Drivers Instructions

Using your stock drivers as a guide, find the center of the drivers. We will use the Polaris shaft for an example. I measure from the end of the drive shaft to the center of the center driver. The stock measurement is 9.1875".

Stock measurement

When you are done installing the new drivers. There should be 8” between the inside edges of the anti-ratchet points. So 9.1875” plus 4” equals 13.1875”. That’s the measurement for the right-hand driver. The left hand one is 5.1875”.

anti-ratchet points

Be sure you support the middle of the drivers when pressing the shaft thru the drivers. They can be warped if installed incorrectly. Also only put the second one on the shaft about .25” or so. Place the drivers and shaft on a flat surface. You might have to adjust the second driver slightly with a mallet to get rid of any rocking of the drivers. When you are satisfied put the second driver on.

*All Polaris model sleds have to shorten the front of the rails to make room for the conventional drivers.

driver

The picture on the left shows an XP, XM, or T-3 drive shaft. You have to install both drivers from the brake side. Notice the white install tool on the end of the shaft. Its purpose is to stretch the inside of the driver over the sharp edge of the shaft. I have drawn a black line on the tool and on to the shaft. It continues to a groove on the shaft as shown. This will give you something to "aim" at as far as getting the drivers timed correctly.

driver

We are now ready to press the driver on. I have put one of the points of the inside of the driver on the black line.

driver

This picture shows that the first has been put on and is in its correct location. The second driver is fully on the tool and about .25" of the driver has been pushed onto the shaft. Now use this time to put the drivers on a flat surface. You can rotate the driver slightly to make sure that the drivers don't rock and that they are aligned with each other. When everything is correct you can finish pushing the second driver into place.