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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 03-10-2019, 10:57 AM Thread Starter
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Questions about Suspension and Springs

Hello,

since 1 week i own a Scrambler 1000XP. After a few rides i started to play around with the suspension settings.
Just for my couriosity i wanted to lower the height as much as possible.
But at a certain point the spring looses the pre tension and its not possible to go further down in with the front (backside i didnt test).
I know, these machines arent build for that but i wanted to use the whole thread range if possible.

Then i started to read across the net to find some information about that matter.

There isnt really much but some Elka Suspension but that would be a very expensive solution.

F.e. I found a "Double Spring Kit" for the Polaris RZR 800S which also has the Podium X 2.0 Shocks.
But there is nothing like that for the Scrambler. I thought there would be something similar to the RZR Kit, but no.
(Would the RZR spring kit fit the Scrambler? Are they the same dimensions?)

I did write a email to a guy who makes spring kits, not for the Scrambler in particular but other Polaris Models, and he said if i could tell him the spring
rate that i disire then he could make a double spring kit for me.
I told him that i just want to be able to use the whole range of thread given and maybe slightly stiffer spring.
But it seems that this is not enough information for him as he repeats that he need the rate for Initial and Secondary spring.
So i started to search after some figures i could work with but its really tough for someone who has no experience on this subjekt.
I guess its no option for me as i cant figure out the rates for my self. It just wouldnt make sense.

Another option and maybe the cheapest is to shorten the piston. But as this is irreversible, i would be my last choice.

I hope someone here can help me out with this problem and im looking forward to your answers.

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why not just buy much shorter tires ?


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The problem is that you got to have the tires registrated on your machine because of the calibrated speedometer. Its possible but everytime i would change tires i would have to change the speedo and here in Germany you NEED to have it made official with a transkipt of the measurements. Other than that, the smallest tires for 14“ wheels would be a Sun F Tire that is about 20“ (275/30R14 + 235/30R14).
What i dont get is that for practically every other ATV there are plenty of aftermarket parts. But it seems that for the Scrambler its not.
If i would have the rates for the Elka springs for example, i would have a indicator to work with.
But thanks for your suggestion.
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no problem, i though you wanted to lower stance for track or oval racing.
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Is this such an unlikely thing to do? I guess so, otherwise there would be more information and hardware around.
But then i wonder why a lot of other ATV/UTV do have more options in aftermarket parts than the Scrambler...
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Hello again,

this time with some news about my question. I got a lowering spring kit from KW ordered from K&S Quad.
I know that most of you people are not into this kind of upgrade done to a ATV.
But for those who played with the thoughts of a more streetish setup i would encourge you to do try it. Its a COMPLETE different vehicle. Sharp and aggresive at corners and well mannered pushing the throttle all way forward on a straight. I am so pleased and happy that it worked out that way.

If anyone is interested in the spring kit please feel free to contact me or i will post the direct link here on where you can order them.
Remember that it will take less than 1 hour to install or uninstall this kit, I like the fact that i have basically 2 vehicles in 1.

More mods will follow but the next step is to change the handle bar and put the speedo into the chassis over the air intake.
Got to say that the factory mirrors are a pair of ugly looking pos and i will mount new ones as soon as possible.

Thats all for now. Enjoy the pictures!
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Cool looking ride ..must handle high speed nice
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I found the Time to record a few Clips while driving my Beauty. I hope that gives an Impression of the Handling. I even added a lower Handlebar for better Feedback and Steering. It all payed out and im very pleased with it. Have a look:


Just got 600Km on it, so i`m still getting used to it and try to figure out which Settings fits best for me.
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