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ATV, Side-by-Side & UTV Axle Parts

Whether you need a complete axle or just a single replacement part from an assembly, you will find a variety of aftermarket components for your ATV. There are also axle kits from original equipment manufacturers such as Honda and Kawasaki. Consider an axle replacement to ensure that you are getting the most out of your quad.

What are high test constant-velocity joints?

CV joints must be protected by a unique rubber boot to avoid letting in contaminants. If you do any hardcore powersports riding, then you will need CV joints with a molybdenum disulfide grease filling. These bearing kits are referred to as high test CV joints because racing teams use this type of grease to seal the part shut. This lubricant prevents bearings from wearing out.

Why do some kits feature a CNC number?

CNC figures are like model years. Sometimes a racing company will be permitted to copy the same computer pattern that an ATV manufacturer uses to make a front axle. While these parts are not from the original company that sold the quad, they are almost identical. This number is used to tell you which piece the component is designed to emulate. You can then check their parts and service manual to make sure that the replacement front axle will fit the exact way that the original one did.

Should you replace bearings when you replace the axle?

You will likely want to replace both pieces of the axle assembly at the same time. This process provides an opportunity to take much of the frame apart to clean and lubricate any other moving components as well. Most companies that sell axle parts put together packages that make this job much easier by incorporating all the components into a single box. Bearings that come with axles are also guaranteed to fit the rods without any extra machining.

Which ATV models does the XP 1000 kit fit?

This piece of aftermarket hardware was designed to work with ATV axles from many different ATVs. You will find it should work with the rear assembly on the following Polaris ATV frames, including:

  • RZR 4 XP 1000
  • RZR XP 1000
  • Desert edition
  • Fox edition
  • EPS quad

What are certified OEM part kits?

Some ATV manufacturers want riders to use specific parts when they replace an axle. Using any other kind of axle assembly could compromise the warranty. Certified OEM axles carry a stamp of approval from a company such as Polaris or Yamaha that ensure that their use will not cause any issue when it comes to warranty coverage. However, some riders also prefer certified racing components since the approval process provides compatibility.

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