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2015 Arctic Cat Wildcat Limited with Elka Stage 5 Shocks

Elka Shocks on Wildcat

A client came to me about rebuilding his Elka Stage 5 shocks on his Wildcat, and I was eager to take on this project. If nothing else, it got my curiosity going about these style shocks. What I did find was a lack of information about the Elka shocks, and very limited specifications on the…

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UTV Shock & Spring Fine Tuning Day

Shock and spring tuning

Another test day at Little Sahara in west/central Utah…. it is hitting mid 70’s, the sun is out, and it is the start of Easter weekend. It’s Friday morning, and it has been raining hard for most of April.  The sand is hard and wet, showing all signs of dark water streaks – it shows…

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UTV Shock and Spring Testing Day!

Tuesday was finally the day of testing my new dual-rate springs, which I installed over the winter in hopes of getting the ride I have been wanting and needing. It has been 5 long months since the last time running the UTV, and there has been a lot of changes that needed testing. Getting ready…

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UTV Sway Bars-Who needs them?

Let’s talk about sway bars Modern UTVs have sway bars. Some UTVs have them just on the rear and some have them front and rear The big perception of a sway bar it keeps you level or closet to in high-speed turns This is true but there are many other factors that come to play…

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Dual Rate Spring Comparison for 2017 Polaris RZR Turbos

I have done some research on dual-rate spring comparisons with my own 2017 Polaris XTP 2-Seat and my friends Pat Cayton on his 2017 Polaris XPT 2-Seat. All you have to do is read the magazine articles and many advertising pages to know there is a lot of spring and shock upgrades that can be…

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10 Reasons to buy a Polaris XP1000 VS. Polaris RZR 800

1. Polaris XP1000 suspension travel has 16” front & 18” Rear Polaris RZR 800 suspension travel has 9” Front & 9.5” Rear The suspension is the reason alone I recommend buying the Polaris XP1000 After a long day of off-road driving, I was pretty worn out after 75 miles in my Polaris RZR 800 This…

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