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I bought a 96 Vmax 600 DX last spring and just noticed a problem with the steering rod, or tie rod end. It is not coming thru the hole meant for it, it is accually about an inch higher, so it has rubbed a notch for its new location. Can anyone tell me the reason for this? Is the tierod supposed to be attached to the ski arm on the bottom? Has the ski/shock slid upwards in its mount? or worse case, the frame that the ski mounts to is bent upwards? I am hopefully attaching a picture of this. Thanks in advance.


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the other side is about half the distance up as this side is, still not in the middle of the hole meant for the tierod, but the upper part of it. I am thinking that maybe the previous owner landed hard on the front ski's once and has bent the frame that the shock/ski's are mounted to, seeing as you say the tierod is mounted correctly.
 

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OK, I tore into it today, took all the plastic off the sides, so I could really see what was going on. And unfortunatly, or fortunatly, I didnt find anything wrong as to why the tierod was not in the middle of the hole meant for it . So the only way I could see to fix the problem was to move the tierod from the top of the ski bracket to the bottom. and it fits much better, dont rub on anything, or bind or catch during turning, so I guess thats the solution. Are there any 96 Vmax owners here that can look at their sleds to verify if the tierod mounts on the top or bottom of the ski bracket? Thanks.

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yes, I seen that too. But I cant see how else I can get the tierods to where they are not rubbing on the frame and body. Unless someone put the wrong brackets on the ski's and they are turned up too much.
 
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