Weakest link in long travel - Yamaha Rhino Forums - Yamaha UTV Forum
Yamaha Rhino Suspension Discussions Yamaha Rhino suspension discussions.
Long travel kits, shocks, a-arms, etc.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 30 (permalink) Old 03-01-2009, 08:51 PM Thread Starter
1/4 Throttle
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 29
Weakest link in long travel

I have a FireBall LT 6+. I am working on my 4th tie rod replacement. They seem to bend way too easy! I am confident in the rest of the kit (Bilstein, gusset kit, etc..) I would like to see if I can replace these extended tie rods with something a little stronger. Any ideas?
chilidipper is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 30 (permalink) Old 03-01-2009, 09:14 PM
Wreckin' Shop
 
BiggJim's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: B-Town foooooo
Posts: 5,385
Need to build a 1 piece tie rod instead if the extender. I dont have a picture but I can get 1 tomorrow if you need to see what I'm talking about.



100% free webcam site! | Awesome chicks and it is absolutely free! | Watch free live sex cam - easy as 1-2-3

BOOYAA

Juggstalk.net.....because we dont sell phone no MO!!
BiggJim is offline  
post #3 of 30 (permalink) Old 03-01-2009, 09:56 PM
RhinoTalk.net Site Sponsor
 
jimmmyzz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: La Mirada, CA
Posts: 889
The weakest point in a LT is the Gas Pedal!

BYCMotorsports.com 5% off for Rhinotalk members (714) 553-5248
ITP, Maxxis, Summer Bros, BYC Fabrications, Dynatek, SDR, Maxxis, Skat Trak, Velocity Devices, AC Racing / Flow Exhaust, Pro Circuit, Gorilla Axles, FMF Appreal, and more

Leader in Pro One Doors

Look out Rog, Im coming to Ramona!
jimmmyzz is offline  
 
post #4 of 30 (permalink) Old 03-02-2009, 01:57 AM
Wide F'n Open
 
AzBdBy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Surprise
Posts: 363
One of your spindles is bent. That geometry of that kit makes it bend tie rods easily when a spindle is not perfect. Bviernow bent 5 in 1 day in the dunes. After he replaced his spindles no more bent tie rods. Beefed up ones will just transfer the force to the rack then you will be replacing those IMO

Dustin
Whiplash Racing
Pro Mod UTV #70
2008 Pro Mod and Overall UTV Champion
Snowflake 2007 & 2008 Overall Champion
Alba Racing 686, PDM clutch, LSR XTR[/COLOR]
AzBdBy is offline  
post #5 of 30 (permalink) Old 03-02-2009, 06:50 AM Thread Starter
1/4 Throttle
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 29
A pic would be cool. I am relatively new to this game, but it seems the "A" arms are the focus of LT and they are the strongest part of front end? After tweaking breaking and bending 4 tie rods, I tense up on woops and steep impacts.
chilidipper is offline  
post #6 of 30 (permalink) Old 03-02-2009, 07:43 AM
RhinoTalk.net Site Sponsor
 
max powers's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 2,988
Quote:
Originally Posted by chilidipper View Post
A pic would be cool. I am relatively new to this game, but it seems the "A" arms are the focus of LT and they are the strongest part of front end? After tweaking breaking and bending 4 tie rods, I tense up on woops and steep impacts.
AZBDBY is 100% correct, The proshop sells fireball kits and they are very good kits, BUT, any kit will bend tie rods when the spindle is bent.

Put the car on flat ground and look at it from the front, you will see the bent spindle(where the tierod connects to it) will be higher on one side.
Get new and have them gussetted or get aftermarket spindles.

VictoryGardenshydro.com
WeedConnect.net,get connected
max powers is offline  
post #7 of 30 (permalink) Old 03-02-2009, 09:56 AM
Wide F'n Open
 
sandjunky's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Sacramento
Posts: 596
i also hae the same kit and have never had a problem with tie rods. i think these are right with the bent spindle.
sandjunky is offline  
post #8 of 30 (permalink) Old 03-02-2009, 07:09 PM
1/2 Throttle
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 40
there is a dirt track racing place called "smileys" they have a huge assortment of tie rods and hei,s and would more than fix your problem.
Xtremetoyzracing is offline  
post #9 of 30 (permalink) Old 03-02-2009, 07:35 PM
Wide F'n Open
 
AzBdBy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Surprise
Posts: 363
Quote:
Originally Posted by Xtremetoyzracing View Post
there is a dirt track racing place called "smileys" they have a huge assortment of tie rods and hei,s and would more than fix your problem.
I would recomend not beefing up the tie rods too much. LSR sells aftermarket replacements that are a little stronger, but if you make them indestructable with custom ones you will end up blowing out racks easier IMO. You can carry a tie rod easily, they are not too expensive and can be replaced in 10 minutes

Dustin
Whiplash Racing
Pro Mod UTV #70
2008 Pro Mod and Overall UTV Champion
Snowflake 2007 & 2008 Overall Champion
Alba Racing 686, PDM clutch, LSR XTR[/COLOR]
AzBdBy is offline  
post #10 of 30 (permalink) Old 03-02-2009, 10:01 PM
Wide F'n Open
 
UTV Mayhem's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: OC
Posts: 1,549
Quote:
Originally Posted by AzBdBy View Post
I would recomend not beefing up the tie rods too much. LSR sells aftermarket replacements that are a little stronger, but if you make them indestructable with custom ones you will end up blowing out racks easier IMO. You can carry a tie rod easily, they are not too expensive and can be replaced in 10 minutes
yup, i use the xmf tie rod extenders with heimed steering so it never pops off, it leaves the inner piece to the tie rod stock purposely leaving a weak link and a cheap, quick easy fix.. a rack is a bitch in the dunes, tie rods are easy to do....

dont buy my video. it sucks anyway!!!!
UTV Mayhem is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Bookmarks

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Yamaha Rhino Forums - Yamaha UTV Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
SDR LT6 Long travel kit (used) Bajabuggin Yamaha Rhino's & Rhino Parts For Sale 18 01-22-2009 01:42 PM
Long travel Granny Yamaha Rhino Suspension Discussions 9 12-04-2008 06:17 PM
LSR XTR long travel kit GMCMAN Want Ads 17 09-08-2008 12:35 PM
Anybody see the new CST Long Travel Kit? caliber1racing Yamaha Rhino Suspension Discussions 10 08-13-2008 09:42 PM
Long Travel Ind. Long Travel Ind. Member Introductions 13 07-31-2008 10:37 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome
 


1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57