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PostSubject: Check your ball-joint bolts.   Check your ball-joint bolts. EmptyTue Jun 24, 2008 11:53 pm

I found 4 out of 4 loose. The joints are cross-drilled to accept the cotter-pins in two different places. All it takes is a 19mm wrench. You can check them without removing the cotter-it, will be quite noticable.
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PostSubject: Re: Check your ball-joint bolts.   Check your ball-joint bolts. EmptyWed Jun 25, 2008 7:33 am

Ridepate has OFFICIALLY discovered frist hand THE WEAKEST link of the RHINO.... the entire drive and steering attachments....
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PostSubject: Re: Check your ball-joint bolts.   Check your ball-joint bolts. EmptyWed Jun 25, 2008 7:41 am

No kidding man. I've figured it will take at least 1k to make the Rhino front-end raceable. Rack,rods,splidles, no thanks. I may go another route completely in the next few months.....
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PostSubject: Re: Check your ball-joint bolts.   Check your ball-joint bolts. EmptyWed Jun 25, 2008 10:46 am

I have read that on other sites about loose ball joints on the '08 rhino's. I have not checked mine but will get it done this week. I also had a friend tell me his were loose on his '08 rhino this last week end. It would be a good idea to check them and tighten them up.
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PostSubject: Re: Check your ball-joint bolts.   Check your ball-joint bolts. EmptyWed Jun 25, 2008 11:06 am

red locktite! will keep them tight.
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PostSubject: Re: Check your ball-joint bolts.   Check your ball-joint bolts. EmptyWed Jun 25, 2008 12:38 pm

the only problem gunny - is that is just a small problem for the big pic...

RIDEPATE is right - to race these things COMPETITIVELY you have to make the front end beefier... but that means going out of the Lites class and into a whole another arena - and Im with pate here too, if you are going to go to that much trouble - might wanna think another option.

I for one have decided to stay LITE, race when I can, but not set the entire machine up around it....
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PostSubject: Re: Check your ball-joint bolts.   Check your ball-joint bolts. EmptyWed Jun 25, 2008 2:54 pm

Remember guys. Only tighten to 22 ft/lbs. Wink
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