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Recently while riding on gravel hardpack I noticed that the back end on my Prowler sways and requires steering input to keep it straight. I upgraded to BigHorn tires, I think this is another issue with the turf saver. It only does it when I'm hard on the gas. I think it is sensing wheel traction, and loading and unloading the rear as the tires lose grip. Has anybody else encountered this? Thanks RD

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I seem to notice it when going 40-45 on gravel and yea maybe I shouldn't be doing that. On pavement no problem, I'm running Sedona Rip Saws and when new they had 1 1/8" tread.

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Recently while riding on gravel hardpack I noticed that the back end on my Prowler sways and requires steering input to keep it straight. I upgraded to BigHorn tires, I think this is another issue with the turf saver. It only does it when I'm hard on the gas. I think it is sensing wheel traction, and loading and unloading the rear as the tires lose grip. Has anybody else encountered this? Thanks RD
RD let up on the go pedal LOL.could very well be the turf saver, at 40 mph on gravel I sure it's gonna slide a little bit.

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you can also try to stiffen the rear shocks a little,,i noticed when your on the gas ,the back end squats a little more and transfers the weight to the rear and making the front lighter

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I have been debating on the tightening up the rear springs on my xtz for the same reason. The sportier shocks still give way to much in my opinion. And if I tighten up the springs will it increase my ground clearance?

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I have been debating on the tightening up the rear springs on my xtz for the same reason. The sportier shocks still give way to much in my opinion. And if I tighten up the springs will it increase my ground clearance?
Yea it will give you more ground clearance,sounds like you need to do that if you have body roll...........looks like we need to go shock hunting.LOL It's just the hit of a button.

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Thanks everyone, just what I needed! I have not played with the shocks yet on the rear, but I did stiffen the front for the snowplow, and forgot to soften it after taking the plow off!

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Yea it will give you more ground clearance,sounds like you need to do that if you have body roll...........looks like we need to go shock hunting.LOL It's just the hit of a button.
My pockets aren't that deep. I'll have to wait... but your right it doesn't hurt to look!!!

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Yeah, I got sticker shock when I started looking at suspension pieces! Stock replacement prices are unreal! No cheap way out on this!

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My pockets aren't that deep. I'll have to wait... but your right it doesn't hurt to look!!!
Just kidding,Just buying the new xtz would do me in,Yea just stiffen your rear shocks up,looks like decent shocks on it from factory.when I had the factory shocks on the front it would push really bad in the corners.

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