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post #1 of 24 Old August 1st, 2018, 09:20 AM Thread Starter
 
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full front a arm rebuilds

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So I was looking over the suspension on our 08 BF 750. Seems there is some play in the upper A-arms. I didn't check the lowers nearly as close. Looks like it's time to replace the uppers and since I'll be in there, might as well replace the lowers.


Front wheel bearings, upper and lower ball joints were replaced a few years ago, so no worries there, along with the tie rods, but I think the tie rods are junk again.



Do you guys recommend a certain manufacturer? I see all balls makes a full kit. They are the brand of ball joints I went with and tie rod upgrade.. but the tie rods appear to be not so good.


Reading the specs, I can't imagine they are junk...


https://www.motosport.com/all-balls-...brutef750;2008

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Most of us go with the ASR kits bit these look just as good. If you have a few bucks in your pocket and want to end front a-arm issues for good, replace both upper and lower a-arms with the 2012+ sets and their bushings. I have a video on installing the bushings in their a-arms. We that have done it ended our bushing replacements for ever.


And QuadBoss makes a decent ball joint and tierod end..which are probably repackaged Allballs.
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Is ASR American Star?


This is what appears would work:

https://www.amazon.com/American-Upgr.../dp/B00D4D4556

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Is ASR American Star?


This is what appears would work:

https://www.amazon.com/American-Upgr.../dp/B00D4D4556
Yeah American Star Racing. That's cheaper then they have them on their site..weird...but that's Amazon I guess. Also for the 750 they are only good for 2005-2011 not to 2018..that's a mis-print.


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http://www.amstarmanufacturing.com/BruteForceParts.html
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Yeah American Star Racing. That's cheaper then they have them on their site..weird...but that's Amazon I guess. Also for the 750 they are only good for 2005-2011 not to 2018..that's a mis-print.


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Brute Force Tie Rods, A-Arm Upgrade Kits, Bearings, Brake Lines,

Yeah I'm good at finding the lowest price

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Got the front kit, hope to tackle it this weekend. Also got some 28" ITP mega mayhems on diesel 14 m12's for the new can am.




I don't see that ASR makes a rear a arm bushing rebuild kit? Looking at quadboss for that... part # 413585


What have you used for the rear?

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Got the front kit, hope to tackle it this weekend. Also got some 28" ITP mega mayhems on diesel 14 m12's for the new can am.




I don't see that ASR makes a rear a arm bushing rebuild kit? Looking at quadboss for that... part # 413585


What have you used for the rear?
Never wore any out in the rear..almost 5000 miles. One set is like the OE fronts with the bearings. The other are rubber like the new ones. The ones that are like the front I always thought if I needed to replace them I would just buy a set from ASR and make whatever adjustments needed to make them work...but the chance never came up. The knuckles have brass bushings that last a long time and I made them greasable so they were good as new too.

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Yeah i checked the rears and then all seem tight and good. Thanks for the info as always!


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Well, I got the left hand side lowers replaced. The one with the wrist pin WAS AWFUL TO GET OUT!!




I couldn't get the upper out... 3lb maul wouldn't make it go much. I PB blastered it too. The wrist pin was shot.


I'll just buy new upper a arms and use my new bushings.


This wasn't supposed to take all day....

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Well, I got the left hand side lowers replaced. The one with the wrist pin WAS AWFUL TO GET OUT!!




I couldn't get the upper out... 3lb maul wouldn't make it go much. I PB blastered it too. The wrist pin was shot.


I'll just buy new upper a arms and use my new bushings.


This wasn't supposed to take all day....
I guess you did get the retainer clips out. If you have a long enough punch you usually can go from the other side and kick them out.

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