Can-Am Defender Rear Chassis Stiffener

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Does your Can-Am Defender need a little more “oomph”? Introducing the Defender Rear Chassis Stiffener from Thumper Fab, and believe us when we say you won’t look back! This amazing frame stiffener will add extra reinforcement to your ride for larger wheels, oversized tires, lifts and portals. Winning never felt so good.

 

You, my friend, can rest assured that you are getting the best hard-shell engineering on the market when it comes to this frame stiffener. At Thumper Fab we go above and beyond, and designed the most robust kit around – because if it’s going on YOUR vehicle, it had better be strong! Not to mention that this kit is also the easiest one to install – you really don’t even have to be a top mechanic to get it done in no time at all.

 

Roll through those trails in rugged ease – without compromising your sanity at the same time! With the Bolt-on Frame Stiffeners from Thumper Fab you have succeeded in equipped your Can-Am defender with superior stability and control - because nothing less than best is what goes on our cars. Get ready for an unbeatable ride experience with this frame stiffener for your beloved off-roader. Pick yours up today to join in on all the fun…without missing a beat!

 

Computer Aided Design

We have spent countless hours and multiple prototype revisions to make sure we have developed a kit that will greatly increase strength for your control arm mounts and chassis subframe. We designed the frame stiffener / gusset kit to reinforce weak links and to work with your OEM or Aftermarket Control Arms and Lift Kits with same model year fitment. Using the latest technology in 3D scanning and computer modeling software all aspects of the suspension and chassis geometry have been verified for precision fitment.

Can-Am Defender Bolt-on Frame Stiffener

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Are you pushing it to the limit with your Can-Am Defender? We bet you are! And that oversize lift, wheel and portal mod your ride's been through...you know it needs some special extra attention. That's where we come in! At Thumper Fab, we designed the most indispensable accessory for your adventure machine: The Defender Bolt-on Frame Stiffener.

 

This sturdy Gusset Kit is made to reinforce any stress or strain larger accessories may be putting on your frame mounts (we know how you like to go big!). But here's the best part: It's easy to install! Just drop this lightweight yet strong Frame Stiffener into place and voila; Your build just got more solidified than a convicted criminal's cell door.

 

When you're looking for maximum performance out of your Can-Am Defender then you can count on Thumper Fab to deliver. Because our Bolt-On Frame Stiffener is engineered to maximize strength so you don't have to worry about going up even higher or faster next time you whip it out on an epic ride. Don't shy away from a challenge - brace yourself for going BIG with a Thumper Fab Bolt-On Frame Stiffener today! Easy Bolt-On and DOES NOT require cutting or welding.

 

Computer Aided Design

We have spent countless hours and multiple prototype revisions to make sure we have developed a kit that will greatly increase strength for your control arm mounts and chassis subframe. We designed the frame stiffener / gusset kit to reinforce weak links and to work with your OEM or Aftermarket Control Arms and Lift Kits with same model year fitment. Using the latest technology in 3D scanning and computer modeling software all aspects of the suspension and chassis geometry have been verified for precision fitment.

Defender Long Travel Axle Set - 24

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Defender Long Travel Axle Set - 24

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Defender Long Travel Axle Set - 24

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Defender Long Travel Axle Set - 24

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Defender Long Travel Shocks - OEM Shock Relocation Kit

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ZBROZ EXIT Coilover Shocks 
ZBROZ X1 Series EXIT Shocks take your ride to the next level of driving performance. Whether it’s racing through the mountain trails, high speed desert rally action or those challenging rock crawling lines, the X1 Series Exit Shocks offer easy compression adjustability at the turn of dial and up-to 2" of true suspension lift. MADE IN THE USA! For CAB models or heavier vehicles, we recommend our HD Spring Kit.  

OEM Shocks 
When this option is selected, you can reuse your OEM shocks. You will still benefit in overall ride quality with your Long Travel Kit. You can always upgrade to our custom tuned ZBROZ EXIT Coilover Shocks at anytime.  

TF042001.ZBC | Defender Long Travel Shock Set - ZBROZ

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TF042001.FX | Defender Long Travel Shock Set - FOX

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The FOX Performance Series 2.0 Podium QS3 shock kit is a direct bolt-on replacement for your stock Polaris Ranger XP1000 shocks and springs. Take your Ranger 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.


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 Ranger’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.

