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Location : Raleigh, NC

PostSubject: Transmissions   Mon Jul 30, 2018 5:51 pm

So a couple weeks back this happened:

Short story is too much skinny pedal. Should have broke an axle before the trans but oh well. The bean counters at Polaris denied warranty Bullshit I already had planned on building a crawler transmission anyway. I found a donor trans from a '18 XPT4 with 300 miles for $1600. I did some digging into Polaris OEM gears and what model uses what gears. It turns out there are numerous gear ratio possibilities. I ordered a combination of ACE & Rangers OEM gears that I will be swapping into the new trans. High & reverse will have a 12% gear reduction and low will get a 51% gear reduction. These are the same gears some companies are selling for 2-3x the price. I have about $350 in four OEM gears. A dimple 2 gear swap netting a 12% cost just $203. If anyone wants to know I'd be happy to detail the assembly or provide info on the possible gear reduction.

While I'm at it the driveshaft will get balanced / phased, new greaseable U-joints, and greaseable carrier bearing.
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PostSubject: Re: Transmissions   Mon Jul 30, 2018 7:54 pm

Yep Polaris warranty sucks. Good luck with the build, it will be cool to see how it does when you are done. keep us posted and take pics as you go along
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PostSubject: Re: Transmissions   Mon Jul 30, 2018 9:18 pm

My dealer quit issuing Polaris warranty's a few years back. They sent out bids to other company's who would not give them any problems. They have a warranty like the first Polaris warranty was. Everything from bearings, ball joints, axles etc... are covered. NO coverage on tires, brakes, belts and hoses though.
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PostSubject: Re: Transmissions   Wed Aug 01, 2018 11:18 am

holy shit.....!! that's a new machine, that's bearing failure, then it started  braken the teeth off the gears ,, anybody can see that. all them gears are in the top of the trany so if something breaks it will fall to the bottem and not run through the gears. also you want to keep the trans full of fluid so the bearings get proper oil.
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