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Warning Do Not Spin much in 2wd

Just want to bring this up again.

Spinning in 2WD allows the front drive shaft to spin on the input shaft in the front diff which just has a bushing in it, it gets so hot it will melt the seal or damage the seal inside the front yoke. It will appear to the large seal around the yoke.

So if your spinning alot put it in 4wd and make sure you have your front drive shaft removed if you have your Teryx dynoed.

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Just want to bring this up again.

Spinning in 2WD allows the front drive shaft to spin on the input shaft in the front diff which just has a bushing in it, it gets so hot it will melt the seal or damage the seal inside the front yoke. It will appear to the large seal around the yoke.

So if your spinning alot put it in 4wd and make sure you have your front drive shaft removed if you have your Teryx dynoed.

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I did remove my front drive shaft on the jack stand simulated dyno during tuning of my 840 for that very reason

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When you say spin, do you mean if you are stuck in a rut or spmething and just spinning the wheels?
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When you say spin, do you mean if you are stuck in a rut or spmething and just spinning the wheels?
Yes that is exactly what I mean, never spin for any reason too much in 2wd.

If you are, go to 4wd. Spinning in 4wd is ok because the the front yoke will be locked to the input shaft on the front diff then so the seal won't get hurt.



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So you just need enough hp so that all 4 tires spin in 4x4 all the time.
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Thats CRAP, i live in Minnesota where we have fun winters and your telling me I cant do donuts and spin around in the snow, is this thing a POS?
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I wasn't going to post on this but I reckon now I will...

I play and cut up and never lock mine in 4wd unless I need it with 0 issues what so ever... Pulling one up on a dyno and running it up to 70mph with the front tires never turning(meaning no oil circulation) is way different than riding around and cutting donuts or just spinning.

If there aren't power slides, donuts, rooster tails, and burn outs invol
ved then you aren't having fun!
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I wasn't going to post on this but I reckon now I will...

I play and cut up and never lock mine in 4wd unless I need it with 0 issues what so ever... Pulling one up on a dyno and running it up to 70mph with the front tires never turning(meaning no oil circulation) is way different than riding around and cutting donuts or just spinning.

If there aren't power slides, donuts, rooster tails, and burn outs invol
ved then you aren't having fun!
I agree, someone is feeding us some BS..Until mine breaks, i'll do all the fun driving in 2WD..
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I would think as long as the front tires are turning, 2 or 4 wheel drive the front diff is going to be OK, what kills them is when the front tires are not turning, wheather its on a dyno or your stuck in a rut. If your in 2 wheel drive doing dohnuts your still turing the front tires.
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I don't think Hunterworks is referring to the occasional donut or powerslide, but rather long and continuous tire spinning in 2wd in sand, mud or on the dyno. I could be wrong though.

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