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post #1 of 14 Old 04-04-2019, 02:30 PM Thread Starter
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Defender XMR forward A Arms

I have a 2018 XMR and recently put forward a arms on it to clear a bigger tire. It came with steering stops that seem very large. Has anyone tried playing with these? It came in two sections and wonder what the risk of taking one of them out would truly be.
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From what I understand the stops are to keep CV axle from turning to much and binding at full steering lock
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Yea I understand that but I was considering pulling one of the two to get some of the turning radius back. I have friends who have done it on rzr’s without a problem. So I was just curious if anyone had tried it on a defender
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Which arms did you get?
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I ended up with the highlifter forward a arms. I am going to give them the a test run at the end of the month. Fair warning. It makes a noticeable difference in turning radius.
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I have been looking at the super atv ones since they are adjustable
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I went with the highlifter since I was able to get it with the ball joints already pressed in. I wanted to be able to switch it back to stock if we are going to ride in a more technical terrain. we are in southeast Texas so we mainly mud ride, but we also occasionally go to Arkansas and are planning to go to Hatfield-McCoy someday...I spoke with a local atv performance shop(which I have used before and trust) told me the steering stops are needed to keep the axles from being pulled from the diff at full turn.

I am curious if getting a slightly longer axle would alleviate this and give me stock turning radius again...
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I have seen guys with the rzr and ranger not run the stops and not have problems ....is that the stock 30 or did u go bigger?


You could also leave it at full suspension droop and take stops out watching to see what happens
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They are 32" outback Max. A friend of a friend bought them rode them one time and decided to go to 40's. He sold them so cheap I was able to buy them and do the lift for less than the tires and rims cost.

I have heard about guys with ranger and rzr pulling the steering stops and being good. I would do it in a heartbeat, but i typically have my wife and kids riding in the defender and i ride my outlander. So dependability is paramount. I was hoping someone had actually tried it before I did. May just have to plan a solo trip as a test run.
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