Created: May 27, 2020
[0:00] Hey everybody. Today I’m going to show you how super quick and easy it is to install SuperATV’s High Clearance Rear A-Arms on this Maverick Sport.
So let’s jump right in. The first thing we’re going to do is remove both rear wheels and tires.
Then we’ll remove our cotter pin from our castle nut, and then our castle nut. We’ll grab our 30 mm.
Once we’ve done that, we’re gonna disconnect the brake caliper. If you’ve never taken off your arms before, you’ll have two rivets holding your brake lines on. You’ll want to drill those out.
We’ve had our A-arms off before, so we just have two screws holding our brake lines on. We’ll remove those and then move our caliper out of the way.
We’ll remove our hub and set that aside for the time being.
We’ll disconnect our upper A-arm from our knuckle, and then remove the hardware from our lower A-arm. Remove the lower arm bolts here, where they attach to the knuckle, and then the upper. We’ll go ahead and remove our knuckle from the machine.
We’ll grab our 18 mm socket and 18 mm wrench. Disconnect our shock from our lower A-arm. Remove the hardware. Pick up on the lower arm a little bit.
[2:20] We’ll grab a strap and tie our shock up out of the way.
We can flip our caliper out here to the outside. Let it hang for now. I’ll remove the upper A-arm.
Then I don’t like to let my axle hang when I’m removing my arm, so I’m going to remove the axle from the machine. That’s going to keep the boot from getting creased. Once the boot gets creased, it’s prone to tear, so we’ll just remove it.
[2:55] And our sway bar linkage, remove as well, that off the lower A-arm. We’ll remove our nut and grab the lower A-arm. Pick it up. Remove our bolt. Our A-arm will drop down. We’ll start removing the lower A-arm from the frame.
Next we’re going to grab our lower A-arm. We’re working on the passenger side. You want to make sure that if you’re working on the driver’s side, you grab the right A-arm. The easiest way to do that is to lay it up to your factory ones. They’ll have the same kind of bends and shock placement, as well as sway bar link placement.
We’ll cut the zip ties off of our bushings and grab our factory bolts. Slide the A-arm into place. Slide our bolts through and start our nuts on the bolts.
Then we’ll grab two of our grease zerks out of the hardware kit and thread them into each of the pivot blocks on the lower A-arm. Fully tighten them.
[4:21] Next we’re going to grab our upper A-arm. Cut our zip tie off of the bushings and grab our factory bolt. Get it lined up just like that. We’ll start our nut and grab one of our grease zerks. Thread it into the A-arm. Fully tighten it.
Then we’ll grab our brake line clips. Slide them onto the brake line. It’ll be two per side. Let’s line the clip up with the threaded hole in the A-arm.
We’ll do the exact same step for this threaded hole right here.
We’ll tighten our hardware up for our brake line clips.
Then we’ll pull our upper arm out of the way.
[6:07] We’re going to reinstall our axle. Make sure it’s fully seated in there. We’ll grab our knuckle and slide it onto the axle. Attach it to our upper A-arm. Slide it into place.
Now we’ll pick up our upper A-arm and take our provided M10 x 155 mm bolt. Slide it through the knuckle and the A-arm. Make sure the head of your bolt is on the back side of the arm, just like ours is.
We’ll start our nut and grab hold of our lower A-arm. Line it up with our knuckle. As we’re doing this, we’ll make sure our sway bar lines up with the pocket on the A-arm. Once we have everything lined up, we’ll stick our factory hardware down here where the lower A-arm connects to the knuckle.
[7:20] Once we have our hardware started through our knuckle, we’ll start our nuts onto each of our bolts. Then we’ll grab the provided M12 bolt out of the hardware kit. We’re going to secure our sway bar link to our A-arm.
Then we’ll install our shock to our lower A-arm. We’re going to go through and fully tighten all of our hardware.
Then we’ll grab our hub and slide it onto the axle. Make sure we reinstall our washer, whether it’s your factory washer for your factory axle or an aftermarket axle.
We’ll tighten up our castle nut until our cotter pin hole is exposed. Reinstall our cotter pin, or get a new one if yours is worn out or you broke it while removing it.
We’ll grab hold of our brake caliper and slide it back onto the rotor. Get it lined back up.
We’ll reinstall our brake caliper bolts.
[9:53] Go through and make sure your hardware is fully tightened, and repeat the same steps for the opposite side. Then you’ll reinstall your wheel and tire.
And there you have it. That’s how super quick and easy it is to install SuperATV’s Rear A-Arms on this Can-Am Maverick Sport. For more information on these arms or any of SuperATV’s great products, feel free to give us a call at 855-743-3427, or check us out online at SuperATV.com. Thanks for watching and we’ll catch you next time.
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