Cool, quiet, precision-ground gears made from 9310 alloy billet steel
1.5 in. forward and rear offset
Increases width by 4 in. per side (8 in. total)
1.5 in. diameter 4340 hardened steel drive shaft
Housings use Thermo-Tork® gaskets or O-rings that don’t let anything through
Universal hub fits all major bolt patterns
Gear reduction reduces stress on your drivetrain
22” or larger wheel required
Wheels cannot exceed 5” backspacing
Gear Down and Go Big Your Defender isn’t YOUR Defender until you’ve got a big lift and some massive mud grips on it. We’ve got the perfect thing for you—an 8” GDP Portal Gear Lift. That’s a huge lift, and you can choose from a 45% or 60% gear reduction to give you the boosted torque. If you want the most extreme ride, opt for our 70% gear reduction paired with dual idler gears. With a little help from GDP, you can have the biggest portal lift and gear reduction at the bounty hole. What’s gonna stop you now?
What is a Dual Idler? Perfection takes time. After years of research and development, we’ve made our dual idler gear portals unlike any other. By placing a second idler gear in the portal box, the load gets spread over twice as much surface area for more reliable torque transfer and the strongest gear set you can get. Two idler gears don’t do a thing if they’re not mated perfectly, though. Precision CNC grinding ensures ours do. Our gears are made from the industry’s toughest 9310 steel alloy. Didn’t think dual idlers mattered? With GDP’s quality and experience, they finally do.
45%, 60%, and 70% Gear Reductions Destroy Mud It seems like we see more Defenders in the mud every time we go out—it’s a great side-by-side for it. But with 8” portals and a 45%, 60%, or 70% gear reduction, it becomes the ultimate mud UTV. You’ll have room for up to a 44” tire and all that torque means you can push through anything, if the mud’s even deep enough to reach your skid plate.
A Gear Reduction That Protects Your Drivetrain Portals put the gear reduction right in the hub. That matters because putting it after your drivetrain components will make them last longer. GDP reduces the stress on your axles, differential, prop shaft, and transmission even if you’re rolling on huge tires.
Learn more about how tire size and gear reduction can unleash your machine’s potential.
Stronger Housings and Backing Plates We use precise design honed over years and backed by hundreds of thousands of ride hours to make the strongest portal boxes in the industry. So whether you want cast or USA-made billet aluminum for your housings, you know your getting high-quality, precision hardware. And when you reinforce them with 5/16” backing plates made with and advanced steel alloy, you have portals that will outlast any other.
Our housings are reinforced for gear retention and optimized for oil flow
Advanced steel alloy backing plates are stronger than chromoly
Enhance withPortal Blood—gear oil formulated for GDP Portals
There are no gimmicks and no vents because vents do more harm than good—we know because we tested them
Advanced Gaskets, Seals, and Bearings Our portals use:
Advanced Thermo-Tork® Gaskets and O-rings with excellent oil resistance and low deterioration rates
A sealed input gear and double-lipped output seal
100% sealing coverage throughout so you can forget about oil leaks
Double-angular contact output bearings to prevent premature wear
Roller idler and drive bearings to maintain perfect gear meshing
Frame Stiffener Required These Can-Am Defender 8” portals are big, beefy, and powerful. In fact, they give you such a big lift that your UTV needs a frame stiffener to keep from bending its chassis. We’ve put it through its paces and bent plenty of frames. Trust us and get a frame stiffener.
Top-Rated Customer Service Still need a little help getting exactly what you need? We’ve got a dedicated team just for portal support. Give us a call so we can get the perfect set of portals in your hands today.
8” Portal Gear Lift Includes: (4) Assembled portal hub boxes complete with 9310 gears, seals, output shaft, Thermo-Tork® gaskets, and thrust bearings (4) Universal hubs and precision-ground stainless steel slotted rotors with lugs (4) Specialized steel alloy backing plates (4) Steel caliper mounting plates Extended brake lines Steering stop kit (dual idler configuration only) All required hardware, including recessed castle nut socket Frame stiffener (must select at checkout)
Max tire sizes are measured at full compression and full turn. The given tires sizes are the largest we fit without rubbing. With minor trimming or a small amount of rub, larger tire sizes can be used.