Defender Long Travel HD Steel Tie Rods

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TF041102 | Defender Long Travel ELITE Billet Tie Rods

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Thumper Fab  for CAN-AM / DEFENDER

Defender Long Travel Suspension Kit (Pre-Installed)

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TYPE: Suspension     SKU: TF042001-BK-I-TF
Regular price $4,210.00
Regular price Sale price $4,210.00
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Ball Joint

Axle Set

Defender Long Travel Axle Set - 24

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Defender Long Travel Axle Set - 24

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Defender Long Travel Axle Set - 24

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Defender Long Travel Axle Set - 24

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Shocks

Defender Long Travel Shocks - OEM Shock Relocation Kit

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ZBROZ EXIT Coilover Shocks 
ZBROZ X1 Series EXIT Shocks take your ride to the next level of driving performance. Whether it’s racing through the mountain trails, high speed desert rally action or those challenging rock crawling lines, the X1 Series Exit Shocks offer easy compression adjustability at the turn of dial and up-to 2" of true suspension lift. MADE IN THE USA! For CAB models or heavier vehicles, we recommend our HD Spring Kit.  

OEM Shocks 
When this option is selected, you can reuse your OEM shocks. You will still benefit in overall ride quality with your Long Travel Kit. You can always upgrade to our custom tuned ZBROZ EXIT Coilover Shocks at anytime.  

TF042001.ZBC | Defender Long Travel Shock Set - ZBROZ

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TF042001.FX | Defender Long Travel Shock Set - FOX

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The FOX Performance Series 2.0 Podium QS3 shock kit is a direct bolt-on replacement for your stock Polaris Ranger XP1000 shocks and springs. Take your Ranger 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.


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 Ranger’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.


Tie Rods

Defender Long Travel HD Steel Tie Rods

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TF041102 | Defender Long Travel ELITE Billet Tie Rods

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Can-Am Defender Rear Chassis Stiffener

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Does your Can-Am Defender need a little more “oomph”? Introducing the Defender Rear Chassis Stiffener from Thumper Fab, and believe us when we say you won’t look back! This amazing frame stiffener will add extra reinforcement to your ride for larger wheels, oversized tires, lifts and portals. Winning never felt so good.

 

You, my friend, can rest assured that you are getting the best hard-shell engineering on the market when it comes to this frame stiffener. At Thumper Fab we go above and beyond, and designed the most robust kit around – because if it’s going on YOUR vehicle, it had better be strong! Not to mention that this kit is also the easiest one to install – you really don’t even have to be a top mechanic to get it done in no time at all.

 

Roll through those trails in rugged ease – without compromising your sanity at the same time! With the Bolt-on Frame Stiffeners from Thumper Fab you have succeeded in equipped your Can-Am defender with superior stability and control - because nothing less than best is what goes on our cars. Get ready for an unbeatable ride experience with this frame stiffener for your beloved off-roader. Pick yours up today to join in on all the fun…without missing a beat!

 

Computer Aided Design

We have spent countless hours and multiple prototype revisions to make sure we have developed a kit that will greatly increase strength for your control arm mounts and chassis subframe. We designed the frame stiffener / gusset kit to reinforce weak links and to work with your OEM or Aftermarket Control Arms and Lift Kits with same model year fitment. Using the latest technology in 3D scanning and computer modeling software all aspects of the suspension and chassis geometry have been verified for precision fitment.

Can-Am Defender Bolt-on Frame Stiffener

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Are you pushing it to the limit with your Can-Am Defender? We bet you are! And that oversize lift, wheel and portal mod your ride's been through...you know it needs some special extra attention. That's where we come in! At Thumper Fab, we designed the most indispensable accessory for your adventure machine: The Defender Bolt-on Frame Stiffener.

 

This sturdy Gusset Kit is made to reinforce any stress or strain larger accessories may be putting on your frame mounts (we know how you like to go big!). But here's the best part: It's easy to install! Just drop this lightweight yet strong Frame Stiffener into place and voila; Your build just got more solidified than a convicted criminal's cell door.

 

When you're looking for maximum performance out of your Can-Am Defender then you can count on Thumper Fab to deliver. Because our Bolt-On Frame Stiffener is engineered to maximize strength so you don't have to worry about going up even higher or faster next time you whip it out on an epic ride. Don't shy away from a challenge - brace yourself for going BIG with a Thumper Fab Bolt-On Frame Stiffener today! Easy Bolt-On and DOES NOT require cutting or welding.

 

Computer Aided Design

We have spent countless hours and multiple prototype revisions to make sure we have developed a kit that will greatly increase strength for your control arm mounts and chassis subframe. We designed the frame stiffener / gusset kit to reinforce weak links and to work with your OEM or Aftermarket Control Arms and Lift Kits with same model year fitment. Using the latest technology in 3D scanning and computer modeling software all aspects of the suspension and chassis geometry have been verified for precision fitment.

DESCRIPTION

If you're looking to take your Can-Am Defender to the next level, look no further than Thumper Fab's Long Travel Kit. This Long Travel Kit provides greatly improved suspension geometry, larger tire clearance, and improved ride quality. Perfect for extreme trails and provide unmatched performance regardless of the terrain. Strength. Style. Great Ride! 

