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This is a discussion on Reinforcing your tie rods within the Product Reviews, Write-Up's, and How-To's forums, part of the Member's Forums category; For those of you worried about your tie rods bending there is a simple and easy solution that works pretty well to help reinforce the tie rod. Talking with James ...


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    For those of you worried about your tie rods bending there is a simple and easy solution that works pretty well to help reinforce the tie rod. Talking with James from JBS SXS in WV he shared with me how he handles the tie rod issues they have had and how they have been dealing with it until Can Am resolves the issue.

    My problem was the Tie Rod bent at the threads. This is also where James reported theirs bending. This solution so far has held up well for them as they keep

    You take a piece of angle iron (I will provide the size once I get my machine back) and weld it to the side of the tie rod. This creates a splint for the tie rod to help reinforce it and help prevent it from bending so easy.

    Here are a few pictures of what they had done.






    Once you weld in the splint and install the tie rod back on the machine point the splint or angle iron towards the firewall. This should help reinforce your stock tie rod.

    I will add more details and pictures including the disassemble and re-installation instructions once i get my machine back from the dealer.

    You always have the option of buying a set of aftermarket tie rods also. There are a few vendors out there providing these for use on our machines.

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    Call me a pessimist, but it seems like a bent tie-rod is cheaper than the next weakest part. Steering knuckle or rack.... Keep us informed?

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    I will keep everyone updated for sure, just putting the info out there for anyone interested in it. Trust me I am all about keeping the weakest point in tact so that you can prevent other expensive parts from breaking as long as they don't break every time out. If you read my other post about how I bent both of my tie rods and broke an axle while going down a 2 lane dirt road, which in turn broke an axle, you may be able to see how weak they really are. Just an FYI one axle is more expensive than the entire steering rack. Also you can not purchase tie rods from BRP you can only buy Tie rod ends or the entire rack.

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    talk to tony at racertech they have the tierods in stock and they are lifetime warrenty not to break or bend,616-928-0616 or go to the web site ( goracertech.com )

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    Quote Originally Posted by JIMI T. View Post
    talk to tony at racertech they have the tierods in stock and they are lifetime warrenty not to break or bend,616-928-0616 or go to the web site ( goracertech.com )
    I went to their website and all I seen were tierods for the RZR...searched for Commander and it said 0 results....do they have a different site for the Commander Products?
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    call them they dont have the tierods up on the site yet,they are moving to a bigger building right now,good people to work with,thanks Jimi T

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    Quote Originally Posted by JIMI T. View Post
    call them they dont have the tierods up on the site yet,they are moving to a bigger building right now,good people to work with,thanks Jimi T
    Thanks that is great to know....Barbara
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