Back in the day, Rhino was just one axle—the Rhino Brand Axle. It was a good all-arounder and became pretty popular. It was the heavy-duty axle to beat. But these days there are more riders than ever, and no two are the same. What’s heavy-duty for a farmer isn’t for a racer. And what’s heavy-duty for a rock bouncer is, well, overkill for everybody else.
The point is, as needs grew, so did the Rhino Axle line. And what better way to address those needs than to listen to you? We tuned into what our customers were saying about Rhino and used that feedback as fuel for each upgrade and new addition.
Now we have ADR by Rhino Axles, Rhino Brand Axles, Rhino 2.0 Axles, and Rhino X300 Axles. All of these axles are designed based on what you’re looking for in an off-road axle. However you ride, Rhino’s got what you need.
The purpose of ADR Axles is in the name: Axle Direct Replacement. These axles are meant to be your quickest, easiest replacement of a stock axle and they’re priced accordingly, coming in at $75.
That’s not to say they’re disposable. In fact, in many ways you can expect similar durability and performance as our Rhino Brand Axles. The main difference between an ADR Axle and a Rhino Brand Axle, besides the price, is the warranty. ADR axles come with a 1-year warranty for manufacturing defects. It doesn’t cover any old break. But at that price, they’re perfect for the casual rider who just wants a new or spare axle that works when they’re out hunting or working.
You’ve heard of Rhino Brand Axles—they’re one of the most popular axles in the entire industry. And the reason they’re so popular is because they’re solid. They’re not as tough as Rhino 2.0s, but they’re still much stronger than stock. Rhino Brand Axles use a chromoly shaft that’s bigger than stock and CV joints with chromoly components.
At $200, they’re also cheaper than most axles of similar strength. It really is a winning combination for the rider that likes to abuse their machine.
And of course, you can always depend on a good SuperATV warranty. Rhino Brand Axles are backed by a 1-year warranty so you can ride hard without worrying.
Rhino 2.0 Axles are one of our most popular axles. The shaft and CV joints are made of heat treated chromoly steel alloy, which makes them very strong and very reliable. The larger CVs and cages give them even more strength and allow them to run at very high articulation angles without overheating. They outperform every other axle in the “heavy-duty” class but cost less than the competition, coming in at just $230.
That makes Rhino 2.0s the go-to axle for most riders looking for a high-strength part. They give you the best bang for your buck, and the 18-month warranty just sweetens the deal.
Rhino 2.0 Axles have seen plenty of action on professional race machines too. The Guthrie Racing Team, including Mitch Guthrie Sr. and 2019’s King of the Hammers winner Mitch Guthrie Jr., has been running Rhino 2.0s since 2016 and have together won 8 of the last 11 King of the Hammers races.
If you haven’t heard of the Guthrie family, their track record will pretty much tell their story for them. With eight King of the Hammers wins and many other titles under their belt (including Mint 400 and UTV World Championship, just to name a few) there’s no doubt they need axles they can trust. And as you can see, they trust Rhino 2.0 above all else.
Rhino X300 Axles are our highest strength axles and we use a tapered shaft design to make them even stronger. The shafts and many of the CV components are made with 300M alloy steel which is heat treated for perfect durability.
300M is very strong, but the coolest part about X300 is the Flexshaft™. The precise design and materials in the X300’s shaft allow it to twist and then twist back to its original position when hit with heavy torque loads. This flexing action saves the weakest part of the axle—the CV joints—from breaking under load.
The result is an axle that’s stronger than parts it’s made from, and it was already our strongest axle to begin with!
This extreme-duty axle is perfect for the most hardcore riders. If you’re doing high-endurance or high-impact riding, rock bouncing, racing, or mud bogging, and you don’t want to break an axle even if you make a big mistake, X300 is the way to go. They run you around $500, which is significantly lower than the closest competing axle out there, and those don’t have the Flexshaft™ feature. Plus, they come backed by a 3-year warranty so you can try to break them all you want. By the end, you’ll know that these axles have no limits.
We’ve spent years perfecting the Rhino Axle formulas and at this point, we’ve got manufacturing dialed in, leaving you with the ultimate axle lineup. Each axle we churn out is a prime example of SuperATV’s industry-leading innovation and commitment to producing the highest-quality axles that are not only dependable, but affordable.
But how do we do it? The answer: testing. Lots and lots of testing. Because how can we know that our axles are truly the best if we don’t have the data to back it up?
Each Rhino Axle undergoes extensive testing in three critical areas:
To ensure that our axles outperform the competition in each of these categories, we’ve invested in top-of-the-line research and design technology.
Our torsion machine, for example, allows us to text axles either straight or at an angle. It has the ability to replicate lift kits or long travel kits. We can also use this machine to test shafts, cups, spiders, or cages.
Our endurance machine is capable of producing speeds up to 175 MPH—we can’t reach those speeds in the field (not that we haven’t tried). It can also replicate up to 20 inches of suspension travel and a 45 degree steering angle, all while data logging CV temperature, torque, and speed. This machine also monitors heat, allowing us to make sure there are no seized CVs, blown boots, or a breakdown of grease.
