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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 11-13-2009, 11:04 AM Thread Starter
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Finally lowered them.. Wasn't even too bad to do.. I'm no master fabricator by any means and it wasn't too bad for me.. I will take some better pics of the bracketry so anyone else that may wanna do this can.. If you can weld halfway decent then you can do this yourself.. Figured I might as well do it while I have the motor all torn down..

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Looks like pretty good work to me, let me know how you like it.
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Looks good Brandon. So how does the top end look?



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Not too bad were putting her back together tonight.. Had the heads surfaced and cylinders still looked new.. Hopefully this fixes it once and for all.. Then comes the boost..
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Glad to hear all is well. Make sure we get a photo of your face with the extra air please....LOL



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Finally lowered them.. Wasn't even too bad to do.. I'm no master fabricator by any means and it wasn't too bad for me.. I will take some better pics of the bracketry so anyone else that may wanna do this can.. If you can weld halfway decent then you can do this yourself.. Figured I might as well do it while I have the motor all torn down..

Ok, first off, please pardon my ignorance, but why do so many people lower their seats?
Is it just to lower the center of gravity, or some other reason?

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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.

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For not being a very good fabricator looks like you do good work.
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hammerbike,

I forgot to mention how good the Cat's look after the cage has been lowered. Do a search on Johnny's (UTV Crap) XTZ 1000 and tell me that lowered cage doesn't look tough.

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