When your stock tie rod ends need replacing, your best bet is upgrading to something aftermarket. They give you extra strength, durability, and options you don’t get with stock.
So if you want to know everything about our tie rod kits (and tie rods in general), check out the questions our customer service team get most often.
RackBoss 2.0 uses an extra bushing to stabilize the rack gear. This dual-bushing design can’t be found anywhere else, and it improves the overall longevity of the rack by over 50%.
The tie rods and tie rod ends also use larger threads than RackBoss 1.0. Refer to the chart below for all the differences between RackBoss 1.0 and the various RackBoss 2.0 tie rod options.
|RackBoss 1.0||RackBoss 2.0 Swaged Tie Rod||RackBoss 2.0 Solid Steel Tie Rod||RackBoss 2.0 Billet Tie Rod|
|X24 Tech Dual-Bushing Design||✔||✔||✔|
|Tie Rod Material||Swaged steel tube or steel bar||Steel tube||Solid steel bar||6061 billet aluminum|
|Inner Ball and Socket Thread Diameter||14 mm||14 mm rod threads, 16 mm rack threads||3/4” rod threads, 16 mm rack threads||3/4” rod threads, 16 mm rack threads|
|Outer Tie Rod End Thread Diameter||14 mm||14 mm||3/4”||3/4”|
|Steering Stop Kit||✔||✔||✔||✔|
|Misalignment Bushings, Tie Rod Studs, & Hardware||✔||✔||✔||✔|
Most RackBoss 2.0 Tie Rods don’t work with OEM racks because most OEM racks use 14 mm threads while RackBoss 2.0 racks use 16 mm threads.
These machines do have 16 mm threads and are compatible with RackBoss 2.0 Tie Rod Kits:
No. RackBoss 2.0 tie rods are not compatible with RackBoss 1.0 racks. The threads on the RackBoss 2.0 inner ball and sockets are too big for RackBoss 1.0.
If you have any issues with a SuperATV tie rod kit, give us a call at 855-743-3427.
The outer tie rod ends are left-hand threaded.
The inner ball and sockets are right-hand threaded.
Tie rod ends wear out more quickly in dusty and muddy conditions.
Tie rod ends are wear items. They will wear out eventually with normal use due to the movement of the ball joint in the heim.
The rods will not break under normal use and we’ll replace them if you bang them on a rock or break them any other way.
No, you do not have to install steering stops, but it is recommended for most riders with offset A-arms or a lift kit.
Without steering stops installed, you can overextend your axles at full turn, which can lead to breakage.
If you choose to ride without steering stops, you’ll need to be aware of how far you’re turning your wheel at all times. You’ll especially need to avoid turning fully in reverse.
For a full guide to setting toe, check out How to Adjust the Camber, Toe, and Caster on a Side-by-Side.
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