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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 06-10-2019, 04:49 PM Thread Starter
 
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2015 Teryx4 Suspension Question

Hey all, Just wondering if there is anything to do to my 2015 Teryx 4 to make it ride better? Thank you in advance!!!!
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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 06-10-2019, 06:37 PM
 
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Bandit suspension...completely different machine!


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post #3 of 12 (permalink) Old 06-11-2019, 05:30 AM
 
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Bandit or 814/Viking offer replacement shocks for these machines that offer significant ride quality improvements. Both companies offer a longer shock which increases wheel travel along with overall better valving. I know Bandit advertises that wheel travel increases by 2" on some models which makes a big difference.

I went with the Bandit Performance 2.0 recently on my 2015. These allowed me to remove the lift brackets and it flexes and rides better. I've only been on one trail ride since installing them and it was a short day, low speeds, and really muddy to not a good place to really try them out. I'm heading down to Brimstone this week for 3 days of riding which should really test them out. I can tell you that previously there were bumps that I would slow down for and still think the ride was jarring with the stock shocks. Now I can hit them much faster, and while you can still feel the bump it is no long jarring.
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Thank you!!
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I have a 15. Rode terrible and made the fam tired. I went with the 814 shocks springs straps. Rides great now. The little bit of lift is nice too. I run pretty hard and now Iím bouncing off the rev limiter a lot because I can run so much faster over rough terrain.


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I have a 15. Rode terrible and made the fam tired. I went with the 814 shocks springs straps. Rides great now. The little bit of lift is nice too. I run pretty hard and now Iím bouncing off the rev limiter a lot because I can run so much faster over rough terrain.


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If ya don't mind me asking Where you got them at? Thanks for the info!!!!
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If ya don't mind me asking Where you got them at? Thanks for the info!!!!
Contact Craig Folmar via Facebook.

My choice was Bandit and they were very helpful also. Check out their website at banditutvsuspension.com.

When researching shocks I called both places they were all very helpful and were willing to talk for a long period of time to discuss the options. I have also never heard anything bad about either the 814/Viking or Bandit brands (and the vendors don't bad-mouth each other either which is nice as compared to some of the other vendor wars that go on...).

Even though I went with Bandit I think either would be a good choice and an upgrade to the stock shocks. Here are my comments and reasoning:

- Viking/814 was originally touted as being a little cheaper when they were first introduced, however now the price is very comparable.

- Viking/814 also started with the longer shock which allowed some lift without brackets, and increased shock travel. Bandit did respond with longer shocks (which I have) that allow lift and an additional 2" of travel. On both shocks the extended length and additional travel help.

- Final decision to go with Bandits was based on the progressive rate springs on the front and dual rate rear springs. At least on paper they are better in my opinion. And I purchased the Bandit's on sale for slightly cheaper than the 814/Vikings
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Bandit now has GEN 3 Pro version with triple rate springs front and rear. Installed mine last night. No rides yet.
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If ya don't mind me asking Where you got them at? Thanks for the info!!!!


Directly from 814. Call them up and he will answer all your questions. Spent over an hour on the phone with me explaining the shocks and how they work.
https://814utvsuspension.com



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Directly from 814. Call them up and he will answer all your questions. Spent over an hour on the phone with me explaining the shocks and how they work.
https://814utvsuspension.com

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I have new Bandits but not ripples? Dual rate in rear and progressive spring front. They are amazing. Adjustable so good with 2-4 people and longer traveled.

2018 Teryx 4 Camo. Bandits, 4500 winch, Flipper windshield, Boss stereo rocks, 2" spacers, VForce tuned! Sportsman SP850 Camo for fast times, MAGA!
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I have the Bandit progressive rates on the front and dual rate in the rear on my 2018 T-4. With 4 adults, or riding alone, it is a great ride! Worth the expense.
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