If you’ve seen the term “offset A-arms” but have never quite understood what it meant, you’re about to learn some pretty interesting stuff. An A-arm’s offset is one of the most significant features you can look for. At SuperATV, we have 0”, 1.5” and 2” offset A-arms.
So what are offset A-arms? What does a 1.5” offset even mean? And why would you want
The offset is the distance these arms move, or rake, your hubs forward (or backwards for rear A-arms) compared to stock. A 0″ offset doesn’t move the hub at all—it’s the same as stock. A 1.5″ forward offset means that the hubs are moved 1.5″ forward compared to stock.
This makes your vehicle longer, more stable, and gives you more room for larger tires.
No. A lot of people see “1.5 inches” and “high clearance” and think, “Oh, these A-arms will give me 1.5 inches of lift.” Maybe you want a lift or maybe you don’t. Either way, forward offset A-arms have nothing to do with lift.
They actually make your vehicle longer, not wider or taller. They are called “high clearance” because we’ve designed them to have a higher profile. The bends in the arms give more space between your vehicle and the ground than stock A-arms do. This is why you can clear debris with your high-clearance A-arms that you can’t with stock arms.
There are several benefits to offset A-arms.
First of all, having a 1.5″ longer machine (or 3″ longer, if you get front and rear offset arms) makes your machine more stable. This stability is key to rock crawling and hill climbing. If you’re in a tricky rock garden or climbing a steep rock ledge, you’ll have a much easier time keeping your front tires down, and you’re much less likely to flip over backwards.
The same goes for hill climbing. This stability lets you attack a hill with confidence so you can worry about where you’re going instead of worrying about tumbling back down to where you started.
The second major benefit of moving your hubs forward is the extra space you get for larger tires. A 1.5″ forward offset can give as much or more space as a 1.5” lift for bigger tires. Many people opt for the offset A-arms for this reason alone. If you do install bigger tires, you’ll increase your ground clearance even more. Then you can also combine offset A-arms with a small lift to maximize tire size with minimal lift.
For example, a 3” lift kit with 1.5” offset A-arms installed on a RZR Turbo S increases your max tire size by 5”, giving you up to a 37” tire. That’s huge for relatively minor suspension changes.
Offset A-arms pair well with GDP Portal Gear Lifts in this regard, since portals maintain your factory axle angles. A portal gear lift on top of offset A-arms opens up a world of possibilities when it comes to tires—and you can keep your stock axles. What’s not to love about that?
The only real downside with offset A-arms is that they reduce your turning radius slightly. And when we say slightly, we mean very slight. You may not even notice a difference.
You don’t need to worry about your axles with our offset A-arms. Our veteran engineers, prototype team, and quality team go to painstaking lengths to ensure that our A-arms work with stock axles. We’ve made sure there is no rubbing or binding of the axle. Besides, the largest offset we offer is 2”. You’re not turning your UTV into some kind of weird dragster all of a sudden. Your stock axles will be just fine.
And that’s really all there is to it. Offset A-arms are a nice, easy way to make potentially big changes to your machine. When you’re ready, head over to the A-arm page and see what we have for your ride!
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Do you have a recommendation for how much offset I want?
Hey Levi, thanks for reading! This will all depend on what vehicle you own, your preferences, and what tire size you plan on running. If you give us a call, we’d be glad to help you figure out your options! 855.743.3427
How big of a tire can I run on a 19 Polaris general with the 3” bracket lift and 1.5 arched arms? I have the lift and arms but I want max tire size before purchasing a set
Hey Cody, with that set up, you’re looking at 33″ max tire size. Thanks for reading!
I bought off set a-arms from you’ll for my Honda Talon 1000x-4 so that my 33’s on 20″ rims do not rub anymore. My question is, why do you not send them with new bushings already installed? For almost $1k you’d think that would happen, because I feel paying so much would rectify it self by saving so much time installing them. Should be a 1.5hr job, not a 5-6hr job or more for ppl who are less mechanically inclined (no offense ppl).
Also, what’s the difference between your $380 off set a-arms and the $900 ones I bought?
Hey Greg, thanks for tuning in with us! Unfortunately, not every set of A-arms comes with bushings, which we do state on the website. We just recently started carrying bushings for this machine and will be adding this option once our assembly line is set up for it. As far as your question on the pricing difference, the difference is ball joints. It’s $390 for A-arms only, $750 for heavy duty ball joints pressed in for you, and $830 with super duty ball joints. There should be no options for $900. Feel free to contact our customer service team for any further questions on your order: 855-743-3427. Thanks for the support!
