man the way that driveshaft came apart i would not trust it too far off trail. made with Chinese pot metal the way it looks.
My guess is #1. The shaft I have seen that failed just looks like poor QC/material/manufacturing. 99% sure it had nothing to do with ratcheting on that one. 2021 QD 2.6" track machine, so same setup as a 2019 or 2020...no more prone to ratcheting.Polaris must have found a new vendor to make the part for .13 cents cheaper. Or is it all of the ratcheting that's making it fail?