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Old 03-14-2010, 09:00 AM
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sportsman 500 HD front springs

im considering on buying some of the polaris front heavy duty front springs for plowing snow. would this help out a lot on the front suspension? and would it lift the machine at all?
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Old 03-21-2010, 01:43 PM
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Put a jack under the front and and slowly lift the front end. Watch the shocks and tires and see how high the fenders lift before the tires start to lift off the ground. If you dont lift much before the tires move then the springs probably wont lift the front. What they will do is make it stiffer so when your plowing it wont sink the front end when raise the plow.
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Old 05-24-2010, 04:23 AM
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Ware’s a good place to find HD front springs for a 01 500?
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Old 05-25-2010, 08:11 AM
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Old 05-31-2010, 11:48 PM
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Yup saw a lot of it at ebay just make sure that its in good state.
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Old 01-22-2011, 05:41 PM
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heavy duty front springs

i have an 01 sportsman and had the same issue.i installed a set of factory polaris heavy duty front springs and it worked out nice.ride height stays the same,does not seem to ride rough and handles plow much better.
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Old 01-24-2011, 06:46 PM
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I priced some Polaris factory HD springs from the dealer and they were about $50. Better than I could find on Ebay.
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Old 01-24-2011, 10:39 PM
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Check out High Lifter heavy duty springs, there better than the polaris springs. They cost a bit more, but like anything else you get what you pay for.
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Old 02-01-2011, 04:19 PM
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I have found my front HD springs to be great
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Old 02-12-2011, 01:07 AM
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I'm not sure how they HL springs are better than the popo HD springs. HL's are rated at 120lb/inch while the popo ones are 128lb/inch. With the HL's, you don't get what you pay for.
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