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#1 2007-01-24 21:45:33

rhino up
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Registered: 2007-01-24
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Re: long travel suspension

looking to buy a long travel suspension kit. Can someone tell me were to buy one at a good price?     Web or Store name

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#2 2007-01-25 20:40:51

MR. KRYPTONITE
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From: UTAH
Registered: 2007-01-21
Posts: 2,148

Re: long travel suspension

I have a buddy that has one from these guys and loves it.

http://www.longtravelrhino.com/index.html


www.ruthlessmotorsports.com
Shop:801.737.6400
Cell:435.851.3637

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#3 2007-02-04 20:10:28

max powers
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Re: long travel suspension

Rhinomafia is a awesome kit. Also look at lonestar racing.

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#4 2007-04-06 20:31:28

Scott
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From: Phoenix
Registered: 2007-04-06
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Re: long travel suspension

Xtreme Machine and Fabrication has a great plus 6 or plus three kit
amoung other products

623 465-9689


Scott


Xtrememf.com

06 Rhino XMF Long Travel kit, cage and bumpers, CDI, ITP Wheels

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#5 2007-05-18 07:02:21

Cooter
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From: Central California
Registered: 2007-04-18
Posts: 43

Re: long travel suspension

I have several friends with this kit.  It's well built.  I think all of the kits, especially the shocks, are expensive.


http://www.fireball-racing.com/


08 RZR, 26-"9-12 Bighorns, ITP C-7, Fireball Racing 6" over suspension

http://www.fireball-racing.com/

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#6 2007-05-19 08:42:56

3TV
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Registered: 2007-04-18
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Re: long travel suspension

I've been looking at long travel suspension for a while now, and its good to see the variety that is becoming available. 

There are numerous stock a-arm replacement shocks; right now I'm running King shocks, and they are fantastic compared to stock.  They are super plush and do not kick back in the whoops, but are limited in the rough stuff due to the stock 7" of suspension travel, and due to only having preload adjustability.  They are a super good quality shock though, and easily built on a stronger scale than the Elka preload only adustable stock replacement shocks.

There are at least two companies building suspensions with +3 a-arms and 10" of suspension travel.  Numerous shocks are available here, because they use stock length shocks that are sprung and valved correctly for the longer a-arms.

Fireball Racing builds a suspension with +4 a-arms.

Arizona Sport Center builds a suspension with +5 a-arms.

Numerous companies build suspensions with +6 a-arms with 12" to 14" of suspension travel.  And there are several different brands of shocks to choose from.

At least one company builds a suspension with +6.5 a-arms, and 15" of suspension travel.

And one company builds a suspension with +7 a-arms, and 16" of suspension travel.

You can buy suspension with tubular a-arms, steel plated a-arms, and even billet aluminum a-arms.  And you can buy suspension with preload only adjustable shocks, all the way up to shocks that adjust for preload, ride height, low speed compression damping, high speed compression damping, and rebound damping -- all on-the-fly from reservoirs mounted in the cab if you want.

Prices vary widely. 

Shipping cost are unbelievable right now as well.  If for example you purchase what I did, you will have to add at least another $1000 to the cost of your products just to cover shipping.  At least that is what it cost me to have a front and rear bumper, two seat cage, and a +6.5 LT suspension shipped one state away from where they were built.  If I would have known shipping was that much I could have driven there in my one ton dually, paid for the fuel, all my meals, and for a nice motel, and still saved a lot of money over what shipping cost.


2012 Polaris Rzr XP 900

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#7 2007-05-21 05:48:22

max powers
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Registered: 2007-02-04
Posts: 133

Re: long travel suspension

I have the rhinomafia kit, I bought it because
They race and win with  the exact same kit you purchase, They won corr this past weekend.
There kit is NOT +2 forward and back,which puts less stress on other components (I.E) steering racks and spindels.
They race with those parts stock and have had no issues with them even after hitting a 65 ft triple jump twice.
there customer service is unmatched
they build sand rails also.( must know a little something to do that.)
The top racers use fox racing shocks, that's what comes with therre kit.
kings blow for rhino's.
all positives and no negatives.

