Your question is a good one. I believe there are several advantages to lowering your seats. One of those is definitely the lower center of gravity which in return gives you much better lateral handling and stability. This also helps prevent certain roll over situations and makes the vehicle safer. The other reason is comfort for taller drivers or anyone that doesn't want to feel like they are sitting on a booster seat. Once you sit in a side x side with lowered seats you will feel the comfort factor right away. Some drivers disagree (sandchris) and feel that there is to much angle on their knees after lowering the seats. The stock seats just sit a bit to high for most drivers. Lowering the seats has allowed me to fit a very large reclining /forward/backwards adjustable seats into my XTZ. Another advantage is that you can design a roll cage that is much lower and will give you better clearance into trailers or storage building etc. There is more to it then just cutting and welding though. The engine cover and a few other things need modification as well. Do a little research here before attempting the job. I know Johnny at UTV crap does a nice job on the seat lowering so you may want to give him a call. Good luck to you and I hope my thoughts on this help out.
2009 Prowler XTZ 1000 with a few modifications. Needs paint & powder coating.
Last edited by flying121; 11-13-2009 at 05:57 PM.