jeff061768 Posted September 6, 2022 Share Posted September 6, 2022 Hi All, Purchased a new Can Am Defender HD10 XT in March and received in June. Vehicle will mostly be used for Deer hunting however twice a year will be used to ride in Eastern KY Coal mining area "Buck Horn" and surrounding mountains. This year was my second year riding this area. Last year I used a Honda 420 ES Quad with no issues. This year was a different story so I'm looking for advice! First, I ended up in the deep end of the creek (missed the line by a foot or two) where it died immediately (good thing). I had water in everything (Gas, Oil, Differentials). We changed the fluids multiple times ensuring we removed all water and I'm changing once again now that I'm home. Ultimately I want to install a snorkel. I inquired about the Can Am snorkel and it's expensive but wondering if anyone has any other suggestions that from an appearance standpoint will look good! Second, the factory tires Bighorn 2.0, I ended up with a flat as I was drug back to camp from the water issue above . Tires had 10 hours or so on them. Everyone I was with stated these tires are junk and they've all been stranded many times with these tires. I'm wondering what the suggestions are from this group. I would also like to change from a 27x9x14 tire to a 29x9x14 tire giving me a couple of more inches of clearance without having to change the clutch/belt. Suggestions for tires would be greatly appreciated. Third, after we got it running we went through some pretty knurly stuff only to be on a simple trail (kiddy as I called it) where I apparently hit a rock and bent the tie rod. We got it back to camp but what a pain in the ass and ultimately not what I would consider a great showing for the Can Am Defender HD10 XT this weekend. I have ordered upgraded tie rods from UTV direct Kit B https://www.utvdirect.com/can-am-defender-heavy-duty-tie-rod-kits/. Is there a better option? I will admit I'm not a seasoned driver in these situations and ultimately learned a lot from those that I was with but looking for suggestions from this group considering it's specific to the Defender! Appreciate any and all input. Thanks, Jeff Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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