TF040002 | Defender FOX Shock Set - OEM Upgrade

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The FOX Performance Series 2.0 Podium QS3 shock kit is a direct bolt-on replacement for your stock Can-Am Defender shocks and springs. Take your Defender from a capable utility vehicle to a full-on sport vehicle to tackle the kind of off-road terrain that will leave you grinning ear to ear. (See Product Fitment Guide below to verify fitment for your Can-Am Defender with 65" width suspension)


The Podium 2.0 QS3 shocks replace your stock emulsion shocks with an internal floating piston (IFP) system housed in the piggyback reservoirs to keep the gas charge from mixing with the shock oil. This keeps the oil from effectively thinning out and losing damping control as the shocks get worked over washboards, rocks, and big dips.


The springs on the Defenders’s stock shocks are fairly soft to give you a comfortable ride. We wanted to retain that level of comfort but also keep you from bottoming out at speed over the rough stuff. Using a combination of sophisticated valving and spring rate, we were able to ride trails we normally test aggressive sport UTVs without bottoming but still enjoy a ride as smooth as stock.


The Quick Switch 3-position compression damping adjustment allows you to quickly set your shocks to adapt to your riding conditions. Set the QS3 to setting 1 for the softest ride on smoother trails or rock crawling. Setting 2 firms things up a bit if you’re carrying extra passengers or gear. Setting 3 gives you bottom-out protection when you put your foot down and catch some air off a dune or sprint off into the desert.


Beyond the extra capability you gain after bolting on a set of FOX Podium 2.0 QS3 shocks, you’ll have peace of mind knowing that they’re ruggedly built with hard-anodized aluminum bodies and reservoirs that resist corrosion, 5/8-inch hard chromed shafts for smooth operation and longer seal life, and are fully rebuildable if you ever damage a part or want to get them custom-valved for a specific riding application.

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Defender Forward Control Arms (62" Models)(PRE-INSTALLED)

Looking to run larger tires on your Can-Am Defender? Thumper Fab Forward Control arms are exactly what you need for your Can-Am Defender 62-Inch wide models (check model fitment guide below). These arms are the STRONGEST control arm ever made for your Can-Am Defender, and they'll move your front tires forward to accommodate a larger tire size. (read more)
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Defender Spacer Lift Kit (XT)

Can-Am Defender Spacer Lift Kit (XT)

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Thumper Fab Spacer Lift Kit for the 2023 Can-Am Defender XT (check Model Fitment Guide). The Can-Am comes in MULTIPLE configurations for suspension. These varying widths, and options have led us to develop vehicle specific Lift Kits to maximize the gains.

This is a spacer lift kit for the front and rear and will require the use of a spring compressor for installation. Plus, with our lifetime warranty, you can rest assured that your trusty lift kit will be protected and always ready for action. Don't wait any longer - grab Thumper Fab's Defender Lift and get lifting!

 

Installation & Tire Size Notes:

We have tested fitment with multiple tire sizes up to a 28” tire. Varying tire sizes from manufacturers may require the use of a wheel spacer or larger offset wheel for proper clearance.

Can-Am Defender Spacer Lift Kit (XT)
Defender (62" Models) - HD KRYPTONITE Tie Rods

Can-Am Defender (62" Models) - HD KRYPTONITE Tie Rods

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Thumper Fab KRYPTONITE HD Tie Rods for the Can-Am Defender are here! (see Model Fitment Guide) The front end of your Can-Am Defender is going to thank you. These HD Tie Rods are designed to work great with the stock and Forward Control Arms.

 

This KRYPTONITE High Strength Tie Rod End is built with heavy duty automotive grade internals and is design to last through years of abuse. Extreme high range of motion and superior strength.

Can-Am Defender (62" Models) - HD KRYPTONITE Tie Rods Can-Am Defender (62" Models) - HD KRYPTONITE Tie Rods Can-Am Defender (62" Models) - HD KRYPTONITE Tie Rods

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TF040002 | Defender FOX Shock Set - OEM Upgrade

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The FOX Performance Series 2.0 Podium QS3 shock kit is a direct bolt-on replacement for your stock Can-Am Defender shocks and springs. Take your Defender from a capable utility vehicle to a full-on sport vehicle to tackle the kind of off-road terrain that will leave you grinning ear to ear. (See Product Fitment Guide below to verify fitment for your Can-Am Defender with 65" width suspension)


The Podium 2.0 QS3 shocks replace your stock emulsion shocks with an internal floating piston (IFP) system housed in the piggyback reservoirs to keep the gas charge from mixing with the shock oil. This keeps the oil from effectively thinning out and losing damping control as the shocks get worked over washboards, rocks, and big dips.


The springs on the Defenders’s stock shocks are fairly soft to give you a comfortable ride. We wanted to retain that level of comfort but also keep you from bottoming out at speed over the rough stuff. Using a combination of sophisticated valving and spring rate, we were able to ride trails we normally test aggressive sport UTVs without bottoming but still enjoy a ride as smooth as stock.


