If you drive aggressively, or carelessly, you can bend stock A-arms on many popular UTVs. Fortunately, many aftermarket A-arm manufacturers offer high strength lower A-arms that can get you back on the trail for far less than replacing the uppers and lowers, and often for less than the price of original parts.
COGNITO LOWER CONTROL ARM KIT
AVAILABLE FOR: Can-Am X3 X rs, Polaris RZR XP 1000, XP Turbo S, RS1
FEATURES: Cognito A-arms are made from high-grade steel alloy tubing for maximum strength with minimum weight. The high-clearance design increases ground clearance. Patent-pending camber adjustment for finer camber tuning than others who use a threaded rod end. Ball-joint delete for Polaris converts to 7/8-inch Uniball with hardened spindle pins. Includes bushings and crush sleeves. Can-Ams reuse stock ball joints or upgrade to Uniball. Black powdercoated finish. Made in the USA.
PRICE: Can-Am, $649-$849. Polaris, $649-$749.
CT RACE WORX FRONT LOWER A-ARMS
AVAILABLE FOR: Can-Am X3 X rs, X ds
FEATURES: Originally built for one of the toughest races on the planet, King of the Hammers, these arms are made of the best material. The main tubes are 1.25-inch, .120-inch 4130 chromoly and the bracing is 1.25-inch, .095-inch 4130 chromoly that is fully Tig-welded in-house. The oversized ball-joint holders are also 4130 chromoly. CT’s design eliminates the clearance bend on the rear of the arm, the point where it commonly fails, and still gains clearance over the factory arched A-arm. Available in all factory colors and also bare. These will reuse the factory ball joints and bushings. Lifetime structural warranty.
DEVIANT RACE PARTS HIGH-CLEARANCE LOWER CONTROL ARMS
AVAILABLE FOR: Can-Am X3 X rs, Polaris RZR XP 1000, XP Turbo
FEATURES: These high-clearance lower control arms add 3 inches of extra ground clearance, as well as strength. CNC-bent 1 1/4-inch, .125-inch-wall DOM tubing. CNC-machined ball joint block. Mig-welded. Durable powdercoat finish.
PRICE: Can-Am, $450; Polaris, $352
HIGH LIFTER FRONT LOWER CONTROL ARMS
AVAILABLE FOR: Can-Am X3 X rs, Polaris RZR XP 1000.
FEATURES: High Lifter lower control arms are constructed from 1 1/4-inch DOM steel for up to twice the strength of stock A-arms. Grease fittings included for most models. Added ground clearance featuring bends that maximize clearance and axle protection. Most stock powdercoat colors available in stock. Limited lifetime warranty
PRICE: Can-Am, $270; Polaris, $260.
LONE STAR RACING SPORT LOWER A-ARMS
AVAILABLE FOR: Can-Am X3 X rs, Polaris RZR XP 1000, XP Turbo
FEATURES: Lone Star lower A-arms feature a high-clearance design and are made from 4130 chromoly for far greater strength than original-equipment A-arms. They use all stock pivot hardware and ball joints.
Note: All A-arms now come with Delrin bushings and new inner pivot tubes.
PRICE: Can-Am, $700; Polaris $466.
MADIGAN MOTORSPORTS HIGH-CLEARANCE LOWER FRONT A-ARMS
AVAILABLE FOR: Can-Am X3 X rs.
FEATURES: Made in the USA from 4130 chromoly steel, Madigan high-clearance lower front a-arms are Mig- or Tig-welded and some of the strongest in the industry. Get the strength while still retaining the factory handling characteristics and utilizing the factory shocks. Includes Delrin bushing, 7/8 Uniball, 17-4 spindle pins. Available in raw or black. Custom powdercoating available to match your Can-Am.
PRICE: Mig-welded, $550; Tig-welded, $750
S3 POWER SPORTS HIGH-CLEARANCE LOWER A-ARMS
AVAILABLE FOR: Honda Talon, Polaris XP 1000, XP Turbo, RZR Pro XP
FEATURES: S3 A-arms are made from thick-wall 0.188-inch DOM tubing and use factory ball joints and bushings. The lower ball joints are moved forward slightly to help with easier steering and better self-correcting. Two bends in the A-arms provide the most clearance possible with greater strength than original-equipment A-arms
SUPERATV HIGH-CLEARANCE TUBE FRONT LOWER A-ARMS & FRONT A-ARM SETS
LOWER A-ARMS AVAILABLE FOR: Polaris RZR XP Turbo, XP 1000
FRONT A-ARM SETS AVAILABLE FOR: Can-am X3, Polaris RZR XP Turbo S, XP Turbo, XP 1000
FEATURES: SuperATV A-arms are built from 1.25 x .137-inch-wall, high-quality steel DOM tubing with 75-percent-thicker walls than stock A-arms. The high-clearance design provides 1.5 inches of additional clearance. Available with or without full-camber adjustability. Available with or without pre-installed ball joints. Free UHMW bushings pre-installed. Pre-adjusted pivot blocks match OEM specs.
Can be used with OE or aftermarket ball joints. Lifetime warranty!
PRICE: Lower A-arms, $200-$470. Front A-arm sets, $420-$820
TEIXEIRA TECH XGC LOWER A-ARMS
AVAILABLE FOR: Can-Am X3 X rs, X3 X ds. Polaris RZR XP Turbo, RZR XP 1000
FEATURES: Teixeira Tech XGC lower A-arms add strength and durability without unnecessary weight. These A-arms are made using 1 1/2-inch 4130 chromoly tubing and utilize 4130 chromoly sheet-metal gussets for an unmatched strength-to-weight ratio. O-ring-sealed, Delrin pivot bushings and heat-treated pivot sleeves create a high-quality A-arm to frame pivot assembly. These A-arms also accommodate stock-sized ball joints.
PRICE: Polaris, $394; Can-Am, $450
TUSK MOHAWK EXTREME DUTY HIGH-CLEARANCE A-ARMS
AVAILABLE FOR: Polaris RZR XP Turbo, RZR XP 1000
FEATURES: Tusk Mohawk Extreme Duty high-clearance A-arms are made from larger, thicker tubing for greater strength. The design increases ground clearance and upgrades the weak points and limitations of the OEM A-arms. All 2014–2016 models will need to purchase the newer OEM-style bushing hardware. Introduced in 2017, the improved bushing design offers less resistance than the older polyurethane components and increased durability/longevity. It also incorporates an O-ring design that helps keep grease in and contaminants out. Due to this change, greasable Zerk fittings are no longer necessary. The 1.25 x .120-inch-wall tubing is 25-percent larger and 20-percent thicker than OEM A-arms. Additional 1.5-inch lower A-arm ground clearance. Ball-joint areas are built from thicker, precision-milled steel. OEM A-Arms are made from thinner, cast material prone to bending in extreme conditions. Available with or without bushings and hardware.
ZBROZ LOWER FRONT A-ARM KIT
AVAILABLE FOR: Polaris RZR XP 1000, RZR Turbo S, Can-Am X3
FEATURES: Zbroz Racing’s heavy-duty maximum ground clearance lower front A-arm kit offers more ground clearance, strength and durability. This kit includes both right and left replacement lower A-arms. Powdercoated to your choice of color or left raw at your request. Pivot parts and ball joints can be reused off OEM lower A-arms. Zbroz Racing lower A-arms are only recommended to be used with stock axles and CV joints.
PRICE: Polaris RZR XP 1000, $320. RZR Turbo S, $650. Can-Am X3, $650
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