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#1 jerryskidoo2020

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Posted 25 August 2020 - 12:13 PM

Does anyone have some real user experience comparing the single Triple rate shock spring (made by Raptor) vs a dual rate setup like Hygear or Elka offers?  I am looking for data for both the front shocks and center shock.  I am interested in hearing about how the the Triples are in the stutter bumps and also riding the rough stuff, as compared to stock or a dual rate setup.  Trail riding is what I mainly do.  I know I could talk to Raptor, but then I may hear more of a sales pitch vs real world comparisons.  I am not doing jumps with my sled.  Just riding groomed and end of day beat-up trails in Wisconsin.  Thanks.



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Posted 25 August 2020 - 12:40 PM

No real experience with the triple rate, but plenty of back to back with the dual rates. Moving to the dual gave a bit more sag as the small spring allowed for the sled to settle deeper into its stance. This flattened the sled out and allowed it to soak up the stutter a ton vs the single straight rate. I do feel the sled has a bit more initial roll on turn in, but once the tender compresses, it stops and goes through the corner flat.


To each his own on this. My experience is good and I like it. My dad hates it. He prefers the single spring as it doesn't have that roll in feeling.

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Posted 25 August 2020 - 06:53 PM

No real experience with the triple rate, but plenty of back to back with the dual rates. Moving to the dual gave a bit more sag as the small spring allowed for the sled to settle deeper into its stance. This flattened the sled out and allowed it to soak up the stutter a ton vs the single straight rate. I do feel the sled has a bit more initial roll on turn in, but once the tender compresses, it stops and goes through the corner flat.


To each his own on this. My experience is good and I like it. My dad hates it. He prefers the single spring as it doesn't have that roll in feeling.

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my observation as well....sets in and stops ...
this along with the sway bar mod helps a well...

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Posted 26 August 2020 - 01:13 PM

My experience is on a Cat so take that for what it's worth. I am also 100% a trail rider in Norther WI and the U.P. I replaced the spring on my front center skid shock with a Raptor triple rate and I've never bottomed out after that. Not even on some hard whooped out parts of trails. It was like $60 at the time and well worth the investment. Ended up putting one on my buddy's sled too and he loves it. Ironically, I think the spring we used was originally for a Polaris but its been a nice ride improvement. I think the Hygear setup is a nicer setup but for the price, I'm happy with what I purchased.



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Posted 02 September 2020 - 12:20 PM

Thanks everyone for the replies.  I went ahead and ordered my new shocks from Monster Performance.  Elka 4 with dual springs on front and Exit 2 with dual springs for the center.  Ian has always been quick to answer my questions via email and I feel more confident with him in charge of building my shocks vs Raptor.  The guy at Raptor also was nice and helpful and their shocks look great and are built in the USA, but I have more confidence with Ian because of all the recommendations here on Dootalk.



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Posted 15 September 2020 - 03:39 PM

You'll have to update us after the season with how you liked the new setup. A nice riding suspension makes all the difference in the world. Best of luck with the new setup!






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