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Took it for a short ride after installing it climbing a few dirt hills and things.
I can tell the steering is much more stiffer, but nothing you can not handle. As soon as power steering is avalible it will be installed.

I sure like it much better, there was no 3-wheel drive, I would sink the rear tires on a incline then put it in 4/wheel to see and both front tires would spin at the same time, even if one front tire was off the ground they both worked.

The install isnt bad but I am new to Can-Am and learned alot! I was surprised to learn the front axles are different from each side so I will need a spare for each one not just a front axle.

I learnt you can waste a hour micing the shatf on the long end and the inside of the differential before noticing the splines are two pieces and if not lined up it the axle will not go in all the way.

other than that is was a pretty easy job.
Also might want to know mine did not come with the fill plug or washer so if you order one you might want to order that with it.

One person can do everything until it comes time to line up the drive shaft to the transmission you need someone in the cab and you at the front.

if you have any questions I will answer what I can.
 

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Thx for posting with all the no QE drama been going on pls keep posting your real life explanations on how the difference is noticable and in what situations.
 

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Which part numbers did you order?
 

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I can get the part number its at the shop, but I ordered the one for the 2013 commander.
 

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The one for the 2013 is 705401241.
 

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Yes that is the part number I remember it after seeing it.
 

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Can you confirm again this is the right number? I am wanting to put this on my maverick, what is your feedback so far?
Thanks
That is the right part number.
So far it has been good, only time it didn't do so well is when I messed up the belt.
It does lock up fast and makes the steering harder where I would not recommend it without power steering. My power steering is suppose to be in this week but I am out of town hoping it will be there when I get back.

I'm sure if I had the stock tires it wouldn't be as bad.
Is it worth 1200? If you play in the mudd or climb I say yes, if you just trail ride and dune I would say no.
 

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Thx for that. Like I said before I had renegades with and without QE and pwr steering. The Rene without pwr steering was nicer on the trails not darting around. The Rene with QE and pwr steer always pulled and darted. In the snow it was really pronounced. I think the locker for when its needed would be the ticket. I will not upgrade to QE and await a locker from somebody hopefully.
 

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Thx for that. Like I said before I had renegades with and without QE and pwr steering. The Rene without pwr steering was nicer on the trails not darting around. The Rene with QE and pwr steer always pulled and darted. In the snow it was really pronounced. I think the locker for when its needed would be the ticket. I will not upgrade to QE and await a locker from somebody hopefully.
I noticed the same thing this weekend the standard. Visco loc handles and drives great compared to the qe diff in a foot of snow


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I have a question. Did u just order the QE from can am? If u don't mind me asking how much was it? Also I'm kinda stuck I really want a white and red xrs dps but been thinking of getting a base 13 and doing to QE swap. I could live without power steering just be nice when the girl wants to drive it when I'm riding my bike. Any big differences in the 13-14 interior wise? I heard about a clutch problem In 13 but heard most got recalled and fixed. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
 

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I have a question. Did u just order the QE from can am? If u don't mind me asking how much was it? Also I'm kinda stuck I really want a white and red xrs dps but been thinking of getting a base 13 and doing to QE swap. I could live without power steering just be nice when the girl wants to drive it when I'm riding my bike. Any big differences in the 13-14 interior wise? I heard about a clutch problem In 13 but heard most got recalled and fixed. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
I ordered the QE from my dealer, it was around 1000.00, it's been a while. I will say you will want the owner steering if you have the QE. I found it hard to turn with out it.

If you run the stock tires I think you will be ok, if you change them and run larger tires I found the stock clutch not working and belt would burn up.

Getting the base model and changing it how you want it is a good option, no one said it all has to be done at once.

Good luck with what ever you decide to do.
 

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Thanks I appreciate it! My main thing I want is white red maverick xrs dps that's all I want lol seems too much to ask. Just need so,e things paid off and I'll be ok! Thanks again!!!
 
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