Dynamix Suspension Issues Explained

In this brief article we are going to discuss the different Dynamix Suspension problems, what the causes are, and Troubleshooting Tips.

What are the most common Dynamix suspension issues? 

The most common Dynamix suspension issues are:

  • Steering Angle Error
  • Dynamix shown zero Shock Level
  • Axle Breakage

Dynamix Suspension

Polaris is a manufacturer of Off-Road Recreational vehicles that are meant to handle any kind of terrain. Accordingly, the suspension set-up is long-travel and heavy duty.

THe Dynamix System in Polaris is an intelligent Active 

suspension system that dynamically and continuously changes damper settings according to sensor inputs like steering angle, lateral acceleration, yaw rate, Throttle pedal position and acceleration/deceleration. The DYNAMIX system adjusts the shock absorber valves electronically to maximize ride comfort and stability.

Steering Angle Indication Error

  • The Dynamix monitoring system shows on the screen that the vehicle is turning to the right, when the wheels are actually pointing straight
  • The steering angle comes from a sensor located within the steering gear mechanism
  • The sensor’s zero steering angle position will need to be calibrated and updated for the error to disappear

Dynamix Display showing Zero Shock level in Comfort Mode

  • The Dynamix display system is showing ‘0’ damping setting level at all 4 corners. Ideally, there has to be a non zero value at all times, since Damping cannot be zero for a working shock absorber.
  • The probability is higher that there is an electrical connectivity issue somewhere in the suspension circuit
  • Check the connectors at the back of the Display screen
  • Check all the fuses, if they have been pushed in completely

Axle Breakage

  • Axle breakage while hard trails riding
  • This usually happens just after being airborne, and almost always at the rear axles
  • When the car is about to land, ideally there must be no throttle input
  • If the throttle is on while landing from a jump, the engine’s turbocharged output spins the axle at extremely high rotational speed. At this instant, the rotating axle, being suddenly decelerated by hitting ground, undergoes extreme bending and torsional stresses all at the same instant leading to a premature breakage
  • The remedy for the issue would be to either be careful about throttle , or Upgrade the axle to a beefier design using an aftermarket solution.

Conclusion

In this brief article we have discussed the different  Dynamix Suspension problems, what the causes are, and Troubleshooting Tips.

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