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Plunge joint


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A plunge joint is the part that goes in between the axel and drive shaft for independent suspension. I've wrecked 3 in the past 2 months @ $200 a pop just for the part not labor. I put the first one in and it lasted a week. Thought maybe I put it in wrong. I ride pretty aggresively, maybe that's the problem. I pretend my big couch is a sport quad. It really likes the air.

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i know wat ur talking about the plunge joint like u said is connected to the gear box that gives power to both the wheels... is it the axle ur breaking or is it the joint?wen u installed them did u pack it up with grease??? how do u ride do u do a lot of jumps?? wen it breaks does it just pop out or doest it completly snap??u installed ur self right??? so wen u did u had it on the right side and u didnt pull on the part that plunges right?

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o bot u have seen an independent rear suspension atv right??? well on the axle their are to parts (im explaining the front axles). Now wen the axle is connected to the gear transfer case in the front of a 4x4 atv the connection is called a plunge joint so wen u hit a jump instead of it popping up in goes inward like a toilet plunger (hense plunge joint) it does not swivel at all it is fixed. Now wen u connect it to the hub which connects to the tire the axle swivels up down and left to right and doesnt plunge at all.. now for the rear im pretty sure it does the same thing as the front axle but not a 100% sure more like 80%

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o bot u have seen an independent rear suspension atv right??? well on the axle their are to parts (im explaining the front axles). Now wen the axle is connected to the gear transfer case in the front of a 4x4 atv the connection is called a plunge joint so wen u hit a jump instead of it popping up in goes inward like a toilet plunger (hense plunge joint) it does not swivel at all it is fixed. Now wen u connect it to the hub which connects to the tire the axle swivels up down and left to right and doesnt plunge at all.. now for the rear im pretty sure it does the same thing as the front axle but not a 100% sure more like 80%
Thanks for the info, but I 'm a steel worker wants to see how/where it is breaking. So maybe I can help find a way to fix the problem with out a for sale sign.
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As far as pictures go I'm not that savvy on the computer yet and also my quad is sitting in the machanics shop. I ordered some gorilla axels on friday. Should be here on Wednesday. Would also be a good idea to get some quality aftermarket shocks too. What do you think? I have a cool video of me jumping, just don't know how to load.

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gorilla shocks are good but i heard from a lot of people that they overheat because they were built for the atvers who like to ride in the water and swamps.... they are strong but just be careful with them... and for quality shocks are u looking for less sag or r u looking for something that will move with the turrain?

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I'm looking for a good set of shocks mostly for trail riding, but, we have a public moto cross track closs that my kids really like to go to and so do I. I really like the ride of my big machine going thru the whoops, over the table tops, and double jumps. With the long wheel base it is like riding a couch. I really shouldn't be doing any of this stuff because I have a really screwed up back but it is truly a rush. That's why I'm trying to have the best of both worlds out of one machine. I am having trouble finding aftermarket products for can am suspensions at a fair price. As for shocks, what's the difference between one stage, two stage, three stage? What I think is it might be the springs? Can anyone explain?

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