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I have had so much fun with the 50 inch model, taking it all over, using it as a tool... Not pooring too much cash into it and has done us well. But thinking of just putting some WER shocks on it to improve the ride, or an LT kit which seems outrageous in price! or try to find S suspension or sell it to put money toward buying an S model...trying to justify it all. I don't really want to spend a fortune as it is completely paid for and don't want burn savings or go into debt. Or maybe just keep using it as is and enjoy!! Any thoughts from ya all would be great:)
 

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I would say if you're happy with it ride the hell out of it and have fun. Dont worry about upgrading. Believe it or not I miss my old 50 inch rzr sometimes. It could go anywhere and was still so much fun.

If you really want to get LT I would say find a cheap used S suspension or look at super ATV. They both will work great and wont break the bank.
 

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I have had so much fun with the 50 inch model, taking it all over, using it as a tool... Not pooring too much cash into it and has done us well. But thinking of just putting some WER shocks on it to improve the ride, or an LT kit which seems outrageous in price! or try to find S suspension or sell it to put money toward buying an S model...trying to justify it all. I don't really want to spend a fortune as it is completely paid for and don't want burn savings or go into debt. Or maybe just keep using it as is and enjoy!! Any thoughts from ya all would be great:)
I am going to have first hand newbie experience about that upgrade within a few days....

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Upgrade the shocks and put better tires on and keep it!
 

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I have had so much fun with the 50 inch model, taking it all over, using it as a tool... Not pooring too much cash into it and has done us well. But thinking of just putting some WER shocks on it to improve the ride, or an LT kit which seems outrageous in price! or try to find S suspension or sell it to put money toward buying an S model...trying to justify it all. I don't really want to spend a fortune as it is completely paid for and don't want burn savings or go into debt. Or maybe just keep using it as is and enjoy!! Any thoughts from ya all would be great:)
I am going to have first hand newbie experience about that upgrade within a few days....

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Oh NO have they left you un-supervised and you wondered off to the dealer? :)
 

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I started with a 2011 LE Boardwalk Blue. Added The super atv +6 kit with axle shafts only. Then bought a set of xp 900 shocks. Now it rides like a Cadillac. Only cost $1400 total.
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I have had so much fun with the 50 inch model, taking it all over, using it as a tool... Not pooring too much cash into it and has done us well. But thinking of just putting some WER shocks on it to improve the ride, or an LT kit which seems outrageous in price! or try to find S suspension or sell it to put money toward buying an S model...trying to justify it all. I don't really want to spend a fortune as it is completely paid for and don't want burn savings or go into debt. Or maybe just keep using it as is and enjoy!! Any thoughts from ya all would be great:)
I am going to have first hand newbie experience about that upgrade within a few days....



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Oh NO have they left you un-supervised and you wondered off to the dealer? :)
It was this dang thread- http://www.rzrforums.net/rzr-800-specific-discussion/88350-walker-evans-worth-50-inch.html

See what happens when you spend too much time here??

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I am going to have first hand newbie experience about that upgrade within a few days....



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Oh NO have they left you un-supervised and you wondered off to the dealer? :)
It was this dang thread- http://www.rzrforums.net/rzr-800-specific-discussion/88350-walker-evans-worth-50-inch.html

See what happens when you spend too much time here??

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I hear yha, when my 2013 800 50 inch blue fire LE shows up, it's getting XTR tires and Walker Everns right off the bat. , this sight is to blame thats for sure.
 

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I have had so much fun with the 50 inch model, taking it all over, using it as a tool... Not pooring too much cash into it and has done us well. But thinking of just putting some WER shocks on it to improve the ride, or an LT kit which seems outrageous in price! or try to find S suspension or sell it to put money toward buying an S model...trying to justify it all. I don't really want to spend a fortune as it is completely paid for and don't want burn savings or go into debt. Or maybe just keep using it as is and enjoy!! Any thoughts from ya all would be great:)
I am going to have first hand newbie experience about that upgrade within a few days....

:camorzr:


Soooooooooo whatcha gonna do with your springs? I have a guy that could use em!
 

