AXLE BUYER’S GUIDE

— What you should know, including prices —

There are endless ways to modify UTVs, and some of them, like big tires, more engine performance, chassis modifications and lift kits, can put extra stress on your axles. Aggressive driving can also cause axles to fail. Whatever your need for new or heavy-duty axles, the aftermarket has you covered, and this guide includes the top choices from the brands you need to know about.

ALL BALLS 6BALL HEAVY-DUTY AXLES

Available for: Most popular UTVs

Features: Heavy-duty construction with six-ball bearing CV joints and chromoly steel shafts exceed OEM axle strength and is up to 30-percent stronger than competitive axles. Precision machined for precise OEM fitment. Hi-performance molybdenum grease reduces heat and friction. Low profile stainless steel clamps. Laminate coating resists rust and corrosion. Heavy-duty neoprene boots create a waterproof seal. One year warranty.

Price: $137 each

Contact: www.allballsracing.com/axle.html or your dealer.

ALL BALLS 8BALL HEAVY-DUTY AXLES

Features: Extreme duty construction with 8 ball bearing CV joints and oversized chromoly steel shafts for up to 12 times the service life of OEM axles. Precision machined for precise OEM fitment. Hi-performance molybdenum grease reduces heat and friction. Low profile stainless steel clamps. Black oxide coating resists rust and corrosion. Heavy-duty neoprene boots create a waterproof seal. One-year warranty.

Price: $175 each

Contact: www.allballsracing.com/axle.html or your dealer.

ASSAULT INDUSTRIES BLACK OPS HEAVY-DUTY AXLES

Available for: Polaris RZR XP 1000, Polaris RZR XP Turbo, Polaris General, Polaris RZR S 1000, Polaris RZR S 900, Yamaha YXZ1000R

Features: Assault Industries Black Ops heavy-duty axles are bigger and stronger than stock and carry a one-year warranty. Black Ops axles are manufactured using 4340 chromoly steel, with  enlarged CV joints and center shafts for added strength. The axle components are dual heat treated and precision machined to maximize  performance by up to 35 percent over OEM axles. The proprietary  cage design also improves durability. Molybdenum grease, which a long lasting, extremely low wear lubricant reduces wear and galling on  internal components. Thermoplastic elastomer (TPEE) boots are extremely flexible and resist tearing.  The inboard joint is designed to allow up to 40 degrees of articulation, while the  outboard joint articulation ranges from  45–47 degrees. Each axle comes ready to install with a brand new castle nut and cotter pin.

Price: $205–$235 each

Contact: www.assaultind.com

DRAGONFIRE RACING HEAVY-DUTY AXLES

Available for: Can-Am Maverick, Polaris RZR XP 1000, Polaris RZR XP Turbo, Polaris General, Polaris RZR S 1000, Polaris RZR S 900

Features: Dragonfire HD replacement axle shafts are designed to be superior in strength compared to the factory axle, and they drop right into place with no modification needed. They’re constructed of high strength chromoly steel with 15–20-percent-larger shafts depending on application. Precision machined and induction heat treated CV Components assure long life. Increased axle angle over stock for protection against binding.

Price: $240–$280 each

Contact: www.dragonfireracing.com

EAST LAKE AXLE

Available for: Most popular UTVs

Features: East Lake Axle’s OEM replacement axles are designed to fit your machine perfectly. They come fully assembled with inboard and outboard CV joints and neoprene boots. East Lake axles come with a two-year warranty (excludes lift kits and torn boots).

Price: $69.99 each

Contact: www.eastlakeaxle.com

GORILLA AXLES

Available for: Most popular UTVs

Features: All Gorilla Axle components (CV housings, cages, races and bars) are made of American-made 4340 chromoly steel. All components are heat treated and cryogenically treated (dual-heat) to ensure absolute strength and durability. Oversized CV joint housings offer increased strength and are covered with puncture resistant heavy-duty neoprene boots that are durable in high and low temperatures. Lucas Oil’s Xtra HD high-temp grease keeps these axles running smoothly, even in the harshest riding conditions. Gorilla Axles can handle angles up to 37 degrees and are double plunging with up to 2.5 inches of plunge per axle. All Gorilla axles come with a lifetime warranty

Price: $550, extended length; $575 each

Contact: https://gorilla-axle.com/

GSP REVOLUTION AXLES

Available for: Can-Am Maverick & Maverick X3, Most Polaris RZR models, Yamaha YXZ 1000R

Features: GSP Revolution axles use lightweight, shock absorbing hollow tubing axle shafts to provide strength while protecting driveline components from damaging shock loads. Prices include both CV’s.

