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Old March 31st, 2013, 09:32 AM
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Factory progressive springs

I was surfing popo's site yesterday and noticed that on the 50 inch they are coming with factory progressive springs finally.... Now the big question, are they going to be any better or longer lasting the what they had in the past??? The propaganda pics on popo's site makes it look like they have a taller stance.....
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Re: Factory progressive springs

I'm also really interested. I mentioned my sagging springs on my 2012 RZR 50" to my dealer, and he recommended upgrading to the 2013 springs. Does anyone have any experiences with them?

On Polaris's website, they list them as dual rate, not progressive:

"NEW! Dual-rate suspension springs for increased ground clearance across all payloads."
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Re: Factory progressive springs

Have a 2013 50" and really like the springs. Give great ride. Updated a friends 2008 and he really likes the new spring.s
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Have a 2013 50" and really like the springs. Give great ride. Updated a friends 2008 and he really likes the new spring.s
Do you have the part number for the Polaris OEM RZR 50" Dual Rate Springs?
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Old March 31st, 2013, 11:19 AM
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Have a 2013 50" and really like the springs. Give great ride. Updated a friends 2008 and he really likes the new spring.s
Do you have the part number for the Polaris OEM RZR 50" Dual Rate Springs?

2 of 7043978-385 - Polaris - SPRING-100-200,CLOUD SILVER | [EAI] @$70.30ea.

2 of 7043977-385 - Polaris - SPRING-235-340,CLOUD SILVER @$74.25ea.


Have a choice of color, red, black and Cloud Silver. Ordered from Powersports Warehouse. Not all sites have the number listed on the parts list.
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Re: Factory progressive springs

check out sxsheadquarters.com they got dual rate springs on there.
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Old March 31st, 2013, 02:13 PM
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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.
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Re: Factory progressive springs

If they are pushing upwards of $300.00 a set, I for one, would wait a while and see if they hold up like aftermarket springs or sag away like all other Polaris springs do.

Reason I say that is you are getting dang close to what it takes to put proven springs on.
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I'm the guinea pig... Sure did improve my ride height and is still plush at one-click on preload.
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Re: Factory progressive springs

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I'm the guinea pig... Sure did improve my ride height and is still plush at one-click on preload.
That is an awesome start. If you still are standing tall in another 1500 miles or so I say we break out a few beers and hoist one in the direction of PoPo.

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Sounds like a plan! I'll be updating...
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Re: Factory progressive springs

I'll also keep an eye on mine. I'll measure ground clearance front and rear and spring length to establish a baseline.
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Update from ride at brimstone yesterday: enjoying the springs and cleared many rocks I normally wouldn't have. Rzr was load with 2 passengers ~(320lbs), 2 coolers beside lock n ride box. UTV inc extra gas mounted to lock n ride. Ride was great. Ground clearance dropped bc of load, but didn't worsen throughout the day. The back seem to hold higher than the front. Preload up one click all around. May try another click, but don't want a stiff ride.
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Re: Factory progressive springs

Setting nice and high with no passengers.
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