.
Q steve • 05/04/2020, 12:14:08 PM does the xj unibody tie in kit with steering spacer work with a stock bumper?
A 05/05/2020, 2:30:03 PM Yes, you may need to tweak your stock bumper mounts slightly, but it will work.
Q John Hollingshead • 08/02/2020, 7:15:35 PM I already have the steering spacer, can i get the kit without at adjusted price?
A 08/05/2020, 12:41:14 PM We cannot separate the kit at this time.
Q Tyler • 11/12/2020, 11:26:16 AM Do you guys just sell the hardware kit?
A 11/12/2020, 5:54:27 PM Call the shop and talk to customer service for this please, 269-353-1184 or email at email@example.com
Q Keon Ruhi • 03/11/2021, 7:25:25 AM will this kit work on a 1995 jeep cherokee thats right hand drive?
A 03/16/2021, 3:15:09 PM it will not.
Q Milton Reyes • 03/19/2021, 7:46:42 PM What is the difference from XJ Steering Box Brace | Steel Spacer | Jeep Cherokee XJ (84-01) and XJ Unibody Tie-in Kit w/Steering Spacer | Jeep Cherokee (84-01)?
A 03/22/2021, 6:12:20 PM The steering box brace is JUST the inner spacer that goes between the box and frame rails. The UNF kit includes that spacer as well as outer plates to stiffen the whole uni-frame and steering.
Q JD. Katsudas • 06/17/2021, 10:40:21 AM Good Morning , greetings frm Panama I already have an aftermarket bumper frm Goliath offroad (sorry just found you ahah) that bolts frm the outside of the rail does this kit goes frm the inside?,, is not compatible w/ that bumper? or do i need to do something special? rgrds JD
A 06/25/2021, 11:08:27 AM Sorry we haven't tested this kit with that bumper. Our brackets are designed to go between the bumper mounts and the uniframe on the outside.
Q Christian Rutherford • 06/18/2021, 11:43:01 AM If installing with an aftermarket bumper, do you install the bumper over the tie-ins or install the bumper then the tie-ins over top and tighten down?
A 06/25/2021, 11:08:27 AM Bumper mounts over a tie-in.
Q Tracy stewart • 08/08/2021, 3:58:40 PM When ordering this kit will my existing nuts and bolts set work or will I have to order a new set due to the added thickness of the brackets etc. If so do you guys sell the set of nuts and bolts needed?
A 08/12/2021, 2:32:10 PM This kit comes with all the hardware you need to install.
Q Vic Chen • 08/31/2021, 9:35:30 AM • Includes steering spacer. Is it 2 pic for both side or 1 pic for single side?
A 09/02/2021, 10:07:16 AM The kit includes two outside plates, two front tie-ins, one steering box spacer, and hardware.
Q Kris • 10/12/2021, 2:18:15 PM I recently bought a used ARB 3450010 off a wrecked XJ. Will this tie-in kit work? I need something to reinforce for winch use. Thanks
A 10/28/2021, 11:13:00 AM There would need to be enough room between the mounts and the Jeep's uniframe to add these, if there is not, there is a chance you could hammer your bumpers mounts outward for more clearance, but we have not dealt with the ARB specifically.
Q Jay Salow • 12/01/2021, 11:02:24 PM Will your tie in brackets work with a rough country bumper?
A 12/07/2021, 3:11:38 PM The RC bumper should have tie-ins. Ours could work if there is enough room between the bumper mounts and the frame, you may need to bend the bumper mounts out slightly.
Q Rob • 02/14/2022, 9:44:52 AM Does this kit come with the steering box bolts?
A 02/14/2022, 3:53:54 PM Yes, it does.
Q Garrett McNabb • 04/16/2022, 7:56:21 PM Will this kit work with your frame stiffener kit?
A 04/26/2022, 5:45:47 PM Yes
Q Gage • 11/05/2022, 0:47:12 AM Dose it come with all the hardware?
A 11/14/2022, 1:26:56 PM Yes it does.
Q Kyle • 02/01/2023, 10:13:32 AM So my issue I'm having is my steering gear box rusted out of the uni body will this part fix the mounting issue for the gear box
A 02/03/2023, 1:42:58 PM We haven't tested this on a rusty frame, so we can't be sure it will be strong enough for that.
4.90/5 Stars out of 10 Reviews
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B Cornish (Florida) | January 29th, 2022
this whole kit fits really well with 2 exceptions. I paired this with an iron rock XJ Tow Hook Mount which actually worked with a couple of bumper mount adjustments and washer spacers in the other kit. First, if using the stock bumper, then stop now and reconsider. It's a pain to try and mount the stock bumper when you have no captured nuts. No way to get a socket or wrench behind that bumper. I had to pull the Torx t50 bolts from the top and bottom of the bumper. In that lovely process the tabs that hold those t50 bolts rusted enough to really add some fun to the project. Follow the instructions JCR wouldn't print for you or watch a video that does NOT show a stock bumper install... 1: Stock bumper: remove the stock bumper normally then pull the bumper mounts with the t50 Torx bolts. The t50 bumper bolts are a special kind of evil with rusty, flimsy, garbage mounting clips. mount the bumper mounts by themselves to your new JCR braces and test-fit the bumper. You will need to buy 4x new T50 nuts sized m10-1.50 to replace those evil clips that fell apart earlier. Reach into the sides of the bumper and secure the t50 bumper bolts and m10-1.5 nuts. 2: I kind of get it, but 2 extra holes and some bending could have kept the fender mounts. The cut it with a hacksaw method was fast and easy though. When combining the xj tow hook mount from iron rock you will need longer hardware for the sway bar mounts as the metal will basically double. will need an alignment after this as well due to thicker steer box spacer..
Mark (Pittsburgh) | May 21st, 2020
Fantastic fit. Thanks for making such a great product.
James (MI) | April 22nd, 2020
Easy install, perfect fit
Jacob (CO) | April 21st, 2020
These brackets are a must-have for any XJ operating a winch on the front bumper. The metal on the stock frame is paper thin. When I took my bumper brackets off to install these, it was obvious that the bolt holes had been stretched out horizontally after only using my winch three times. Eventually, the winch would have pulled itself and the bumper right out of the frame. Not really worried about that now that I have these uni-frame tie-in brackets. The instructions were clear and the install went smoothly.
Ajay (California) | March 19th, 2020
These are great for those of us who want more support without going fill blown frame stiffiners. They added lots of protection around the steering box and help keep things tight. These are one of the first things I add to an XJ when I buy it.
Mark P Tomasino (Saint Paul, MN) | November 23rd, 2019
I installed these brackets a few years ago on my ‘96 daily driver before installing the JCR DIY front bumper. I also added the steering gear cross brace. Everything is built well and fit great. The steering brace did need some modification which wasn’t a problem. I now picked up a 2000 because the ‘96 is too rusty. I plan to swap out all of the above parts to the newer vehicle. I would recommend these braces.
kevin (gr) | September 5th, 2019
maybe the best value product I have got in a while. fits great and solved my steering box - frame issue. now i have a really good frame tie for a winch.
Anonymous | January 7th, 2018
Do you want to build a tank? Buy this now!
Anonymous | December 31st, 2016
seems easy enough and would stop the faults....up grade the bolts and washers to Grade 8
Hunter (California) | June 8th, 2020
Great kit, easy to install and definitely strengthens up the front end. Only reason I have it 4 stars is because I had to drill my own holes for the fender support bracket, they tell you to remove or cut the bracket therefore there is no hole for it, but with a little pry bar action it all lines up and looks factory