Hi I just recently put high clearance a arms on my 2015 900s RZR I have 27-in tires now without being tipsy on steep inclines what tire size is a good suggestion if I want to increase tires size?
We would recommend up to a 30″ tire. Going any taller might require you to make your machine wider to keep it stable on hillsides.
For some reason the right rear wheel bearing keeps pushing out can that be caused from an axel being to long has s3 upper n lower arms stock axels still should be fine right
Hey Anthony, thanks for tuning in! Your stock axles should be fine. It sounds like an issue with the hub being worn out and the bearing not being a tight enough pressed fit. Feel free to give us a call at 855-743-3427 and we’ll try to help you troubleshoot the issue. Thanks for the support!
Looking at a set of forward arms for a 20 ranger crew. Will Polaris tracks work with the control arms?
Hey Clayton, thanks for the read! No, I don’t believe these will work together as it will cause steering issues. Feel free to give our sales team a call with any other questions you may have at 855-743-3427. We thank you for the support!
On a 2016 ranger xp900, 1.5 forward a arms and a 3 inch lift. What size tires could I get?
Hey Roger, you should be able to get 30″ tires with no contact at full shock compression and turn. Thanks for reading!
I have a 2 inch spacer lift how can I get the same lift without the spacers like a suspension lift
Hey Chase, if you give us a call and tell us more about your setup, we should be able to help you out with a plan. Give us a call at 855-743-3427. Thanks for the support!
The A1.5 or A2.0 arms are ok to run in combination with a lift also?
Hey Dewayne, thanks for reading! Yes, the offset arms will work fine with a lift unless noted otherwise on the website.
So it says i don’t have to change my axles if i put a 3 inch lift and the high clearance A Arms 1.5 off set. Ive been told buy my dealer that i will have to change axles if i do upper and lower arms? i have a 2017 polaris general 1000 4 seater.
Thanks for reading! Only rear axles are required on the General with rear offset A-arms. Front offset A-arm axles are not required but recommended due to added angle on the CVs. I apologize for the confusion.
Is it ok to run just rear arched a arms on a 2019 teryx 4
Hey Jonathan, thanks for tuning in! Yes, you should be good to run the arms on your Teryx with your stock axles.
Why do I have to run 1” wheel spacers on a 20 model xp 1000 with stock wheels?
Hey Ray! Due to the offset of the stock wheels in the front, it can come in contact with the upper A-arms during full turn. Thanks for reading!
Would a 2 inch offset increase travel?
No, adding 2″ offset arms will not increase your wheel travel. Thanks for reading!
I have a 2020 Polaris Ranger 1000 Crew Premium. What would be the largest tire I could fit with 1.5″ offset A-arms and 3″ bracket lift?
How about 2″ offset A-arms and 3″ bracket lift?
Hey Travis, with the 3″ bracket lift and 1.5″ forward arms, we recommend 30″ tires to get no contact, however you may be able to manage 32’s on the front. With 2″ offset arms and the bracket lift, you should be able to get 34″ tires. Thanks for tuning in!
Hey, quick question. Im putting my new super ATV 1″ forward a-arms on my 2012 ranger 800. It doesn’t look like the shock mount is going to work. It is too far forward and the shock sits in it crooked. Am I missing something or do you think I recieved the wrong arms? Thanks Bill
Hey William, it sounds like there could be a couple of things going on. Your best bet is to give us a call at 855-743-3427 and hopefully we can get it figured out for you. Thanks for the support!
Wondering if I could run something larger than a 32” tire if I do a 2” offset on a 2018 RZR Dynamix?
Hey Jarrod, thanks for tuning in! It looks like the max tire size is 33″ on the Dynamix active suspension, with 2″ forward offset arms.
Does Super ATV offer CV Guards that fit off set A arms? Or will the CV Guards made to fit my stock bike still fit?
Hey Duane, unfortunately we do not. Thanks for tuning in!
Can I just buy the forward A arms 2″ without the rear? If so and a 2″ lift what size tire could I run on a 2020 1000 ranger ? And will I need wheel spacers with the stock wheels?
Hey Adan! Yes, you can just buy the forward A-arms without the rear and a 2″ lift to clear a 35″ tire. You shouldn’t need wheel spacers unless you have an offset wheel. Thanks for reading!
If im running a stock 2017 rzr s 1000 and bought 1.5 offset front and rear high clearance a-arms is it going to run the 32″ tires fine?
