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I was watching some XP videos on YouTube last night and I watched one where a guy,who seemed knowledgable, said that unless you are doing lots of big jumps, you should adjust the shocks down and drop the XP 2". He said this makes the XP handle dramatically better for nearly every kind of riding!

What is the forum consensus on this?
 

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Well if it's on the internet it must be true!!! Just joking! There's a thread going about his in the xp susp. section!
 

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I already get high centered, but I do a lot of rock crawling. I think he is wrong it wont improve handleing in almost every kind of riding but I am sure it will in fast flat riding.
Mudding I doubt it but maybe
Crossing water no
Rock Crawling no
Sand dunes maybe I don't do it so I don't really know
trails depends but I will give it a strong maybe
Street yes
Jumps and woops no

I may have forgot some but IMO don't do it unless your racing on flat tracks all the time and in dirt I don't even think you will get a benifit.
 

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If you ride slow flat trails or dirt roads then its great. If you do any kind of riding that the 900 is capable of then you're just going to break and bend stuff. I personally thought the stock setting was a little soft for any kind of decent riding.
 

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The video was from ATV Television Tech, the You Tube video was titled RZR 900 Suspension Basics & Lowering, and the guy's name is Doug Meyer. He seemed like a professional of some sort...not that that really means anything, but, his point was that lowering the XP allowed for much greater drop of the tire/wheel and made for much faster transitions through the whoops, and much better grip when rock crawling etc. Of course it also lowers the center of gravity which allows for greater stability and faster cornering. His take was that the only place where the stock hieght was better, is when doing big jumps. ??

Check out the video and see if any of it makes sense to you.
 

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You guys gotta remember, adjusting your coils has nothing to do with a softer or harder ride. It's strictly your ride height. It's the same coil rate, same compression, and same rebound.
 

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Lowering you're ride height will give you less shock travel to work with and you will bottom out sooner. I don't give Doug a lot of credibility.
 

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I seen the same video and lowered mine 2" took it riding and bottomed out like crazy. Went back home and raised it back to the stock settings. I ride on rough trails and it didn't help me at all.
 

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I seen the same video and lowered mine 2" took it riding and bottomed out like crazy. Went back home and raised it back to the stock settings. I ride on rough trails and it didn't help me at all.
Good to know!
 

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I seen that video as well, but there are ups and downs to it ya know. If your more into easy going kind of riding, nothing with any kind of ruts or uneven terrain i can see where it benifits, but besides that i cant see dropping two inches of ride height as being an improvement over anything.
 

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I assume you guys are familiar with Trophy Trucks? Last time I checked, they don't pussy foot through the desert. Please note the down travel....


 

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I assume you guys are familiar with Trophy Trucks? Last time I checked, they don't pussy foot through the desert. Please note the down travel....


if polaris designed the suspension the rear tires would be higher then the windshield in that picture.
 

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I lowered mine 1 1/2" and love it.
Way more stable and increased my high speed compression and guess what...
No bottoming out!
If your jumping BIG then the suspension is going full droop and I have the same travel as any other xp when it lands.
I ride as hard as anybody else too.
The bottom does drag more in the rock but that is why you buy a utv inc skid!
I don't do mud and could see where it wouldn't help there but everything else is better to me.
 

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I do all dune riding and to stop the bucking and noise diving i took a 1/2 in out of the front and rear and needless to say that made a huge difference!! Now im not afraid to launch mine off and hill or big drop off and i havent bottom out yet and im 70 the whole way through the dunes here in michigan. I wasnt sure about the whole 1-2 inches so i just did a half inc and glad i did!!
 
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