Created: December 30, 2015
[0:00] Hey guys, Tyler here with SuperATV. We’ve listened to your requests for an easy-to-install, preassembled unit and, as a result, our talented team of engineers delivered.
I present to you our patent-pending sprague carrier assembly. This kit comes complete with new rollers, new springs, and a new cage for an easy install.
As you can see here, I have a differential I’ve already removed from our machine to show you just how easy it is to put this kit into your Polaris front differential. Step over here to see what it takes to get this job done.
[0:39] I’ve already removed the seven bolts that hold the cover to the differential. First, you’ll want to remove those bolts, take your cover off, and set it aside.
Next, you want to remove the torsion spring retainer and the armature plate—it just lifts right off—and set them to the side.
Now you have your torsion spring. Take note of how it’s wrapped around this stud on one end and how it’s kind of spring-loaded. Set it aside.
[1:10] Grab the output hub and slide it out. Now we have exposed the sprague carrier. Normally, the reason you’re changing this is because you’ve busted this housing. For example, this one’s good, but yours may be cracked, busted, or have rollers falling out.
After that, you’re just going to take it and lift them up. The springs and rollers are going to go everywhere. Try to keep them somewhat there, and then set it aside.
Be sure to remove all rollers and any debris that’s down in there from the cage that was previously in there that busted. Just make sure there’s nothing down in there.
[1:53] Next, grab your kit from SuperATV. It’s a nice, quick, and easy install set up. It has a zip tie holding it so you will need to give it some snips.
After that, set this over the hole to where it is going to line up. The sprague carrier is going to slide right down where you want it to, so get it close to where you want it on your sprague. Start easily, pushing down just nice and easy. Then rock it a little bit. Ta-da, it’s as simple as that.
[2:35] Now proceed to do everything backwards that you did disassembling it. We’ll slide our output hub back in and install our torsion spring. It’s a little spring-loaded deal. Make sure it’s sitting over that and then square it up.
You’ll want to take note that the spring retainer has this little nub sticking up right here. You want to line it up with the nub right here and then set it perfectly down in there.
Your armature plate will linen up in two spots. Put everything in there and put your cover back on. Start you seven bolts and torque them to spec. Finally, install your diff and you’re ready to go!