HIGH-STRENGTH RADIUS RODS
Radius rods take a beating in regular riding, and they can bend or break in rocky, rutted terrain or if your machine takes a hit. All the high-strength radius rods in our guide fit just like original parts and offer more strength. Many of these kits replace only the lower, more vulnerable rods to repair your ride as affordably as possible.
ALSUP RACING DEVELOPMENT X3 RADIUS RODS
AVAILABLE FOR: Can-Am X3
FEATURES: OEM replacement adjustable high-strength radius rods are made of 4130 chromoly 1.25-inch tubing with a fixed outer rod-end housing using FK brand parts. The inner uses a FK heim with ladder adjuster and 12mm misalignment spacers. Powdercoated dark grey (custom coating available). Radius rods are sold in pairs. Nut plates ($200) and heavy-duty chromoly pull plates are $133.
PRICE: $479.38 per pair, $1,438.14 for all six for the 72-inch X3. Custom lengths available
CONTACT: (661) 487-2303, www.alsuprd.com
ASSAULT INDUSTRIES HIGH CLEARANCE RADIUS RODS
AVAILABLE FOR: 2- and 4-seat Can-Am X3 X rs, Honda Talon, Polaris RZR XP 1000, XP Turbo, and Pro XP
FEATURES: This kit provides additional clearance for your UTV’s undercarriage on uneven terrain. Assault Industries high-clearance radius rods are machined from 6061 T6 aluminum and hard-anodized black with polished, adjustable end links. The Assault Industries heavy-duty high-clearance radius rods are designed and manufactured in California.
NOTE: Polaris changed the hardware for the 2017 RZR XP 1000 (non-turbo) midway through the year. 2017 RZR XP 1000s produced in the second half of 2017 (2017.5) have M12 bolts like the 2017 RZR XP Turbo as opposed to M10 bolts on the early 2017 RZR XP 1000. Please verify bolt size before ordering.
PRICE: Can-Am, $1200; Honda, $680; Polaris, $660
See UTV Action’s evaluation on Assault’s high-strength radius rods and double shear bracket here: ASSAULT INDUSTRIES RADIUS RODS/SHEAR BRACKET – UTV Action Magazine
ASSAULT INDUSTRIES TURRET-STYLE RADIUS RODS
AVAILABLE FOR: Can-Am X3, Honda Talon, Polaris RZR, RZR Turbo S, RZR Pro XP
FEATURES: This kit retains OEM clearance and adds incredible strength and rigidity over the factory setup. Assault Industries high-strength radius rods are machined from turret-shaped 6061 T6 aluminum and hard-anodized black with polished chromoly adjustable heim joints. Assault Industries turret-style heavy-duty radius rods are designed and manufactured in California.
PRICE: Polaris $500–$520; Honda, $480; Can-Am, $560
ASSAULT INDUSTRIES BARREL STYLE RADIUS RODS
AVAILABLE FOR: Honda Talon; Polaris RZR XP 1000, XP Turbo
FEATURES: This kit retains OEM clearance but adds incredible strength and rigidity over the factory setup. Assault Industries radius rods are machined from 6061 T6 aluminum and hard-anodized black with polished chromoly adjustable heim joints. Assault Industries barrel-style heavy-duty radius rods are designed and manufactured in California.
PRICE: Polaris, Honda, $460; Can-Am, $500
COGNITO OE REPLACEMENT LOWER RADIUS ROD KIT
AVAILABLE FOR: Can-Am X3 X rs, Polaris RZR XP 1000, XP Turbo S, RS1
FEATURES: The Cognito OE replacement fixed straight radius rod kit is designed to be a direct replacement for the OE lower radius rods. These radius rods are constructed using chromoly tubing and rod ends. The Cognito radius rods drastically increase strength without adding any weight over the OE radius rods.
NOTE: If not already installed, the installation of a Cognito radius rod cage is strongly recommended.
