Created: March 5, 2020
Are you looking for a double-adjustable, heavy-duty, lifetime warranty tie rod? Well SuperATV’s got you covered, and today we’re going to show you how to get them installed on this RZR PRO XP.
First, remove the front wheels and tires. We’ve already done this, so next we’re going to disconnect our factory tie rod from the steering arm on the knuckle. Remove the nut. Sometimes the tie rod will get stuck in the steering arm. If it does, take one hammer and lay it on the steering arm, and then take another one and smack it. We’ll have to do that a couple times to get them free so then all you do is grab it and remove it from the steering arm.
Take a pair of side cuts and cut the zip tie securing the boot to the rack and pinion. Pull the boot down like that. Make sure the wheel is cut all the way to the opposite of the side you’re working on. Then take a pipe wrench or a pair of big channellocks and loosen the tie rod end. Loosen it with your pipe wrench enough to where you can grab the steering arm and finish removing it by hand.
Next, get the inner ball and socket out of the tie rod kit and put blue threadlocker all the way around the threads, then remove the jam nut. Thread the inner ball and socket into the rack and pinion. Thread it in by hand as far as it will go, then take the pipe wrench and full tighten it. Now, slide the boot right onto the rack. Just make sure the threads come through like this, and make sure it’s fully seated on the rack and pinion
Next, take the provided zip tie and put it on the edge of the boot where it attaches to the rack and pinion. Make sure it’s nice and tight then cut off the excess. Take the jam nut we removed and thread it back onto the inner ball and socket. Thread it almost all the way up.
Then thread the tie rod onto the inner ball and socket. Take the tapered stud and slide it into the steering arm on the knuckle. In order to get the bottom nut tight, put the misalignment bushings, washer, and top nylock nut on, then put a wrench on the bottom nut and fully tighten it. Then take the misalignment bushing back off and install the cotter pin on the bottom.
Take the heim joint or tie rod end and thread it on the tie rod. Keep in mind it’s left-hand threaded. Thread it the majority of the way in. One way to gauge where it needs to be is to make sure your steering wheel is straight and line the tie rod end up with your bolt. Obviously we’re going to have to set our toe still.
Take the misalignment bushing, washer, and nylock nut and install them. Fully tighten the nut. Then install the cotter pin. Now put a zip tie on the outer portion of the the boot.
Then repeat the same steps for the opposite side.
Now we’ve reinstalled the wheels and tires and set the machine back down on the ground so we can roll the suspensions out. We have Luke here to help us today. So we’re going to roll the machine back and forth about five times, and push down on the front and back side of the machine to get the suspension compressed, then we’re going to check to see how our toe looks.
Now that the suspension is compressed, make sure the steering wheel is perfectly straight. Then measure from the centerline on the front side of the tire as well as the backside of the tire. I’m going to hand the tape over to Luke and put it on the centerline. We’re straight across from each other and it looks like we’re at 55 on the front side of the tire. We’ll do the same thing on the backside. It looks like we’re at 56 on the backside of the tire. We’re an inch toed in so we’re going to adjust our tie rods to get it to where our setting is at zero, a quarter, or an eighth inch toed in or whatever toe you want.
We’re going to adjust the tie rod back and it’s going to bring the backside of this tire inward. If you’re toed out, you would thread your tie rod forward to bring the backside of the tire out which will toe the tires in. Whether you’re way out or way in, all you have to do is grab this double-adjustable tie rod and thread it either backwards or forwards.
Once you have it set, then just go through and tighten your inner and outer jam nuts.
And that’s how super quick and easy it is to install SuperATV’s heavy-duty tie rods on the RZR PRO XP. For more information on these tie rods, or any of SuperATV’s great products, feel free to give us a call at 855-743-3427, or check us out online at SuperATV.com.
Thanks for watching and we’ll catch you next time.