Created: June 18, 2018
[0:00] Hey guys! Tyler here at SuperATV. There’s not much worse than driveline vibration. Today, we’re going to walk you through, step by step, how to install a SuperATV Carrier Bearing.
Although this job isn’t super hard, it can be time consuming. So we are going to show you some tricks to make this install easier for you.
We’ll be installing one of SuperATV’s two-piece billet carrier bearings. We make them in both a billet aluminum and a cast option for many makes and models, and we guarantee it’ll be the last carrier bearing you’ll ever need.
We’re going to pass it over to Matt and he’ll show us how easy it is to install one.
Hey guys, it’s Matt from SuperATV and I’m going to show you how to install one of our carrier bearings in a RZR 1000. Let’s get started.
[0:38] Start by removing both front seats. Take out your center console by removing four push pins and three torque screws. Now remove the front two bolts holding the driveshaft guard, along with one in the rear.
Locate your driveshaft hoop below your rear sway bar and remove the two bolts securing it. Using a punch, remove the roll pin holding the driveshaft to the front differential. Then slide the driveshaft off—sometimes a pry bar is required.
Next, separate your front driveshaft from your rear driveshaft. Slide your rear driveshaft forward and remove the pillow block from the shaft. Go to the rear of the machine, where the driveshaft hooks to the transmission, and remove the driveshaft from the machine.
At this time, remove your driveshaft’s guard from the machine, pulling it through the center console. Now grab your rear driveshaft and remove the OEM bearing from the shaft using a brass hammer or bearing puller. Clean off the driveshaft where the bearing sits using Brakleen.
[3:10] Grab your new SuperATV two-piece carrier bearing and remove the four bolts holding the cap on. Remove the bearing from the housing and place it on your rear driveshaft before seating the bearing into to place.
Apply the provided retaining compound to the shaft. Now seat the bearing on the driveshaft. Be sure to fully seat the bearing.
Grab your provided retaining ring and place it on the driveshaft. Make sure the sham matches the shaft. Apply some provided Loctite to the bolts and tighten the bolts. Slide the rear driveshaft back into the machine and install it back onto the rear output shaft.
[4:50] Install the lower portion of the carrier bearing back into the machine. Line up the groove on the bearing with the groove on the bottom of the housing. Slid your front driveshaft back onto the rear driveshaft. Slide your front driveshaft back onto your front diff and reinstall your roll pin.
Now that your driveshaft is connected from front to rear, it’s time to place the lower carrier bearing. Install the provided bolts, with Loctite applied to the threads, but do not fully tighten the bolts yet.
Grab the top portion of the carrier bearing and place Loctite on the threads of all four bolts. Install it with the “SuperATV” toward the rear of the machine. Snug up all the bolts but don’t fully tighten them.
[6:45] With your rear tires off the ground, spin your tires and make sure everything spins freely before tightening your bolts. Be sure the rear drive shaft has a gap between the transmission housing.
Go back and tighten the two bolts that secure the lower potion of the carrier bearing to the frame.
Last, grab a grease gun and pump some grease into your new carrier bearing using the provided grease on top of the bearing carrier. It’s that easy! Now all you have to do is reinstall your console and seats, then you’re ready to hit the trail.
If you have any other questions just give us a call or check us out online. Thanks for watching!
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I was watching the video about installing the carrier bearing on the Polaris Razor XP1000. What springs are on that machine?
There are factory shocks and springs on this machine, which are OEM Walker Evans. Thanks for watching, Derek!
Do you have instructions On installing. A super ATV carrier bearing on a 2012 Polaris rzr 900xp.
Hey Drew, thanks for reading! We do not currently have instructions for this specific machine, but if you go to the listing (https://www.superatv.com/polaris-heavy-duty-bearing-carrier), there is a how-to video and downloadable instructions under the instructions tab that should be of help. It is an install on a RZR 1000, but the process should be similar.
I have seen 2 separate superatv videos that show mounting the superatv carrier bearing bracket in both directions. I have a 2016 900S and also have onstalled a heavy duty rhino driveshaft. So should the superatv logo be closer to the motor and rear of the rzr or should it be closer to the front end?
On any non-turbo model, the logo will be closer to the front. And then for turbo models, it will be toward the rear. Thanks for tuning in!
When installing your carrier bearing on my 17 XP 1000 in your video he didn’t say anything about putting the driveshaft guard back in . Does it not go back in with your bearing or was it overlooked in the video . Thanks
Hey Doug! We do not reinstall the guard back in with our carrier bearing. Thanks for tuning in!
Any help on buying and installing a center support bearing in a 2014 800 RZR?….firstname.lastname@example.org
Hey Les! Unfortunately, we don’t currently offer one for the RZR 800. We appreciate you checking in with us!
your driveshaft hoop below your rear sway bar and remove the two bolts securing it.
Do you reinstall this when done?
Hey there, Rob! Good question. Reinstalling the driveshaft hoop actually comes down to personal preference. You can reinstall it if you want, but it’s not required. Thanks for tuning in!