CT RACE WORX CHROMOLY RACE SERIES RADIUS ROD KIT
AVAILABLE FOR: Can-Am X3 X rs, X ds
FEATURES: These rods are built from 1.25-inch .120 4130 chromoly and use the absolute highest-quality joint on the market. The joints use a fabric-based Teflon liner known as a PTFE liner. The inner joint housing is compressed to create a preload on the ball that will stay tight roughly three times longer than a standard-injected Teflon rod end and then Tig-welded. These are perfect for guys in the dunes, desert riders, short-course racers, guys trying to win big air competitions and anything else you want to throw at them.
DEVIANT RACE PARTS HIGH-CLEARANCE LOWER RADIUS ARM SET
AVAILABLE FOR: Can-Am X3, Polaris RZR XP 1000, XP Turbo
FEATURES: With this direct bolt-on kit you will gain 3–3.5 inches of ground clearance so you will never have to worry about bending or breaking another radius arm again. Perfect for riding in the woods, mud and rocks. Constructed from CNC-bent 1.25-inch seamless DOM tubing, CNC-machined ball joint block. Mig-welded. Durable powdercoat finish. Lower radius rod sets and sets with lower and upper rods are available.
PRICE: Can-Am, $566; Polaris, $267–$453
HIGH LIFTER LOWER ARCHED RADIUS BAR KIT
AVAILABLE FOR: Arctic Cat Wildcat 1000, Can-Am Maverick, X3, Polaris RZR XP 900, RZR XP 1000, XP Turbo, Pro XP
FEATURES: High Lifter improved the radius bar design by adding durable, adjustable heim joints and spherical bearings. Installation and maintenance are made easy with adjustable length and can be serviced with readily available parts. The simple bolt-on kit features heim joints for easy camber adjustment and spherical bearings for rugged durability. High Lifter’s radius bars will give you the strength and clearance needed for peace of mind when riding. High Lifter arms are constructed from 1.5-inch DOM with .188 wall tubing. This is a 50-percent increase in size and a 70-percent increase in steel thickness for added durability and strength.
KCB OFF-ROAD HIGH-CLEARANCE RADIUS ARMS
AVAILABLE FOR: Can-Am Maverick, X3, Polaris RZR XP 1000, RZR XP Turbo, RZR Turbo S
FEATURES: KCB Off-Road’s high-clearance radius arms add durability and style to your machine. They are available in black weather-resistant anodized finish or machined finish. Precision-machined and laser-engraved from 6061 billet aluminum. High-offset contour for extra clearance. Pre-installed FK Uniball bearings with snap rings, FK heims rated at 17,959-pound radial load, KCB Off-Road heim misalignments, KCB Off-Road Uniball spacers with O-rings. Proudly designed, made and sold in the USA.
PRICE: Can-Am, $1000–$1380; Polaris, $775-$920
LONE STAR RACING LOWER RADIUS ROD KIT
AVAILABLE FOR: Can-Am X3, Polaris RZR XP 1000, XP Turbo, RZR Turbo S
FEATURES: Lone Star Racing’s lower radius rods are a stronger replacement for the OEM, stock-width radius rods. Made from 4130 chromoly with durable 5/8-inch rod ends for superior strength and adjustability.
MADIGAN MOTORSPORTS RADIUS RODS
AVAILABLE FOR: Can-Am X3, Polaris RZR XP 1000, Pro XP
FEATURES: Madigan Motorsports stock replacement radius rods are CNC-machined T-6061 aircraft aluminum radius rods with 4130 chromoly steel heim joints. Available in raw or black. Made in USA.
MODQUAD STOCK REPLACEMENT RADIUS RODS
AVAILABLE FOR: Can-Am X3, Polaris RZR XP Turbo, RZR XP 1000, RZR XP Turbo S
FEATURES: Modquad radius rods are made from 7/8-inch-diameter 4130 chromoly tubing for maximum strength, then powdercoated. Complete with 5/8-inch rod ends and misalignment bushings. XP Turbo S radius rods are made from 1 1/4-inch chromoly. Available in red, blue or black for the XP Turbo S, red, orange or black for the XP 1000 and XP Turbo. Powdercoated to match factory colors.
