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I have a 2019 Wildcat XX i recently bought. I want to carry spare stock front and rear axles. Anyone have a product they recommend for this?
You're correct. Want a spare? Put in your tow vehicle. You can go a long ways in 3wd. Speaking from experience.I have debated this for my father's XX. We searched and did not find any thing suitable. But, if the car is set up right in the rear, failures are very rare and usually limited to torn boots, which are still drivable. Or you can go the way of Speed axles and just never worry about them again. If you are coming from the RZR world where carrying a spare was almost essential, the XX is a different beast. The axles are very strong when the rear is set up correctly. I really do not think it is needed.
I assume you're joking (?). I have no experience with these or broken sxs axles while out in the desert, and I tend to be alone. If a rear axle breaks, I think it's a pretty simple matter to remove it, or at least the part still locked into the diff as the hub end should just slide out, I think? Not sure on the front. Anyway, I'm trying to learn before I experience a failure.I carry baling wire instead of axles.
When I broke a rea axle plowing through a silt bed, with large boulders hiding in it, I dug out my bailing wire, tied up the long portion coming from the wheel hub, put in 4wd, which essentiallybecame 3wd, and made it safely too my chase truck. Beware of silt beds, bad things can happen in them.Car will get back to camp in 4 wheel drive if one of the rear axles breaks. Some experienced desert racers told me to carry baling wire and a small clamp if the brake line breaks. Sometimes a ratchet strap is needed for something else broken.
You can wire up the broken axle and let it spin on the way back.
For me, the 250lbs of torque needed to remove the wheel axle nut and burn off the red locktite with a torch to change an axle is too much for me to do on the trails.
...i have som. like this with me- no joking- dontFor me, the 250lbs of torque needed to remove the wheel axle nut and burn off the red locktite with a torch to change an axle is too much for me to do on the trails.