Created: November 17, 2020
[0:00] What’s up, guys? Are you looking to strengthen the front end of your Kawasaki Teryx KRX 1000? Well SuperATV’s got you covered with our heavy-duty Frame Stiffener. Today we’re going to show you how to install it!
The first thing you’ll do is remove your wheels and tires. You don’t have to do this if you’re running a smaller tire, like a 30, 32, or maybe even 34. But we have 44s on this machine and that’s just a lot of weight to deal with when you’re trying to move that arm up and down to get the bolts out, so we went ahead and removed them from both sides.
Once you’ve done that, remove the lower A-arm hardware. On the passenger side you’ll have an actuator cover with two Phillips-head screws. Go ahead and remove that and then set it aside.
After that, remove the nuts from both bolts. We’ll pick up our arms and then let them sit there. A lot of times they won’t move that much, so you won’t have to make many adjustments.
[1:03] Ours pretty much stayed in place so we’ll grab our side brace and two of the bolts included in the kit. We’ll take our side bracket and slide it up, then take our arm bolts and slide them through.
We’ve started one bolt there. Do the exact same thing over here. Line it up, put some tension on it, and shove it the rest of the way through. With this bolt, I like to get it to where it barely comes out the opposite side.
Then we’ll come over here and do the same exact thing. Remove both of the lower A-arm bolts, the same as you did on the opposite side.
We’ll grab our side brace as soon as we get these bolts out. Get the brace slid into place, the same as on the opposite side. And again, on this rear one, make sure you don’t push your hardware too far through. We’ll have a plate with a welded nut on it.
[2:30] Now we’ll grab our front brace. It’ll sit in here with the lip facing forward. Slide it all the way across to the opposite side, then push our bolts the rest of the way through.
Then we’ll push our bolts the rest of the way through on the front hardware only. After that, we’ll take our provided nuts and start them.
Now we’ll grab the bracket that has the nut welded onto it. Install it onto the passenger side. It’ll look just like this when it’s facing outward. Line it up on the threads and thread our hardware into the nut.
[3:25] Now we’ll make sure our hardware is started in the threaded bracket. It looks like it’s threaded in there good. We don’t want to fully tighten anything just yet. Get a couple more turns on it. Alright, that’s in there.
Repeat the same steps on the opposite side.
[4:04] So it’s the same thing on this side. We’ll just make sure our hardware is good and started. Don’t fully tighten anything yet—we’re just starting all the hardware and making sure everything lays out how it’s supposed to.
This one looks like it’s starting pretty well. If you reach up, you can feel the bolt coming through. It’s all good and tight.
Now we’re going to grab the frame stiffener itself. I like to get a Phillips-head screwdriver when I do this because there are two holes on the factory bumper. If you don’t have a factory bumper, you won’t have to worry about it. But we’re getting a Phillips to line the holes up in the frame. That way our screws will go in easy.
[4:52] We’ll take our plate and slip it in here. You may have to pull out on your bumper a little bit to slide the plate in. Once it’s slide in, take one of the 10 mm bolts that are included in the kit.
Start one and then line the other one up and start it as well. We won’t fully tighten these, but we’re going to run them up pretty well. That way it holds everything in place for us.
As you can see now, everything’s lining up. We need to get the rest of our hardware and attach our frame stiffener to all of our brackets. Grab the rest of the hardware in the kit. All we’ll have left are Allens and Nyloc nuts. Slide them through.
[5:54] You’ll have holes on the frame stiffener as well as holes on all of your brackets. Go through and line them all up. This rear one can be a little more difficult than the fronts. It still goes together the same way, just a little more difficult, like I said.
You’re working in a tighter area here, up against the skid plate, so it can be a little tricky. I like to put the nut on my finger and line it up with the hole where the screw is going to come through. Then just feel around until you feel the screw getting close to the threads. Then thread the screw or bolt into the nut.
[7:00] They’re all started on this side. Now we’ll head over to the opposite side and do the same thing.
Now that all of our hardware is started across the board—all of our arm hardware as well as our frame stiffener hardware.
Once one side is tightened, go back here and tighten your rear-most bolts. Remove the rear-most screw. We told you to install it, that way it didn’t tweak anything. We know our holes lined up there and it’s good to go.
[8:26] Take a wrench and slide it in here to get onto our nut. It is a little tricky to get our wrench in here—you have to finesse it just right, but it will work.
Let’s see if it will grab hold. There—it grabbed on. We’re able to snake our wrench out now.
Once that nut is tightened up, we’ll slide the rear-most hardware through. Go ahead and fully tighten it.
[10:00] Sometimes, if you’re having issues getting the nut on this bolt right here, you may have to loosen your bolt that secures your rear-most A-arm tab to the frame. I usually like to back it out to where it’s barely in the threads. That way, you have a little more room to get in there and tighten your nut to the frame stiffener.
We’ll do that now. Like I said, sometimes you can get it without doing that, but sometimes you’ll have to. That just depends on if you tweak the frame stiffener a hair. Like right here, it’s a little tweaked, but once we tighten it up, everything will be good.
[10:51] Once you’ve gone through and fully tightened all of your hardware and double checked everything, reinstall your wheels and tires.
And that’s how super easy it is to install SuperATV’s heavy-duty Frame Stiffener on this Kawasaki KRX! For more information on this frame stiffener or any of SuperATV’s great products, be sure to give us a call or check us out online. Thanks for watching and we’ll catch you next time.
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