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Wanted 350lb springs for 08 650xt prowler

I am looking for 2 350lb springs for my 2008 Prowler XT. I bought the Prowler with a cage and 4 seat option and the PO never installed higher rated springs in the back. Now the Prowler sits low in the back empty and way low when the family is riding. Eibach has the upgraded spring and I am not sure who else. I thought about going with new shocks with heavy duty springs but they are out of my price range. Thanks!
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I am looking for 2 350lb springs for my 2008 Prowler XT. I bought the Prowler with a cage and 4 seat option and the PO never installed higher rated springs in the back. Now the Prowler sits low in the back empty and way low when the family is riding. Eibach has the upgraded spring and I am not sure who else. I thought about going with new shocks with heavy duty springs but they are out of my price range. Thanks!
Highlifter make heavy duty replacement rear springs for the Prowler, I have a neighbor that put HL springs on his Ranger and is very happy

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Thanks for the input!
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you can get the springs at Summit Racing , that's what is on mine believe that Jeggs sells them also

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Changing springs on the rear is a real pain in the butt. The coils are to close together and it makes it really hard to remove. If I was in your shoes I would save the money spent on just springs and buy aftermarket coil/shocks. A stiffer spring will over work the OEM shocks.



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Thanks for all the input. Right now for budget reasons I would like to go with stiffer springs. I was planning on a new sled this year but I spent the money on the Prowler for the family. So right now I am trying to keep the spending down to save up for a new sled. I am thinking since I don't use the prowler for extreme stuff I would be ok with the springs.
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you can get the springs at Summit Racing , that's what is on mine believe that Jeggs sells them also
What size springs do you get from them? I couldn't find them the last time I looked.
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What about using the lift kits to help the sag in the rear. Could you just use the rear parts from a lift kit and install it in the rear and leave the front alone? Wouldn't this achieve the results of bringing up the rearend for an affordable price?

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I bought 350 lb springs .. just measured the ID on the stock and the length .. the replacements were a lil shorter by like 1/2" or something like that, just use the threaded preload collar to raise the difference
as to changing them out .. piece of cake IMHO
and the price wasn't very bad either.
start your search in this area ... http://www.summitracing.com/search/B...in/350-lbs-in/

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I bought 350 lb springs .. just measured the ID on the stock and the length .. the replacements were a lil shorter by like 1/2" or something like that, just use the threaded preload collar to raise the difference
as to changing them out .. piece of cake IMHO
and the price wasn't very bad either.
start your search in this area ... Eibach Coil-Over Springs - 350 lbs./in. Coil-Over Spring Rate (lbs/in) - SummitRacing.com
Gary the 650/700 shocks just have adjustment notches on the collar. It would be really easy if they were threaded like the XTZ.

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What about using the lift kits to help the sag in the rear. Could you just use the rear parts from a lift kit and install it in the rear and leave the front alone? Wouldn't this achieve the results of bringing up the rearend for an affordable price?
That's a great idea Shane. I did the same on my 650 ran a 2.5" lift on the rear for about two years and it worked great. That would be the best way to go. I have removed the coils off the rear shocks on a 650 and it is hard because the coil spacing is to close to get a good clamp on with the remover.



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