Additionally, we have a fatigue machine that’s designed to replicate miles and miles of riding. This makes sure the axle shafts and components don’t become brittle and break over time.
Our team of experts devote an insane amount of time to testing the Rhino Axle lineup, but they don’t stop there. We also use this technology to test competitor axles. So when we say ours are the best, we know that’s the truth.
SuperATV’s Rhino Axles are a force to be reckoned with no matter where you put them to the test—on the trails, on the race track, over rocky terrain, you name it. And if you’re not sure which Rhino Axle you need, just give us a call! Whether you need a stock replacement axle for your casual rides or a beefy, heavy-duty axle to withstand the craziest rock crawls, you never need to look anywhere else but SuperATV.
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I have. A Polaris rzr 800 I bought someone put aftermarket arms on it has adr axles the 50in don’t fit the reg 800 don’t fit neither does a rzr s fit the axle is roughly 25.5 long seeing if y’all have a axle to replace it with.
Hey Jon, can you tell us where exactly you’re measuring from? And also if you’re measuring extended or compressed? Thanks for reading!
I have a Yamaha rhino with an unknown set of A arms that both rear axles broke. The ITV itself sits higher with the broken axles. I wondering if the broken ones were to short how could I measure the arm swing to determine how long the axles should be?
Hey Rob, unfortunately, we don’t do anything in custom length axles. You would have to find the manufacturer of the suspension kit to determine the length of the axles you will need if they’re longer than stock length. I’m sorry we can’t be of much help. We appreciate the support and hope you’re able to get it figured out!
I have a 2014 can am commander 1000 with superatv high clearance A arms. I bought the machine this way and I have popped the drivers front axle out of the differential at least 6 times under mild driving conditions. Example: gravel roads with potholes under 40 miles an hour. I am getting very frustrated. It has rhino 2.0 on 3 corners. The passengers side front for some reason is stock which just snapped off inside the diff, argggh! Do you possibly sell an extended length Rhino 2.0 axle that I should be using? It has no lift just these damn after market A-arms. I actually got the drivers side front Rhino 2.0 to stop popping out after I cut the axle in half added a 1” spacer welded it back together and sleeved it. Lol. Any suggestions would be great.
Hey Jasen! I’m sorry you’ve had so much trouble. Unfortunately, we don’t have longer axles. I’d say more than likely your issue is either worn C-clips on the axles or the diff is worn. In most cases like this, where the axle tip breaks off inside the front diff, the axle wasn’t installed all the way. Earlier Can-Am models were a little different than most, and there are two clicks when installing those axles. It’s usually easier with someone else on the other side rotating the opposite side tire. Hopefully this helps. Feel free to give us a call at 855-743-3427 for additional help. Thank you for the support!
I had an cv joint blow up on a new rhino axel, with less than 30 miles on it. Left me with 3 wheel drive 15 miles into the Alaska wilderness, I’m 60 years old and don’t tear up my stuff, maybe a bad joint or something. The outbourd joint went allowing the axel to spin out of the a arms and blew up the inboard joint. Fortunately it didn’t break the third member. My winch got a lot of work coming out. So much mud. In a Honda of all things! With my grandchildren….. replaced both sides at the same time and the other seems to be ok?
Hey Fred! There are a lot of variables that can come into play with axle failures—angles probably being most important to consider when experiencing a failure like that. We sell a large amount of these axles with excellent feedback and results. Unfortunately, failures can still happen which is why we offer an industry leading warranty. Give us a call and we can help get the warranty process rolling as well as help troubleshoot as to why the failure may have occurred. Thanks for checking in!
I’m looking for someone to rebuild a rhino 2.0 axle the inner cv came apart. Does your shop do repair work?
Hey Curtis, we do not do repair work. But any dealer/mechanic shop should be able to do that for you. If you have trouble finding a UTV dealer near you, you could even try a standard auto mechanic. Doing it yourself isn’t too terribly difficult either. We sell replacement CV joints at SuperATV.com, and you can see the replacement process in this video: https://www.superatv.com/offroad-atlas/how-to-change-the-cv-boot-on-rhino-brand-axles/. Hopefully you can get riding again soon!
I am working on a 2012 Cam-Am Outlander, the number stamped on the left rear axle is TA-B-OUT800 RL 411092010, I need the inner CV joint for this axle, is it available?
Hey Fred, we don’t have that CV joint anymore, but if you send me your info (which I won’t publish here) I can have our customer service reach out to see if we can get you taken care of.
This 2012 Cam-Am has a 4″ lift kit, the left rear axle length is 25″ compressed and 27″ extended, 24 spline at diff. and 26 spline at wheel. How much is a new axle?
We’ve got an axle for it. Our Rhino axles start at $209.95, but we might be able to do better for you since we don’t carry that CV joint anymore. I don’t know exactly what our customer support guys can do, but I can have them reach out to you if you’re interested.