That’s right. We’ve taken everything we’ve learned about portals in the last 2+ years and made new, better, stronger portals. They were already great, but now they’re even greater. Here’s what’s new in our Gen 2 portals.
Portal Drive Shafts
I’m not going to screw around here so let’s start with the most significant change: the drive shafts. We’ve seriously beefed these things up. These new shafts put the previous shafts to shame. The thread pitch has been increased from M20 to M30. That also means you get beefier castle nuts and we’re putting a socket for them in the box. The cotter pin has been increased to 4-3/4 mm from 3 mm. The diameter of the shaft has been increased by a whopping 30%.
These things are tough. They’re so tough that they even stall our breaker machine. That’s the same breaker that’s broken every axle we’ve ever put in it. So technically we don’t even know how strong they are. We are 100% certain that they are strong enough. You can’t break them, and even your cotter pin is up to extra abuse.
With larger drive shafts comes new wheel hubs. The hub plate itself is 4 mm thicker and the design has changed to eliminate the need for a separate tapered washer and should lead to less wear on your suspension overall.
The portal lid has been improved as well. Previously, we made these lids with some honeycomb features that reduced weight. Now we’re making them as a solid piece of aluminum for increased strength.
Caliper Mounting Plates
Our new plates are made of steel and they’re thicker. They’re virtually indestructible. You won’t be able to break these things without some insanely gnarly riding.
Already have a Portal Gear Lift? Get a conversion kit!
If you already have SuperATV portal gear lift, and you bought it new from us before October 13, 2017, then you might be feeling like you’re out of luck. But we’ve got you covered. We have Gen 2 conversion kits for all models including Polaris, Can-Am, Kawasaki, Honda, Yamaha, and Arctic Cat. These kits include everything mentioned above plus new seals. It even comes with a socket for those huge castle nuts.
Altogether you’re looking at an impressive suite of changes. We’ve made the best portal gear lift on the market better and more reliable. They’re still the same price and they’re available right now. So go check them out!