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I really dont have a choice because my diffs are messed up and only run 3wd the entire time.

so was hoping if someone gives me instructions how to weld up the front diffs, or pictures, or maybe a diagram?

i know people will say "too hard to turn" but i really have nothing to lose. if i do not like it, ill just buy another one.
 

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It's going to be like a Polaris in 4x4 if you do that.
 

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like i said before, if i dont like it, ill buy a new diff. I really have nothing to lose. My diffs are already messed up and wont lock
Just need some pictures or instructions on what to weld, or a photo what the inside of a can am diff looks like

I am trying to good pictures but no luck
 

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Be prepared to snap front axles. Just sayin.


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only one way to find out lol. I understand turning radius needs different wheel speeds. I might be a different exception since there are barely turns. Ive heard people snap less axles on locked wheels. even hondas with spools. but I like to experiment and be the guinea pig.
 

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hey guys, got my diffs welded. definitely not meant for small framed men or people with arm / wrist issues, but it is turnable as well as it is hard to turn on pavement. on mud, its not bad at all, and it pulls like a train in the mud lol; but i like it. Im a pretty big guy who works out a lot (235 lbs) and for me its a little difficult to turn at slow speeds

as for other durability parts, ill keep updates on miles I had it
 

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I wonder if its going to strain the axles as its binding them when you turn more…? Maybe, maybe not.
 

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IMHO welding a diff is a recipe for lousy handling. Only useful in a straight line, even then it'll make it squirrely.
 

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A really bad idea....but, go for it, and let us know how it works out.
 

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going to update. i actually wish I would have done this sooner. I took it to some trails where there are many turns and mud pits. It handles just fine. only worries is will it strain the axles? it does not seem like it, but ill keep it posted

it is not that difficult to turn at all (then again I am a bodybuilder weighing 235 lbs), at least for me. I was cruising around 30 mph with welded locks, turning going about 5 - 10 and no problems at all. this was on hard packed trails. on mud, just felt like normal. eventually, just felt like its part of the bike and didnt even think about it; so here is an experiment some people might want to try

I even cruised with 4 x 4 on (welded locks) and it was fine for me. I love it. I will not take it back if I could. To be honest, I thought it was going to be miserable atving with my group because we go through a lot of tight turns, and turns out, they turn just fine in mud and even going around 20 - 30mph. I can even still do doughnuts and drift corners on dusty hard packed terrain =). they were pretty easy to turn, esp in the mud; seems easier to drift as well for some reason.


I say go for it, its not bad at all. unless you do a lot of pavement riding at very slow speeds, then no. if you are a 100% concrete rider. i would say hell no. if you are mud and 30 - 40% trail rider, you will do fine. I think too much people talk what they dont know. I am sure most of the people on here who have said no, or it will suck, or handling will be horrible, never driven with welded locks on an atv. my friend rode it as well and was in shock how well it still handles

if anyone is interested in seeing a go pro video, let me know, ill be more than happy to record it
 

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I can't imagine why it'll do to your DPS unit. Even with an open diff they have overheating issues unless running in low or medium.


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im sorry, what is DPS =(

i rode 3 hours straight (4 - 6 min stops in between) and no problem with overheating that I know about. But its my first time out on the trail with welded locks

oh nvm power steering. Actually, I do not have power steering. It is just a basic model.

So it does steer great, at least for me and where I ride and that is w/o power steering.

If anybody likes, I can upload videos, also keep posted for people who are contemplating on doing this. Dont get me wrong, they ride hard in street if you go 1 -2 mph. I do not recommend it if you ride on street a lot going slow. I know some people need to ride on street to get where they are. Tomorrow, I am actually going to test the street and see how it performs. because we do go to a place called "prison run" and we need to be on the street for a good ol 30 mins. but we end up going on high speeds roughly around 20 30 mph
 

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update on the welded diffs.

I am actually moving to colorado, so sadly I have to get rid of it now.

Anyhow, about 2 weeks ago, I rode out in the everglades and it was some nastyyyy stuff. just adding welded diffs, I went through were my friends got stuck on is can am 800 outlander.

There were also some pretty technical climbs with mud, and i noticed his qe visco messed him up while my outlander 500 just crawled through no problems. My friend is now considering welding his diffs. it definitely has a huge improvement in the mud and now fully accustomed to the turn, just feels like its part of the bike and i dont even think about the turning anymore.

So far, nothing has broke and I ridden it for about 50 hours so far on welded diffs.

unfortunately, this is where my update stops because I am moving to Colorado =(
 

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im sorry, what is DPS =(

i rode 3 hours straight (4 - 6 min stops in between) and no problem with overheating that I know about. But its my first time out on the trail with welded locks

oh nvm power steering. Actually, I do not have power steering. It is just a basic model.

So it does steer great, at least for me and where I ride and that is w/o power steering.

If anybody likes, I can upload videos, also keep posted for people who are contemplating on doing this. Dont get me wrong, they ride hard in street if you go 1 -2 mph. I do not recommend it if you ride on street a lot going slow. I know some people need to ride on street to get where they are. Tomorrow, I am actually going to test the street and see how it performs. because we do go to a place called "prison run" and we need to be on the street for a good ol 30 mins. but we end up going on high speeds roughly around 20 30 mph
Say I'm assuming you work for my dealership! Great work man :thumbsmilie:
 

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lmao welded diffs, mud tires 29in, loud penland pipe

yeah....

to replace all of that will not be worth it. Anyhow, I made this review incase anyone is considering it. I just sold my bike and the person it loves it welded. He text me the other day saying its not bad at all turning in the mud

colorado is straight trails and no mud. I am better off getting a stock new ATV there for 60 mile a day trail riding.
 
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