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need help with shock set up

im running elkas all the way around... stage 2 front and stage 3 in the rear.. also have 11/16 sway bar..with kenda kutters on all 4 corners...6.5psi in the front and 5psi in the rear.... what im looking for is alil more slide and less body roll... it seems when im in a tight turn the atv wants to lift up on 2 wheels.. i didnt know if anyone else has had this problem... i didnt know if adjusting the shocks could help this... any help will good as ive started to race
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really...no one else has this problem ?
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really...no one else has this problem ?
Not really but I don't have the same shock setup as you. What 2 tires are lifting up in corners? Only time I lift 2 tires is when pulling the front wheels up. My inside front tire used to lift, but once I installed the L8ton sway bar that went away. Sorry couldn't help you out.

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What ride height are you running with you on the quad? When I had stock shocks, I couldn't get my ride height under 11". After I replaced just the fronts, I got it down to under 10". Just that made a big difference in cornering. I would shoot for a ride height between 9 and 10".

Next thing you can do is add compression dampening to the shocks. Add a couple clicks and try again. If it is better, add a couple more clicks and try yet again. Keep adding compression untill ride in the rough suffers.

Another thing you can do is adjust the crossovers between the springs. You want to adjust them so the main springs comes into play quicker, that will stiffen up the suspension also, but not untill it gets a little ways into the travel. The info you got from Elka should tell you how to adjust the crossovers.

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try 8-10 psi in tires.i do not have sway bar but can slide whe i want to.
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If you are running the 11/16" swaybar then just soften the rear shocks alot (ish) then the fronts abit.

I have a 11/16" swaybar but not tried it yet but the first thing I would do is soften the preload on the rear shocks. You are basically running a SRA setup.(ish). Also add a few psi to the rear tyres.IMO.

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im running elkas all the way around... stage 2 front and stage 3 in the rear.. also have 11/16 sway bar..with kenda kutters on all 4 corners...6.5psi in the front and 5psi in the rear.... what im looking for is alil more slide and less body roll... it seems when im in a tight turn the atv wants to lift up on 2 wheels.. i didnt know if anyone else has had this problem... i didnt know if adjusting the shocks could help this... any help will good as ive started to race
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im not trying to tell you how to ride but you are going to have to change your riding style from an straight axle quad to the honda 700xx style which is unique. as mervex said and i say too i have no trouble sliding, turning . drifting .jumping, ect,.ect could go on, with the stock sway bar and back shocks, i think if the sway bar made that much of a difference Matlock and Hond would of come up with one.


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im not trying to tell you how to ride but you are going to have to change your riding style from an straight axle quad to the honda 700xx style which is unique. as mervex said and i say too i have no trouble sliding, turning . drifting .jumping, ect,.ect could go on, with the stock sway bar and back shocks, i think if the sway bar made that much of a difference Matlock and Hond would of come up with one.
Kinda being Harsh. You think you have tried the stuff, I do with stock shocks and swaybar ?
Guess what doing the things I do the rear stock shocks "Suck".

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thanks for the replys... im going to try more psi in the rears and soften the springs with more compression dampening...
realy thanks... willing to try anything now... pushing into trees really sucks
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ok ride height was 11'' now dwm to 9.5''.. also put rear tire preasure to 8psi... will see tomorrow.. going on a 32 mile tight turns trail..
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