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After searching near and far for aftermarket shocks for my bike I decided to go with these. They are called Prospecs and are a collaboration between Elka and Dragonfire specifically designed for the 900's. I went with the crew shocks for the heavier spring rate. These things are amazing!! They eat up any terrain without issue. Putting these on my bike and taking off the sway bar made it a lot more sporty and a lot more fun to run through the rougher terrain. They have 32 clicks of rebound adjustment and I set them all in the middle and haven't needed to change them yet. Preload is still set at factory settings as well. They list through Dargonfire at $1790 for a full set. I found them on Ebay through Innerdemon Motorsports for $1710, saved $80 plus the sales tax going this route since Dragonfire is in Phoenix. They shipped straight out of Phoenix and I had them in two days. Now to save up for a Duraclutch and full skid plate and I think i'm done. Then it will be time to upgrade to a new bike and start over!!
 

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Uh would it be too much to ask for a full view of your 900? The Custom roll cage has me very curious!
 

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I would like to see that also.
 

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Wow! $1,700 for shocks. Robbery.:cower:
 

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That is awesome! I found myself pricing out a set of Elkas. A good set of quality shocks valves and sprung for your specific setup is utterly amazing. I paid about $1500 for a set of custom valves Walker Evans Racing shocks that were stock length for my 2011 Rhino 700. The difference in ride and handling was incredible.

The Polaris Ranger 900 rides very cushy stock. I like that because I don't hardly get over 25mph so the pillowy ride is welcome. But the moment you start pushing it, well the pillow turns to wallow. The stock suspension just doesn't have that kind of adjustment.
 

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Wow! $1,700 for shocks. Robbery.:cower:
Cheapest I could find. Twice the cost of stock shocks but twice the ride and performance.
 

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Cheapest I could find. Twice the cost of stock shocks but twice the ride and performance.
I'm sure they're great. Wish I had some. It just seems wrong for shocks to cost 10% of the purchase price of the machine. :cower:
 

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Cheapest I could find. Twice the cost of stock shocks but twice the ride and performance.
I think you are being conservative. I would say 10 times better than stock. Until someone drives the machine with an Elka setup they just can't understand the difference it makes. Totally worth it in my opinion.
 

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Has anybody looked at these? Just wondering if their worth the $1000 price tag.
 
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You can't be robbed voluntarily :D
The bummer of the situation is that they may be worth $1700, but to know that you have to spend the money.
I've no problem spending money, but I am seriously risk averse, so unfortunately I will probably never own a set because there is a long list of items I *know* are worth $1700.
Sure wish I could demo a set.

The roll cage is pretty sweet!
Did you lose your beer a few times before you strapped the bed down? :biggrin-new:
Haven't lost any beer yet! The damn bed was squeaking so I strapped it down! Have since fixed that issue.
 

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I think you are being conservative. I would say 10 times better than stock. Until someone drives the machine with an Elka setup they just can't understand the difference it makes. Totally worth it in my opinion.
I will agree with that! Had several people ride with me this weekend and they couldn't believe how much better the ride was with the new shocks compared to stock. They all thought I was crazy to spend that kind of money on shocks.
 

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I've got a 2013 Ranger XP900 with suspension issues front and back. I have a 2.5" lift, Sedona AT 28x10R14 Rock A Billy tires on aftermarket Polaris rims. I'm still running stock axles and shocks. I'm thinking I need longer axles to accommodate the lift and possibly new heavier duty a-arms and shocks to accommodate the heavier tires. Thoughts/suggestions anyone?
 

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I've got a 2013 Ranger XP900 with suspension issues front and back. I have a 2.5" lift, Sedona AT 28x10R14 Rock A Billy tires on aftermarket Polaris rims. I'm still running stock axles and shocks. I'm thinking I need longer axles to accommodate the lift and possibly new heavier duty a-arms and shocks to accommodate the heavier tires. Thoughts/suggestions anyone?
What kind of issues are you having? With just 2.5" your stock equipment should be fine.
 

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Biggest problem is in the rear end. On the drivers side, the axle is loose at the diff side. I've also had to replace wheel barrings on both sides in the back, front driver side barrings. I've also noticed that my shock bushings are wearing and are getting loose. Not happy at all with my dealer, looking to fix everything myself with a couple buddies.
 

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Prolly should start you a new thread... Describe the problem in detail like you did above, put your ride info in your signature (mods and etc.), and let us know how many miles/hours it has on it. But for what's its worth, I still run stock axles in my buggy.
 
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