Regardless of whether you ride hard or hardly ride at all, Can-Am Commander prop shaft issues can arise seemingly out of nowhere. Can-Am Commander prop shaft complications can be as innocuous as strange cracking / snapping noises coming from the Can-Am Commander rear prop shaft, or as harmful as a bent, dented, or broken prop shaft, prop shaft spline, or prop shaft coupling that renders your UTV completely undrivable. Whatever the case may be, however, here at Everything Can-Am Offroad, we’ll not only help you source superior Can-Am Commander propeller shafts ranging from 2012 Can-Am Commander prop shafts to 2021 Can-Am Commander prop shafts, but we’ll also assist you with Can-Am Commander prop shaft removal and replacement procedures to ensure that everything is done correctly and according to factory specifications! Don’t just use us for our great selection of affordable Can-Am Commander prop shafts, Can-Am Commander front differential drive shafts, and front Can-Am Commander propeller shaft coupler joints; come to Everything Can-Am Offroad for a higher-level buying experience that extends from pre-purchase decision making to end-of-life disposal / repair options!
Incorrect phasing in any UTV propeller shaft will lead to more than just whining and roaring noises. So even if your rig doesn’t need a brand new aftermarket drive shaft, you’ll still want to make sure that the yoke ears on each side of the prop shafts are aligned to ensure that the constant speed coming into the shaft is transferred cleanly and consistently to the same constant speed on the other end of the shaft -- without creating any fluctuations / vibrations. Unless you enjoy working on your rig, phasing your Can-Am Commander prop shafts will be much easier than replacing an entire Can-Am Commander prop shaft assembly. This is due, in large part, to the Can-Am Commander front prop shaft removal and Can-Am Commander rear prop shaft removal process, which (for the front propeller shaft) requires you to remove the front differential, the CVS, the lower control arms, the winch, the radiator, and a whole bunch of body plastics. You then have to pull the front Can-Am Commander prop shaft and differential out at once, otherwise the bolt in the middle of the yoke is nearly impossible to turn. Once everything is removed, you can finally put in a new Can-Am Commander prop shaft and joint assembly kit, as well as change out the prop shaft seals since the whole front end of your machine is basically disassembled.
Depending on your Commander year and edition, you may not have to take all the aforementioned parts completely off. Instead, you might only have to loosen the front diff, jiggle it around until you find just the right spot to slide the prop shaft out, remove the passenger footwell plastics, then loosen the transmission bolt in 1/6th-of-a-turn intervals. To install your new Can-Am Commander propeller shaft, you simply reverse the above steps and you’re done! On another note, to extend the lifespan of your shafts and joints, periodically applying Can-Am Commander drive shaft grease is a smart thing to do. And if a bit of oil leaks out of the transmission or differential when you remove the Can-Am Commander prop shaft, don’t worry, as this is completely normal -- although you’ll want to check and refill the fluid levels afterwards.
While stock-style prop shafts and prop shaft components for the Can-Am Commander are decent, aftermarket Can-Am Commander prop shafts are much sturdier and built to a higher standard. Companies like SuperATV, for example, construct their Rhino-branded prop shafts with 1.75-inch chromoly steel tubes that have a wall thickness of .12 inches. Compared to the standard carbon steel prop shafts that come installed on the factory Can-Am Commander, chromoly Can-Am Commander prop shafts are lighter and more ductile, requiring fewer seams than components made from metals like aluminum and non-blended steel.
The rod component of your Can-Am Commander prop shaft is but a single element of the entire prop shaft assembly. Parts like u-joints, seals, and coupling yokes are also integral to the proper functioning of your Can-Am Commander prop shafts. So don’t just get an acceptable Can-Am Commander prop shaft replacement and shop at Everything Can-Am Offroad for a Can-Am Commander prop shaft assembly that is able to take more damage and abuse while remaining balanced and in phase for longer periods of time!
Bending or breaking your prop shaft is a very difficult feat because your prop shaft is typically built using materials such as carbon steel or chromoly. Chromoly is an exceptionally strong steel alloy that is strengthened by a combination of chromium and molybdenum. However, understanding that the role that your prop shaft plays is crucial to the performance and functionality of your CanAm Commander, Everything Can-Am Offroad has some of the best brands at the ready to provide you with a replacement that meets the strict tolerance parameters that have to be achieved before the prop shaft is ready to be released into the world of UTV aftermarket accessories.
Should you need to replace your prop shaft on you Can-Am Commander, you will be able to turn to a brand such as SuperATV, who have long proven their commitment to providing UTVs with the best parts that money can buy. Smaller fabricators such as Wick-it Performance or Ronnie’s Cycle Sales of Bennington also make Can-am Commander drive shafts. If you choose to get a mail-order drive shaft for your UTV, you may just want to install it yourself. To do this, start by removing the two main bolts, then move on to the 4-5 long bolts through the rear differential. Slide the shaft back and if you got both 13mm bolts out of the shafts then both should pull right out. If you can’t get the bolts out of the yokes — and the yokes are still fine — you can simply leave the old yokes in and put the new shaft and U-joints in on top of them. If you do want to replace the yokes, however, when installing the front prop shaft yoke onto the engine shaft, make sure that it butts up against the ring on the end of the through shaft. It doesn’t matter what brand of Can-Am Commander drive shaft you choose to go with, don’t let your Can-Am Commander stay down long. At Everything Can-Am Offroad you will be able to get a replacement prop shaft for your Side by Side that you can rest assured will serve you for years to come with no added headache. So order now and get back to doing what you love on your UTV!
We carry both the front prop shafts and the rear prop shafts that your Can-Am Commander needs and they both come from an amazing company SuperATV. When you think of high quality UTV aftermarket parts that are built to last, you think of SuperATV as one of the brands that creates these parts an then know that you can find these parts with us for sure. Here at Everything Can-Am Offroad, we are dedicated to delivering on the quality of parts that you are looking for because you and your machine should settle for no less than the best. These prop shafts are an example of this and are built to withstand the rigorous driving that will test it each time that you head out on the course and the trail. Replacing your factory Prop Shafts with an aftermarket equivalent does not mean a step down in quality and we believe that in many cases stepping away from your OEM parts can lead you to parts that are even better. One of these is the Prop Shaft that you need for your Can-Am Commander or Can-Am Commander MAX. Choose to get a prop shaft that will deliver on the unparalleled performance that it promises to.
The prop shaft on your UTV is one of the most important parts especially for riders that prefer more extreme off-road trails like rocky slopes and mud bogs. With a heavy-duty prop shaft addition, you can expect much superior performance as it can handle the stress of extreme riding and high horsepower rigs. These prop shafts are the ideal replacements for worn-down stock shafts that just can’t give you the top-quality execution that you desire. We supply Front and Rear Prop Shafts for your Can-Am Commander and your Can-Am Commander MAX that are powder coated black to ensure durability no matter how often you drive. With the right prop shaft, your machine will be able to tackle the toughest trails with no deficits. Of all the upgrades that you do to enhance the way you ride, installing a new prop shaft should be at the top of the list. Get prop shafts for your side by side from Everything Can-Am Offroad.