It is finally time to mount the freshly rebuilt and greased
A-arm with the new bolt. Everything should be a little tighter
and more solid with the new parts installed. There should be
no play in the arm after it is tightened.
Now it is time to attach the ball joint and insert and tighten the
pinch bolt. The pinch bolt is another fastener that should be
replaced. We will be replacing the ball joints as soon as they
arrive. We should have planned on replacing all the parts at once.
While you are doing the assembly, just snug the bolts up. When you are finished, go around and torque
all of the fasteners to the correct torque values. The torque values change from machine to machine, so
you will need to look them up. ❏
with the lower
A-arm, and move
to the opposite
side of the car.
Honestly, the job
is a little tedious
dirty, but taking
the bumper and
fascia off with
was the most
part. Pulling the
arms isn’t too
was easy. This is
will pay dividends
the longevity of
This is the upper passenger-side A-arm mounting bolt
from the RZR 900. There is plenty of corrosion, and if
you look next to the bolt head and where the threads
start, you will see wear on the steel. Replacing a bolt
like this is cheap insurance. Safety first.
This is the driver’s side of the RZR 900 where the owner lets
the suspension bolts get loose. As you can see, the holes
are worn a bit egg-shaped now. This is difficult to fix without
going to a fabricator. This is a shame, as it could have been
avoided by routine safety checks of the suspension.