RZR XP 1000 XPs through 2017 use 10mm bolts and bushings, 2018 and newer use 12mm. 2016 RZR XP Turbo uses 10mm bolts and bushings, 2017 and newer use 12mm.
PRICE: Polaris, $462-$500; Can-Am, $550
CONTACT: www.modquad.com or call (541) 791-2887
SUPER ATV RADIUS ARMS/HIGH-CLEARANCE BOXED RADIUS ARMS
AVAILABLE FOR: Can-am X3, Honda Talon, Polaris RZR XP Turbo, RZR XP 1000, RZR XP Turbo S
FEATURES: SuperATV’s radius arms feature industry-leading pivots. Unlike others, this design allows your machine to perform at its full potential by enhancing its natural movement rather than restricting it with a fixed end like the typical heim does. On the inner mount, SuperATV’s radius rods have the ability to move vertically and horizontally without compromising your bushings, causing premature wear and tear. With full adjustability, you have control to add a lift kit, high-clearance trailing arms or bigger tires without sacrificing ride quality.
NOTE: Will not fit with Polaris one-piece extreme bumper.
PRICE: Polaris and Honda, $375; Can-Am, $280-$550; high-clearance boxed radius arms for Honda, $475; Kawasaki KRX 1000, $500; Polaris, $475
TUSK MOHAWK EXTREME-DUTY HIGH-CLEARANCE LOWER RADIUS RODS
AVAILABLE FOR: Polaris XP Turbo, XP 1000
FEATURES: Tusk Mohawk extreme-duty high-clearance lower radius rods ensure maximum clearance and added strength over OEM radius rods. Each radius rod is constructed from a combination of 1- x .240-inch-wall and 1.25- x .120-inch-wall DOM tubing and powdercoated for corrosion resistance. The outer end of the rod uses a Polaris OEM spherical bearing mounted inside of a CNC steel bearing housing. The inner rod end is a high-quality chromoly end with nylon race. Featuring an upper 3/16-inch mild steel Mohawk gusset to prevent bending of the radius rod.
TEIXEIRA TECH STRAIGHT RADIUS ROD KIT
AVAILABLE FOR: Can-Am X3, Polaris RZR XP 1000, RZR XP Turbo, RZR XP Turbo S
FEATURES: Teixeira Tech straight radius rod kit is constructed with quality welded 4130 chromoly in a precision-built jig and topped off with a powdercoat finish for the utmost in fitment, durability and performance. Large-diameter tubing is used for superior strength and durability. USA-made, high-quality, Teflon-lined, heat-treated chromoly rod ends. CNC-machined heat-treated 17-4 stainless steel reducers for corrosion resistance and durability.
PRICE: Polaris, $498-$628; Can-Am, $748-$849
S3 POWER SPORTS LOWER RADIUS RODS
AVAILABLE FOR: Can-Am X3
FEATURES: S3 Power Sports HD radius rods add strength and style to your UTV! These lightweight precision-machined steel radius rods are a direct bolt-on OEM replacement with improved strength and durability. Static alignment settings can be adjusted with the chromoly heim-joint rod ends for fine-tuning your suspension preferences. Custom colors are available.
ZBROZ INTENSE SERIES LOWER RADIUS ROD KIT/UPPER RADIUS ROD KIT
AVAILABLE FOR: Can-Am X3, Polaris RZR XP 1000, RZR XP Turbo, RS1
FEATURES: These radius rods are CNC-machined with a distinctive angular design. Easy stock replacement installation. Teflon-lined spherical rod ends for extreme strength and durability. These rods come standard with precision series heim joints with Teflon liner for a massive 18,000-pound load strength.
PRICE: Lower radius rod kit for Polaris, $325-$399; Can-Am, $359; upper radius rod kit for Polaris, $275; Can-Am, $359; middle radius rod kit for Can-Am, $359