What to Look Out for When Buying Polaris Ranger Transmission Replacement Parts?
Transmission Rebuild Kit vs A New Transmission
A Polaris Ranger transmission rebuild kit usually includes all the necessary components (gaskets, seals, clutch plates, bands, and other wearable parts) to restore your existing transmission to its optimal condition.
Rebuilding your transmission can be a cost-effective option, especially if the damage is limited to specific components, and the rest of the transmission is in good condition and can easily be saved.
It allows you to address the specific problem areas without the expense of purchasing an entirely new transmission, but a transmission rebuild kit isn’t always the best choice.
Buying a new Polaris Ranger transmission instead offers the advantage of a fresh, factory-built component that hasn't experienced wear and tear, but it is going to cost you a lot more money.
This option is particularly beneficial if your current transmission has severe damage or if you're looking for an upgrade with improved features or performance.
Transmission Replacement Parts vs Transmission Upgrades
If you decide to simply replace the faulty/worn out/missing part, you are going to retain the same transmission experience which can be either a bad thing or a good thing.
Polaris Ranger transmission replacement parts are designed to replace specific components within your existing transmission system. Common replacement parts include gears, clutch plates, seals, gaskets, solenoids, and sensors.
However, there are quite a few reasons why you’d want to upgrade your transmission components instead of just replacing them as using replacement parts may retain older design features and limitations of the original transmission system.
Polaris Ranger transmission upgrades can significantly improve the power delivery, shifting speed, and overall efficiency of your transmission, resulting in enhanced vehicle performance, but they do cost more money.
OEM vs Aftermarket Parts
When it comes to choosing replacement parts for your vehicle, you'll encounter two main options: OEM or aftermarket parts.
OEM parts are produced by Polaris or other companies that work together with Polaris to manufacture and offer precise replacement parts that are the same as the one your Ranger came out of the factory with.
On the other hand, aftermarket parts, made by third-party manufacturers, offer affordability and a wide range of options, allowing for customization.
However, their quality and compatibility may vary as cheap aftermarket parts are usually bad while really good, or even superior aftermarket parts, are immensely expensive.