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I broke a front left spring the other day while out riding. Hit a dip in the trail going a little to fast and it compressed hard and fast and snapped. Sounded like a cannon going off when it happened. Went to the dealer and ordered 2 new springs and when I was there the service manager told me he has seen this happen on a good many XP's this year. Got them changed out yesterday and it sits a little higher so I figure my springs were getting fatigued from the amout of riding I do. If you aren't out riding and are bored might want to give the front springs a look over.

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Why would you go spend money on the springs from Polaris whenyou can go to efi or highlifter and get better ones probably cheaper than what you paid for the stock ones?
 

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Thanks for the heads up Ronnie, but like ^ DevinDDR stated, why go back with the factory compared to a better after market set?
 

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I swapped out all 4 of my stock springs and threw them in the scrap metal. Riding 2 up the back would sag, even on the stiffest setting. (which I understand the machine is not designed for the extra persons weight).

I installed the highlifter HD springs on and man what a difference! It lifted the entire machine about 1", and now no more sag. And I have it on the softest setting. I do find the ride a bit rough now if I am solo riding tho. But with my GF on the back (most of my riding she is with me), it rides like a cloud.

Its kind of funny how anything aftermarket, will make your Polaris better than OEM. Lol
 

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Why would you go spend money on the springs from Polaris whenyou can go to efi or highlifter and get better ones probably cheaper than what you paid for the stock ones?
I went with the POPO HD's for the front. They were only $47.00 per spring which surprised me also. Nothing against the HL springs I just didn't want to put 2 yellows on the front with 2 blacks in the rear. With the POPO HD's in the front it looks like I got another inch or two of lift up front. I might have to get two HD's for the rear to even it out and I have the fronts on the softest setting.

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That's why I wet with EFIs hd springs instead of highlifter, I didn't want the yellow ones either. They are an amazing upgrade. I always have my wife on with me and there is no sag what so ever anymore.
 

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That's why I wet with EFIs hd springs instead of highlifter, I didn't want the yellow ones either. They are an amazing upgrade. I always have my wife on with me and there is no sag what so ever anymore.
Where you guys ride in Throckmorton?

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All over, I have land my buddies have land, but we mostly go to atv parks and ride, where you from? Where do yall ride?
 

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All over, I have land my buddies have land, but we mostly go to atv parks and ride, where you from? Where do yall ride?
I am from Chandler up here by Tyler. We do some mud parks from time to time but our main riding area is Arkansas. We ride the trails without mud since my group doesn't like the mud much.

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I chose the hl yellow because of the yellow lol. It looks great with sage green.

It would probably look terrible on red or blue tho.
 

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My 850 touring also broke a front spring. It probably happened on one of the first rides last year when I bought it. I rode it for over 4000 miles and never noticed it until one day while greasing the front suspension I decided to tighten the adjusters a notch and found the problem. It never made any banging sounds but I did notice the front tire wearing funny on that side. Now I check all four on a regular basis.
 
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