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Here is how to do the cheap tie rod trick

 

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Good deal. Looks really easy to do. Has it honestly made a big difference? I might do this.

PS. I fixed the title of the post for you.
 

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hmm... Ive seen people weld a sleeve over, but never just put one over it and let it fly... seems as though for it to work to it's highest potential it would need to be attached. I could be wrong though.


good work on the vid though.. :rockn:
 

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it being loose wouldnt it click and clatter i think i would annoy me but yeah if you weld it i dont see what it would hurt overall good info man thanks
 

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yea some people weld it and some people stack washers on them to get them to fit really tight. Yes this works great. My buddy kept bending tie rods on his 07 Brute and after we did this to his bike about 5 months ago, nothing has happened yet. Yes my gingles a little on the trail I may put a little jb weld on the ends to hold it tomorrow
 

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i bet a piece oh cut off water hose on the ends as spacers would keep it in place and not jingly.
 

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how common is breakin tierods?
 

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pretty common on a brute force
 

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dang ,got me worried about trail ridding,def dont want to break a tie-rod.or is it more common on 29 and larger tires?
 

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I did the same thing to mine ,but, I ground the pipe down a little at a time so I could tighten the jam nuts down onto the pipe and the end still point in the right direction. The tension against the pipe give them more strength,
 

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do i need to do this before i go riding or should i be fine.
 

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its pretty much for bigger tires, but if you hit a hole wronge or something it can happen. You will be fine just remember to be to wild on it befor you do it
 

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Unless your riding hard w/ larger tires you should be fine. The only prob. I had was w/ 29x12's up front, and when I would dip down into a rut sometimes one tire would catch and they would bend...
 

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like other people have said, i doubt you have much to worry about unless you plan on hittin a buncha big rocks or bumps in general pretty hard.
 

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Knock on wood I've never had a problem on my Prairie and have been running 29.5's for over two years. I take it the problem is the connecting rod between the two tie rod ends are bending or breaking off in the tie rod end itself?
 

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Thats right IBBruin the 'connecting' rod itself is weak, what they usually do is bend near the middle at a nice 45 degree angle. I've seen two personally do it they look like boomerangs.
 

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Here's a picture of one


 

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adding a sleave over it - does it not hit the 4wd actuator when turned all the way? If I'm not mistaken it does or pretty close to it. Seems like someone did this around us but took it back off cause it was rubbing it.
Correct me if I'm wrong because I may be thinking about something else.
 

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haha... I have a few that look like that.
 
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