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#1 Ryan313 OFFLINE  

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Posted December 23, 2012 - 06:58 PM

Many of you know I want to make a 4x4 Power King, the thread I had for brainstorming got some good feedback. Earlier today I saw a four wheeler on craigslist, so I asked about it. He got back to me a few hours later. A couple more emails and I was waiting for it to be delivered. That is right... delivered! He sent me some pictures, and I noticed that in the pictures, it was already in a pick-up and strapped down. I decided to use this to my advantage, it did not take but one email to get him to deliver it.

Anyway, here it is! It is a 1999 Polaris Scrambler 400 4x4... or part of one anyway.
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I did not want to tear into it tonight, as I am not sure how the front wheels engage on it. The axles can turn, but the hubs don't. There are two small wires going into the top of the hubs, the ends go to a plug. I assume that this is the engagement? (sorry, extremely bad picture)
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Here is what the hubs look like, I will have to adapt wheels to fit it. It should not be hard to do, I have already done it a few times. The lug spacing is roughly 4 3/8.

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I looked it over briefly, the universals on the axles are good. The exposed universal on the driveshaft will definitely need to be replaced, I assume the U-joint on the driveshaft under the cover is bad as well.

The distance between the surface on the hubs the wheels bolt to on a PK is about 37-38 inches, this is 40 inches. I can have a few inches of adjustment, depending on how straight I make the axles come out of the differential.

The guy wanted 400, but he went down to 300. I have no clue if that is good or not, as I don't know anything about four wheelers. My plan is to take off the parts I need, then sell the rest for what ever I can get.

Like I said, I don't know anything about four wheelers... I am sure I will have a lot of questions for those of you who do!

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Posted December 23, 2012 - 07:08 PM

LOL I would never have guessed this! Congrats! I look forward to following this thread to see how the progress goes.
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Posted December 23, 2012 - 07:14 PM

This will be an interesting project. Good luck Ryan, we will be watching.
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Posted December 23, 2012 - 07:14 PM

LOL I would never have guessed this! Congrats! I look forward to following this thread to see how the progress goes.


So... chinese proverb or not? :bigrofl:

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Posted December 23, 2012 - 07:17 PM

One thing I forgot, everybody else in my family procrastinates (not that I don't... they are just worse :D) so they were all out Christmas shopping while this was delivered. Lets see how long I can keep this a secret. :smilewink:

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Posted December 23, 2012 - 07:18 PM

So... chinese proverb or not? :bigrofl:

No not a Chinese proverb LOL! The proverb was you saying to me after I asked if it was PK related .you said " Not right now, but eventually you might be able to say it is" :D
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Posted December 23, 2012 - 07:21 PM

No not a Chinese proverb LOL! The proverb was you saying to me after I asked if it was PK related .you said " Not right now, but eventually you might be able to say it is" :D


Just wanted to be clear. :thumbs:

For everybody else watching and wondering, I let it slip and told Chris I was getting something in a PM. I however was able to keep my mouth shut, and not tell him what it was. So, he started guessing!
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Posted December 23, 2012 - 07:23 PM

This could get interesting.
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Posted December 23, 2012 - 07:53 PM

Ryan, for not knowing anything about 4 wheelers, and seeing what you got, and hearing the price, I hope you pay a little less next time for a carcass...

I have zero clue how those suspension parts will help you, or if they are needed for the support bearings... I feel like you have a lot of work ahead of you.

I think you could have done a shade better with a front axle out of a junked out jeep...
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Posted December 23, 2012 - 07:54 PM

I wish you (a skilled cobbler), the best of luck with the project.
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Posted December 23, 2012 - 08:03 PM

Casey, the suspension is not going to help me, I will be removing it and making something to hold it all in place.

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Posted December 23, 2012 - 08:37 PM

Ryan, I hope you figure out something...
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Posted December 23, 2012 - 08:39 PM

Used atv rims are a simp to find, put a wanted/trade ad on CL. After market rims for 4 wheelers are pretty popular, lots of factory rims laying around in garages.

That door has a high cuteness factor, with the flowers etched in. Going to hang that as the new mancave entrance?

Info: Scrambler 2×4/4×4 400L 95-01
Front 23x7x10 10×5 4×156
Rear 22x11x10 10×8 4×4
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Posted December 23, 2012 - 09:14 PM

Used atv rims are a simp to find, put a wanted/trade ad on CL. After market rims for 4 wheelers are pretty popular, lots of factory rims laying around in garages.

That door has a high cuteness factor, with the flowers etched in. Going to hang that as the new mancave entrance?

Info: Scrambler 2×4/4×4 400L 95-01
Front 23x7x10 10×5 4×156
Rear 22x11x10 10×8 4×4


Very good point, I will have to watch and see if anything comes up.

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Posted December 23, 2012 - 09:17 PM

I own a 300 Polaris sportsman with the same front suspension. I also have the factory service manual if you don't figure out how the front hubs work. Also if yours is chain drive like mine that should make our project much simpler. Let me know if you need any information and good luck with your project.
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