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Coil Spacers vs HD Springs?

Over the long term, would the coils be the better investment?

I want to do all 4 corners, the way it dives in corners is starting to annoy me.

I have my eye on High Lifters HD springs. Will these add a little lift to it?

https://www.highlifter.com/p-847-high-lifter-front-rear-lift-springs-for-polaris-sportsman-400500570600700800-see-apps.aspx


https://www.highlifter.com/p-3063-spring-adapter-kit-for-2011-2014-polaris-models.aspx

Thankfully, HL is the only ones that offer rears, as a spring adapter kit is needed for 2011 to present Classic models, which they also have. :)
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Will
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I do not think they will provide actual lift. Now they made provide slight lift over the stock springs if the stocks have sagged or weakened with age and use.
 

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I do not think they will provide actual lift. Now they made provide slight lift over the stock springs if the stocks have sagged or weakened with age and use.
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Just go for the springs!!!

I felt exactly the same before changing out mine ! They are now great. Only complaint is I would still like a bit stiffer out back for two up riding. I am hoping rubber Polaris spacers will do this for me. I have said it many times the instal of these springs is one of the best things I did to my machine!!

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Just go for the springs!!!

I felt exactly the same before changing out mine ! They are now great. Only complaint is I would still like a bit stiffer out back for two up riding. I am hoping rubber Polaris spacers will do this for me. I have said it many times the instal of these springs is one of the best things I did to my machine!!

CW
Thank you!! Will do them next!!


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I did HD springs in the rear and the Polaris preload adjusters in the front as I wanted a stiffer suspenion in the rear and wanted to retain the stock ride in the front for trail riding and have the ability to stiffen it up in the front if I wanted, especially when I have the plow on it.
 

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Just go for the springs!!!

I felt exactly the same before changing out mine ! They are now great. Only complaint is I would still like a bit stiffer out back for two up riding. I am hoping rubber Polaris spacers will do this for me. I have said it many times the instal of these springs is one of the best things I did to my machine!!

CW
do u have a link to the rubber polaris spacers?
 

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Just go for the springs!!!

I felt exactly the same before changing out mine ! They are now great. Only complaint is I would still like a bit stiffer out back for two up riding. I am hoping rubber Polaris spacers will do this for me. I have said it many times the instal of these springs is one of the best things I did to my machine!!

CW
do u have a link to the rubber polaris spacers?
Polaris Sportsman Coil Spring Spacer 2872655 | eBay
 

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im with cw, springs are one of the more important mods to my bike. i wouldnt call it lift more like a rise, a lift increases suspension travel and the hl or epi springs just have a higher spring rate. but the important factor is it improves ground clearence.

with the hl on the front springs i dont understand what that collar/spring retainer is? on mine (epi's) i have a flat washer that the spring sits on. that washer is what the oems sat on.
 

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Just go for the springs!!!

I felt exactly the same before changing out mine ! They are now great. Only complaint is I would still like a bit stiffer out back for two up riding. I am hoping rubber Polaris spacers will do this for me. I have said it many times the instal of these springs is one of the best things I did to my machine!!

CW
do u have a link to the rubber polaris spacers?
Polaris Sportsman Coil Spring Spacer 2872655 | eBay
thanx.
 
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