Super ATV Rhino Driveline Prop Shafts are built to be the toughest prop shafts you can get. The shafts themselves have a larger diameter than stock and they’re built with chromoly steel. These prop shafts also come with upgraded joints in three different flavors to suit every type of horsepower and terrain.
SuperATV C-series joints use an axle style CV-joint. That means it uses ball bearings fitted to a cage and spider, all covered in a rubber boot. The “CV” of CV-joint stands for constant velocity, and that is the biggest difference between the C-series joint and a traditional U-joint.
CV joints turn at a constant velocity which means the rotation speed of the shaft on both sides of the CV joint is exactly the same. That eliminates any possibility of vibration. With a normal U-joint, the alignment of your front diff to your transmission can create vibration in a standard U-joint and there’s not a lot you can do about it.
Apart from being constant velocity, the SuoperATV C-Series CV joints are stronger by design. The boot is watertight and keeps out mud and dust that loves to tear up prop shaft joints. The chromoly components are tougher than they need to be and ensure that no amount of torque load or chassis flex will break them. In practice, the only way to break one is to damage the boot and let it go unattended for months while contaminants wear down the exposed internal components.
SuperATV Bounty Series U-joints are for a specific kind of rider. SuperATV removed the needle bearings of a traditional U-joint and filled in all that extra space with 4340 chromoly steel. That means the posts on Bounty Series U-joints are bigger and made with stronger material than your stock U-joint. The posts are the weakest point of the U-joint and the majority of failures are from posts breaking.
It’s the strongest traditional U-joint you can get, but it came at the cost of removing the needle bearing. That means it needs lots of grease. Ideally, these joints get greased before every ride. That’s the cost of getting the strongest U-joint possible.
SuperATV U-Series U-joints are the closest option to your OEM prop shaft U-joints. They use needle bearings to rotate and they’re sealed against the elements. The dimensions are identical to your OEM joints as well. But they’ve got one big trick up their sleeve—they’re made with 4340 chromoly steel.
They’re like stock, but they’re much stronger. The sealed needle bearings mean they’re low maintenance. Replacing a U-joint like this is simple and requires them to be pressed out to remove and pressed in to install.
SuperATV UTV prop shafts are designed for riders, by riders, to bring you superior prop shafts built for high performance, durability, and extreme terrain applications. As always, each SuperATV prop shaft is specifically designed to fit your vehicle and undergoes rigorous testing right here in the U.S., so your SuperATV prop shaft is guaranteed to exceed expectations.
No matter what you get, you’re getting an upgrade, and that’s not a bad thing. Super ATV has C-Series for all around strength and longevity, Bounty Series for serious competition-level riders, and U-Series with a traditional U-joint and extra strength. Get the one that describes you, and you’ll be riding happy for years to come. Head over to the Super ATV website and check out their full line-up at: Rhino Driveline Prop Shafts.