I am assuming this is a 500-800 non XP model sportsman, and you are talking about the boot rubbing on the strut? If so, you need to grind down the strut. This is an important step normally outlined in the instructions.
Also keep in mind that you may need to grind more than shown in the instructions if you have aftermarket axles. I had to remove a lot more material than shown for my Gorilla axles to clear without rubbing.
after a 2" lift you're going to need the after market axles. The stock ones are a known weak point designed into the system to break before more expensive more important parts break. The 2" lift increases the load on the axles and the larger tires the lift allows for multiplies this force. better to invest in the larger axles to accommodate both the lift and the tires. The axles should still be the first to go, but they won't be as likely to go out when you need them like the stock axles will.
based on the pictures, the part of the "shock" that you'd be grinding should be solid and since it's below the clamping bolt you should be fin as you wont get into the meat of where the strut mount clamps onto the shock.
"- Drop the Strut plug into the strut housing hole where the shock goes and align the angle on the
plug with the newly ground angle on the strut so it also clears the CV boot."
not sure what that's referring too, but it sounds like you might not have this "strut Plug"
Any tips or tricks on pulling the axle from the CV joint.got everything broke apart except for that part.boot cut away and strut tower pulled away and axle removed from hub but can't get the axle out of the CV joint
The outside is held on by a nut but I suspect you know that. The other end is held into the Diff with a circ clip. You need to get behind the large collar and pry while pulling on the axle. In 'Theory" they should just pop out but in real life they can be hard.
I took a muffler clamp and bolted it to the collar and used a slide hammer to get them to come out. Don't take the axle out of the CV joint or you will likely have to remove the boot to put it back together.
When you put it back together use some anti seize on it and it will come out easier next time.
Thanks for the video.my axles are a little diffrent.i only have one cv boot and that's obviously the hub side of the atv and the diff side has u joints( that's what I call them) going into the front differential
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