The next evolution of the portal gear lift is here. SuperATV’s 8″ GDP Portal Gear Lift raises the bar and comes with new features that make them better than ever. At eight inches tall, they’re the tallest UTV portal gear lift you can get, and they come with all the quality and support that you’ve come to expect from SuperATV and GDP. But that’s not the only thing that’s changed. Let’s take a look.
The backing plate on our 8″ portal gear lift is rotated a couple degrees from vertical, which gives you a 1.5″ forward and rear offset. That makes your wheelbase 3″ longer overall and gives your machine tons of room for bigger tires and more stability when climbing hills or crawling over nasty obstacles.
Our 8″ portals have a 45% gear reduction—that’s the same reduction found in our 6″ portals. Not exactly a new feature, but we bring it up because an 8″ portal gear lift gives you way more clearance than our 6″ portal gear lift does. The two extra inches, plus the 1.5″ offset, give you room for huge tires. If you have 8″ portals installed on an otherwise stock RZR Turbo, you can fit up to 40″ tires. That 45% gear reduction will really come in handy spinning those massive tires.
We’ve completely redesigned the drive gear for 8″ portals. The drive gear is the gear that you insert your axle into. We changed the seals so that this gear secures against the inside of the box instead of against your axle shaft. Why does that matter? If you had a dirty, beat-up, or scratched-up axle, the old-style gear could have a hard time sealing against your axle surface. This could, in some instances, allow oil to leak out (or dirt to get in) around your axle. With our new sealed gear, it doesn’t matter how crappy your axle is. It will stay sealed, even if you decide to use a tree branch for an axle.
We use an O-ring gasket to seal the two halves of the 8″ portal box. This gasket seals around the perimeter of the housing and around each bolt hole. It sits in a nice little machined groove that ensures it stays in place, even when you’re really abusing your portals. It’s simple and super effective.
Every time we do something new, we consider it an opportunity to do something better. We’re always learning, always improving, and always evolving. This is one step toward making riding UTVs and ATVs even more awesome—and we won’t be stopping anytime soon. Get an 8″ GDP Portal Gear Lift today.