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Heres is my problem and i think i have narrowed it down to 3 things but i could be totally wrong. The problem i have is if i go over something with one front wheel the other sticks up in the air about the same height also if going down something turning sharp either direction the inside tire lifts and sometimes gets a lil scary. I have ridden for years on a trx 450 r and havent dealt with this and my son rides my old bike and he doesnt have this problem either. I have thought maybe the rear sway bar is to thin or my shocks just suck (stockers) or the IRS all together. Idont have alot of money to do a bunch of mods so kinda need some help and i hope the answer isnt shocks. i think the sway bar makes most sense but /shrug? Thanks in advance for any opinions.
 

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Get the 11/16 sway bar, it helps a lot and if you want more, go for the shocks also.
 

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yeah its pretty extreme so maybe that one would be better then the 9/16 anyone else have an opinion going back riding next week so kinda need quick help thanks for any opinions
 

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dont see how the upper a arms would help with my situation if someone could explain that please do
 

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11/16 sway bar fixed it for me
 

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I have ridden quads since 1984, mostly solid axle til the 700xx. I just rode with my new 9/16 swaybar. It sticks it in the turns almost like a solid axle but I can still feel the IRS absorbing impacts in back. I ride trail, gravel areas and some whoops bermed turns etc. even spinning donuts is good. it was worth it.
 

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With the a arms, you can change caster/camber of the front tires. It changes how the atv handles. The sway bar get rid of body roll and eliminates some of the push. The guys who have the 11/16 love them, and the guys who have 9/16 swear by them.
 

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the inside wheel lifting while turning is definatly a sway bar issue (i got used to it, and it looks cool in pics i reckon) and both front wheels lifting is mainly due to the front shocks being too stiff, im guessing its at lower speed stuff like climbing up rocks ect
 

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What they said, get a stiffer bar. The IRS tries to keep the quad level and the end with the most weight wins. Even though it feels wrong, in moderation it is better most situations, IMO. A SRA doesn't do this as bad because you have to move the entire weight of the quad and not just compress a shock and torque the sway bar. This is really common on big 4x4s. If the bar doesn't get you where you want to be, you can try backing off the preload in front and tightening up a bit in the back. Just make sure to keep the front a little higher. Here is a good article on suspension set-up.
http://www.atvrideronline.com/tech/0708_atvp_suspension_setup/instructions.html
 

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If the inside front wheel is lifting , then you need stiffer front shocks. The outside wheel is taking all the pressure on the turn and is going through the stroke too easy. You can try adding preload but it's limited and doesn't help out alot in cornering.
 

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That is backwards for what he is seeing in a straight line though. Is there a happy medium?
Baxter, did you ever get to try an after market sway bar?
 

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That is backwards for what he is seeing in a straight line though. Is there a happy medium?
Baxter, did you ever get to try an after market sway bar?
Not bought the bigger swaybar yet , but may need it after this weekend. One for the front and one for the rear.
I do have one Question though, Qaz you don't post youre place of origin anywhere. This would help to help you out. :tup:
 

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I ride all over california... i understand the turning part and to be honest i can deal with that where the problem lies is going through tight trails and say i have to climb something and the left front tire hits it first the right tire seems to lift off the ground almost as much as the one thats climbing i believe the sway bar would help, i think when this happens all my weight is shifting to the opposite rear and raises the front. high speed is one thing and can be handled but its when im climbing say something over afoot or so tall and going slow. cant lean forward very much because of the angle of the climb
 

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The rear shocks are borderline (ish , just my theory) . The fronts are way too soft . IMO when you hit something with one front , it bottoms out and causes the front to lift , you could try leaning more forward and putting the bars more forward.
 

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yeah makes sense i cant really lean forward more but if bars are more forward it will help im sure thx for your help
 

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The rear shocks are borderline (ish , just my theory) . The fronts are way too soft . IMO when you hit something with one front , it bottoms out and causes the front to lift , you could try leaning more forward and putting the bars more forward.

Got this way wrong . Lean back and put the bars backwards also.Sorry Qaz.
 
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