Bump Steer Delete Tie Rod Kit (BSD)™ Can Am X3 72 Models"
Can Am X3 RS Bump Steer Delete (BSD)™ Tie Rod Kit (Patented geometry location. Patent # 9,988,083 B1)
Our new BSD™ Tie rod kit is here and does wonders for your Can Am X3 RS. Through rigorous testing of our shop car, we found that the X3 RS had a lot of steering wheel feed back in the whoops especially if you run a larger tire and turning in the whoops. After cycling the front suspension we found over 4 inches of bump steer in the factory system. Bump steer is a change in toe setting (front of tires closer together than the rear of the tires) through the cycle of front suspension travel. The best set up is as close to zero toe change as possible. If your front tires change toe setting they are essentially doing the same thing as you turning the steering wheel slightly on every bump you hit. Bump steer is one of the biggest contributors to steering wheel feedback, twitchy drive ability, excessive front end wear and worn out forearms from trying to keep the car straight. So in an effort to eliminate all of these things we developed our BSD™ (bump steer delete™) tie rod kit for the X3 RS. Our kit relocates the outer tie rod pivot point which changes the front end geometry and lowers the factory 4 inch bump steer measurement down to just 3/8 of an inch! With the bump steer removed the car is much easier to drive, steer and control. What used to be a two handed steering wheel grab to hold the car in whoops is now just a few fingers on one hand. Your front end parts will last longer. Your car will drive more predictably. Your forearms will have no arm pump. The whole driving experience will become easier. Don't wait, install our BSD™ Tie Rod Kit today
THIS KIT IS DESIGNED TO FIX THE GEOMETRY OF THE FACTORY ARM CONFIGURATION. ALL AFTER MARKET A ARMS CONFIGURATIONS PRODUCE A DIFFERENT AMOUNT OF BUMP STEER. ***BUMP STEER MUST BE MEASURED PRIOR TO INSTALLATION OF THE KIT***
The factory car has ZERO adjust ability for alignment other than toe set. Caster and Camber can NOT be adjusted. Toe adjustment with our BSD kit will not affect any other aspect of the alignment since nothing else is adjustable.
For all of you who may have already purchased a set of aftermarket tie rods for your X3 but want to fix your geometry with out buying the complete tie rod we have an answer for you. You can purchase our outer joint with the geometry fixing spacers and upgrade your aftermarket tie rods. You can buy these with the 5/8 Left Hand threaded rod ends or if you already have 5/8 rod ends in your tie rods you can just purchase the spacer kit.
(Patented geometry location. Patent # 9,988,083 B1)
Complete joint kit PN# 706-805-01. We only sell this with the highest grade, Teflon lined, race style rod ends. They cost more but are necessary for steering components.
These are Left Hand threaded rod ends so make sure your tie rod kit uses Left Hand thread
(Patented geometry location. Patent # 9,988,083 B1)
BSD™ spacer upgrade kit $42.95 PN#707-805-01
If you have Assault Industries tie rods then all you need is this spacer kit below.
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Was able to install these while changing tires. 15 Min, it's that easy. Take a few extra min's to get the alignment right and WOW what a difference. I was skeptical that anything could allow a few fingers on the wheel but it's true. I am thoroughly impressed with these tie rods. If I only did 1 upgrade this would be it.
I didn't realize how much bump steer I had until I installed this kit went on easy fit nice machine work is excellent it a very noticeable up grade.
What a difference! X3 has about 3700 miles and was always alot going on steering wise on desert rides, ordered this ball joint kit, ( also replaced all front end bushing) aligned for now with tape measure going to alignment shop this week, but did a 5 mile test ride after install and what a treat to drive now, Even better than off the showroom floor. Part installed easy, However realignment wasnt easy due to CanAm's tierod design of using same threads on both ends thus not allowing to easy just adjust toe by turning rod, this is a must have kit
This kit had a noticeable effect on the steering input with 33" tires. It's named "bump steer" but the car had virtually no actual bump steer to start with. (The car did not change direction when hitting bumps). It did have much harder feedback to the steering wheel with the stock tie rods and the larger tires but this minor angle change really minimized that feedback. Excellent product but improperly named.
Never realized how much of a workout my arms got before I put this kit on. Huge difference for sure. Outstanding upgrade
really easy to install and got rid of my bump steer, car is super easy to drive in the roughest trails and they look awesome! Thanks ST for an awesome product.
Excellent Quality, Look Great, What else needs to be said, Shock Therapy products are top notch. Highly recommended.
Super easy to install and bullet proof. Well worth the $
I came across these while looking around for a new set of tie rods after i clipped a tree and bent on of my stock ones. Prior to seeing these and doing some research i didn't even know what bump steer really was, let alone that the X3 had such a problem with it. I just assumed that the shaky steering wheel was part of the ride experience. lol So since i needed some new rods anyway, i figured WTH, i will give them a try. After the easy installation, i went for a ride on some trails and some sand and i could not believe the difference. I was used to gripping the steering wheel tight at speed and pumping my arms to keep the wheel straight and steady, but immediately i noticed a difference. I did several test passes over some light whoops that used to shake, and i could literally hold the steering wheel straight with one finger at 30+MPH. I know that isn't super fast, but even at that speed it was like night and day. I don't understand how exactly they work, but they do. I would definitely recommend them to anyone looking for new tie rods. Also, shipping was top notch. The expanded foam packaging was amazing and ensured the rods didn't so much as blink inside the box. I will definitely look to shock therapy for future upgrades.