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Just got a 2004 honda rubicon 500 4x4 the front wheel bearings and tie rod ends just replaced. My problem is the steering is way to sensitive. it road walks bad and if you hit a rut it will yank you bad. anyone have advise?it does not appear to have any toe in could this be the problem? it has itp 589s 27''x10x12 on front. any help woud be appritiated.
 

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Yeah, if the wheel alignment is out a lot, it could cause that. The 2004 didn't have full time 4 wheel drive, did it? I think it had traxloc.
 

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Yeah, if the wheel alignment is out a lot, it could cause that. The 2004 didn't have full time 4 wheel drive, did it? I think it had traxloc.
Yes sir full time 4x4
If it has full time 4X4, then they tend to pull and grab like that, especially on asphalt or slick and muddy conditions. My Foreman has full time 4X4 and it does the same thing. Seems like some are worse than others, but if the alignment is out, they are worse.

My Grizzly has "on demand" 4X4 and it drives like a car, but it's not a Honda. LOL.
 

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Yeah, if the wheel alignment is out a lot, it could cause that. The 2004 didn't have full time 4 wheel drive, did it? I think it had traxloc.
Yes sir full time 4x4
If it has full time 4X4, then they tend to pull and grab like that, especially on asphalt or slick and muddy conditions. My Foreman has full time 4X4 and it does the same thing. Seems like some are worse than others, but if the alignment is out, they are worse.

My Grizzly has "on demand" 4X4 and it drives like a car, but it's not a Honda. LOL.
Thanks, it is pretty bad, my wife wont even drive it.the rancher I have dosent do it at all. does it require a little toe in ?
 

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Here is the toe specs for the 2001-2003 Foreman Rubicon. I don't have a manual for the 2004, but I would guess that it's the same.

 

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Also, those 27 inch tires probably make it worse. Stock size is 25 inch.
 
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