Fortin Racing, Inc. has applied over 40 years of off-road racing drive train experience to the Can-Am X3 drive line. The mission was to improve the strength and reliability of the front hub, upright, bearings, CV’s, axles, brakes and overall steering and suspension geometry. With the increased loads from larger diameter tires and wheels, heavier vehicle weights, and the demands of endurance off road racing, a complete redesign was required. Starting with the upright or bearing carrier, the stock cast aluminum part was redesigned utilizing aerospace quality 7075 billet aluminum. The upright requires new upper and lower control arms, utilizing spherical balls. The control arms must be made to Fortin dimensions to take full advantage of the steering and suspension geometry improvements. The front wheel bearings have been replaced with large 4.3” taper roller bearings. The front hub hat has been made with light 6061-T6 billet aluminum to keep rotating weight to a minimum while keeping the stock 12mm 4 bolt wheel stud pattern. For improved braking power, larger 11” diameter rotors and exclusive Fortin 4 piston radial mount race calipers by StopTech have been incorporated. Piston bore diameters have been designed to be used with the stock master cylinder. The stock metric brake line banjo fitting bolts directly on the caliper. Applying years of CV joint manufacturing experience, 300m and aerospace alloys have been used in an all-new non-plunging high angle CV joint. The CV’s are bolted to the inner and outer stub axles flanges eliminating the use of wire spring clips and making the assembly more serviceable. The high angle CV boots are fixed to removable flanges as well. The 300m axle shafts are custom made to the required length for the specific width of the car. The kit comes complete with inner stub axles that are through bolted into the rear differential.


  • 7075 Billet Upright uses stock Can-Am pivot and link connection points
  • Large 4.3” taper roller bearings and high strength spherical balls
  • Radial mount 4 piston brake calipers and 11” rotors
  • Caliper piston bores designed to be used with stock master cylinder
  • Larger designed CV joints are removable from 300M stub axle flanges
  • Removable high angle CV boots on flanges
  • Large 300M 30 spline axles
  • Inboard stub axle flanges are through bolted into differential
  • Stock Can-Am 4 bolt wheel stud dimension, requires 15” wheel