Hey Michael, thanks for reading! Yes, if you are to get the forward offset A-arms, your max tire size will be 32″.
I have a 2020 honda pioneer 500 like to put 29.5×14 outlaws with can I buy to do that
Hey John, thanks for reading! Unfortunately, we do not currently offer offset arms for the Honda Pioneer 500. We appreciate the support!
Can I combine a super atv 2″ lift on my 2012 polaris 800 xp limited with a previously installed 2″ forward arm kit. If so what size tire can I run? Thanks
Hey Tim! I’m assuming you’re talking about a Ranger here. In which case, you should be fine to run the 1″ forward arms with the 2″ lift kit. If you have the old 2″ forward arms, it might bind the axles some, so you would need to get axles too when running that combination. We appreciate the support!
Hello, I was looking at buying your 2” offset a-arms and rear a-arms for my 2018 Polaris ranger xp1000. I’m looking to remove my 2”bracket lift so I can have my elka shocks in the stock position for a smoother ride. I currently have your upgraded tie rods and I’m running 28×10 carnivores on 14”race line wheel with stock offset. My long winded question is I was wondering if I could run 30” tires and not rub at full turn without the bracket lift installed. Thank you for your response and keep up the great products! Sincerely, Chris
Hey Chris, as long as the aftermarket wheels you’re running are the same offset as factory, then yes you can run 30″ tires (without rubbing in a full turn) without the lift and just the A-arms. Thanks for tuning in!
I am running your 1.5″ forward a-arm with your HD ball joints HD bushings Rhino 2.0 axles a 3″ lift 2″ wheel spacers and King 2.5 shocks on a 2008 rzr 800. I have been so impressed with the added stability articulation and overall performance that I am considering going to a rzr s kit with 10″ of width and 1.5″ front and rear. I live in southern Utah and ride rocks at Sand Hollow. What are your thoughts on performance increases with the additional investment. If worth it what size tires would you suggest?
Hey Michael, so glad to hear that our products have worked out so well for you! It sounds like you have a pretty great setup. If you’re wanting to go to the RZR S kit, you will get even more increased stability. Unless you ride in places where you won’t fit with that wide of a machine, you should be okay. As far as tire size goes, it will depend on how much lift you end up adding. If you go with a smaller lift with the conversion kit, we’d recommend going with a 30″ tire. If you have anymore questions, feel free to give our customer service team a shout at 855-743-3427 and they’ll definitely be able to get you squared away! Thanks for the support!
I just purchased a 2021 general crew. My buddy has the 19 model and is doing a complete rebuild on it. He sold my his brand new set of super atv 1.5” front aarms and he was also running rear high clearance aarms with a 3” offset made by a different company. Is this ok to do without running into problems. Before I order wheels and tires I want to make sure before I put these on. Also what size tires would I be able to clear. Thanks.
Hey Matt, thanks for reaching out! Yes, as long as you don’t have an XP model General, everything should swap over. With SATV Offset A-Arms, you can clear up to a 32″ tire. You might also keep in mind that the lifetime warranty on those A-arms is only valid to the original purchaser. Feel free to give us a call at 855-743-3427 with any other questions!
Just bought a 2021 rzr 1000 highlifter, also ordered the rear boxed/ arched arms, a 3-5” lift, and 1.5 forward arms. I know 37s will fit just curious if I can push for 40s
Hey James, thanks for reading! The biggest we were able to clear completely with absolutely no contact at full suspension compression and wheel turn with both the 3-5″ lift and offset A-arms is a 33″ tire. Thank you for the support!
On my 2019 General 1000 4 seater, I just installed the 1.5” offset and 30” tires. They are rubbing like crazy. What can you recommend?
Hey Jon, thanks for reaching out! We would suggest getting our leveling kit for the General: https://www.superatv.com/polaris-general-front-leveling-kit. It’ll give you a little extra lift and is perfect for your 30″ tires. Feel free to give us a call with any other questions! 855-743-3427
Do you offer any rear raked a arms for a 2020 Polaris sportsman 1000 xp s model?
Hey Justin! We do not have any arms for the 2020 Sportsman 1000 XP S model yet. I will be sure to pass this along as a new product request. Thank you for tuning in!
Yes I have a 2013 Polaris ranger 800 with 1.5 toward a arms had a 3” highlighter bracket lift just took it off believe axle was binding running 29.5 outlaws what can I do to run 33” tires
Hey Anthony, thanks for tuning in! Running a 6″ lift would get you up to a 34″ tire. Another option would be to use the forward arms you have with our 2″ lift and 6″ portals. That would get you up to a 33″ tire. Thank you for the support!
