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05-18-2010, 01:45 PM
Adjusting Rear Shocks Because Of My Weight

So I went riding the other weekend and my cousin suggested I adjust the rear shocks because he thinks the ass end goes down too much because of my weight. I weigh 270lbs and sit back on the seat more than most since I'm also 6'10". There's definitely a noticeable difference between how far the ass end goes down when I'm on it compared to when he sat on it.

My question is, should I adjust the rear shocks either to reduce wear/tear on the quad cause of my weight and/or for safety issues. Personally, I don't notice any problems with how it ride, but wouldn't have any issues making adjustments if it's recommended.

Let me know what you guys think!
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if it handles fine rides good doesnt bottom out your fine
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05-18-2010, 03:17 PM
The only thing safety wise I can think of is the frontend might want to come back on ya easier. Myself I would move the adjuster up 2 notches in the rear. Spray the adjusters with wd40, jack up the rear wheels off the ground and use some big channel locks, put a rag in between the teeth of the channel locks so yo don't scratch the adjusters
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I'll probably try adjusting the rear up a couple notches. Guess we'll see how it handles afterward.
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Yeah if you weigh that much and set that far back I would adjust the pre-load up to the max on the rear, and prolly go up a notch or so on the front.
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I only weigh 180 and have my fronts turned up all the way to help with cornering and side-hilling. For your weight I'd recommend turning up the back at least one notch and probably two. It won't hurt anything, might make it ride a little rough but it will help with ground clearance.
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I agree turn the back up but it will make it a little stiffer of a ride. I ride a girl on the back pretty much all the time and i'm 201 and she is about 100 and does good...I turned mine up just for that reason but i also have a Gorilla stage 1 lift so mine was a bit stiffer already.
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05-27-2010, 12:54 AM
Thanks for the feedback everyone. I'll definitely stiffen it up a notch or two and see how it rides after that.

If I was planning on losing weight, I'd leave it alone. As it is, I'm working on getting back up to 300lbs over the summer! lol
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