If you want a mts kit, lonestar is the only one to get.

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#8 2007-05-28 21:25:59

rednecknate
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From: arizona
Registered: 2007-05-28
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Re: long travel suspension

Newbie on here!!! but have lots of time in the dezert... Mine has the fabtech stock replacement shocks.. love them huge improvment over stock..I just sold my Neighbor a fabtech long arm kit .... Wow the difference is unbelivable.. Ive got several friends and customers running all different kits...1 buddy has so cal long travel,1 has lonstar,another has one has the billet a dub kit!! 1 with the ruv kit thousands of dollars  difference in each kit  cant really tell much difference between all of them they all have little things that make them better In my opinnion..   Im probrobly placing my money on fabtech,or the ruv kit for the all around bang for the buck  !!!    Dont have any experiance in any other kits just my 2 cents!!!!     lol      Just a plug also Im an Az Dealer For the Fabtech,Ruv,and A Dub E mail me if interested in a quote thanks Nate  ironsprings4wd@cableone.net


If life looks greener on the other side...move to arizona!!!!

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#9 2007-05-29 05:02:13

max powers
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Registered: 2007-02-04
Posts: 133

Re: long travel suspension

Funny how you just happen to recommend the kit you sell.






I'm just sayin lol

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#10 2007-05-30 21:52:36

AZCourt
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From: Anthem, AZ
Registered: 2007-05-10
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Re: long travel suspension

I have the fabtech kit and truly think it needs more work. The shocks are way too harsh on sharp edges, and way too soft on g-outs, dune transitions, whoops or for that matter anything big. The only place these shocks shine looks. They are the toughest looking shocks I have ever seen, too bad they don't work. I'll bet with some valving they would kick ass. I'll never know, I'm not spending another nickle trying to get this kit to work. It will be someone elses cheap soon.

I vote for XMFs kit. It has walker evans shocks with adjustable compression, and comes with springs for either 2 or 4 seat rides. The best thing is the price, cant beat it at $4675.00.

Second vote would be Mason. It is a plate kit, not tube. It's a different look for sure. It works great, comes with a variety of shock options and fits perfect every time. With adjustable shocks it's at least 800 more than the XMF.

I've heard great things about the so cal fab kit and horrible things about thier customer service.

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#11 2007-08-28 17:09:36

Gazlay43
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From: Vegas
Registered: 2007-08-28
Posts: 9

Re: long travel suspension

i really like the mason a arms, but i'm not sure if they would be my best bet.
out of mason, dragonfire, socal fab, long travel rhino, rhino mafia, XMF and lonestar, which long travel set up performs the best on the track and in the dunes?

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#12 2007-09-03 18:14:45

Gazlay43
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From: Vegas
Registered: 2007-08-28
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Re: long travel suspension

any1?

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#13 2007-09-04 05:22:17

mbroyles
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From: Phoenix, AZ
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Re: long travel suspension

I would suggest looking at the mechanics of the suspension. Look for a kit that relocates the shocks from the stock mounting location. You'll get better use of the shock throughout the entire range of travel when they are relocated further away from the frame. Also, there are some kits now that allow you to mount the shocks to the lower a-arms. This allows you to use a longer shock which provides some suspension improvement but also gives you more options when selecting which shocks to run.

There's a decent list here www.longtravelkits.com of Long Travel manufactures.


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#14 2007-09-04 14:55:05

Gazlay43
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From: Vegas
Registered: 2007-08-28
Posts: 9

Re: long travel suspension

which company makes the kits with the shocks mounting 2 the lower a arms??
that would be sik!!!!

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#15 2007-10-08 13:17:40

Z.A.J.
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From: El Cajon, CA.
Registered: 2007-09-28
Posts: 6
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Re: long travel suspension

Our 6" kit is going on in a couple of days.

Get more details on these kits at:
+3.5: http://www.blackrhinoperformance.com/Pr … =SUS702110
and
+6: http://www.blackrhinoperformance.com/Pr … =SUS702120


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