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post #1 of 21 Old March 4th, 2017, 09:43 PM Thread Starter
 
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Carrier Bearing

Anyone running the sandcraft carrier bearing or any other style carrier bearing?

I only have 400 miles on my 900s and the stock carrier bearing is shot.

I'm looking to replace it with something better and can't find what I want to know about the sandcraft one or any other types of carrier bearing replacements besides the stock one.

I've read good and bad about the sandcraft one being the only bad I've read was it rubbing the coolant lines? Is sandcraft the only supplier of this style carrier bearing?

Ive also read that guys are using pillow block bearings or an automotive equivalent to stock. Does anyone have part numbers or suggest these over the sandcraft?

Thanks in advance for your input.
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Mine went at 1500 miles. I replaced my OEM with a Timken HB31 on advice from this forum. Or you can use a Timken HB26 but you'll have to remove two tabs. They're used on a Tacoma pickup but are exact fit for the RZR shaft and bolt pattern. Search them and you'll see they look just like OEM but the HB31 has two o rings that helps seal on the shaft. Better than OEM IMHO.

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Penguins87, I did read about those and have seen those but I was wondering more about a pillow block solid mount verses the rubber dampened bearing. Was curious if anyone has done the solid mount bearing like the sandcraft one on a 900s and if it really helps driveline angle and vibration? And is there another alternative or another company that sells a bearing like sandcraft?

I will probably end up buying the sandcraft one because I won't to go away from the rubber dampened style factory ones. I'm not a fan of the rubber ones allowing the driveline to spin untrue instead spinning true being mounted solid. I've eliminated the rubber carried bearings on trucks and ran a 1 piece driveshaft instead of a 2 piece with carrier bearing.

I'm not afraid to spend money on a quality part but sandcraft sure is proud of that thing. One thing that would be a big selling point is if they made it grease able or a greaser for it like the wheel bearing greasers.
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I have a sandcraft on my 4 seater and its much better than stock. If i had to do it again id go with their complete driveshaft even though its rather pricey.
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GJJack, did you have any issues with the bearing interfering with your coolant tubes? Does it improve the angle better? Eventually I'll take the driveshaft to get re-phased the correct way. The vibration hasn't been bad in my rzr in 4x4 but heard a clunking on the last ride and my carrier bearing fell apart.
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Also guys, doing some more searching I came across a place in Charleston,WV called Drive Line Service. They make a pretty cool carrier bearing setup. I'm waiting to give them a call when they open tomorrow to ask them about their carrier bearing setup. Check them out if your interested Drive Line Service ? DRIVESHAFTS AND DIFFERENTIALS

They also do driveshaft mods too, re-phase, re-tube etc.
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I have a Sandcraft in my 2015 XP1K 2 seater. Had 2000 miles on OEM when I replaced it. Honestly the only difference I can tell is on initial take off when hard on the throttle. Other than that I just feel more driveline vibration than I did before.
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Zac692069, that's what I'm worried about driveline vibration being excessive and causing other problems, either way with the stock carrier bearing it's just like a bandaid absorbing the vibration and the sandcraft or equivalent is trying to hold an unbalanced and not phased correctly driveshafts is what I gather from information you guys have posted and what I've watched on YouTube videos and read online. I'll prolly end up buying the driveline service one, install it, and go from there if I need to send the driveshaft to a shop and re-phase it and balance it.

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Zac692069, that's what I'm worried about driveline vibration being excessive and causing other problems, either way with the stock carrier bearing it's just like a bandaid absorbing the vibration and the sandcraft or equivalent is trying to hold an unbalanced and not phased correctly driveshafts is what I gather from information you guys have posted and what I've watched on YouTube videos and read online. I'll prolly end up buying the driveline service one, install it, and go from there if I need to send the driveshaft to a shop and re-phase it and balance it.
I wouldnt get too caught up with the yoke phasing. I used to build drivelines, your main importance is straightness and balance. On these units balancing is a challenge due to limited people having mock up yokes to put in a balancer. Im really not sure why everyone gets so caught up on phasing. There are plenty of manufactures that have lots of money and build oem shafts 90 to 180 out of phase, usually to help with balance and joint lubrication when run at very slight angles.

And im not getting enough vibration to worry about, you just feel more of the rotation of the driveline. Much like running solid motor mounts.

If i were to do it over again i woukd have went with a more durable bearing in the oem carrier.
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Anyone running the sandcraft carrier bearing or any other style carrier bearing?

I only have 400 miles on my 900s and the stock carrier bearing is shot.

I'm looking to replace it with something better and can't find what I want to know about the sandcraft one or any other types of carrier bearing replacements besides the stock one.

I've read good and bad about the sandcraft one being the only bad I've read was it rubbing the coolant lines? Is sandcraft the only supplier of this style carrier bearing?

Ive also read that guys are using pillow block bearings or an automotive equivalent to stock. Does anyone have part numbers or suggest these over the sandcraft?

Thanks in advance for your input.
What is the best way to tell if you need a new carrier bearing?
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Zac692069, I know exactly what your talking about with the phasing/clocking of the driveshafts and balancing them. I figured if worse came to worst I'd send it down to that place in west virginia I mentioned in previous post called Drive Line Service because they can do it if a shop near me can't do them.

I also ordered the carrier bearing assembly they sell today so I will keep you guys updated when I receive it and install it.
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Rzrboba, the way I found mine was excessive vibration in 4x4 and clunking when starting from a stop in forward or reverse. Physical inspection of it by removing center console or skid plate underneath can show you also if the rubber around the bearing is coming out or the bearing has rust powder coming out of it. You could also put it on jack stands and removed center console, spin driveshaft by hand to feel if it's loose/tight or run it in 4x4 on jack stands at an idle. Many different ways to go about it. From what I've read online guys have just found it bad during a ride like myself.
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If you try this seup out, red loctite the shit outa it and keep an eye on it.
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Wow I was thinking of buying that sand raft bearing carrier, after seeing that video I am thinking I will save my money.
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