Can-Am Defender HD 5 : 2017-2021
Can-Am Defender HD 5 DPS : 2017-2021
Can-Am Defender HD 8 : 2016-2021
Can-Am Defender HD 8 DPS : 2016-2021
Can-Am Defender HD 8 XT : 2016-2021
Can-Am Defender HD 8 XT Cab : 2016-2021
Can-Am Defender HD 8 XTP : 2018-2021
Can-Am Defender HD 10 : 2016-2021
Can-Am Defender HD 10 DPS : 2016-2021
Can-Am Defender HD 10 XT : 2016-2021
Can-Am Defender HD 10 XT Cab : 2016-2021
Can-Am Defender HD 10 XTP : 2018-2021
Can-Am Defender HD 10 Mossy Oak : 2018-2021
Can-Am Defender HD 10 XMR : 2018-2021
Can-Am Defender HD 10 Limited : 2020-2021
Can-Am Defender HD 10 PRO : 2020-2021
Can-Am Defender MAX HD 8 : 2017-2021
Can-Am Defender MAX HD 8 DPS : 2017-2021
Can-Am Defender MAX HD 8 XT : 2017-2021
Can-Am Defender MAX HD 8 XT Cab : 2017-2021
Can-Am Defender MAX HD 10 : 2017-2021
Can-Am Defender MAX HD 10 DPS : 2017-2021
Can-Am Defender MAX HD 10 XT : 2017-2021
Can-Am Defender MAX HD 10 XT Cab : 2017-2021
Can-Am Defender MAX HD 10 XMR : 2019-2021
Can-Am Defender MAX HD 10 Lone Star Edition : 2018-2021
Can-Am Defender MAX HD 10 Limited : 2020-2021
Big Lift Kit or 2" Forward Offset A-Arms strongly recommended.
Wheels need to have a center hole of at least 3.25" (82.55mm) or require a 1” wheel spacer.
Limited Lifetime Warranty
When filling gear box use only 80W-90 gear oil. Using grease will cause failure of gears and bearings. Using grease will void your warranty.
SuperATV takes pride keeping your GDP Portal Gear Lift in working order. That’s why we give you, the original purchaser, a lifetime of portal protection contingent on the following conditions. SuperATV warrants this product and its parts (excluding bearings, seals, & gaskets). Warranty is limited to material and / or workmanship defect at the time of shipment from the factory, and in no event shall seller have any liability for consequential damages of any kind resulting from a breach of this warranty. This warranty will be void on all products that show evidence of misapplication, improper installation, abuse, lack of proper maintenance, negligence, or alteration from original design. This warranty is in lieu of any other warranties, either expressed or implied, INCLUDING ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTIBILTY OR FITNESS FOR ANY PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
Procedures for obtaining warranty service:
Should you have any problems with your Gear Driven Performance product, please call SuperATV Customer Service at 855-743-3427. Please have a copy of your original purchase receipt available, with dealer name (if applicable), date of purchase, and invoice number when calling for technical help. Most often, installation, or break in procedural issues (See break in procedure information, located in the instructions) can be handled quickly by speaking with one of our customer service representatives.
If it is determined that repairs are required to your Gear Driven Performance portal, you MUST acquire an RGA number from our customer service team. RGA's and repair services are ONLY rendered by SuperATV. Any shipping costs incurred after 30 days (starting from the original purchase date) on any Portal returned for repair is the customer's responsibility. ALL Portals must be returned in the original box, with the original packaging, or a similarly well protected box. ALL portals must have the RGA number clearly written on the outside of the package. NO COD packages will be accepted, and no package will be accepted without an RGA number written on the outside of the box. Shipping information, including address and method, will be given to you by our customer service team and/or listed on our website when you create your RGA.
Upon arrival of your warranty parts we will have them inspected by our technicians to determine if the damage was a manufacturing defect or rider/installation error. The inspection usually takes place 1-2 days after the package arrives. SuperATV will then call you with the results of the inspection. Depending on the outcome of the inspection, you may be required to pay a replacement fee for the broken parts (prices may vary depending on parts that need to be replaced). We do our best to get your issues corrected as soon as possible so you can get back out on the trails. We also match shipping labels for our customers. If you ship the warranty parts to us with an overnight label, we will return the favor and send you the replacements parts on an overnight shipment at no charge.
If you have product that is outside of warranty coverage or it is determined that product shows evidence of misapplication, improper installation, abuse, lack of proper maintenance, negligence, or alteration from original design. Customer will be notified and we will repair for a $250 fee.
Replacement bearings, seals and gaskets can be found at www.SuperATV.com.