I have a 2020 can am defender xmr I was wondering how much lift I need to fit 35s
Hey Jordan! With our forward offset A-arms alone, you can clear 34s. If you add the 3″ lift kit to that, you can clear 35s, but could possibly still get a little rub at full turn when compressed. You could also do the 6″ lift or portals and get 35s added no problem. Thanks for tuning in!
2016 Honda Pioneer 1000-5. Just ordered your 6” portals & 1.5” forward A Arms (front only) at your recommendation to clear 35” tires. I already have a 2 1/2” bracket lift. Will stock axles work? Or should I remove the bracket lift as my Honda shop suggested?
Hey Chance! With the portals, you aren’t changing the angle of the axle any more than it already was changed from the 2.5″ lift kit. I would recommend running the stock axles until you need to replace them. When you do replace them, you will still want to get stock length axles: https://www.superatv.com/shop/honda/pioneers/pioneer-1000-5#/filter:product_category:Axles With that lift and portal setup, I would also recommend you add our frame stiffener to prevent any damage to the frame between your A-arms that could be caused by the additional torque coming from the portals. I have included a link to the frame stiffener here: https://www.superatv.com/honda-pioneer-1000-frame-stiffener-gusset-kit Thanks for tuning in!
Hi. What would be the maximum tire size for a 2021 Polaris Ranger 1000 EPS with 3” lift and a set of 1.5” arched arms?
Will the suspension feel significantly harder with those upgrades?
Hey Alberto! You should be able to clear 30s, and your ride quality will really depend more on your shock settings and/or springs. Thanks for tuning in!
Hi, I have a 2013 Rzr800s and have put on a 2″ lift as well as 2″ forward A arms. I now have issues with the front inner boots pulling off. Any suggestions?
Hey Peter! Assuming you’re talking about axle boots, you have a couple of options. You can replace your axles with Rhino Brand or Rhino 2.0s, as they are built to withstand higher operating angles: https://www.superatv.com/shop/polaris/rzr/rzrs800#/filter:product_category:Axles Or you can try adjusting your shocks down to the decrease the angles on your current axles. Feel free to reach out to us at 855-743-3427 for anymore help! We appreciate the support.
I have a 2021 Polaris Ranger XP 1000 crew. Wanting to put 30x10x14 tires on it. In addition to the 2” front arms, do I need a lift or spacers to get them to not rub? Would I need rear arms as well?
Hey Trent! It sounds like you’re all set to run those tires—no other modifications needed. With the 2″ offset arms, you can even go up to 32″. Thanks for checking in!
I Installed 30″ tires and a 2 1/2″ bracket lift on a 2021 Polaris Ranger 1000XP. Do you recommend forward a arms for stability? Or not necessary?
Hey Travis, thanks for checking in with us! The offset in A-arms is more for clearance of larger tires. You might see some advantages with the longer wheelbase, but it’s typically not a requirement.
I have already ordered a set of ZRP Heavy Duty Tie Rods, will they work with 1.5 offset A-Arms?
Hey, Thomas! Thanks for tuning in with us. It sounds like you ordered Z-Bend tie rods, which are designed for a lift kit, not forward offset A-arms. Forward arms use straight stock length tie rods on almost all machines.
I have a 2020 Kawasaki 800 Teryx. I put a 2” lift on it with 30” tires. The left front tire rubes at full turn. How can I fix that? If I were to purchase just the front extended A-arms, would that keep it from rubbing? If so, do I also have to purchase rear A-arms as well? If I can I would rather just get the front and not the rear. Would that effect the ride? Thx Chris
Hey Chris! You can run just the front A-arms and it will definitely help. You wouldn’t need to pair it with the rear arms if you don’t want to. Thanks for checking in!
Thank You for your reply. Which front A-arms do you suggest. I would need them in black. Do you give Veteran discounts?
Check out our high clearance forward offset arms here: https://www.superatv.com/kawasaki-teryx-high-clearance-1-5-forward-offset-a-arms We do offer a discount to military and first responders. You just have to enroll. Here are the simple instructions on how to do that: https://www.superatv.com/frontline-5-military-first-responders-discount Thanks, Chris!
Im curious about the shock mount on the forward off set A-arms. Would these mounts also be located forward? Therefore changing the angle of the shock affecting the geometry.
Hey Paul! The shock mounts are in the same OEM location at the same geometry. The A-arms are designed with the ball joint holes pushed forward for that forward offset. Thanks for tuning in!