From the research I've done I believe the Polaris Rzr 570 and 800 non S, should work they only have 1.1 more inches of travel and they have a progressive spring style, with better valving. Not positive on this yet still have to get some bought to see if they make a difference.Does anyone know of any other manufacturers such as polaris or yamaha whose shocks will fit the pioneer? As there isn't a lot of option for shocks for the pioneer yet wasn't sure if there is anything else out there tht will indeed fit and work for it
That is awesome, looking forward to the results.I'm going for more travel and a better ride, Polaris shocks have the very limited adjustability just like the rear of the Pioneer. My wife is running 27" tires already so that has helped but if I was to take the Polaris shocks and put them on front, crank the rear and front all the way up, I will get my clearance fixed. The longer shock shaft with more travel will keep the stupid tires from pulling off the ground at every little tree branch on the trails you haft to cross, It will be able to stuff the tire more and droop the tire more I.E. causing more positive flex keeping tires on the ground where they belong. The progressive springs will give that cadillac ride just moving along, and the mid section of the spring will hold its own under compression.
I have not switched my shocks yet but is going to be very soon, Ill document and test to see if it was worth it, I'll do a complete write up about it with testing.
I agree Polaris springs do start to sag rather quickly, which is why I will put a spacer in the first round then order more custom springs the second time around, I understand that the Pioneer is heavier than the Rzr. I bought the shocks today and will be putting them on for our next ride in 2 weeks. At this time anything is better than how the Pioneer rides now. I'm spoiled though my Rzr S rides amazing so I guess I'm comparing the pioneer to it.Here is the problem see with switching shocks from a rzr. The pioneer weighs in almost a 1/3 more in weight vs. the rzr. I know I have both. Stock rzr springs sag very quickly. I have put fox 2.0 shocks with heavy rate eibach springs on my 570 rzr and they are great. When I get my pioneer back up north I am going to measure the shocks and if they are anywhere close I am going to order 2 of the fox 2.0 with heavy springs from Carls cycle sales and give them a try on the front.
How about a picture of this setup.Just my 2 cents here, I had a set of factory shocks from my Can Am Commander that I installed just on the front of the pioneer and it rides much better. They measure about 2 1/2" longer than the pioneers so I gained about that in clearance. The A-arms were maxed out when I installed them but I've been about as rough as u can be on it with 27" silverbacks & haven't had the first issue. Been on probly 5 hard rides.