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I think about getting back into the ATV scene and I notice a lot of complaints about the bushings on Polaris quads. I noticed that the 2014's have different bushing part #, so are they better! or just the same with a different number? I'm thinking about a 2014 scrambler or a Renegade as I am a fast trail rider.
 

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Guess only time will tell? Too new to come to any conclusions
 

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I think about getting back into the ATV scene and I notice a lot of complaints about the bushings on Polaris quads. I noticed that the 2014's have different bushing part #, so are they better?
I highly doubt it :)
The stock bushings are total crap. My hub bushings didn't last 300 miles and I bought the quad new. My buddy has the exact same ATV and his already have play on one side - he has around 200 miles.

The good news is that there is a forum member that makes heavy duty bushings that do not require grease. The entire kit is around $200 and you won't have to worry about them anymore.

I looked at both the renegade and the scrambler. I bought the scrambler because I believed it to have better ride quality. Good luck with your decision
 

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I figured the 14's have been out for a few months now, that some would have some decent time and miles to see how they ware.
 

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I figured the 14's have been out for a few months now, that some would have some decent time and miles to see how they ware.
If you buy a value model, 400,570,800, you should not have to worry about bushings. It appears just the XP line has that issue.
 

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Grease, grease and grease... thats the only way to make them last. Greasing it almost every ride my last set is still tight after around 2500-3000km
 

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I figured the 14's have been out for a few months now, that some would have some decent time and miles to see how they ware.
If you buy a value model, 400,570,800, you should not have to worry about bushings. It appears just the XP line has that issue.
Longer travel suspension makes the bushing spin more and longer a-arms put more stress on the bushing, plus more power, more weight
 

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Grease, grease and grease... thats the only way to make them last. Greasing it almost every ride my last set is still tight after around 2500-3000km
Same deal for me. I race my quads so they get regreased every 60 miles however most of my race quads with over 600 miles on them still have tight bushings..

The grease I use is "sticky red" by lucas but still.. If you follow the manual then I can see how they would wear out but then it only takes me 5 minutes to grease mine up..

Same goes for all bushings / bearings - all are still tight and move freely..
 

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Still tight after all that....Ok, that's impressive.

and I think we can all agree a tight bush is a good thing!
 

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they only changed the front bushings in 2014 or the short bushings the long rear bushings are still the same
 

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they only changed the front bushings in 2014 or the short bushings the long rear bushings are still the same

Are you still selling new a arm bushings for the 2013? I need to replace my lowers, front, on my 2013 850, failed with 2238 miles..... Looking for new bushings on the shock mounts as well, upper and lower.
 
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