Created: November 10, 2020
What’s up guys? Do you have a bent, broken, or worn out set of tie rods. Or maybe it’s just time to upgrade. Well SuperATV has the fix, and today we’re going to show you how to install our SuperATV Billet Tie Rods.
[00:18] First, remove the front wheels and tires. Then we’re going to come out here to our tie rod end. Take an 18 mm socket and remove it. You should be to pull it right off. Take the OEM hardware and slide it right back on there. Then, we’ll come right here to this clamp on the boot. Pinch the clamp and slide it down.
We’re going to reach up in here. You’ll feel that there is a zip tie in here. Sometimes you can pull your boot off without having to cut it, but in this instance, we’re going to have to cut our zip tie off. Then, grab the boot and pull it down like this.
Were’ going to steer our wheel to where the inner ball and socket is so that we can get ahold of it. I like to use a pipe wrench. We’ll loosen the inner ball and socket. I like to use the pipe wrench because it bites it really hard. A lot of times these inner ball and sockets are really tight from the factory. Sometimes you can get them loose enough to where you can grab the tie rod and spin them the rest of the way out. Unthread it and set your factory tie rod aside. Then repeat these same steps for the opposite side.
[02:24] Once you have all your tie rods removed, get in your tie rod kit and remove your inner ball and socket. It’ll look just like this. Take the jam nut off for the time being. We’re going to get some blue thread locker and apply it to the threads of the inner ball and socket.
Take the inner ball and socket and thread it right into the rack and pinion. I like to thread it in there as far as I can by hand. I’ve got it in there about as far as I’m going to be able to get it. Then we’re going to take our pipe wrench, slide it in here, and fully tighten it. You almost want to get this as tight as you can.
[03:21] Now grab the boot. On this side, you will be using the big boot. Slide it over the stud and then onto the rack. Wiggle it around a little bit and make sure it gets fully seated on your rack. Then slide it up the threads a good way. You want to slide the boot all the way back to this point right here so that you notch is exposed. Then make sure it’s fully seated on the rack itself.
Take a zip tie and slide it over the boot. You want to slide it all the way up in here until it’s on the lip of your boot. Go ahead and fully tighten your zip tie. We’ll take the other zip tie and put it on this portion of the boot right here. Get it cinched down as well. Cut off the excess.
[04:20] Now we’ll reinstall our jam nut. We’ll grab the tie rod and the side that says “SuperATV” is going to need to go towards the outside. We’ll thread this side on. I like to thread it halfway up or so. We’ll grab our tie rod end and jam nut for that. This will be left-hand threaded. Run this jam nut all the way up.
Before we attach it to our steering arm, we’re going to complete the opposite side. But I like to put my tie rod misalignment stud in. We can lay it on here. Were just going to use it to get our hardware situated. Get it all tightened up. Get your stud in here lined up like that. I’ll use a 19mm wrench and a 19 mm socket. Fully tighten it.
We’ve got that lower portion tightened. Hammer on this a little bit. Grab one of the cotter pins that are provided in the kit. Slide it through the stud and spin it away from itself like that. We can take this top nut off and let the tie rod hand. Then we’ll go to the opposite side and repeat the same exact steps.
[06:43] Now we’re going to find the center line on the steering wheel. Once we’ve done that, we can attach our tie rods. We’re going to try to get everything as straight as possible. We will be setting the toe later. I still like to get it set fairly straight before we set the machine down. We’ll do the same thing on the opposite side.
Once you have it set to where it looks pretty good, fully tighten your hardware up. Make sure it’s nice and tight. Take your cotter pin and slide it in. Then we’ll repeat the same steps for the opposite side.
Then we’re going to reinstall our wheels and tires and set our machine back down on the ground. Now it’s time to roll the machine out to get the suspension settled. We have Brian helping us today. We’re going to roll it back and forth about five times.
Now we’ve got it settled, we’re going to come in here and make sure our wheel is straight. I like to work it side to side and make sure I’ve got a good center point. Then take a tape measure and measure from the center line of this tire on the front to this tire on the front.
Right there we’re at 58 and a half. Then we’ll do the same thing for the back side of the tire. Right there we’re right at 58 and a quarter. So we do have a little bit of adjusting to do. You want to get them about zero, and then you could tow them in an eighth inch or you can set them at zero depending on what your setup is. Once you’ve done that’ll, just go through and tighten your jam nuts.
That’s all there is to it to install SuperATV’s billet tie rods on this Polaris RZR Turbo. For more information on these billet tie rods or any of SuperATV’s great products, feel free to give us a call or check us out online at SuperATV.com.
Thanks for watching, and we’ll catch you next time.
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