When you turn your side-by-side’s wheel, do your tires turn right along with it, or does it feel sloppy and unresponsive?
Well, we hate to be the bearer of bad news, but if it doesn’t feel loose already, it will soon. That’s the fate of every rack and pinion on a side-by-side, and it happens faster if you run big tires and go on hard rides.
At least that was every rack’s fate before we made RackBoss 2.0. It changes the game with X24 Tech dual-bushing design, oversized tie rod ends, and the best tie rods in the industry.
Sure, it sounds like we’re just blowing hot air, so let’s get the lowdown on why RackBoss 2.0 is a true evolution in heavy-duty off-road rack and pinion design.
X24 Tech is our very own, brand new design that’s just for RackBoss 2.0. But what is it and why does it matter?
X24 Tech is a dual-bushing design that dramatically lowers the wear and tear of your internal parts. UTV racks traditionally use a single bushing at one end of the rack and a tension spring on the gear. “This produces a lot of wear at the bushing,” says SuperATV Senior Engineer, Ken Thornton. “As it wears, everything else gets worse. RackBoss 2.0 uses two PTFE-coated bushings.”
The second PTFE bushing to help secure those internal parts without hampering the function of the rack itself.
What’s the result?
We see less than half the wear on RackBoss 2.0 than we do with stock after 15,000 cycles. And that’s all thanks to our X24 Tech.
You can load up your side-by-side with tons of heavy upgrades and take it through the most treacherous rock gardens, trails, and mud holes—ride after ride your steering will be responsive and precise.
When you remember that RackBoss 2.0 also has a 65% larger housing than stock and includes a grease fitting so you can always have fresh grease in your rack, it’s clear that this new rack and pinion is truly cutting edge.
A reliable heavy-duty off-road rack and pinion needs more than just a game changing rack—you need tie rods and ends to match.
RackBoss 2.0 has you covered. You get your choice of tie rods:
Whatever you choose, they’re awesome.
Let’s check them out.
These solid steel bar tie rods are made with 1” diameter steel bars. They have big 3/4” threads on both ends and allow you to adjust your toe on the fly. Most riders will be more than happy with their strength and performance.
If you prefer a little flare for your ride, these Billet Aluminum Hex Tie Rods will serve you well. They’re not just the strongest rods around—they look fantastic too. It’s really the perfect marriage of form and function that always turns heads. They’re the obvious choice for the biggest and best machines out there.
Now, what about the biggest weak spot of any steering system? Big hits and constant abuse wear out tie rod ends before anything else, and they’re the first failure point if you overstress the system.
You want them to fail first—they’re the easiest thing to replace after all. But the fuse doesn’t have to pop so easily when the rest of your steering system is beefier. So on RackBoss 2.0, we designed them bigger and stronger than ever.
We ditched the ball joint style tie rod ends of OEM and upgraded to a chromoly steel heim joint that uses a monoball and stud. It’s a significant improvement over stock and results in less wear over time.
But to really put the RackBoss 2.0 mark on it, we increased the thread size to 3/4”. That’s the biggest we’ve ever put on a tie rod kit. That bigger size ensures that awkward hits won’t snap it so easily.
In case you missed it, here’s why these tie rod ends are awesome:
Our inner ball and sockets (the tie rod ends that connect your rods to your rack) have a lot going for them.
Here are a few of the features you won’t find on stock:
Altogether they’re big, beefy, and will provide you with like-new articulation for thousands of rides.
You folks have a lot of common questions about our racks, so here are some quickfire answers to the most frequently asked ones.
Q. Will RackBoss 2.0 last longer than OEM?
A. Yes! The internal wear is less than half that of stock.
Q. Is it greaseable?
A. Yes! There is a grease fitting in the housing.
Q. Is it rebuildable?
A. The rack is not rebuildable. The inner ball and sockets are rebuildable.
Q. Can you use other aftermarket tie rod kits?
A. If you find an aftermarket tie rod kit that has 16 mm rack threads, then it’s possible it could fit. However, we can’t guarantee any compatibility apart from our RackBoss 2.0 Tie Rod Kits.
Q. Does RackBoss 2.0 have the same throw as stock?
Q. What materials is it made out of?
If you’re ready to upgrade, we already have RackBoss 2.0 Rack and Pinions available for two machines with more to come in the near future. If you’re looking for a new RZR steering rack that can keep up with all the horses they pump out, this is the rack you need.
Check them out:
This is just the beginning of RackBoss 2.0. We have racks for more UTVs coming very soon. So if we don’t have one for your vehicle, keep checking. It’ll be there before you know it.
RackBoss is synonymous with strength, quality, and off-road reliability. If you want to know how far you can go with a RackBoss 2.0 rack, install one and hit the trail. You won’t be disappointed.