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PostSubject: Weak RZRS and RZR4 a-arms fix???   Thu Mar 31, 2011 7:35 pm

Has anyone attempted to beef up the front lower control arms on either a RZRS or a RZR4?? I have read several threads about them being weak and easily bent. I can also tell you, to be so long, they do tend to bend or warp fairly easily. They should be built more like the rear ones.

Any information on this would really be appreciated.
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PostSubject: Re: Weak RZRS and RZR4 a-arms fix???   Thu Mar 31, 2011 8:19 pm

1900 miles on my S no problems with a-arms i ride everything and rock crawl
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PostSubject: Re: Weak RZRS and RZR4 a-arms fix???   Thu Mar 31, 2011 8:38 pm

Hey Mason, I drove the RZR4 last Friday, with you guys at windrock. When I dropped into the creek at the bottom of trail 3, I caught a rock knob and warped the passenger side lower front. I have since ordered a new one and reading about other folks having troubles. Quite a few folks claim them to be weak. I am just inquiring to see if anyone has any great strengthening ideas.

With my old one, I plan to cut some plate steel and fill in the elongated triangle center. I think this will give the most strength with the least amount of weight. I will try it out this weekend to see if I can tell the difference.
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PostSubject: Re: Weak RZRS and RZR4 a-arms fix???   Thu Mar 31, 2011 9:36 pm


Mine ant bent... Very Happy
So i never figured i needed to beef them up... 547228

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PostSubject: Re: Weak RZRS and RZR4 a-arms fix???   Thu Mar 31, 2011 10:20 pm

i bent one on sat ride. i will try and get a pic but its bent up and back.
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PostSubject: Re: Weak RZRS and RZR4 a-arms fix???   Thu Mar 31, 2011 11:25 pm

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i bent one on sat ride. i will try and get a pic but its bent up and back.

Fix it Bush , get a hammer and hit harder... 547228

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PostSubject: Re: Weak RZRS and RZR4 a-arms fix???   Thu Mar 31, 2011 11:30 pm

I didn't break or bend nary a thing 547228 cheers 431114 Oops, forgot about the flat tire.... Embarassed
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PostSubject: Re: Weak RZRS and RZR4 a-arms fix???   Fri Apr 01, 2011 12:16 am

I quess Chris is like perfection in motion.

I rode the rest of the day with it bent and didn't seem to have any trouble. That's not the point. I have ordered a new one to replace it with. I will try to re-enforce the old one to see how it does.
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PostSubject: Re: Weak RZRS and RZR4 a-arms fix???   Fri Apr 01, 2011 1:04 am

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I didn't break or bend nary a thing 547228 cheers 431114 Oops, forgot about the flat tire.... Embarassed

This is very positive for you jerry. 431114
and unusual...... lol!

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PostSubject: Re: Weak RZRS and RZR4 a-arms fix???   Fri Apr 01, 2011 2:12 am

a set of A-arm guards would help i think. they should help distribute the hit. 952469
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PostSubject: Re: Weak RZRS and RZR4 a-arms fix???   Fri Apr 01, 2011 5:23 am

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PostSubject: Re: Weak RZRS and RZR4 a-arms fix???   Fri Apr 01, 2011 10:08 am

They wont bend if you protect them. Ive always run a-arm guards and never had any bent, My guards are scared and gouged but thats what they are for.

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PostSubject: Re: Weak RZRS and RZR4 a-arms fix???   Fri Apr 01, 2011 4:47 pm

i run the emp guards to i think the help alot
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PostSubject: Re: Weak RZRS and RZR4 a-arms fix???   Sat Apr 02, 2011 11:29 am

winchworm wrote:
I quess Chris is like perfection in motion.

I rode the rest of the day with it bent and didn't seem to have any trouble. That's not the point. I have ordered a new one to replace it with. I will try to re-enforce the old one to see how it does.

