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    when to replace a arm bushings ?

    When should I replace them ?......I'm at 1000 miles and they look and feel fine.....no noise, none seem worn/feel worn/look worn......from everything ive read it seems like most people replace them before 1000 miles...….I would rather replace them early instead of a trail fail...or should I keep riding until ?

    Super Daves or S3 ?....I don't think CT makes them for 2015 xds turbo's ?

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    I've got almost 5000 miles on a X3-XRS. Front end is as tight as new. But I have this special tool I use often.......A Grease Gun

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    Jack the car up in the front by the frame, remove the wheels, grab the knuckle and try to twist it the same way it would twist when you get on the gas and brakes. See if there is any play in the arms. I had the S3 bushings in my car and even pushing the dirt out with grease before every trip, after a few thousand miles they were toast. Also, the steel bushings pins will wear around the outer diameter too. IMO bushing kits should come with new pins.
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    I replaced mine at around 1600 miles...they actually were not that bad (I like a rzr where they clap out before 1k miles). I installed super Dave bushings in my rzr and had great luck with them so I used them in the x3 also


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    My cars still pretty new so I havent even looked at my bushings but in my kawi and popo I installed garage products and they came with new pins in both sets
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    I would say a good time to replace them is if you have the front end apart for a gusset kit or a arm replacement REPLACE them while you have it torn down that far.... Millage wise who knows how long the stock ones may last it depends on to many variables with use in different terrain and climate conditions????

    The stock bushings are kinda rubbery with under a 1000 miles mine showed a little wear looked a little egg shaped inside when I pulled them out to install the CT gusset kit lower arms with new bushings hopefully I wont need to strip it down that far for a long time!!!!
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    yup, I just purchased the CT front gusset kit and rear boxed a-arms so everything will be apart soon......I grease mine after every ride since I'm always in water and mud.....and I have to pressure wash my machine for hours after each ride to remove the caked clay and mud....sometimes I have to pressure wash 3-4 times per day of riding. I grease them to push all the crap out

    zero issues/looseness/squeaks from the oem ….I will just replace them now even though the oem are probably good to go for another year
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    MRRPM ecu reflash
    Trinity racing stage 5 full exhaust
    CT Race Worx full shock tune
    EVO silicone turbo hoses and BOV
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    Gorilla axles/rear
    Warrior Riser snorkels
    Alba Racing tie rods
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    Rouge Racing mesh hood/side panels
    Wild Boar front bumper
    Front and rear winches
    EMP Racing rear gusset/winch mount
    32 inch Terminators
    Highlifter arched a-arms
    Dragonfire intrusion bar
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    I dont know how the XDS is but removing the a arms on the X3 is pretty time consuming. So even though i only have about 100 miles on it, i replaced the bushings when i did the S3 gusset and shock tower brace. Simply so that I wouldnt have to tear everything back apart just to replace bushings later on. Since youre planning on doing a gusset kit and new a-arms definitely do it then. Its cheap assurance that you shouldnt have to pull it all back apart soon.
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    I have the Sandcraft a-arm bushings, but have not put mine on yet. I will do it when I need to take the front end apart for other stuff, which maybe soon. Thinking of switching out my gusset kit to the CT Raceworx bombproof set up.

    If Can Am would of just made it simple to drop the arms I would be more motivated. I don't ride in water and mud and the bushings seem to be fine after 3300 miles.
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