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post #1 of 16 Old 07-18-2012, 09:26 AM Thread Starter
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i bent a tie rod while trail riding yesterday and i called my dealer this morning and they told me my warranties wouldnt cover....... can anyone tell me how much an OEM tie rod usually costs or an aftermarket tie rod that would be reasonable but stronger then the cheaply built can am tie rod
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These are Billet King tie rod ends on my 2011 XT. Very heavy duty, I have over 1500 miles on them now with no sign of wear. On the 2012 I think your spindle whole is 10mm and these have a 12mm bolt you would have to drill out to 12mm. If you call Billet King and ask them they may have some like this that are 10mm.

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thanks for the reply but my rod is bent not the ends what happened was as i was riding a wooded trail i caught a stump and it knocked my tire out of whack so at the end of the trail we looked and what i believe is the tierod because it effects the toe in-out of wheel and my steering wheel is not straight anywho the rod its self is bent if i knew how to post pic i would to help out my situation
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BRP will not replace a single tie rod. They require you to replace the entire steering assembly. At least that is what I was told by 2 dealers. This costs somewhere around $480.

You can purchase aftermarket tie rods and install them without having to replace your OEM steering assembly. That is what i did and I am very happy with the results. I got my HD tie rods from TurnkeyUTV for around $250. Much, much stronger than OEM tie rods and you can even buy them in different colors if you like.
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BRP will not replace a single tie rod. They require you to replace the entire steering assembly. At least that is what I was told by 2 dealers. This costs somewhere around $480.

You can purchase aftermarket tie rods and install them without having to replace your OEM steering assembly. That is what i did and I am very happy with the results. I got my HD tie rods from TurnkeyUTV for around $250. Much, much stronger than OEM tie rods and you can even buy them in different colors if you like.
thanks for the info ill check em out.........my dealer wouldnt shoot me a price but they did say they would find something cheaper for me........ i flat told them how s#$@ty it was for my extended warranty not to cover seem i couldnt prevent such cheaply made tierods and it is part of drive train in my opinion you have to steer to drive........... long story short they are also looking for cheaper deals and said they will work with me on price because i couldnt of prevented it
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X2 on the Turnkey tie rods. They are very strong but I do think they use a standard bolt so you will have to drill just a hair to get it in. I normally would rather have the U.S. version of anything but I prefer the metric bolts anyways.
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I have a set of 2012 reinforced tie rods for $125.00 shipped if your interested.
They fit all 2011 and 2012 models.

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post #9 of 16 Old 07-18-2012, 06:01 PM Thread Starter
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ok i went to my dealer and bought some heavy duty tie rods from super atv....... i am no mechanic but i would like to see a video on how to switch out the tie rods and get it re-aligned ive search the web and youtube but had no luck can anyone help me out
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