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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 05-29-2018, 11:40 PM Thread Starter
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Breaking steering knuckles

2007 660 with 6” travel kit. I’ve had for a few weeks and already broke two steering knuckles... opposite sides. Rhino pushes pretty badly and wondering if suspension is too stiff upfront causing the understeer and putting excess load on knuckles? Not a suspension guy, so reluctant to start turning shock adjustments blindly, but something ain’t right here. Anyone experienced anything similar?

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post #2 of 21 (permalink) Old 05-30-2018, 05:41 AM
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Can't feature braking the knuckles their fairly heavy, sure it's not the bal joints? Post a pic of your front end with wheels centered.

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Yes pics, i have never heard of that before. I have bent one when i rolled my 450, and broke one when i hit a tree going 25mph with my front tire. Need more info


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Take pics of spindles where steering rack is mounted to the spindle


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What are you driving on? Keep in mind that it has a locked rear axle, so it is going to push. The harder the surface the more it will push, especially at low speeds.

If you do run stock spindles with you LT setup, I just got a great set of gusseted stock spindles from Josh who does them now in So Cal.
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Pics of both sides and front view...
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WOW Dave I've never seen that. I've never had long travel before so don't know much about them. The driver side looks pretty normal except for the angle on the CV, maybe Brian Lee can spot the problem.

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Ill look tonight when i get home, im working a baja race and its so bright and dusty i cant see the pics that good
Oh and hot its a hot one today

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Thanks. It’s got to be something basic. The driver side was broken by my 18 yo daughter driving. I wasn’t around to see it, but figured maybe she hit something and got amnesia. But this time I was driving and not very aggressively... A little sideways action on relatively smooth dirt and grass. Can’t believe it can be that delicate.
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Breaking steering knuckles

Was the axle nut good and tight when u pulled it off, i have had 2 come loose on me. I use 3/4impact and red loctite now
They r not that delicate

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Brian, I was fortunate to pre run the Baja 1000 on dirt bike so can fully appreciate the visibility challenges down there! Best of luck in the race!
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I pulled it off with impact so may have missed any looseness. But it Went back on with impact and looks to be in the same spot/depth
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This is west texas desert racing not the good stuff
This is an old race at the ranch but basically same thing we r doing today at the ranch

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Hey how wide r ur front tires?


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26x12r12 all the way around. That vid looks like pretty good stuff to me... dust looks a little darker 🙂
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