By now, you guys must know that SuperATV likes to impress. We’ll mount your tires for you before we ship them out, we assemble our windshields so you can get them on faster, we made super-duty axles accessible with X300s, and we’ve revolutionized the portal gear lift scene with Gen 3 Portals.
Today we’re talking about another feature we offer that makes your life a little easier: preassembled A-arms.
So what’s the big deal with preassembled A-arms? They take out most of the work required to replace your A-arms. Simply put, we press in new ball joints, install new UHMW bushings, and adjust the pivot block length to match stock specs.
We do roughly 90 minutes of labor pro bono, and we throw in a free set of UHMW bushings—all you have to do is pay for the ball joints.
We know—you took one look at the word preassembled and said, “I thought all A-arms came preassembled. It’s not like I have to weld them together myself.”
Well, you’re on the right track. Let’s talk about what exactly we mean when we say “preassembled.”
Normally you buy a set of A-arms from us and we ship you just that—A-arms. Then you begin the arduous task of removing your OEM arms from your machine, yanking out the bushings one by one, and pressing out all the stock ball joints.
Then you get to go through the same process (in reverse this time) to put all that stock stuff into those shiny new arms. Finally you dial in your camber, tighten everything up, and they’re installed!
It’s not the smoothest process in the world, so we came up with an easier way for you to install your new A-arms with less work on your part.
So when we say preassembled, we mean we press new ball joints into the A-arms, we install new (and free) UHMW bushings into the pivot blocks, and we adjust the pivot blocks to match stock specs—all before boxing them up and shipping them to you.
Yes and no.
You pay for the ball joints but we will install them, adjust your pivot blocks, and give you installed bushings for free. You get free labor and free bushings just for buying ball joints. It’s a pretty sweet deal.
Plus, you don’t have to go through the pain of buying a press, finding a buddy with a press, paying somebody with a press, or (God forbid) using a hammer to smash your ball joints in. We’ve got a press. We actually have a bunch of presses, so trust us with your ball joints.
Also, the shipping is free—don’t forget that part.
This is the easy part. Any A-arm that we offer preassembly on will have a drop-down menu next to where you select your color. Select what kind of ball joints you want and presto! You’ve got control arms complete with ball joints, free bushings, and perfectly adjusted pivot blocks on the way to your doorstep!
You should allow an extra day (more on weekends and holidays) for delivery when you order preassembled arms.
Okay, I guess it’s not that obvious.
For you to understand why you want SuperATV’s bushings and ball joints, you first need to understand what your OEM A-arms are rockin’.
Stock arms comes with HDPE bushings, which are fine—for awhile. They tend to get sloppy faster than we would like, though, so we make our bushings out of UHMW. UHMW has incredibly low friction and is self lubricating, so our bushings would have incredibly good wear characteristics on those features alone.
But the kicker is that UHMW is indestructible. Seriously. We’ve been around this stuff a lot and it barely even gets any superficial scratches, and we’ve never seen it crack or puncture. You can expect these UHMW bushings to outlast your stock bushings by a very wide margin.
But let’s talk about ball joints for a minute. You can get preassembled A-arms with stock replacement ball joints or with our heavy-duty ball joints. And let’s face it, if you’re ready to upgrade your control arms, it’s probably time to replace those stock ball joints as well. Our heavy-duty ball joints are made with a hardened 4340 VAR steel stud that makes it twice as strong as your stock steel stud.
The whole package will certainly outperform any stock setup. You can count on your preassembled A-arms to last you a very long time, and save you from that dreaded downtime.
So head on over to SuperATV.com and get started! Our preassembled A-arms are stronger, more durable, and easier to install than anything else out there. Why would you shop anywhere else?