That would ruin a ride!
So yesterday my axle nut came off, stripped the crap out of my axle. Tire Folded up under the cat and I was done! Lots of cussing, winching and southern redneck inginuity led to the peg leg cat. Drove it 3 miles back to the road over some wicked rough wooded trails and down some steep hills with no brakes....... Thank God for that Cedar log and some straps. Guess what I am getting once I put it back together? Axle nut retainer plates!
Last edited by Phatcat; 04-18-2017 at 06:01 AM.
That would ruin a ride!
2016 Wildcat Trail Special Edition
DG Offroad cage, PRP seats, Dragonfire Harness Bar, Dragonfire rear bumper
Pro Armor 4pt 3' harness, AC front bumper, Dragongunner Master Cylinder Cover
UTV Fire Extinguisher, Viper Max Winch, Speedwerx Secondary Clutch Spring
AXIA Alloys panoramic mirror, Seizmik Pursuit mirrors, FUTV 1/2 skids AJ'S Flares
Awesome Offroad 40" LED light bar, 2- Awesome Offroad 2x2 LED cubes
Rugged Radio & intercom system
You've had a lot of bad luck with that used machine.
I cut a socket down the other day to mod my retainer plate but haven't gotten around to doing it yet.
Seems like most of us have to learn about this 'design defect' the hard way. Me thinks that without lock-tite AC would have had to design things better
Made these 3 years ago... look bad but work great:
Last edited by Phatcat; 04-17-2017 at 05:34 PM.
Also, I've carried a spare front and rear axle since day 1 - a must have item on the trail along with about 100 lbs of tools. (keep em down in the 'torpedo pods' next to seats) good ballast ...Ha!
Yeah I had a whole host of tools with me but of course always missing that one wrench or socket.
Well to be honest I read others post having this issue before it happened to me and I really wondered if they had things tight and torqued to specs....... Well..... Here I am with a broken cat at least $600 in repairs and lost ride time and my tail between my legs. It was nothing short of miracle that I got my cat out of the woods.... Are the stock nut retainer plates any good? Part number 7? If not what should I get?
I don't but I know a good welder. I actually do not have ANY plates on my cat.... Did not realize it until now that it had stock retainers that were missing. Wish u were closer to!
De Anza Works has great plates. I bought mine and they are top notch. I think they are on the vendor page. You have to call and ask for them, they aren't advertised on their web page.
2013 Wildcat 1000
AJs Front & Rear Fender Flares
AJs Tub & Rocker Guards
AJs Shoulder Shields
AJs Clutch Weights
Viper Max 4500 Winch under hood
Pro Armor Doors
Padded Door Bags
Front/Rear Receiver Hitch
Rugged Radio VX2200 Radio
Rugged Radio Intercom
UTV 4 Pt Harness
AC Roof & Windshield
Spare Tire Mount
Tusk Between Seat Bag
Rigid's Cube Lights
High Rise Radius Arms
3/8" uhmw skid plate
28" LED light bar
Big Dawg Storage
Pass Grab Bar
DeAnzaWorks Retainer Plates
DeAnza Works make a retaining plate too. He modifies the stock retaining plate. His price can be seen on his site.
2013 White/Orange Limited
April 2014 Wildcat of the Month
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Pace Offroad - Tie Rods & Radius Arms & A Arms, 12 mm Stud Kit
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EVO Bullet Muffler & Reflash
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