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This is a discussion on Bulletproof front end!!! within the ACE Suspension forums, part of the Polaris ACE Garage category; So excited my parts from Racer Tech have arrived. A lot of work ahead any advice welcome on putting these new hub struts in. I ...

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    Bulletproof front end!!!

    So excited my parts from Racer Tech have arrived. A lot of work ahead any advice welcome on putting these new hub struts in. I wonder if I will need special tools or not. I will be sure to take lots of pictures of the install.


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    I don't know what those special whiz-bangs in the ziploc bags are, or what the cylindrical things are.
    But I can tell you that replacing the hubstrut assy with a stock one from Polaris that has the ball joint included does not take any special tools.

    However, I see that these ones do not appear to include the ball joint. You may have some difficulty getting yours out.
    I don't have any input on how to go about that, but I think that will be your biggest challenge unless you take it somewhere to have them extracted out of the old and pressed into the new.

    Depending how many miles you have on your front end, you may just want to buy some new ball joints and stuff them into the new hubstruts and start fresh.

    Oh, and it looks like you're in the same boat with wheel bearings.
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    The wiz bang bags are misalignment spacers and various other hardware the cylindrical things are new the tie rods. You can't use stock tie rods because the new struts use a double shear mounting for the tie rod. From what it looks like to me the ball joints are held in by a plate and 2 bolts. Have you tried to take yours out? I hope they aren't pressed in I only have 1 tank of gas through this thing I would like to reuse the ball joints if possible well I will keep my fingers crossed.


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    I've had the plates off and kind of tugged half-heartedly at the ball joints and they did not want to come out easily. But I had maybe 1500 miles on it by then. Maybe fresh ones will come out.
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    I hope so


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    If they don't wanna come out I will warm up the aluminum with a torch I bet they come out then.


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    IM me. If you be'd willing to part ways with your old spindles, I'd like to have them as backups when I ride. I cannot afford the upgraded parts just yet.

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    You may want to consider leaving the ball joints in. If you sell them or need them to repair in a hurry, you will be thankful you did.

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    If I sell them someone can just buy new ball joints. Also the whole point of buying the racer tech ones is to never need to repair these again.


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    I just ordered new bearings and ball joints looking at getting them out there may be a chance of damaging them just trying to pull them out.


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