High Lifter Can-Am Defender Front Control Arm Link Bars



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High Lifter APEXX Heavy Duty Front Control Arm Link Bars For Defender Models

Building Strength Starts With Upgraded Defender Front Control Arm Link Bars, Helps Stabilize Your Front A Arms From The Pressures Of Water, Mud, Rocks And More

Want to protect your control arms and frame? If so, this product is for YOU. By installing our High Lifter Control Arm Link Kit, you will increase your protection against front impacts and potentially save yourself from a ruined weekend trip and/or a costly repair.

At High Lifter, test vehicles take no mercy as plowing through some of the deepest, peanut butter-like mud holes, over rocky mountain passes, and pound out new trails through dense woods. In doing so, it was quickly discovered that even the strongest control arms can fall victim to a bend or break that may occur if your ATV or UTV wheels take too hard of a front impact.

By design, a control arm’s strength is greatest against lateral (left to right) force, and weakest against longitudinal forces (front and rear). Therefore, many control arms and frame tabs are bent or broken when the wheel(s) strikes something that causes an abrupt decrease/stop to your forward momentum. This could be a log, a rock, descending from a jump or fall, or even from being winched out of thick mud. A bent or broken control arm has ruined many, many fun planned weekend rides and vacations.

Aside from the extreme impacts of rigorous riding, your control arms and frame tabs will also experience normal stress during regular use. Increase your protection and extend the life of these costly components by installing the High Lifter Control Arm Link Bar kit.

For this new link to function with the control arms without causing binding or other negative effects in suspension travel, the link must pivot on the same axis as the control arm.  At High Lifter, we take the time to precisely calculate the appropriate pivot axis for each application to maximize performance and strength of our control arm links.  It’s the perfect addition to our heavy-duty control arm kits to build an incredibly durable suspension system.  Our team of engineers and fabricators have developed and patented the first full length adjustable control arm link which boasts 10 inches of adjustability to fit nearly every application.

Product Highlights:

  • Bars have up to 10” of length adjustability for a semi-universal fitment on most models
  • Clamp collars* for either 1-1/4” or 1-1/2″ for use on control arms that use DOM style tubing.
  • ¼” mounting plates for added strength (Twice the strength of similar competing products)
  • 3-Piece Heim joints crafted from heat-treated chromoly for superior strength
  • Templates for easy trimming of factory skid plates for most models.
  • All mounting hardware is included
  • Easy bolt-on design only requiring minor drilling.
  • Powder coated for durability
  • First in industry patent pending adjustable bars. (Patent Pending 16/858,918 )

The clamp collars will lock onto your existing control arms. Please select the correct size to fit your control arms using the drop down option. 


Requirements for installation before installing: 

  1. This kit requires 1-1/4” or 1-1/2″ DOM tubing to be used at the control arm.
  2. This kit will work with all Big Lift Kits that are 3” or greater, See “Here”
  3. Steering stops are a requirement, no matter what lift kit, big lift kit, or forward arms are installed on the SXS.
  4. 1-1/2 Clamps are compatible with High Lifter Apexx Control Arms.

NOTE:  This kit will not work with the Super ATV Atlas brand of control arms.  Due to the way these kits are constructed, the High Lifter clamps will not secure to the arms.


Defender Link Install Guide

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High Lifter offers a Limited Lifetime Warranty to the original purchaser that our product shall be free from defects in material and workmanship for the life of the product if utilized in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions for installation and operation of said products. This Limited Lifetime Warranty extends to the following product lines:
• Lift Kits (Signature, Standard and Big Lifts)
• Control Arms
• Trailing Arms
• Radiator Relocation Kits
• Portal Gear Lifts
• Wheel Spacers
• Tow Hooks
• Control Arm Link Kits

For Complete Warranty Information And Claims Information Please Click “High Lifter Warranty”

IN STOCK PARTS – Any items in current inventory we ship within 36-48 hours after order.

  • Portal Gears Can Take Up To 7-10 Business days To Ship After Order because of Assembly.
  • Snokel Kits Can Take Up To 7-10 Business days To Ship After Order because of Assembly.
  • Pressed In Ball Joint Arm Orders Cake Up To 7-10 Business days To Ship After Order because of Assembly.

We currently only ship Monday through Friday, if you place the order over the weekend we will process it on Monday.

Current Fabrication or Production Run Parts

Currently anything listed on the site is traditionally stocked and ready to ship but there are times that we are currently in a production run and or waiting for powder coating, this could result in 10-14 Business day shipping

Lead Times define the maximum estimated amount of time required to prepare the item for shipping and may vary depending on product, volume of current orders, and/or build schedules. This includes fabrication, powder coating, packaging, and other preparation. In the event that Lead Times are delayed you will be contacted via email or phone call.

Lead Times DO NOT include shipping transit times.

All parts will be shipped as soon as possible after the initial Lead Time using your selected shipping method.

Make Model Year
Can-Am Off RoadDefender DPS HD102020 - 2024
Can-Am Off RoadDefender Limited HD102021 - 2024
Can-Am Off RoadDefender MAX DPS HD102020 - 2024
Can-Am Off RoadDefender MAX Limited2022 - 2024
Can-Am Off RoadDefender MAX Lonestar2020 - 2024
Can-Am Off RoadDefender MAX X MR2020 - 2024
Can-Am Off RoadDefender MAX XT HD102020 - 2024
Can-Am Off RoadDefender PRO2020 - 2021
Can-Am Off RoadDefender Pro DPS2022 - 2024
Can-Am Off RoadDefender Pro Limited2022 - 2024
Can-Am Off RoadDefender Pro Lone Star2022
Can-Am Off RoadDefender Pro XT2022 - 2024
Can-Am Off RoadDefender X MR HD102020 - 2024
Can-Am Off RoadDefender XT HD102020 - 2024

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