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Re: A-arm bushings
« Reply #15 on: June 21, 2018, 06:55:34 AM »
wow over $300 for the whole set yea that's a bit pricey

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Re: A-arm bushings
« Reply #16 on: June 21, 2018, 01:49:56 PM »
yeah that's what i said too.

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Re: A-arm bushings
« Reply #17 on: October 04, 2018, 09:06:40 PM »
Just pulled my left front suspension off.  Top bushings had a lot of slop, bottom was pretty tight.  So, people are going with the RZR 800 kit?
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Re: A-arm bushings
« Reply #18 on: October 05, 2018, 12:47:55 AM »
That's what I used. The front uppers need no modification except they like all the rest, need to be glued.
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Re: A-arm bushings
« Reply #19 on: October 05, 2018, 09:01:09 AM »
That's what I used. The front uppers need no modification except they like all the rest, need to be glued.

I see.  What's the difference between UHMW, Delrin, and HDPE???
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Re: A-arm bushings
« Reply #20 on: October 05, 2018, 09:50:22 AM »
That's what I used. The front uppers need no modification except they like all the rest, need to be glued.

I see.  What's the difference between UHMW, Delrin, and HDPE???
Don't know the specifics between the materials but the only one I know of that lists as self lubricating is Delrin...meaning as it wears it's dust becomes a lubricant. Add that with a good grease and they should last a long time. And I believe it is a harder material then HDPE which would make it a better bearing surface. The OE yellows are so soft they are more like plastic and not only wear fast, but they bind against the sleeve and wear it fast as well. Garage Products makes something that's oil impregnated which may be better but..I have use Delrin on other applications with good results in the past so I'll keep using it....and the price is reasonable. :) Have not read-up on UHMW yet.

 
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Re: A-arm bushings
« Reply #21 on: October 05, 2018, 10:17:45 AM »
Here's some info on the bushing material.  Sounds like UHMW or Delrin are comparable.  UHMW reportedly cheaper.

http://readingplastic.com/uhmw-vs-delrin/
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Re: A-arm bushings
« Reply #22 on: October 06, 2018, 08:23:03 AM »
I just ordered the front bushing kit from Garage Products.  I contacted them yesterday and they offered a 10% discount code.  So $107 was a bit pricey for just the front (shipping was included), but it looks like a quality product.  I guess I'll know for sure after they're installed and I put 1000 miles on them. 
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Re: A-arm bushings
« Reply #23 on: October 06, 2018, 08:30:09 AM »
Should be good...and with their plated sleeves move super-smooth. And I hear they made them to fit correctly so no need for glue. Expensive yes, but if they last 8 - 10K miles they will be well worth it.
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« Reply #24 on: October 20, 2018, 10:56:13 AM »
Well they're in.  It was a biaatch to get the sleeves in.  The bushings were perty darn snug, too.  We'll see how they hold up. 
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Re: A-arm bushings
« Reply #25 on: November 07, 2018, 09:08:38 AM »
Well I should clarify 1st that I am new hear!! Only minutes on this forum and trying to figure out how good, bad or what problems these CF's might have.

Having said that. The post on bushing needing replacement as well as non OEM ones begs the question.

How are you riding the machine, in what and to what extent to eat up the bushings?

I currently have a KQ 700 and pulled and grease the original arm bushings, pins adding some zerts and back together. That was about 7000km on it and its past 12000km now with no problems. I don't do mud, or deep water ( max to the foot wells in big trail flooded areas).

Trying to get an understanding on these machines and if there are bad years to be wary off before I decide.

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