The Quick Switch 3-position compression damping adjustment allows you to quickly set your shocks to adapt to your riding conditions. Set the QS3 to setting 1 for the softest ride on smoother trails or rock crawling. Setting 2 firms things up a bit if you’re carrying extra passengers or gear. Setting 3 gives you bottom-out protection when you put your foot down and catch some air off a dune or sprint off into the desert.


Beyond the extra capability you gain after bolting on a set of FOX Podium 2.0 QS3 shocks, you’ll have peace of mind knowing that they’re ruggedly built with hard-anodized aluminum bodies and reservoirs that resist corrosion, 5/8-inch hard chromed shafts for smooth operation and longer seal life, and are fully rebuildable if you ever damage a part or want to get them custom-valved for a specific riding application.

DESCRIPTION

Looking to run larger tires on your Can-Am Defender? Thumper Fab Forward Control arms are exactly what you need for your Can-Am Defender 62-Inch wide models (check model fitment guide below). These arms are the STRONGEST control arm ever made for your Can-Am Defender, and they'll move your front tires forward to accommodate a larger tire size. Our patent pending control arm design allows for using your OEM ball joints, TF Elite 300M Ball Joints, or Uniballs. Our Ball Joint housing and control arms are hands down the beefiest design possible for your Defender! Ready for portals and BIG wheel and tire combinations.

 

PRE-INSTALLED options for Easy Installation:

We offer professionally installed bushings and ball joints for easy installation. When you select the options below, we take the hassle out of pressing in your bushings and ball joints yourself. Utilizing our precision press operation, we are able to ensure your bushings and ball joints are correctly installed and not hammered or pressed in a way that would reduce their quality and lifespan.

 

OEM Bushings – We offer OEM bushings for a high level of quality, vibration, and harshness control.

 

OEM Ball Joints – Want to run the same ball joints your Defender came with? No problem, we offer new ones installed.

 

Uniball – Our uniball bearing replaces the use of a ball joint for extreme levels of performance and strength. Commonly used in harsh racing conditions. This ball joint delete design is the strongest control arm on the market for the Defender. Period!

 

TF ELITE Ball Joints – Looking for the strongest, most durable ball joint on the market? Look no further than Thumper Fab's ELITE ball joints! These ball joints are made from 300M steel for maximum strength and wear resistance. They are also adjustable and greaseable for easy maintenance. Plus, they come with a lifetime warranty for your peace of mind. So if you're looking for the best of the best when it comes to ball joints, choose Thumper Fab's ELITE ball joints. You won't be disappointed!

 

Reuse bushings and ball joints – You also have the option to reuse your OEM bushings and ball joints. Maybe your Defender is brand new or in great shape. Our patent pending control arms allow the choice to reuse your OEM hardware. We do recommend professional installation and the use of a press to ensure your original equipment can be removed and installed without damage.

 

Installation & Tire Size Notes:

We have tested fitment with multiple tire sizes up to a 33” tire. Varying tire sizes from manufacturers may require the use of a wheel spacer or larger offset wheel for proper clearance.

FEATURES

Kit Includes:

  • Upper and Lower Forward A-Arms Front
  • Extreme Duty 3 stage powder coating (when color is selected)
  • Patent Pending design allows for use of a uniball or ball joint

 

Standard Benefits:

  • Increased tire clearance up to 33”!!
    • Up to 33” no lift
    • Up to 33” with Thumper Fab Lift Kit ( TF041302 )
  • CNC Laser Cut & Formed US Steel for precision fitment
  • Easy bolt on installation using factory suspension mounts
  • Compatible with factory sway bar
  • Compatible with Thumper Fab Lift Kit ( TF041302 )
  • Made in the USA
  • Backed by our Lifetime Warranty

 

Bragging Benefits:

  • The STRONGEST forward control arms for your Defender.

 

Specs:

  • Material: 1.25” x 0.250” DOM American Steel Tubing
  • Width: OEM width
  • Axle moves 2” Forward
PRODUCT FITMENT GUIDE

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  • 2024 Can-Am Defender DPS HD9
  • 2024 Can-Am Defender HD7
  • 2024 Can-Am Defender HD9
  • 2024 Can-Am Defender XT HD7
  • 2024 Can-Am Defender XT HD9
  • 2023 Can-Am Defender XT HD9
  • 2023 Can-Am Defender DPS HD7
  • 2023 Can-Am Defender DPS HD9
  • 2023 Can-Am Defender HD7
  • 2023 Can-Am Defender HD9
  • 2022 Can-Am Defender DPS HD7
  • 2022 Can-Am Defender DPS HD9
  • 2022 Can-Am Defender HD7
  • 2022 Can-Am Defender HD9
  • 2022 Can-Am Defender XT HD9
  • 2021 Can-Am Defender DPS HD8
  • 2021 Can-Am Defender HD8
  • 2021 Can-Am Defender XT HD8
  • 2020 Can-Am Defender DPS HD8
  • 2020 Can-Am Defender HD8
  • 2020 Can-Am Defender XT HD8
  • 2019 Can-Am Defender DPS HD8
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