I need some suggestions on sealing the boots on the rack, apparently the clamps didn't do the job by them self's. How or what do you think would be a good way to seal these areas up so this does not happen again.
You could try safety wire, if you have the wire / pliers. I did a CV boot on my truck once and it held for awhile. I would see if there are better made clamps though, probably your best bet.I need some suggestions on sealing the boots on the rack, apparently the clamps didn't do the job by them self's. How or what do you think would be a good way to seal these areas up so this does not happen again.
This weekend my XX started have a really bad shake in the entire machine every now and then, after a close inspection I have found out my steering rack is completely trash. The machine only has a little over 1400 miles on and I have heard this is a common issue on this machine. Mine is a 2018 so is this something that has happened to others or is it my bad luck. I did get an extended warranty and it should be cover per the paper work but I don't want to put the same style rack on if it's not going to last very long. Any thoughts or information on this issue frt om any others.
I also installed the bushing on my XX. I'm just not comfortable knowing this is not an unusual event. If my stock rack would go TU while down in Baja, it could really end up being a nightmare. So this is why I went to the aftermarket for insurance.3000 miles on our XX and no problems. Everything is still nice and tight. I did install the "missing" driver's side bushing fairly early on, and I built a DIY double shear mount.
I take it you purchase those separately, is the bushing needed with the new rack?This is the best of the best to overcome the weak oem mount
The Speed SXS double shear mount for the OEM rack does not work with the profile of the PSC rack.This is the best of the best to overcome the weak oem mount
McMaster is an easy way to get the bushing too ($6.27 + s/h). Thanks for the measurements.RagdollXX, I would do the bushing and do the double shear mount for your OEM rack. If you can weld or braze, or know someone that can, I described my DIY double shear mount in another thread. The Speed double shear mount has been redesigned to use the same mounting points that I used, so I think my concept is a good one.
I don't have the part number with me on this trip, but I found a stock Oilite bushing for the '19 and newer OEM rack. 22mm ID, 28mm OD, 30mm length and around $5 compared to $45. The $45 bushing has a tapered OD and is a tiny bit easier to install.