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I picked up what I’ve always wanted over the summer. The tank know as the fourtrax 300.
it came in for brake work as a 18 year old boy got a great deal from an elderly man holding on to this. After a few hundred bucks in brake work he took it home and put brand new rims and tires on and took it for one ride. Swamped the rear end and trashed the new shoes. I found not only his rear brake but the rear diff was full of mud and water.
after some pricing and some talk I ended up buying it from the customer for $400 plus eat my latest parts and labor bill. I bought it strictly for deer hunting and knowing I’d be putting some time and money in it with the diff in bad shape.
i started my work on it this past week. Diff bearings was shot and seals. Long story short, the dreaded pinion bearing 🤬 was factory and super stuck. Went thru the paces and different tricks to remove it. Even let a local dealer try but got only as far as I had. Ended up busting the casting the holds the pinion bearing 🙄.Everythingelse went pretty good. Pinion shaft bearing, case bearings and whatnot. So I’mwaiting on a replacement diff case to come and gotta salvage the hardware off the old. Motor and all seems strong and will give it a makeover adter deer season.
When he replaced the wheels and tires he went up to 12 inch wheels with 25” tires. They rub when you turn up front. Was wondering if anyone has tried the 2” lift and how it worked out? I don’t want to make it top heavy as I will be walking deer out of very rough places with it. The lift would be cheaper than buying new tires and these literally have1 ride on them.
it shows unavailable thru the OEM dealer sites but I would like to have the cooling fan upgrade. If anyone knows where I can get the whole kit I’d appreciate it. If it’s like most carb atvs, the fan would be controlled thru the CDI so I would need that included. Gotta get a winch and some upgraded lighting, any other upgrades that’s worthwhile you guys are doing?