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post #1 of 18 Old 07-11-2019, 08:58 AM Thread Starter
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Going tomorrow to pick up my new to me 1000XT, Its a 2011 model with 1600 miles. Got it for a pretty good deal although the seller says it has slack in the tie rod ends, (helm joints) and it has an aftermarket power steering. What potential problem spots should I be looking for when I get there? The sale is dependent on the machine being in good condition other than the steering. Pictures of the Commander looks as though it has been taken very good care of, but I also know its an older machine. Thanks in advance
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post #2 of 18 Old 07-11-2019, 09:09 AM
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Aarm bushings and tie rods up front. And rear diff if not to noise still has life left. But the 11/13 rear diffs are ticking time bombs. New updated diff when time comes is around 700$. Get a mav belt #364 and have it for a spare .
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Aarm bushings and tie rods up front. And rear diff if not to noise still has life left. But the 11/13 rear diffs are ticking time bombs. New updated diff when time comes is around 700$. Get a mav belt #364 and have it for a spare .

Thanks for the reply, what usually fails on the differential? And where is the best place to get the front end components?
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post #4 of 18 Old 07-11-2019, 10:46 AM
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Turn key tie rods when you need them . Aarm bushings from super Daves bushing or garage products . Rackzilla when itís time for a rack and pinion . As for the diff they are hit and miss . The 11/13 diff are straight cut gears and if not shimmed properly from factory are extremely noise and over time will exploded. Seen some only make it couple hundred miles mine has 4600 no issues yet but not to say it wonít blow next time out .
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I have Turnkey tie rods and super Daveís a-arm bushings.


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Aarm bushings and tie rods up front. And rear diff if not to noise still has life left. But the 11/13 rear diffs are ticking time bombs. New updated diff when time comes is around 700$. Get a mav belt #364 and have it for a spare .

Thanks for the reply, what usually fails on the differential? And where is the best place to get the front end components?

superdaves has good a-arm bushings and a bushing for the steering rack.


I have 2200 miles on my 11. The diff is still good. But it has always been loud, especially over 25mph. WS2 in the rear diff quietened it down some.


Can am didn't add power steering until 2013. Frankly, the aftermarket ps is probably better than the factory. I have superatv brand.

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Slowindown, Iím currently awaiting Acefires return to Henderson ĎRado to diagnose Stingers steering issue. Are you saying if it is the DPS unit I should look at the aftermarket? Is this even an option for a rig that came with power steering from the factory? Thanks, Boog.

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Boog, there is at least one thread on here where someoneís factory ps died and they added aftermarket. IIRC the superatv instructions show how to install on units with and without factory power steering. I certainly wouldnít replace factory power steering with aftermarket unless the factory was broken and would be substantially expensive to fix.

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Thanks man. If it comes to that Iíll start reading those threads. I appreciate your insight.

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Ok I picked up the Commander yesterday and seems to be in great shape other than the sloppy steering. Tie rods are shot and seems to be play in the rack. Would I be better off to order a new rack or try a bushing from super Dave?
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