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After riding my 700xx for a couple months I really didn't like the feel of the body roll and push with the stock suspension. First thing I did was put a set of RZR tires on the back, but that only helped a little. I wanted to try the l8ton sway bar, but was afraid of losing the plushness of the IRS. After reading a bunch of people on here that loved it, I decided to give it a try. If I didn't like it, I could always take it off.

When I tried ordering it about a month ago they were having issues with their manufacturer and quality control and they weren't sure how long it would be before they could ship me an 11/16" bar. Then they sent me an email asking me if I wanted to try their new design, that was supposed to perform just as well as the old one, and it would be available in about a week, so I decided to give it a try.

I put it on during my lunch break today at work and took it for a quick 10 minute ride behind my house. I'm very happy with the results. You get a little more feedback from uneven bumps, but it is still very plush and waaaay better than a solid axle quad. It also slides the rear much easier, but still sticks the corner if you want it to. I'll hopefully get some more time on it this weekend to get more of a feel for the differences on jumps and whatnot. So far I'm very pleased, and it only took 45 mins from the before pics to the after pics.

Here are some pics of the bar compared to the stocker.







Here are some pics of it installed.






And here is the quad with one rear tire on a ramp with the stock sway bar.



And the same ramp with the l8ton XL bar in place.

 

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nice, i like that design, might just have to order one soon.
 

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Well after riding all day today, I can officially say I love the sway bar. It makes the quad ride exactly how I wanted it to, still lands off canter jumps smooth, and helps take turns much tighter and not getting upset through rough sections of the trail. Absolutely love it.
 

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How much did this new bar cost ? Might have to invest in one I think.
 

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Done, just ordered 9/16" version, now anxious wait for it to arrive down under.

:thanks:
 

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You can be the guinea pig Priesty?,will be very interested to see how you like it?
Hopefully doesn't come via Vienna .
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Awesome before and after pics, helped me alot to decide on getting the 11/16 XL
 

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Awesome before and after pics, helped me alot to decide on getting the 11/16 XL
Thanks. I know I was looking for info like that when I was trying to decide, so that's why I did it.
 

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So whats the new design called, if I would order one? Do I just ask for the 11/16?
 

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Call me the devils advocate or whatever you want.

I'm not sure I would want a stiffer sway bar. I see these more of an MX type of mod rather than a technical trail mod. Personally, I would want as much articulation of the rearend as possible. This reminds me of the jeeps that have quick disconnect sway bars for this EXACT reason. IF someone could come up with a quick disconnect sway bar that operated much like the parking brake of a raptor - i would totally be game for this. But even as the pictures posted show, with the stock sway bar, the tire is planted firmly on the ground. With the L8ton sway bar that just stiffened up the articulation in the second picture, it lifts the side of the tire - as it should.

For the tight technical trails that we ride, I could only see this being a hinderance since the axles can not articulate as much and makes our beautifully designed IRS quad closer to that of a straight axle quad.
 

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Call me the devils advocate or whatever you want.

I'm not sure I would want a stiffer sway bar. I see these more of an MX type of mod rather than a technical trail mod. Personally, I would want as much articulation of the rearend as possible. This reminds me of the jeeps that have quick disconnect sway bars for this EXACT reason. IF someone could come up with a quick disconnect sway bar that operated much like the parking brake of a raptor - i would totally be game for this. But even as the pictures posted show, with the stock sway bar, the tire is planted firmly on the ground. With the L8ton sway bar that just stiffened up the articulation in the second picture, it lifts the side of the tire - as it should.

For the tight technical trails that we ride, I could only see this being a hinderance since the axles can not articulate as much and makes our beautifully designed IRS quad closer to that of a straight axle quad.

Yes and no. The high articulation of jeeps is done at very slow speeds, mainly for rock crawling or extremely technical trails (very slow speeds). If you are rock crawling with this thing, then yes swaybar disconnects would help, but at that point 2wd will limit you far more than suspension articulation.
I ride really tight, rutted, trails and i like having a more solid rear end feel. It feels better taking turns at higher speeds (less body roll and feeling like its going to roll into a tree or off the trail). Even with the swaybar the ride is thousands of times better than that of a solid axle but with all the extra ground clearance.
To each their own, this is just my opinion
 

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Yes and no. The high articulation of jeeps is done at very slow speeds, mainly for rock crawling or extremely technical trails (very slow speeds). If you are rock crawling with this thing, then yes swaybar disconnects would help, but at that point 2wd will limit you far more than suspension articulation.
I ride really tight, rutted, trails and i like having a more solid rear end feel. It feels better taking turns at higher speeds (less body roll and feeling like its going to roll into a tree or off the trail). Even with the swaybar the ride is thousands of times better than that of a solid axle but with all the extra ground clearance.
To each their own, this is just my opinion
I couldnt have said it any better my self. I have never been limited by the suspension with the swaybar and I ride some really nasty terrain at times.
 
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