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Have many of you done this on the 900? I did a search and get the impression it is not a common mod.
 

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You will dramatically reduce your load hauling ability...something to keep in mind if you ever carry any weight in the bed...
 

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You will dramatically reduce your load hauling ability...something to keep in mind if you ever carry any weight in the bed...
How does the swaybar affect load hauling? Do you mean it will be less stable? If so, I would agree.
 

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You will dramatically reduce your load hauling ability...something to keep in mind if you ever carry any weight in the bed...
That's probably true, but with the loads that most people carry on a regular basis it's barely noticeable.

We've had two large guys, a deer and all our hunting gear in our 800 with no ill effects. I'd say around 850lb total.

I'd suggest that everyone try it, it's simple enough to reconnect the bar if it doesn't work for you.
 

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I've disconnected the sway bar on every other machine I've ever owned and never looked back. My Ranger 900, however, I did not like with the sway bar removed. The ride was a little smoother over trail junk, for sure. But the body roll was pretty intense. Maybe if I had some aftermarket wheels with a touch more off set for a bit wider track width, but for a completely stock machine with the suspension on the softest setting, I did not like the handling with the sway bar removed.

Luckily, it's quick and easy to remove to try it for yourself.
 

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Unless you regularly haul heavy loads and/or drive at high speeds, I think you'll like it better with the sway bar removed.
 

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my 900 xp is the fourth sxs and I have removed the sway bar from every one,,,,but that's the kind of riding I do ,,,,,,my thoughts .....remove it and try it, if its not right for you,,,,put it back on,,,,,,just my 2 cents
 

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There are a lot of dam smart folks on here Cammander.....I would never of thought of disconnecting it and trying it.....
 

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You can remI've the bar and stiffen the springs a touch on preload should help on high speed cornering if you feel uncomfortable
 

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Is it totally removed or just disconnected?
 

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Is it totally removed or just disconnected?
You will need to remove the bar and the end links (no quick disconnects available that I am aware of), if not it could get bound up on the shocks and rear A arms in the forward position or the A arms in the down position and do some damage to the unit.
As stated above it improves articulation of the rear suspension, it will increase body roll depending on how you drive. You can increase your spring preload to offset some of the body roll. Removeing the sway bar does not effect load carrying capacity, but does change the stability of the unit some, it also has a lot to do with the terrain you are riding on.
 

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I run limit straps with a 3" lift and no sway bar and my machince is far more stabile than is was in stock form with the sway bar in place.
 

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I run limit straps with a 3" lift and no sway bar and my machince is far more stabile than is was in stock form with the sway bar in place.
Please explain your statement.

You have some nice aftermarket pieces that make up your suspension, so there are some different variables that come into play, one being the linear spring rate on your Elkas and the adjustable dampening and rebound.

I think the OP is looking for info closely related to a stock machine.
 

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I just added my Elkas but the limit straps were added when I did my lift months earlier. The limit straps, while not their main purpose, do control sway much better than the sway bar did. Knowing what I know now, if I had a stock machine with no lift and the sway bar broke and I felt uncomforable with the handling I would not replace the sway bar, I would add limit straps. They are cheaper, work better than a sway bar and they save your axles. Adding the new shocks made sway completely disappear but it was already better prior to that.

Please explain your statement.

You have some nice aftermarket pieces that make up your suspension, so there are some different variables that come into play, one being the linear spring rate on your Elkas and the adjustable dampening and rebound.

I think the OP is looking for info closely related to a stock machine.
 

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...Removeing the sway bar does not effect load carrying capacity...


If you load perfectly level from side to side and then only drove in perfectly flat surfaces and never made any turns, then your statement would be correct..


The sway bar dramatically affects load carrying ability....
 

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I took mine off for 500 or so miles. I liked it on trails. Did break 1 axle and felt the wheel dropped too far down and then broke.
 

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The extra droop comment is interesting because my 6x6 only has a swaybar on the middle axle, the rear most axle is free to move. If down travel was that much of a concern to Polaris I would imagine my 6x6 would have an additional swaybar on the rear most axle to prevent too much down travel. I have not had any issues with axles and will be removing the swaybar for the 2015 summer. I'm looking forward to much better traction and articulation off road.
 

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Too much droop could certainly break an axle...might want to confirm the tire is spinning freely at full droop when you take off the bar...i'm guessing with a stock set up the shock will stop the droop before it binds just like it does with the bar on, if not, limiter strap...
 

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......If down travel was that much of a concern to Polaris I would imagine my 6x6 would have an additional swaybar on the rear most axle to prevent too much down travel........
Without a lift, the shock will limit the downward travel. When you add a lift, that increases the max CV angle. You "should" be pretty safe (as far as CV angles go) to remove the swaybar as long as you don't have a lift.
 
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