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post #1 of 9 Old March 18th, 2019, 05:13 PM Thread Starter
 
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2015 XP1000 Too Low?

Here's what I got. 2015 XP1000 with pro armor cage, rear bumper, front bumper, 4500 Polaris winch with synthetic line, tool box and about 25lbs of tools spare parts, spare tire, oh plus my big ass. With that line up it didn't take long to lose my ability to get at least 12 inchs under my skid plates with the stock springs.

So I buy a set of eibach springs to hopefully help my ride height issue. but nope, I am still looking like a low rider with the fronts all the way adjusted with only one inch of threads left. I can just get 12 inches under the front diff.

Rear doesn't seem to be as big of an issue.

The front springs are 0600.300.02005 and 1000.300.0250S. Did I buy the wrong front springs? Any suggestions?

Oh the ride is fine....no complaints, just want more ground clearance.
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The rates don't seem to far off for a 2 seater. Go to a 2" taller spring on the bottom (250lb). You will probably need a spring compressor to make it happen.
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The rates don't seem to far off for a 2 seater. Go to a 2" taller spring on the bottom (250lb). You will probably need a spring compressor to make it happen.
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Thanks Mark...anything you carry that you would recommend?
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Here's what I got. 2015 XP1000 with pro armor cage, rear bumper, front bumper, 4500 Polaris winch with synthetic line, tool box and about 25lbs of tools spare parts, spare tire, oh plus my big ass. With that line up it didn't take long to lose my ability to get at least 12 inchs under my skid plates with the stock springs.

So I buy a set of eibach springs to hopefully help my ride height issue. but nope, I am still looking like a low rider with the fronts all the way adjusted with only one inch of threads left. I can just get 12 inches under the front diff.

Rear doesn't seem to be as big of an issue.

The front springs are 0600.300.02005 and 1000.300.0250S. Did I buy the wrong front springs? Any suggestions?

Oh the ride is fine....no complaints, just want more ground clearance.
Sounds like your combined spring rate is too low. This allows the springs to compress too much under the weight.

I would think a combined spring rate for the front of an XP would start around 150lbs at least.

I think mine is 163 and its fairly soft, but I only have about 1 to 1.5 inch of preload to maintain a 15" ground clearance.
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The rates don't seem to far off for a 2 seater. Go to a 2" taller spring on the bottom (250lb). You will probably need a spring compressor to make it happen.
Regards,
Thanks Mark...anything you carry that you would recommend?
Sorry for not getting back sooner, computer issues. Anyway.......
You can pick up individual springs from most off road suppliers. I've been using Kartek for years. Use Eibach's if you can, best spring on the market. Very consistent and rarely if ever coil bind. We are a dealer for Eibach, and can get their full pro kit which includes all of the springs, sliders for true dual rate and crossover rings.

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Re: 2015 XP1000 Too Low?

I have the same kit and I called eibach and they recommended going to a 8Ē tender in the front to replace the 6Ē


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[quote=Metki;5873286]I have the same kit and I called eibach and they recommended going to a 8” tender in the front to replace the 6”


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Yep Mark from desertcraft said the same thing. Off to search for 8 inch springs! Thanks!

Update: bought 2 inch longer eibach tender springs...about 180 bucks. Hopefully this fixes the lack of adjustment. I bet I can't compress with ratchet straps like I did 6 inch ones!

Update2: got the 2 inch longer tender springs from Eibach. When installing them I did not have to use any type of spring compressor. When I installed the original eibach springs with 2 inch shorter tender I had to use ratchet straps. This time with 2 inch longer tenders they just dropped in. I can only guess the main spring lost 2 inches of height or more, though I'm no shock expert. Besides that odd factoid, it does give me the ride height back with plenty of adjustability.

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Our Dual Rate Spring Kit will solve this issue for you. We take into account of the additional weight in accessories to give you the correct tender and main spring load. Our Dual Rate Spring Kit will give you 1.5" - 2" of true suspension lift and greatly improves ride quality, control and bottoming resistance. If you are running a front sway bar, with our Dual Rate Spring Kit we recommend removing.

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ZBROZ set me up on my 08 with +6 long travel with shocks and springs over the phone. Exit 2's. They nailed it the first time. Great shocks and springs. They even followed up a couple months after to check and make sure everything was good. Excellent service. I diffidently recommend them.
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