I use the FUtv UHMW guards,the way they mount and as tough as they are it should strengthen
and protect.
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PostSubject: Re: Weak RZRS and RZR4 a-arms fix???   Sun Apr 03, 2011 1:07 am

Bent a arms = more clearance.
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PostSubject: Re: Weak RZRS and RZR4 a-arms fix???   Sun Apr 03, 2011 2:50 am

Nocerisdave wrote:
Bent a arms = more clearance.

Bent a arms = to cheep to buy a arm guards..... icon13

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PostSubject: Re: Weak RZRS and RZR4 a-arms fix???   Sun Apr 03, 2011 8:44 am

ChrisC wrote:
Nocerisdave wrote:
Bent a arms = more clearance.

Bent a arms = to cheep to buy a arm guards..... icon13

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PostSubject: Re: Weak RZRS and RZR4 a-arms fix???   Sun Apr 03, 2011 12:58 pm

I am kind of against having A-arm guards myself. When I had mine, they would collect mud and debris that would wear on the cv boots---in the winter they would gather ice chunks.. I have ripped a couple of cv boots because of this...

Another thing to think about is that, If winchworm would have had a-arm guards when he took his hit, I think it would have protected the A-arm but put at risk bending the mounting tabs or frame; which would be the lesser of the two evils? Every time you strengthen something, something else becomes the weak spot...

But then again, when it comes to bending A-arms that is drivers error lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Weak RZRS and RZR4 a-arms fix???   Sun Apr 03, 2011 1:06 pm

971386 971386 431114
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PostSubject: Re: Weak RZRS and RZR4 a-arms fix???   Sun Apr 03, 2011 10:19 pm

ChrisC wrote:
Nocerisdave wrote:
Bent a arms = more clearance.

Bent a arms = to cheep to buy a arm guards..... icon13

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PostSubject: Re: Weak RZRS and RZR4 a-arms fix???   Mon Apr 04, 2011 12:39 am

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I am kind of against having A-arm guards myself. When I had mine, they would collect mud and debris that would wear on the cv boots---in the winter they would gather ice chunks.. I have ripped a couple of cv boots because of this...

Another thing to think about is that, If winchworm would have had a-arm guards when he took his hit, I think it would have protected the A-arm but put at risk bending the mounting tabs or frame; which would be the lesser of the two evils? Every time you strengthen something, something else becomes the weak spot...

But then again, when it comes to bending A-arms that is drivers error lol!

Jerry , you don't have them cause you would not feel right if
you could not break shit..... 971386

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PostSubject: Re: Weak RZRS and RZR4 a-arms fix???   Mon Apr 04, 2011 10:54 am

If you get the right brand then they clean out pretty good, the emps do a good job but ive had some that just fill up.

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PostSubject: Re: Weak RZRS and RZR4 a-arms fix???   Mon Apr 04, 2011 5:53 pm

i like my EMP's
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PostSubject: Re: Weak RZRS and RZR4 a-arms fix???   Mon Apr 04, 2011 7:57 pm

ChrisC wrote:
Nocerisdave wrote:
Bent a arms = more clearance.

Bent a arms = to cheep to buy a arm guards..... icon13

If all you want to do is slap me around, learn to spell, dumb-ass. I have a new a-arm, ordered a-arm gaurds and fixed my bent one. In fact, it looked so good that I went ahead and did both to match.

I appreciate those of you who tried to help. To those that just wanted to be a smart-ass, piss off.
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PostSubject: Re: Weak RZRS and RZR4 a-arms fix???   Mon Apr 04, 2011 10:33 pm

[quote="winchworm"]
ChrisC wrote:
Nocerisdave wrote:
Bent a arms = more clearance.

Bent a arms = to cheep to buy a arm guards..... icon13

If all you want to do is slap me around, learn to spell, dumb-ass. I have a new a-arm, ordered a-arm gaurds and fixed my bent one. In fact, it looked so good that I went ahead and did both to match.

I appreciate those of you who tried to help. To those that just wanted to be a smart-ass, piss off.[/quot

Dude.... Really??? Chris's comment was directed at me not you.
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