Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Inland Empire, CA
My Tie Rod story (and Intro to the Forum)
I wanted to say "thanks" to this forum ... here's the story why.
We were out to Dove Springs last weekend and broke a tie rod (at the threads) in a canyon waaaay out in the boonies. We tried to jury-rig the darn thing with a wrench to stabilize and clamps on both ends of the wrench attached to the tie rod ... but it just kept breaking. Had to leave my Prowler overnight (this area was so knarly I had little concern someone could get the thing out to steal it). Drove to Ridgecrest, bought a welder from Home Depot (got my Christmas present early!) and went back the next morning to weld the darn thing up to get out.
When I got home I started googling and found this forum and the talk about the crappy tie rods on the Prowler (and I can attest to that!). I just ordered some new heavy duty ones from Prestige, mentioned I'm a member of this forum and got 10% off (thanks Mike if you see this!).
So, my thanks to the forum for letting me know about the crappy tie rods (so I didn't buy OEM replacements and have it happen again) AND thanks for pointing me to Prestige.