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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 08-30-2016, 10:37 PM Thread Starter
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Raptor 700 A-Arm help!

So one of my A-arms got dented pretty good. I've been riding on it for a little bit because its summer and I dont want down time on the quad but I should probably change it sooner than later before it collapses on me. I see a few different brands around and I'm just wondering what you guys recommend or what you have/reviews.

Should I change them all out for new ones or should I just replace the one thats dented with a used stock one online? I dont really want to spend a lot of money and haven't researched much on A-Arms so not sure what the average price is supposed to be. I have been seeing from $500-$1500 for a set

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Look into Houser or Lonestar, a little pricey but by far the best quality in my opinion. If I remember correctly a standard travel +2 set should run around 500.
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I have Lonestar X country and the quality is great. It's the price of shocks that can get expensive. Look for standard travel arms to use your 700 or 450 shocks. You can do a 'wanted' on the forum, or look on ebay. Teenwolf (in Canada) was doing a part out on the forum. He may have some, I'll bump him up the list. Tell him I sent you. The new 2016 arms come with replaceable ball joints included, and are cheaper if you buy a factory arm.

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Is it a lower or upper one? You can buy new 2015+ upper a arms with the ball joint for cheap. Also, Alba has an affordable kit, but I'm not sure of the quality


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if your not looking to drop a load of money into an a arm setup just buy a used one off ebay. make sure it has a new ball joint and bushings. i think i paid 50 for mine a few months back. smoked a rock in 3rd dented the wheel and bent the a arm. half hour of wrenching and you will be back out riding.good luck!
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There is a set of factory arms on face book.

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I was looking at these Alba's, anyone have an opinion on them?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Yamaha-Rapto...ZWeYva&vxp=mtr

I was also looking at these however theyre in blue and I would prefer black or red as well as they are a little more expensive

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Lonestar-Rac...p=mtr#shpCntId

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Look into Houser or Lonestar, a little pricey but by far the best quality in my opinion. If I remember correctly a standard travel +2 set should run around 500.
any major difference with the +2?

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I have Lonestar X country and the quality is great. It's the price of shocks that can get expensive. Look for standard travel arms to use your 700 or 450 shocks. You can do a 'wanted' on the forum, or look on ebay. Teenwolf (in Canada) was doing a part out on the forum. He may have some, I'll bump him up the list. Tell him I sent you. The new 2016 arms come with replaceable ball joints included, and are cheaper if you buy a factory arm.
Thanks. the ones in the links ive posted appear to work with stock shocks so thats kind of what I was leaning towards. Dont really want to drop money on shocks to.

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Is it a lower or upper one? You can buy new 2015+ upper a arms with the ball joint for cheap. Also, Alba has an affordable kit, but I'm not sure of the quality
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I've heard the Alba are good, especially for the price. They're not as good as lone star or houser, but they're a good bang for your buck. The only downside is that they use some sort of plastic polyester bushings that wear out quick and squeak


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[QUOTE=raptordude;3233825]I've heard the Alba are good, especially for the price. They're not as good as lone star or houser, but they're a good bang for your buck. The only downside is that they use some sort of plastic polyester bushings that wear out quick and squeak[QUOTE]

The bushings need to be greased inside and out when installing. Or, upgrade with better ones before installing. Ask Alba for the Raptor forum discount, it all helps.

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