Wow,,, as bad as mine was,,, that's shocking to hear. It was installed from the previous owner,,, so maybe they boned something upon install or f'ed up the splines??? I only had the rig for two trips to Glamis, so never really looked into it,,, figured it was how it was.Never had any issues with wobble or it coming off on either units
I have the NRG setup and it's tight. I like it still.I have an NRG set up that is pretty slick. I had a POS Dragonfire set up in my Rzr that always felt like it was gonna fall off in my hands.
NRG makes them for all kinds of applications, not just the SXS industry. (sports cars, race cars, etc.) I think many of the "big name" SXS systems for the X3 are simply a rebranded NRG. It locks up very solid and super quick,,, no real fussing with the alignment. Goes on as fast as it comes off.
I don't remove it often, I don't need to remove it for access or anything. I use it mostly when it's being trailered or parked in camp overnight, but it's nice to have when I do want it.
Here is a LOOOOONG (kinda ridiculous) video,,, but it is a good example of how the NRG hub works.
Not sure what version you had but I have over 3k hard miles on mine and it still works flawlessly. I have had it for 9 years and never had any issues with it wearing out. Maybe they make them cheaper now, mine is a 5 hole style and it is a spline. The blanket statement of DFR sucks is just your opinion.The dragonfire one sucks. Stay away from the splined kind, even the quality Sweet version. They all loosen up over time and the wheel wobbles around. The NRG style not only has ball bearings which nest into pockets for a nice tight fit, the setup is keyed in such a way that the wheel is always straight. With the splined kind you can be a tooth or two off and now the wheel is crooked.
It is an aluminum hub that sits on steel splines. The steel wears out the aluminum and in short order the wheel is loose and wobbles around. No amount of dealing with DFR resulted in any real attempt at resolving the problem. It’s both an outdated design and a quality control issue. I stand by my assessment.Not sure what version you had but I have over 3k hard miles on mine and it still works flawlessly. I have had it for 9 years and never had any issues with it wearing out. Maybe they make them cheaper now, mine is a 5 hole style and it is a spline. The blanket statement of DFR sucks is just your opinion.
Man that sucks. I hate when I call a company and they try and make you feel dumb by saying no we never had any issue yet a quick search on the interwebz shows tons of problems. If this fails I will look at the NRG. I respect the fact that even though we had different experiences you kept it civil. Much respect Zambo. I hope to see you out in the trails some day.Glad you had a better experience than I did. Here you can see how much slop is in my setup after only about 6 months of use. And I don't take the wheel off every time I get in and out of the car, my setup is mostly for being able to crawl under the dash to work on stuff.
Sorry for the low quality but trying to demonstrate and hold the phone at the same time was difficult. In any event you can see how much slop there is just using one finger to wiggle the adapter around. At the edge of the wheel that's unacceptable. I probably wouldn't be so brazen in my assessment of the setup however if the customer service rep at DFR even pretended to GAS about trying to address it with me. Again, glad you got some good results out of this thing but if someone wants a recommendation I would tell them the NRG style adapter is 100 times better.