My RZR: 2011 800 LE Orange Madness
Join Date: Apr 2011
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Factory progressive springs
I just purchased a set for my 2011.
First impression of the new springs tested in a field beside my house (easy terrain, but not parking lot smooth):
1. Rzr- half tank of gas, no gear, cooler, or passenger. Stock shocks, preload up one click front and back, front sway bars removed, Warren 3500lb winch in factory mount, (no bumpers), EMP windshield, Polaris sport roof, ssv stereo, FUTV 1/2 skids, A-arm guards, sliders, and gas tank protector. LE wheels, 25 inch original Bighorns and plenty of packed in dirt, lol.
2. Ride- smooth, not as mushy as the single rates but still very smooth and comfortable. Feels a little more nimble and responsive and higher speeds. Loaded at a very low speed won't be a noticeable deference unless you are looking for it. I think these will shine at medium speed and up, also on big ruts and off-camber crawling. An analogy for you Toyota guys is the progressive springs remind me of a "soft" TRD ride. My TRD Tundra loves ruff railroad crossings at highway speeds : )
3. Height- gained an inch with the same preload setting. Solid 10" in rear and 10 1/4" in front measured from the bottom of the 1/2" skid. I think the spring rates compare with some of the popular aftermarket medium rates. Wish I knew the exact numbers.
I hope these new progressive springs last and don't have the sag issue that Polaris single rates have. The parts guy told me the rates of both, but I didn't write it down. From what I remember, hopefully it shouldn't be a problem. I'll be testing them in a couple of days on some good trails in Tennessee. I'm pretty confident I'll be pleased.