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post #1 of 24 Old September 19th, 2019, 10:50 AM Thread Starter
 
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Rear wheel play

I have a 2017 polaris rzr xp turbo that I am getting some play in both rear wheels when I have the machine jacked up and grab each wheel at the 12 and 6 o'clock position. I have replaced both wheel bearings and even a heim joint. What else could be causing this play? Should I be concerned about it? Thanks in advance.
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Re: Rear wheel play

look at the radius rod ends to see of they are moving,, stock rods are non serviceable and the ends do wear out
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Yep, check radius rods. Also, what did you torque the rear hub nut to?

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My upper rear radius rods are stock and my lowers are highlifter high clearance which are maybe a year old so it's probably the uppers is my guess. It's hard to tell exactly where the play is coming from though. And I currently don't have a tool that measures the torque in lbs of the hub nut but I put it on tight lol. What is the torque supposed to be?
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180 ft.lbs
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Re: Rear wheel play

180 seems high for wheel bearings. If you have their older style radius rods that have the plastic bushings they wear out really fast and you will have play in the rod.
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Found out why I was getting play. Hole that lower bolt goes through is egg shaped on outside plate and plate behind the engine on lower radius rods. What can I do to fix this problem?
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Re: Rear wheel play

This happens because the bolts were loose. You need to drill them out and weld in 12mm threaded bungs. This will fix the issue permanently or you can replace the plate.

https://www.performancesxsbushings.c...-in-frame-bung
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This happens because the bolts were loose. You need to drill them out and weld in 12mm threaded bungs. This will fix the issue permanently or you can replace the plate.

https://www.performancesxsbushings.c...-in-frame-bung
Yea, only way to go, we use Hess's and they make it so much easier to prep between races. No more trying to get my fat fingers behind the plate to put the nuts on, lol.
If you go that route start with fresh bolts and make sure you use thread locking compound.

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Re: Rear wheel play

Pretty sure I torque mine to 110 lb-ft. 180 is more than a lot of car and truck bearings call for. I could be way off here, but so far Iíve had no problems.
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Re: Rear wheel play

Try these from Keller. No welding.

https://www.proutvparts.com/products...dfd1b9a2&_ss=r
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Thanks for all the info! I will go with either the bungs or the Keller route to fix the egg holes. However, after I tightened the lower bolts I still noticed play at the hub. Is it possible that the hub is worn out too? (when I grabbed ahold of the axle and pulled in on it the play would stop--I'm running rhino 2.0 axles)
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Re: Rear wheel play

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180 seems high for wheel bearings. If you have their older style radius rods that have the plastic bushings they wear out really fast and you will have play in the rod.
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Polaris calls for 180ft/lbs on machines such as the turbo s in the service manual. Then again they also list 110 and 180 contracting themselves in other service manuals such as for the XP1000.
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My 2018 xp1000 factory manual calls for 180 lbs
I have grrased bearings twice now and torque to recommended spec. I have had no problems as of yet
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