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So as I was washing up the rzr the other week I noticed the left rear wheel has some wiggle to it (pushing the sidewall in and out). Less than a quarter inch. So I first tightened up lugs. Nothing loose. Decided it was the wheel bearing. Next day I ordered 2 (one to use and a spare). I took off the assembly and the bearing sounded/ felt scratchy but not slop. BUT I saw the outer bushings looked like crap and those sleeve things fell out (i grease after every ride or approx every 8hrs). So decided to grease wheel bearing with my new greaser (pushed out water) and order super daves outer bushing kit. Installed new bushings tonight re assembled and I think slop decreased (could be me just validating my $80 purchase) but it is still there. All other wheels have ZERO play.
My question to yall is... Do I run it how it is (i go to off road parks where Im never more than a few miles from the truck and with a group) and wait for it to bust and replace at the truck (big mallet and socket) or pull it all apart and have it pressed out and press a new one in.

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So you bought new bearings and haven't installed them yet?

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So you bought new bearings and haven't installed them yet?
no because i figured it was the bushings... but i guess all the signs lead to the bearing

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They're cheap, fairly easy to change.

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Re: opinions on wheel movement

I had same issue and did new bushings all around and new wheel bearings. Right as a tick now. Press makes it a lot easier


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I had the same issue on my 800S and also left side only (13,000 miles)
Replaced both side bearing,
But I went with Garage products bushing kit as it had the addition of the o-rings to help seal out water and retain the grease....
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Re: opinions on wheel movement

1/4" slop is not much at all.

Did you try tightening the half shaft bolt? I had that help in the past.

I wait till I see around 3/4" of slop at the outer edge of the tire before changing the bearings.

I'm lucky if a set of OEM bearings make it through a season.

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My OEM bearings had very little noticeable side play in them until the left side started going bad.
I went with Timken bearings for my replacements thinking a major brand name bearing might be better.
But they have considerately more side play than the OEM bearing had.
I guess only time will tell how well these will hold up compared to the OEM.
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opinions on wheel movement

Not sure if yours was up on a jack when you were cleaning it, but my passenger rear was doing what you described on my '15 900 XC. None of my other wheels have any play at all. Drove me nuts, thought it was a wheel bearing, then bushing, so I jacked up the rear end to take the wheel off and see what it could be. Turned out the lower shock bolt was so loose I could wiggle it around by hand. So I tightened it up and it has stayed fixed so far. Was much easier to locate once the load/weight was off the wheel by jacking it up and wiggling the assembly by one hand and feeling what's moving around with the over hand.


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1. I ran it in with an impact then checked tq with a torque wrench.
2.i wiggled wheel and felt around nothing on the arms were moving BUT will tighten the shock bolt when i get home!
3. I know its not much play but i am trying to be proactive with fhe rzr instead of reactive.
Btw 400miles and 58hrs

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1. I ran it in with an impact then checked tq with a torque wrench.
2.i wiggled wheel and felt around nothing on the arms were moving BUT will tighten the shock bolt when i get home!
3. I know its not much play but i am trying to be proactive with fhe rzr instead of reactive.
Btw 400miles and 58hrs


Yeah I'm not saying you need to tighten the shock bolt - that's just what I needed, I'm saying wiggle stuff around until you find what's wrong. For me it was the lower shock bolt, it might be different for you.


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