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I was thinking of using the All Balls Racing tie rod upgrade kit, and for good reason I'm noticing harder steering since mine is 2WD and I have my tires aired right. Also tired or replacing tie rod ends. Here is a picture of it on ebay, since I'm going to replace the steering stem bearing and try to get the front brakes working next year.
 

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I like the idea, they look heavier except the threaded ends on the rods.

Maybe one of the experts here has used them before.
 

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FYI, All Balls Racing products are generally known to be cheap, useless, china garbage.

If your OEM joints are not worn out or sloppy yet, you can remove the boots and clean them in solvent, then drill a small hole in the caps and force new grease through them using a needle greaser. Pack new grease in the boots and press them back over the joint evenly until each boot snaps into place, then cap your drilled holes with some 3M adhesive or similar.

If you can't afford new (or can't find any) OEM, you can check with PSN for a good used set that you can clean and grease as explained above. Have fun...
 

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The all balls tie rods are pretty good, the ends are steel vs. The aluminum stock ends. I don’t know what the rods are actually made of vs. Stock but I know a couple guys that have had good luck with the upgrade kits on Can-ams and 30” rubber. Another company that does rods and ends is American star racing, they use the same ends as all balls with a little different rods.


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I’m sure you said that several months ago Mac, somebody did because I used the All balls from recommendation. I’ve not yet had an issue, admittedly I only have 24” rubber but I have had them submerged in swampy crud often and have had the bars pulled out my hands in ruts on numerous occasions. Think mine have been fitted about 3 months or more, I do recommend.
 
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from what all (little) I know about All Balls, is they tend to NOT put very much grease in there bearings and as such many sever failures, and other issue's is many bearings are out of spec?
DON"T think the metal or bearings they use are bad or poor quality, just there spec's seem off some times and well, NO grease in bearings leads to failures fast!
so its no so much quality of material issue's as more of a quality control issue on there side!
 

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I'll look at costs and might go with OEM rod ends.
 

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FYI, OEMs don't have grease in them nowadays either. Be sure to clean out any Yak fat in them and pack them with a good grease before installing.
 
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