Price: $380–$400 each. Extended length $460 each

Contact: www.gspxtv.com

HIGH LIFTER DHT AXLES

Available for: Most popular UTVs

Features: Dual heat-treated housings set High Lifter DHT axles apart from competitors and make these axles outstandingly tough and resistant to wear. These axles also feature · Oversized CV joint housings to increase strength, Housings and bars made from 4340 chromoly steel. Puncture-resistant boots which are durable in high and low temperature climates. Low-profile double wrap boot bands less likely to be knocked off during riding. Axle components are filled with Mobile high temperature, low friction long life polyurea synthetic CVJ axle grease, keeping axle joints cooler.

Price: $200–$225 each

Contact: www.highlifter.com

MOOSE UTILITY DIVISION COMPLETE AXLE ASSEMBLIES

Available for: Kawasaki Teryx, Kawasaki Mule, most Polaris UTVs, Yamaha Rhino

Features: Fully assembled and ready to install. Heavy-duty puncture-resistant boot and axle bar. Some models come with a universal joint and yoke assembly or a fully assembled inboard CV joint.

Price: $152–$253 each

Contact: www.mooseutilities.com

QUADBOSS HEAVY-DUTY WHEEL SHAFTS

Available for: Most popular Can-Am, Kawasaki, Honda, Polaris, and Yamaha UTVs and ATVs

Features: Direct OEM replacement that comes complete and ready to install. Constructed of high-strength, chromoly steel with a 15-percent increase in CV joint diameter and 20-percent increase in axle diameter over stock. Heat-treated and precision CNC-machined for increased strength and durability. Low-profile CV boots and bands ensure maximum clearance. Up to 47-degree axle swing angle over stock for protection against binding.

Contact: https://quadboss.com/dealers/ or your dealer

Price: $200–$210 each

RCV PRO SERIES II AXLES

Available for: Can-Am Maverick & Maverick X3, Most Polaris RZR models, Yamaha YXZ1000R

Features: RCV Performance Pro Series II axles are designed and engineered to handle the most abusive conditions from trail riding to desert racing. CVs feature 4340 chromoly body & 300M internals. Inner CV plunges 2.25 inches. The Pro Series II axles feature RCV’s high-temp SPEC grease, designed to withstand the harshest environments.  The outboard Pro Series orange boot is built to precise specifications to be puncture-resistant and heat-resistant up to 450 degrees. Tests prove RCV Pro Series II axles to be two times stronger than the OEM shafts. One hundred percent manufactured and assembled in the USA.

Price: $725–$775 each

Contact: www.rcvperformance.com

SUMMERS BROTHERS FORGED STEEL AXLES

Available for: Most popular UTVs

Features: Summers Brothers line of forged-steel axles for UTVs are manufactured to the same level of quality and strength as their axle lines for drag racing, oval track, and off-road cars. Their UTV axles are stronger than stock while still retaining the same spline as OEM. Axles are available in several lengths for different long travel kits in addition to stock length.  When used with Summers Brothers CV joints ($100 each), these axles provide the reliability race teams depend on.

Price: $139–$249

Contact: www.summersbrothersracing.com

SUPERATV RHINO AXLES

Available for: Most popular UTVs

Features: Rhino brand axles are made from heavy-duty 4340 chromoly steel for performance not found in OEM or other aftermarket axles. The CVs allow high-articulation angles and are packed with synthetic grease. These axles are backed by a one-year warranty.

Price: $200 each

Contact: www.superatv.com

TUSK CV AXLE

Available for: Most popular UTVs

Features: Made to OEM specifications for quality and perfect fit. High-strength 4340 chromoly high-tensile strength steel axle shaft. Precision CNC-machined CV joint internals.

Price: $119–$155 each

Contact: Your dealer

SUPERATV RHINO X300 AXLES

Available for: Polaris RZR XP 1000, Polaris RZR XP Turbo, Polaris General, Polaris RZR S 1000, Polaris RZR S 900

Features: SuperATV’s Rhino X300 axles feature 300M alloy steel shaft material that flexes to absorb force instead of breaking, you get CVs that don’t break, a drivetrain that won’t buckle, and the ability to go on bigger, meaner rides. SuperATV backs these axles with a three-year warranty—the industry’s best axle warranty.

Price: $500 each

Contact: www.superatv.com

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