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Todd, I bought my 50" in 08, it was the only model, But the reason I bought it was to ride the 50" trails in Utah (I live in CA.) that being said and many $$$$$ ago I just got back from Utah and 350 miles of trails this year.
As said, my ride is heavily mod'd, I will focus on the suspension. The best improvement has been my Walker-Evans shocks and springs. You won't even recognize your machine. I also have 2" spacers and a 2" lift, the spacers are removed for 50" trails.
The second big improvement will be tires. I personaly prefer Pitbull Rockers.
I'm awaiting on the front A-arm upgrade from American Star. As your front end wears this upgrade not only strengthens your ride but makes sense from the cost of OEM parts.
From a safety aspect, do not trust your roof holder (it is not a cage). The seat belts are inadaquate, I recommend 5 point harnesses. These Mods saved both myself and my wifes life. I am not understating this point.
Any other questions, fire away. I have 6500 miles of experience,
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I'm considering swapping to an S setup myself. Any ideas on where to pickup the a-arms, shocks, and fender flares?


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Thanks for all the input! We do use the hell out of it now and are happy...the 50 has taken us to many places in the western states... maybe shocks would be the only mod for a long time.. I have seen the WER shocks for 1500, where is the best deal? Been thinking spacers for a while but tire scrub factor worried me as did bearing load/wear and thought spacer lift is bad on cv joints. Seen the super atv kit for some time and seems like a good deal just wondered about quality..sucks that WER shocks wouldn't work with that kit, been reading good things so far on the WERs...also partial since I run walker wheels on my truck;)
 

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Better shocks and progressive rate springs will make a shocking improvement in ride and handling from my experience. A good suspension seat also is a great improvement.
 

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I have had so much fun with the 50 inch model, taking it all over, using it as a tool... Not pooring too much cash into it and has done us well. But thinking of just putting some WER shocks on it to improve the ride, or an LT kit which seems outrageous in price! or try to find S suspension or sell it to put money toward buying an S model...trying to justify it all. I don't really want to spend a fortune as it is completely paid for and don't want burn savings or go into debt. Or maybe just keep using it as is and enjoy!! Any thoughts from ya all would be great:)
I am going to have first hand newbie experience about that upgrade within a few days....

:camorzr:


Soooooooooo whatcha gonna do with your springs? I have a guy that could use em!

Ordered without springs, putting my MT springs on the WERs.
 

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Soooooooooo whatcha gonna do with your springs? I have a guy that could use em!

Ordered without springs, putting my MT springs on the WERs.
Let me know how they work for ya, thinking I'm going to go with the WE's springs and keep my Po Po dual rate in case I want to give them a try.

I still keep doolin on the photo of your new machine, it's a sweet looking ride thats for sure.
 

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Soooooooooo whatcha gonna do with your springs? I have a guy that could use em!

Ordered without springs, putting my MT springs on the WERs.
Let me know how they work for ya, thinking I'm going to go with the WE's springs and keep my Po Po dual rate in case I want to give them a try.

I still keep doolin on the photo of your new machine, it's a sweet looking ride thats for sure.
Kind of been kicking myself for not getting their springs, even if I were to take them off and use as a back-up set. Never know if/when a guy will be able to get ahold of another set of Makin' Trax springs.

WERs will be in my hands tomorrow, have the springs in for powder coating to match my beadlocks, will have on ride by Friday. Hunting opener is the 1st which I am going to take off, will be back to work (and reading here :rofl3:) next tuesday, should have an opinion by then..

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Just a quick update..I went and ordred the WER shocks, installed them on saturday and took it around the property for a few hot laps and I gotta say and agree with some that what a difference these made to the little stocker! probably should have got them sooner...and now that it's rainy here in the nothwest..don't want to get them all muddy!! But spring 2013 I should be able to put more use to it in Arizona..since we are planning a move:)
 

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Glad you are enjoying them...Where in Arizona are you looking to move?
 

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Glad you are enjoying them...Where in Arizona are you looking to move?
The plan is to get there... my wife can transfer her job to Mesa, so maybe Queen creek, but hope to find a good area way north of Phoenix to purchase.
 
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