I have an X, but when I was getting ready to do this my research led me to believe that stock ball joints maintained and replaced as needed was the best way to go. Less breakage and better articulation with the factory joints.
New bolts torqued with blue locktite is very important. I have been using the stick locktite and really like how easy it is to use. Good luck.
The pinch bolts. I have had them fail 2 ways. Either the threads eventually flatten or strip on the bolt since its softer than the knuckle or the shoulder gets worn enough that the ball joint stud can move up and down in the mating part on the knuckle. Either of these failures are grounds to replace the bolt since they can cause catastrophic failure of the suspension. At around $2.00/bolt it would be dumb to not to.
I had one ball joint that felt a little rough. Took it apart (easy to do) and found a burr on the ball causing the roughness. I filed that down and it was much smoother. Also, I use a needle greaser to shoot grease in the boot as well. I do this with my annual bearing grease job I do.
I ended up buying the oem ball joints along with garage products bushings for a arms & shocks hopefully it quiets the front end down, been using Aj’s bushings & on average I’m changing them about every thousand miles or so, I’ll try the garage products stuff & see how it goes with there bushings, I started this whole rebuild because one of my bearings is shot & after 4500 miles I just decided to be pro active & just rebuild it all & be done with it, replacing axels also with rhino axels
Hey guys, I accidentally ordered a hiflo 621 filter for my Arctic cat wildcat trail. I believe that it will still work but I'm not sure, on the box it says it replaces the Arctic cat 0813-029 filter. Has anyone used this filter? Because I wasn't sure if it was right I went ahead and got a wix...
Seeing the groundhog thread reminded me I need to beef up my hitch receiver. I have a hitch carrier I plan on using to haul some additional gear when camping and a small trailer for a dirt bike.
I'm looking for some ideas on how others have done this. Pics are great if you have them. Thanks!
I have need to till up a small portion of ground, and I've come across this thing which I think might fit my needs and sure hits the right price point.
Do you guys think the receiver hitch on the trail is string enough for this?
Video of it being used with a UTV -...
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So here it is...yet another tire and wheel thread...
The trails come stock with 25" tires and advertise 10" of ground clearance however after a good ride my machine is a low rider and I have to crank up the shocks. Ground clearance is an issue but on the flip side I realize that larger tires...