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[?] Shock Replacement to LTR and lower the rear

Okay, I know I am probably hitting on topics already covered, but I can only stand searching for 20 minutes a time without getting overwhelmed with all the other threads (not a bad thing I guess, learn a lot).

Here is my question. I am wanting to put LTR 450 shocks up front, as I understand this will lower my front a bit (something I want). I want to know what would be a could replacement setup for the rear though. If I lower the front with the LTR shocks I would like to lower the rear too. I am trying to make this a little more sportier mx'r type ride. I know it won't be ad I have no ambition to race pro but I just like to tinker around with my toys and try things out. What rears do you think would go good with ptr fronts.

BTW, I am thinking of doing aftermarket LTR front, like motoworks or elkas or something, is there is problem with running after market shocks for the LTR then the stock as far as fitment. I know the LTR fit with just minor adjusting the upper mounts. Thanks.

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What I did is sent my rear shocks off to GT Thuner for a re-spring/re-valve and then ordered a set of HLS front shocks (the pre-load only adjutable for $495). Very happy with the results. I know it may be hard to see the difference with the different camera angles but is sits more like a 450 quad now.

This is stock rear shocks - Polaris Outlaw MXR fronts.



And this is with the re-done rear shocks and HLS fronts.

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Wow, that is a big difference, thanks for sharing...

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Did you change from fox up front to hls? Also did you order the 450r hls ones?

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They are a cheap Fox shock off a 2008 Polaris Outlaw MXR. Single compression adjustment only. Also the seals were starting to leak. Price of HLS shocks was about the same as rebuilding the those shocks.

I am guessing that they are 450R shocks as they are a little bit shorter than the stock 700xx shocks. I just ordered shocks for a 700xx valved to my weight.
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Just took this picture today. Stock front shocks are back on for the moment. Fluke deal and probaly my fault for not using shock covers but I blew the seal in the right front shock. Was going to work on adjusting the toe so I jumped up and down on the pegs went in the garage to get some tools and when I got back to the quad there was a puddle of oil under the shock. Should have the shock back this week.



Here's an action shot.



Here's a better shot of the rear.

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Do the HLS shocks lower ride height?

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yes i believe the hls lower the ride height


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Do the HLS shocks lower ride height?
Yes, because the shock is shorter and it actually compresses a bit when you sit on the quad unlike the stock shocks.

I intend on making a picture/review thread of my quad once I have the shocks back and it's all cleaned up. I am very happy with all of the modifications I have done.
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