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Sure is amazing how much the aftermarket is already jumping on this...unlike the piddly wolverine lol
 

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It will be interesting to see if they use the factory shocks and just respring & revalve them. I bet it's a plus 3 or 4 kit
 

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I would assume they are using the stock shocks, revalved w/a true dual rate set-up(maybe) but doubt they have had very much time to do R&D. I would wait awhile before purchasing any LT kit until these aftermarket companies can put some quality R&D time & may be a few desert races on them. I hope it's a +4 kit and also can't wait to see it at the SSSS.
 

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I bet they had a unit for a little while. I am thinking Yamaha sent out units to trusted aftermarket companies to get a jump on the accessories.
 

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I would cut and sleeve the upper arm and add on to the outside of the lower arm to make my own long travel. Just need to buy the axles and revalve and re spring.
 

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I thought this machine already came with long travel. Now I would have preferred to see 18"ft and 20"rr but w/o riding the machine, it's difficult to know whether additional travel is really warranted. Is more suspension ALWAYS better or are there diminishing returns?
 

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I thought this machine already came with long travel. Now I would have preferred to see 18"ft and 20"rr but w/o riding the machine, it's difficult to know whether additional travel is really warranted. Is more suspension ALWAYS better or are there diminishing returns?
Yes there are diminishing returns, and tradeoffs. Body roll is one. More wheel travel almost always results in more body roll. Keep in mind, Prolite Trucks that race in the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series only have 12" of wheel travel. My old Suspensions Unlimited 128" wheelbase buggy with 600 HP had 16" of wheel travel on all 4 corners. The 16/17 of the YXZ ought to be pretty capable for most people.
 

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Stock travel is still 2" more in front and 3" in the rear than the Mav. And it's the same 64" wide. I think offset rims to make it 68" wide for a little more stability will be sufficient for most weekend warriors that run with the stock hp.
 

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I bet they had a unit for a little while. I am thinking Yamaha sent out units to trusted aftermarket companies to get a jump on the accessories.
I kind of doubt many companies had an opportunity unless they were assisting with design & testing, no offense intended. Yamaha is releasing this with immediate options available. They will try to corner the upgrade market before the post factory companies get their chance. There is more profit to be made by factory options than actually selling the unit themselves. This is automotive/powersport tactics 101.
 

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NO, THE AFTERMARKET COMPANIES ARE HAVlNG TO BUY THEM THREW THE DEAL JUST LIKE THE PUBLIC. RPM HOW ARE YOU LIKING YOUR PACE CAR?
 
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