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I only have a few hours on my newly acquired 700, but I am already feeling some tippyness when trying to push it in the corners. It just feels a little high centered and a little narrow. This is probably due to me coming from a 500+ lb duning DS650 bored out to 730 with full suspension (was over 50 inches wide). She handled very well but was heavy, which probably made it seem much more planted in the turns.

I am aware of most of the suspension setups (shock makers, arm makers and kits). but am just looking at what is the best deal as far as price goes.

I am loving the idea of the motowoz/sli-cast combo, but am a bit worried about the price. One area I am thinking about "cutting a corner" is the arms... sli-cast are about 500-600 right? What about a set of ASR's in +2? They are about 400. There are plenty of other companies out there (I only know of about 4-5, im sure there are closer to a dozen). Seems as long as a-arms are constructed well I should not have a problem with them or even notice a difference when riding.

What about the shocks? I really like the motowoz (too bad it wont match my color scheme, but I can make exceptions for a NICE front end!). What are the costs for the various options? The typical settings are fine...resevoir with dual/triple rate and compression/rebound adjust. I dont think they have high/low comp adjust?

There is always the I-shock kit but I am really on the fence about it. If the cost is within 20% of the motowoz setup I cant really see saving the money...

Also... I take it an extended axle is the best bet for the rear? I saw the spacers and the extended hubs, but with both of those options costing nearly 100 it seems the g-force axle for under 200 is the best bet.

I need input! I knew just about EVERYTHING for the DS...but the 700 is a whole new ball game!

I just want my 700 to handle as well as possible and maybe lower the center of gravity an inch or so (can do that via ride heigh/sag but I do not want to sacrifice all of my travel to give it a lower COG).

Thanks in advance guys!!

One thing I was just thinking... I could always do + 2 arms now and leave my stock shocks on. The stock shocks seem to be pretty nice (I have the 07 SE ones). Another option would be to revalve the shocks all around, and have them valved for +2 arms in the front...

This whole package would be 300-500 for a-arms and how much for the revalve front and rear? maybe 200-300? I assume I would not need them resprung. This seems like a good way to widen the front up and get a slightly better ride than I have now without spending huge bucks on arms & aftermarket shocks...any ideas?
 

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as far as axle i would get a rpm domantor II alxe. it is the strongest on the market. adjustable from +1-+4''. and only cost about a hundred about the g force. u should check out jd a-arms they are very good and at right about your price.
 

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Hey Roost you asked alot of good questions regarding suspension for our quads. Heres a few things to consider first.

Right now we have a group buy going on for the JD Performance a-arms which are a great quality a-arm and a great price. You can use your exsisting SE shocks and Dave at JD Performance has a special going on to have them rebuilt/revalved/respringed to fit your weight and riding style. You will need to call Dave to get full details. This is the way I am going on my suspension as well.

See the suspension section sticky for the group buy details.

Wreckless will be installing his JD Performance a-arms this weekend and will be posting pics and review. Dave can also get you a great deal on the RPM axle that YFM talked about.

-Johnny
 

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lol damn you socal... everytime I try to think of another setup you pop your head in and try to spend my money! ;)

Your setup is tight and im sure it rocks... I might look into the arms/revalve for now that johnny is talking about. If I am not happy with it I can always upgrade next year.
 

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Hit up TQS for some SMC +2 or +3 A-Arms and Motowoz LT shocks. The RPM Dominator II is a great choice for the rear, as yfm700lover said.

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lol damn you socal... everytime I try to think of another setup you pop your head in and try to spend my money! ;)



Your setup is tight and im sure it rocks... I might look into the arms/revalve for now that johnny is talking about. If I am not happy with it I can always upgrade next year.

+1 good call save some cash...revalve is alot cheaper than buying aftermarket for sure....
 
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