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just got done installing them on the rincon,wow what a difference.it now sits higher and the ground clearance is better,9 in on the lowest front point and 11 inches on the rears lowest point.that is with me sitting on the quad(250lbs) and all my extras,multi mount,winch..etc..

i will be riding this weekend i will report any problems..so far i think we have a winner here(especially for plow users) even if it is a highlifter product,i've had issues with them in the past...
 

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I installed the Highlifter springs on my two month old Rincon last week. I rode 105 miles this weekend, terrian from forest service roads to very rocky hill trails. The results are a little mixed.

First for the positive: In off camber situations the quad does not lean over near as far. Going down rocky hills with turns and wheel dropping holes it is more stable and I don't feel like I am close to tipping. It takes quite a bit more to bottom it out going over dips in the trail ar getting air off of trail berms.

Negatives: It is hard to explain but at times it feels like it is up on it's toes and not as well planted. Even though it doesn't lean over as much it seams to tip slightly from side to side more going down a trail at medium speed. The ride is stiffer in the front most noticable going over small trees in the trail. These produce a sharper jolt in the front, that is not as noticable as the rear goes over.

The jury is still out on this one for me. I have some heavy stuff on my quad and weigh 200 lbs; and it may be worth it for the slight clearance improvement, less leaning over and less bottoming. If my Rincon wasn't carrying heavy stuff and I was lighter weight I don't think I would do it.

Greg
 

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How does it feel when you are making higher speed corners. Does the front still dip hard?
 

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The tires still have some roll and push but the quad doesn't lean as much. It has lessened the push some, I think from less weight transfer due to less leaning.

I would like to find a replacement radial with a little stiffer carcass to help this some more. I haven't made up my mind as to which one to try; the Carlisle seem to be a good tire at a reasonable price. I just wish they made a 26" radial.
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Update,

I have put Bighorn radials on and the push is gone. The springs and new tires make a world of difference. Off-camber down hill turns are not scary any more; most of the tipping and leaning is gone. Yes the ride is stiffer and I do feel more impact going over trees in the trail, but the compromise is worth it IMO.
 

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Greg- Is this the HL spring kit with yellow springs and sells for about $100 for front and rear? Thanks
 

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Duramax;

Yes, that is the one: although mine are covered with black shock covers. The combination of springs and the 6 ply Bighorns Radials have made it a much more stable machine in all conditons and at all speeds. Much more confidence inspiring; that could lead me into trouble!

Greg
 

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Parkgt,
I noticed that you have the PRM front CV guards and the Montana front hitch. If you've noticed a noise in the front end when you hit hard on the front tires, you might want to check the clearance at the inside top of the guards in relation to the Montana hitch. I had to shave some off the PRM's to keep them from hitting the sides of the mount on the montana reciever when I hit a pothole hard. The noise is gone now.
 

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SXflyer,

Thanks for the input. I saw that potential as I mounted every thing up. I just bent the corners of the PRM guards back a little; seems to work.

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SXflyer,

Thanks for the input. I saw that potential as I mounted every thing up. I just bent the corners of the PRM guards back a little; seems to work.

Greg
 
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