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Wet snow's got me saggin

Discussion in 'General Side X Side Discussions' started by DieselFume, Apr 10, 2019.

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  1. DieselFume

    DieselFume Adam Moderator

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    2013 XP 800 Ranger, Three 2017 Polaris 570 Full Sizes. All subjected to hard ranch work, long hours and rough conditions. 5 years or bust!

    Had a wet 14-16 inch snow overnight and this morning, It was really something! The rangers we're draggin bottom all over the place trying to get to calves, and move livestock into their shelter areas. It's a good thing the snow is so soft, because most of the time we were bulldozing snow out in front!

    The suspensions on the 570s are a bit lack luster, especially in these deals. I've got the shock adjusters ratcheted all the way up, and the suspensions are still compressed more than I'd like. I added the toolbox to the rear a couple days back, and that didn't help things either.

    With so few options for HD springs for these 570 full size units, I'm wondering if someone makes spacers I can just put under the springs to get the height I want? Might have to make my own.
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    Call Me Al Dennis SXS Nation Regular

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    They are available as I put spring spacers on my 570 but I don't remember who the vendor was.....sorry. They raised the ground clearance by about 2 inches if I remember correctly. I also went to a larger size tire that raised it more. DSCN0880.JPG
     
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  3. Curt

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    I'd just buy a cheap super atv lift kit for it.
     
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    Wow...that is a LOT of late season snow! I was feeling a little sorry for us around here going from 3 days of perfect 72* and sunshine to 30's and a dusting of snow. Your post puts it in perspective a bit. :eek:
     
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    Here in central lower Michigan just about 2 / 3 inches but the freezing rain really sucks! Will never stop amazing me how fast people forget how to drive in the snow / ice a couple of weeks of nice weather and everything seems forgotten!:(
     
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    Painfully true Ronnie!
     
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    Curt, those lift kits aren't they just spacers that go on top of the strut Tower? They don't really give any more travel back do they?
     
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    Quaddin4real Jason SXS Nation Rookie

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    I've seen universal rubber spacers that go in the springs for automotive cars at the parts store before, not sure if those might help.
     
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    If you have struts the front will be spacers, the rear is a new bracket. No, it doesn't give you more travel.
     

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