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RCV Axles- Peace of Mind, At Last

This is the only axle that lets us drive the car the way we wish to drive- we have failed most every other axle on the market except these…


First Impressions

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Reputation

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Quality

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Price-Point

Rating: 3 out of 5.

Advantages

  • 300M Axle Shaft- Intended to Bend/Twist Instead of Shear
  • 300M CV Internals, Chromoly Cage
  • 2.25″ CV Plunge to Reduce CV Wear
  • 2 Times Stronger Than OEM

It all just depends on how you drive. Are your axles good enough? The answer varies for everyone. If you drive aggressively, it’s only a matter of time before you end up with the dreaded ‘steering-pull’ that signifies an axle has given out. For us, the topic of axles hits home- we only started running RCV very recently but in the past, other brands’ axle failures costs us multiple races. It’s a disappointing way to go and can very quickly ruin a trail ride for the unprepared. Without an electric impact, proper sockets, a handful of ratchets, wrenches, and a jack- swapping axles can be impossible on the trail for the unprepared. The reason we now run RCV axles is because we’re ready to stop sacrificing and start winning. The cost of entry is high but the peace of mind, as we see it, should be well worth it.

There is no comparison on strength between RCV and other brands’ axles- the innovation comprised within RCV axles is vastly superior to any other axle on the market.

-Draco Motorsports

Don’t waste money on anything else…

What many teams won’t tell you is that the OEM Can-Am axles are actually very well built. In fact, our first season of racing with the Can-Am X3 XRS was ran entirely on stock axles. Believe it or not, we blew the front viscous-locking differential before the OEM axles ever let go. The Smart-Lok OEM axles did not last nearly as long, likely because of the superiority of the Smart-Lok differential. Our stock Can-Am rear axles far outlasted the two other (NON-RCV) aftermarket axles. Why this is we have no idea: Can-Am likely has highly sophisticated computer models that allow for superior engineering as opposed to just using superior materials. Far from indestructible and no-where close to RCV strength, the OEM axles are still severely limited in ability. Once we started running the Ultra4 series, the OEM axles began to fall short. For the record, Polaris OEM axles are not at all comparable to the robustness of the Can-Am OEM axles- swap ’em out!

The harshness of offroading, particularly with the vibrations and quantity of steering, will quickly destroy most axles. RCV, however, utilizes 300M material to absorb this impact and prevent dangerous fatigue that would otherwise weaken the component. To further establish the superiority of these parts, notice that the best teams in offroad racing run RCV on their rigs.

A Company That Stands Behind Their Product…

For non-racers, RCV warranties their axles with a 1-year limited warranty. Outside of this timeframe, all of their axles are fully rebuildable and serviceable. They’re easy to reach by phone and are happy to help with any questions or concerns that may arise. We understand that these are extremely pricey components at $775 per side- while this may be a barrier for some, the feeling that you are making your SxS incredibly strong to handle any type of driving is an incredible one. It’s a decision you won’t regret and likely that last axle decision you will ever have to make. What’s more? You’ll be the envy of all of your friends with bright orange axle boots on all four corners.

Greg Torney View All

Driver of the #428 Draco Motorsports Polaris RZR. Co-Driver for the #804 Can-Am X3 during King of the Hammers. Ultra4!!

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