From Polaris General portal gear lifts to Polaris General portal extensions, fulfill all your portal needs by ordering directly from Everything Polaris Ranger! Do you use your Polaris General for hunting/hauling deer? Or how about riding trails/rock crawl? If you’ve invested in forward front a-arms, Shock Therapy springs, or a Gilomen clutch and tune, you’re already leaps and bounds better off than someone in a stock Polaris General. However, if your ground clearance is still lacking or you’re struggling to spin the oversized tires you threw on, the increased height and decreased gearing brought about by a Polaris General portal gear lift will be that added cherry on top to get your rig in peak performance. Sure you’ll lose a bit of speed off the top end after installing portals, but you’ll gain all the low-end grunt back that you may have lost after adding bigger tires. As a general rule (pun definitely intended), you’re going to want a 4% gear reduction for every extra inch of tire size above 27”. Accordingly, for 32” tires, a rider will need at least a 20% gear reduction, with a 30% reduction making the gearing where it needs to be for activities such as hill climbing and rock crawling. And if you do find yourself in the wide open with a need for speed, put er’ in H and let er’ rip!
Like with any aftermarket UTV modification, not everything about Polaris General portal gear lifts is bright and rosy. You might blow a few seals over the life of your Polaris General portals, and the two bearings that hold everything together in the front differential are tiny, so those are liable to break as well. When compared to other lift styles, however, portal gear lifts for the Polaris General are much less stressful on the machine as a whole. Go too big with your portal gear lift, however, and you might need a cage chop to fit your side-by-side under the garage door or inside an enclosed trailer! Many riders have admitted that the best upgrade they ever did to their Polaris General was to add portals. So the real question is, why has it taken you so long to install them?