Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: southern Illinois
Prowler steering rack and pinion
Well , I have found an new week link in our prowlers. Went to Superlift's UTV Park in Hot Springs, Arkansas over the weekend.Lots of rough stuff, gravel, large rock and real challenging trails.I have just gotten the new Unisteer, rack -zilla and Electra-steer installed on my 09 XTZ. Really liked it,except for a malfunction on the mounting bracket for the rack. First the bolts came loose on the bracket that let the rack move, that got steering messed up. That could have been from unisteer not tightening the bolts when they installed, but i have not talked to them yet so i will wait to make that determination.Altough they did not have any lock washers on them. We got new bolts and installed. We noticed that bracket was not very strong and entire rack gave a little under pressure from power steering. On Saturday evening the bracket totally gave way and buckled causing the rack tobow up. 6 oclock and saturday in the woods broke down is not good.Thanks to the good sense of my son, Shane , and another good mechanic, Jeff we got the rack bracket ratchet strapped down good enough to limp in to camp. The entire bracket is about the thickness of a good license plate, very thin. Tomorrow i will call unisteer and AC to see if they have encountered any problems with this. I will keep you all informed on what the fix may be. BE WARE The mounting bracket for the rack and pinion is very cheesy and needs to be upgraded for strength.