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Cliff notes since this is long - I just bought a new quad and it's suspension was let out in order to lower it (yes I know but it wasn't me).  There is a clunking when I raise the rear end.   Is it the springs?

 

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I'd say you nailed it newb, perhaps someone of more 4x4 exp will elab for you soon, this site has slowed a tad with polaris exiting 4x4 racing quads anymore but the owner Leo is a pillar of knowledge with quads+ galore good luck keep riding them trails
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Pillar of something sure knowledge maybe not. Either way it sounds like you found the issue. It is either worn center carrier bearings or the cages and balls in your CV shafts. It could last a long time or break the next ride. These rearends are known for needing a lot of maintaining. You may also check to see if your outer wheel bearings are worn if so your outer wheel hubs may be cracked.
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Nailed it!
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So any advice on where to start to figure out what it is?  I don't want to throw parts/money at it if I don't need to. 

 

I do know the rear upper a-arm bushings are shot, I already ordered new ones. 

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Polaris uses pretty cheap bearings to begin with.  If you are going to be in there anyway it is strongly recommended to replace/upgrade the bearings to higher quality pieces. 

CV joints are the most likely cause of the clicking/popping noise.  You used to be able to get just the cv joints and hub, but they actually cost more than getting the whole rear assembly with axles.  Also, since one hub is no longer available separately, you are pretty much left with getting the whole axle assembly if you want to go with new.  Used parts may be another option, but you also may be inheriting someone else's problems.

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Ahh ok.   Well where is the best place to order them?
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http://www.polarispartshouse.com/oemparts/a/pol/503551fdf870023684111cc3/drive-train-rear-drive-shaft-asm

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http://www.cheapcycleparts.com/oemparts/a/pol/503551fdf870023684111cc3/drive-train-rear-drive-shaft-asm#

I don't have experience with either of these places.  But, if their prices are accurate, they're cheaper than I can get them for.


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So when I go these sites I'm noticing that they don't have the rear assembly for the 2007 Outlaw IRS, only the 2008 and up.  Am I missing something?
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The 08 and up will work.  All of the 06 and 07 rear assembly parts have been superseded by the 08+ part numbers.  In 08 they added a bolt retainer plate to help prevent the sprocket bolts from backing out.  Hence, the earlier version was discontinued and replaced by the "upgraded" assembly.
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OK great!  Thank you. 

 

I take it that the 08 and up will bolt up to everything else on the 07?

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It should.  All of the 2007 part numbers have been replaced by the same part numbers as 2008 and up.
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you have bushings on the upper control arms? it very well may be that the aluminum itself is worn. its very common. mine got so bad that i bought 09 hubs, upper control arms and all the bearings/seals to go with it. no real problems since. just grease and replace the bearings as necessary.
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yea no problems with the bike but what about the owner!!!??? Hahahahaha!!



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