Seems strange then that it’s the passenger side that broke. Was it the mud pit in the jeep park/obstacle course area kinda by the teeter totter? That thing has a big rock or something in the middle. I climbed out the side of the pit to avoid it.The Driver side was jammed up against a rut. I was turning and felt it snap. I didn’t see any boulders.
good to know, I had ordered them online from one of the cheaper parts dealers and they preferred to cancel it instead of keep it open for some reason. I'm in no rush, but maybe I'll ask my dealer to order them, discount wasn't all that significant. They aren't expensive.My backordered spare rods were shipped on 3/2, so maybe there is inventory now.
https://broncbustertx.com/collections/frontpageWell everybody I broke the Bronco. Tie rod broke on my first big adventure. Went to Hollister California OHV park. I went through some mud and turned the wheels then it broke. It feels good and horrible at the same time. Any advice? I got out safe but it was a journey. Bronco is at a shop in Hollister now. Hopefully they can get it done. Any upgrades out there anyone recommends?
Pretty sure this guy has water in his 40's to make them heavier.There's a YouTuber on here, he has the big Bronco on like 40's and does some videos with LiteBrite Nation. His company has a product that is basically a machined "splint" that bolts around your tie rod, once it is back repaired. It looks like it was made to prevent exactly the failure you had. Of course, some will say strengthening the tie rod would just move the point of failure further up the chain of components. Worth looking for it and watching his videos. They also make another part that secures the innards of the steering rack better than OEM.
Edit: This guy right here
EDIT EDIT: This video describes the rack/pinion separation issue, his second video (I think) has the "splint" type product in it.
RPG has beautiful full-length billet tie-rods too. $799 is pretty rich for a pair though.While that is a great looking part it isn't the fix to the week inner tie rod link that seems to fail. Someone please correct me if I'm wrong but we haven't seen out tie rod links fail.