 

 Why a boxed A-Arm design? 

A boxed arm will give you increased torsional strength for the strongest control arm design possible. There is more to a Thumper Fab boxed control arm than meets the eye. Underneath the steel cladding is a skeleton design that adds strength exactly where you need it and saves weight. Strength is important but unnecessary weight increases your unsprung mass and reduces your shock’s ability to compensate. The Thumper Fab design adds strength and reduces weight for optimal ride quality.  


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 – We do not recommend OEM ball joints for this kit. Our kit does allow you to reuse your stock ball joints but we recommend Uniball or Keller for extreme use.   

Uniball – Our uniball bearing replaces the use of a ball joint for extreme levels of performance and strength. Commonly used in harsh racing conditions. Our patent pending control arm design allows you to run either a uniball or a ball joint for your desired use! 

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.   

Complete Axle Replacement
We make it EASY to install this entire kit! We provide complete Cobra Axle replacement axles with inner and outer CVs that come fully assembled. Both of these axles are COMPLETE with no need to disassemble and reassemble your OEM axles with longer bars. Rzeppa style CV’s that will achieve high angles, articulate freely with no binding and extend further than stock axles. We use the highest quality CV boots to keep the elements out and the grease in. 

 

SHOCK OPTIONS

ZBROZ EXIT Coilover Shocks 
ZBROZ X1 Series EXIT Shocks take your ride to the next level of driving performance. Whether it’s racing through the mountain trails, high speed desert rally action or those challenging rock crawling lines, the X1 Series Exit Shocks offer easy compression adjustability at the turn of dial and up-to 2" of true suspension lift. MADE IN THE USA! For CAB models or heavier vehicles, we recommend our HD Spring Kit.  

OEM Shocks 
When this option is selected, you can reuse your OEM shocks. You will still benefit in overall ride quality with your Long Travel Kit. You can always upgrade to our custom tuned ZBROZ EXIT Coilover Shocks at anytime.  

 

AXLE OPTIONS

Cobra HD 

  • Oversized components featuring our propriety combination of materials for a well-balanced, cost-effective axle. 
  • Rzeppa style CV’s that will achieve high angles, articulate freely with no binding and extend further than stock axles. 
  • We use the highest quality CV boots to keep the elements out and the grease in. 

King Cobra (The Best of the BEST) 

  • American made components using a combination of High Strength Steel. 
  • Our high-performance CV grease “VENOM” comes standard in all King Cobras. 
  • Rzeppa style CV’s that will achieve high angles, articulate freely with no binding, and extend further than stock axles. 
  • The shaft itself will allow for a high degree of twist BEFORE and AFTER yield point is reached to absorb high impact scenarios and keep you on the trail. 
  • We use the highest quality CV boots to keep the elements out and the grease in. 

***AXLE Fitment*** XMR models and 2024+ Limited models use a SmartLock front differential. If your model has is an XMR or has SmartLock, you will need the (XMR, SmarLock Axles)

FEATURES

KIT INCLUDES:

  • Long Travel A-Arms Front
  • Long Travel A-Arms Rear
  • HD Tie Rods Extended
  • Stainless Steel Braided Brake Lines Front & Rear
  • Complete Replacement Axles (Cobra or King Cobra)
  • Compatible with factory sway bar
  • 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 35”)
  • CNC Laser Cut & Formed US Steel for precision fitment
  • Easy bolt on installation using factory suspension mounts
  • High clearance design for added ground clearance
  • Reuse OEM bushings and ball joints or upgrade to our installed options
  • Compatible with factory sway bar Extreme Duty 3 stage powder coating (when color is selected)
  • Patent Pending design allows for use of a uniball or ball joint
  • Made in the USA
  • Backed by our Lifetime Warranty

 

BRAGGING BENEFITS

  • Take your Defender to the next level of awesomeness.
  • Conquer any terrain with ease.
  • Look good while doing it with strength, style, and a smooth ride.

 

SPECS

  • Material: 11-Gauge American Steel 
  • Width: Adds 10” over OEM width 
  • Increased Suspension Travel. 12.5” Front, 14.5” Rear
  • Ground Clearance: Adds 5” over stock 
  • Shocks: ZBROZ or Compatible with OEM shocks (when OEM shock option selected) 
Defender Long Travel Suspension Kit (Pre-Installed)
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BP
12/01/2023
Bryan's P.
Mexico Mexico

Top Quality long travel suspension kit

GAME CHANGER on the Defenders, way more travel, better handling and more stability. Everything is extreme heavy duty, nice fit, all you need is included. Personally didn't even had to use the sway bars with the ZBROZ shocks. Super recommended!

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12/30/2022
Louis

Long travel is by far the best on the market. I have put it through the test in the month that I have had it performed exactly how I wanted it. Next thing I am adding is a bumper!