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I have a new 400 SE. What other than tires are different on it vs regular 400 HO? I have 24" tires oem on the SE and the regular 400 HO has 25". Are the shocks shorter also? What would it take to bring it back to stock 400 ground clearance?
 

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Pretty sure it's just the tire size.

It was a very strange model to release.
 

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Yea it was the weird smaller tire size and I think the racks were different too. Other then that nothing.
 

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Ok, so do y'all think if I put on some 26x11x12 rear tires and 26x9x12 fronts I should have a smidge more ground clearance than a stock 400 HO? Think this size would fit OK and clear everything lock to lock?
Honestly I've not had a good reason to complain about the 24" tires so far. Seem to work just fine. I hate to leave anything stock however, its my inner engineer I guess.
 

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26s will definitely fit in the fenders, but you'll have to be conscious of your wheel backspacing. I'm pretty sure that most people going to 26s have to either get new wheels or spacers.

You'll definitely feel a power loss going from 24 to 26. That's up to you though. Clutch hit would solve that, but its just one more thing to consider. That's why I stayed with 25s on my 400.
 

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It will be quite a while before I replace the tires. Good point about the 26's. I'll just go with some good 25" radials when the time comes.
 

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I think the suspension is shorter on the SE version of the 400. I was comparing my SE next to my sister in law's regular 400 HO and her shocks seem to be longer by about an inch. And then I found this:

SUSPENSION 400 H.O. SE
Front SuspensionMacPherson Strut With 6.7" (17 cm) Travel
Rear SuspensionDual A-Arm, IRS 7.5" (19 cm) Travel
Military Defense

SUSPENSION 400 H.O
Front Suspension MacPherson Strut With 8.2" (20.8 cm) Travel
Rear Suspension Dual A-Armm IRS 9.5" (24.1 cm) Travel
2014 Polaris Sportsman 400 HO Sage Green ATV : Specs

Bummer. I should have gotten the regular 400 H.O. ......sigh....... or the 570...yeah....that's what I should have gotten.....double sigh....
 

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Both models have the same part numbers for all of the suspension components. Your all good. Just through some 25"s on it and be done.
 

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Even better...I'll give my 400 to my daughter and trade in her 200 for a 570...when I can convince my wife to go along with it. LMAO!
 

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The 9" wide tires on the front will not fit without spacers or offset rims.
You could go with 26x8x12's front and 26x10or11x12's on the rear BUT put a clutch kit in it and you should be fine.
Regular stock size for the 400 HO is 25x10x12 rear and 25x8x12 front and you wouldn't need a clutch kit unless the radials you select are much heavier than the original cheap and light weight tires that Polaris gives you. In most cases the radials add a good bit of weight.
 

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I run 26x9x12 on the fronts with ITP rims (no offset) and do not have any clearance issues. Rears are 26x11x12 no issues either.
 

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I run 26x9x12 on the fronts with ITP rims (no offset) and do not have any clearance issues. Rears are 26x11x12 no issues either.
What model ITP rim do you run ?
Generally the ITP's have a 4+3 or 5+2 offset thus eliminating the need for spacers.
 

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3312's. I checked and you are right they do indeed have an offset, must be the wife's machine I was thinking about. My bad.
 

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3312's. I checked and you are right they do indeed have an offset, must be the wife's machine I was thinking about. My bad.
We have the same rims and I really like them but with the offset it brought my tires out about a inch on both sides. I stayed with the stock size tires but upgraded to radials. I added the fender flares from the ATV super store to give me back the protection from stuff flying up from the tires being outside the fender wells. They work well and look good.
 

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3312's. I checked and you are right they do indeed have an offset, must be the wife's machine I was thinking about. My bad.
We have the same rims and I really like them but with the offset it brought my tires out about a inch on both sides. I stayed with the stock size tires but upgraded to radials. I added the fender flares from the ATV super store to give me back the protection from stuff flying up from the tires being outside the fender wells. They work well and look good.
I like them too. No fender flares on my machine but it NEEDS them, me and the bike get wet/muddy too easily. Glad to hear you like yours :beerchug:
 

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I'll probably get some Zillas since they are nice and light and are a good fit for my typical riding conditions. 25x8x12 front and 25x10x12 rear.
 

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I have a new 400 SE. What other than tires are different on it vs regular 400 HO? I have 24" tires oem on the SE and the regular 400 HO has 25". Are the shocks shorter also? What would it take to bring it back to stock 400 ground clearance?
I got the definitive answer today as to the difference between the sportsman 400 HO SE and the regular 400 HO.

Good Morning Mr. Simons,
Thank you for contacting Polaris regarding your 2014 Sportsman 400 SE. As I understand it, you are looking for information to raise the suspension to that of the base 400 HO. This can be done, however, there are a number of components needed. The front suspension arms, struts and springs, as well as the tie rod assemblies, along with the rear shocks all are different on the SE. You also have different size tires both front and rear. I have listed the part numbers needed to change the current parts to the 400HO configuration. Your local Polaris dealer is in the best position to supply you with the pricing and availability of these parts. If you need further assistance, you can either respond back to this email, or call me at 1-800-Polaris, please reference Case Number C-2981485 and ask for David.

Front Springs = 7043247-067 (X2)
Front Struts = 7041762 (X2)
Front A-Frames = 2202906/2202907
Front tie Rods = 1822851(X2)
Rear Shocks = 7043100 (X2)
Tires, Front = 5413994 Rear = 5413961 (X2ea)

David
Parts Resolution Specialist
Technical Parts/Dealer Support
Polaris Industries Inc.
2100 Highway 55
Medina, MN 55340
800-POLARIS (765-2747)
cid:[email protected]

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