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Has anyone replaced all the push pin fasteners on their XP's? I am referring to all the ones connecting the side panels to the wheel wells, front plastics, and rear plastics. I cant stand the things and couldn't hardly believe a $12,000 MSRP quad comes with them. I much prefer screws and a backing nut. If any of you have switched them out, what did you use?
 

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I prefer the push pins too. Make sure you're using the pliers from your quads tool kit to get them out. The tip of the pliers is made for it. I have a box of them on hand for replacements because they do wear out and occasionally they do get mangled. Doing a nut and bolt would be impossible in certain locations. There is no way to get behind it with a wrench.
 

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I prefer the push pins over bolts!! Alot easier and faster to get out!!

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what is the secret to them not wearing out from taking them off and on a few times? I usually use a small screwdriver, but is there a better way?
 

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This thread is funny bc I just ordered a bag of 25 pins off ebay ($8) today since the wife got a little too close to a tree this weekend and popped one out. I like them better than bolts. The plastic rivet pins shear or pop out on impact/flexing where as a bolt would tear the plastics of the ATV.
 

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Yep, I use the plier method also...you can use almost any set of pliers though. On my old Eiger 400 I used a small metal washer on the backside for the ones that didn't hold too snug anymore.
 

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I guess I am jaded on putting that back in my buddie's grizzly..they are all worn out and dont hold for shit. My Brute used screws which were a lot sturdier...but that being said, I did clip a tree with the fender and it pulled out the hole on the back side where the plastic push pins would have likely given. I will get a bag of extras ordered to keep on hand!
 

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I believe that is the thought behind them. I have hooked a fender before and it popped the pins instead of tearing the fender from the footwell. Actually a pretty good idea.
 

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I'd have to say that I like them too..... if they wear out, take them to the parts store and have them matched. I think I picked up a 12 count bag for less then $15-16 within the last year or two They are really close to the size my GM fan/radiator cover uses.

As for removal, they make a special tool, but I've always used a small screw driver in one hand and a small needle nose pliers in the other..... pop right out if done correctly!!

Now the push rivits with the threaded screw center are the pains in the @ss, to much work for the same thing as a std push rivit!! :D
 

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I like them, especially now that I know which set of pliers do the best taking them out. skip the needle nose and screw driver technique and move to a set of nipper pliers like these

Husky 7 in. End Nipper-48060 at The Home Depot

the pair I have came in a multipack of pliers from HD and I think are only 5" they slip right over the center head and will pull them right out. also, if you can get to the back of them. using a screwdriver to push the center out makes it a lot easier to get them out as well.
 

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Got 25 off eBay for 8$.

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I like them, especially now that I know which set of pliers do the best taking them out. skip the needle nose and screw driver technique and move to a set of nipper pliers like these

Husky 7 in. End Nipper-48060 at The Home Depot

the pair I have came in a multipack of pliers from HD and I think are only 5" they slip right over the center head and will pull them right out. also, if you can get to the back of them. using a screwdriver to push the center out makes it a lot easier to get them out as well.
Thanks for the incite..... that does look like it would work a little handier for removing them. And if it doesn't..... just snip them off!! :D
 

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I wouldn't recommend doing a full snip... getting the center out would be even harder with the head off.
 

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I wouldn't recommend doing a full snip... getting the center out would be even harder with the head off.
I was joking.... but if you couldn't get it out, you could just snip it and punch it thru! :D

Thanks again for the great idea! :idea:
 

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Has anyone replaced all the push pin fasteners on their XP's? I am referring to all the ones connecting the side panels to the wheel wells, front plastics, and rear plastics. I cant stand the things and couldn't hardly believe a $12,000 MSRP quad comes with them..........
Most cars now use the exact same or similar pins. My 2005 Pilot has them, 2008 Altima. And the one I got off ebay have a GM part # on them.
 

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yeah, My trail blazer has them too.
 

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this thread is funny bc i just ordered a bag of 25 pins off ebay ($8) today since the wife got a little too close to a tree this weekend and popped one out. I like them better than bolts. The plastic rivet pins shear or pop out on impact/flexing where as a bolt would tear the plastics of the atv.
x 2 !
 
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