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Polaris Ranger Full-Size drive shafts (also known as propeller, or prop shafts) are an integral part of the UTV’s drive train system. Drive shafts transmit torque and rotation, enable 4-wheel-drive functionality, and carry mechanical energy over distances while allowing for relative movement between various drivetrain components -- through the use of either universal or constant-velocity joints. Due to both the placement and the role that driveshafts play within the machine’s powertrain, they are frequently subject to a great deal of torsion and shear stress. They must overcome these strains while remaining lightweight to avoid excessive inertial forces. To do this, Polaris Ranger drive shafts are made from high-grade materials such as carbon steel or chromoly (which is a strong steel alloy strengthened with chromium and molybdenum). So while U-joints, yoks, and carrier bearings wear out through normal wear and tear, a good prop shaft should withstand the tests of time, barring some unfortunate accident. So if you experience rubbing issues, hear clanking noises, or see a lot of play in the drive shaft and u-joints, don’t automatically assume the problem is your drive shaft. Sway bars often rub and clank, while U-joints and carrier bearings are known to go bad quickly.
Should, however, your Full-Size Polaris Ranger prop shaft become bent or broken, replacement Polaris Ranger drive shafts are available for all Polaris Ranger Full-Size models from Everything Polaris Ranger. SuperATV makes a good driveshaft with their Rhino Driveline Propshafts, and there are several other companies that manufacture quality driveshafts that can transfer extreme power flawlessly. If you’re looking for a Polaris Ranger drive shaft that meets strict tolerance parameters, look no further. At Everything Polaris Ranger, we’ve got the perfect drive shaft for your Full-Size Polaris Ranger!