I debated for a long time weather or not to post this but i have just had enough. Bought a 2018 wildcat sport used but with only 6 hours on it from a local dealer. I have it 3 weeks and put 18 more hours on it and it started clapping pretty bad. After some research i sadly found it was coming from the motor. After 3 months of back and forth with arctic cat and my local dealer I ended up just pulling the motor myself and breaking it all down. Pain is the a** to say the least lol. What I ended up finding is that the thrust for the crank on these motors is actually set off of two cast pads in the middle journal of the crank ( I’ll post pics of all this ) and if damaged is not adjustable and you have to replace the whole case (3400$). Basically the crank was sliding back and forth laterally in the cases because somehow it damaged that thrust pad. Still not sure how or what did it, most likely a factory error. So I welded the pad, then hand filed and polished it for about 5 hours to get the pad back to a .05 spec. Altogether that was about a 4 month process. Put the motor back in and ride a couple hours then pull over on a trail to check everything out. For some reason I touched the right rear shock reservoir and the sucker is boiling 🥵. The way textron designed the exhaust it points directly on the reservoir! Super bad design. So I pull the spark arrestor so it kind of points straight and not right on the reservoir. Ride for a couple more hours and check it out again. It melted the plastic just under the tail light lol 😂. Get that all worked out 💪. Go out again, find a nice hill to mess around with the 4wd. Put it in 4wd and it was shaking like a fat girl at a dance party lol 😆! Think maybe the carrier baring is having some issues I haven’t dug into yet because I’m just frustrated. I’ve seen great wildcat sports and XX don’t get me wrong. Still yet to see a lemon can am lol. My option, spend a little more and save your self the stress lol.