Height difference on front end?? - Polaris Riders
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post #1 of 36 (permalink) Old 04-28-2004, 11:14 AM Thread Starter
 
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Height difference on front end??

Has anyone noticed that your front end lifts up at different times? When I lift up my front end with either a jack or just me, my right front tire leaves the ground first and gets about an inch off the ground before the other side starts to come up. What could this be?
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post #2 of 36 (permalink) Old 04-28-2004, 08:10 PM
 
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Check to see that the collars on your shocks are adjusted evenly. Measure the threads on each one. Hope this helps as it is an easy fix.
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post #3 of 36 (permalink) Old 04-30-2004, 08:42 AM Thread Starter
 
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Sorry, been there done that. They are within .025 of each other. I'm kinda picky. Any other suggestions?
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post #4 of 36 (permalink) Old 04-30-2004, 08:45 AM
 
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Check to see if theres any slop/slack in your suspension. The bushings have some play to them at the shock mounts from the factory(which I'm not happy with by the way), but if your getting that much slop I'd check your shocks to make sure the internals haven't somehow come disassembled......
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post #5 of 36 (permalink) Old 04-30-2004, 09:19 AM Thread Starter
 
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Yea, I noticed the slop in the shock mounts and also the a-arm bushings too. Polaris need to have tighter tollerences! I don't know how I would check for slop in the shocks. I have taken them out and checked them and they seem fine. Maybe I've bent my frame and it's twisted causing one side to lift off first. I have this one occasion in mind where I ran up on a 4' wide by 2' deep trench doing about 50 mph and kinda hit the other side of it pretty hard. Maybe it's the balljoints? I don't know.
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post #6 of 36 (permalink) Old 04-30-2004, 05:46 PM
 
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Frame cracked????? get a level and check the frame.
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post #7 of 36 (permalink) Old 05-01-2004, 10:41 AM Thread Starter
 
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The frame isn't cracked. I checked it with a level last night at the frame bars between the a-arms and it was 1/16 off level which may be transfering it out to the tires at 1". I checked a couple of other spots, and they seemed to be o.k. I did notice that one of my nerf bars was out of level too the same way the frame is but I really don't think you can count that being that they are bolted on. Check your frames just in front of the pro steering box and see what you get.
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post #8 of 36 (permalink) Old 05-01-2004, 11:02 AM
 
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I checked both of my machines, they are right on level and the wheels leave the floor at the same time.
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post #9 of 36 (permalink) Old 05-03-2004, 08:40 AM Thread Starter
 
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****!!
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post #10 of 36 (permalink) Old 05-06-2004, 11:40 AM Thread Starter
 
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Well, I checked several places on the frame, sub-frame and everywhere I checked was off level the same amount!! Now how the hell would this happen? I hit the face of a small ditch about 4' wide and 2' deep and that's it. Kinda hard but not to do this. Also if that would have done anything I think it would be just the front end somewhere. I am almost willing to say that it was fabbed that way. It's like the whole quad is sitting on a slant, to be overly imagined. I don't think there is anything I can do about this.
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