Here is our complete bolt upgrade kit for the suspension on the MAVERICK R. This kit is made to replace all of the improperly shanked bolts that Can-Am used on the suspension of these side by sides!
This kit includes grade 10.9 M14 & M12 bolts for all of the following:
- All 8 shock bolts. Front / Rear Upper & Lower
- All 10 radius rod bolts. Chassis side & trailing arm side
- All 8 front upper & lower control arm bolts.
- Both trailing arm mounts on the chassis.
- Both outer front tie rod bolts.
- Both front upper control arm hub pinch bolts.
- Both rear knuckle mounts on the trailing arms.
Also included are all new yellow zinc coated high carbon hardened washers & all metal top locking nuts. (if you do not want metal top locking “stover” nuts. Be sure to contact us and we can send you out nyloc nuts.)
This kit was created out of demand from our customers who needed the properly shanked bolts so they could rely on their machines down the road. You may not notice issues now but all of these problems are long term and once problems appear the repair bill to fix it is going to be more than the cost of this kit!!
The issue with the oem bolts is the shank length is too short for every single MAVERICK!!!
With suspension components you always want a bolts shank to go through both sides of the mounts for that piece of suspension. Thus putting all of the load onto the strongest part of the bolt which is the shank! By not having a bolts shank that’s long enough to go all the way through both sides of the mounts it puts the load of your impacts onto the weakest part of the bolt, which is where the bolt changes from shank to threads! Over time this will start to wallow/oblong out the side of your mounts that has only threads and not shank through it. Ultimately creating even more play than is originally there and the problems will only compound from there! Bent bolts, broken bolts, bent suspension components, the list goes on and on!
Don’t let this happen to your machine!
TORQUE BOLTS TO FACTORY SPECS.
Bolts will be longer than stock, this is the only way to get the shank to be the correct length. Bolts can easily be trimmed down if you have a cutoff wheel and grinder.