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front drivers side, have a new gorilla coming
 

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Been there, done that. Get Gorilla! [:D]

~Lynette
 

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Uhhmmm, being new...I haven't. What am I looking at and how do you avoid it?
 
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You know since I'm new to 4 wheel drives/UTVs. I am assuming that if you run into that problem you simply pull out the shaft and the tire simply free wheels so you can get back to camp. Is that correct?
 

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<blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote">Originally posted by alelks

You know since I'm new to 4 wheel drives/UTVs. I am assuming that if you run into that problem you simply pull out the shaft and the tire simply free wheels so you can get back to camp. Is that correct?
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That is correct.

~Lynette
 

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<blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote">Originally posted by DMF

Uhhmmm, being new...I haven't. What am I looking at and how do you avoid it?
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That is a broken axle.

How to avoid it? Don't turn the wheel too far when in 4WD trying to get out of a mud hole or from a stuck posistion. Turning the wheel too far when under stress is where most of the breakage occurs. Or you could ease gently into a mud hole that 7 other rangers have driven through in February, [xx(] in the snow,[:(] on Windrock mountain and pop two tires off the beads and break both front axles.[:(!] That was the mud hole from you know where![}:)] LOL!

When you break the stock, I would absolutely recommend going with Gorilla Axles as replacements. We broke three stock front axles and finally decided to go with Gorilla when the two broke in the same weekend. That was over a year ago and have been in similar situations and no breaking. [:)]

~Lynette
 
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Last question.

On the rangers are all 4 shafts the same and how hard are they to replace? I can see the benefit of carrying a spare shaft if you are going on a long, rough ride.

I've replaced a few shafts on a few front wheel drive vehicles I've owned in the past so it should pretty much be the same process I would think.
 

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No fronts and backs are different.

Yes you can easily do it on the trail with a few simple hand tools.

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<blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote">When you break the stock, I would absolutely recommend going with Gorilla Axles as replacements. We broke three stock front axles and finally decided to go with Gorilla when the two broke in the same weekend. That was over a year ago and have been in similar situations and no breaking. <hr height="1" noshade id="quote"></font id="quote"></blockquote id="quote">

You make this sound as an inevitable occurance... How much are Gorilla axles?
 

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I broke two fronts, bought gorilla and haven't lost one since. I believe they are $350 each?
 

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Yup, 350 bucks. If you are going to use them hard you are going to break stock axles.
 

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something else to think about if you aren't normally in the muddy situations and do not want to spend $350 per axle. you can go to most local drive shaft and 4x4 shops and have both ends completly rebuilt with new boots. the one here charged me $99.
 

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Ive seen it.....3 darn times already! once more and I jump er' off a cliff!
 
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