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post #1 of 5 Old 06-22-2019, 08:23 PM Thread Starter
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Adjusting Front Shocks

Hi, everybody! I recently added some weight to front of my XUV 550 in the form of a Warn VRX 35-S winch, heavy duty mount plate/receiver, and fairlead plate. My winch has synthetic line, but is still a hefty piece of equipment.

I was wondering if all of this extra weight warranted bumping the adjustable front shocks up a notch or not? If so, is there anything else that should be adjusted if I turn the shocks up a notch or two? I don’t want my tires wearing funny. Thanks.
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post #2 of 5 Old 06-23-2019, 09:24 AM
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Adjusting Front Shocks

Probably not a bad idea to adjust the shocks a bit, you also might need to adjust the toe-in compensate for the change in the momentary loading of the spring.


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Probably not a bad idea to adjust the shocks a bit, you also might need to adjust the toe-in compensate for the change in the momentary loading of the spring.


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Thanks Brad! I’m wondering if bumping the front shocks up one notch will really mess with the toe-in. I guess I’ll just have to measure.

If anyone has a similar unit with a factory installed winch, if you could post a pic or tell me where your shocks are set from the factory, it would be appreciated. I’m just curious if the factory used a different shock setting on winch equipped units.
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post #4 of 5 Old 06-24-2019, 11:22 AM
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Adjusting shocks can affect camber, not toe-in. Even so, not enough to matter. BTW the 825, 855, 865, etc large Gators have toe-in only adjustment up front and camber only in back.
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Adjusting shocks can affect camber, not toe-in. Even so, not enough to matter. BTW the 825, 855, 865, etc large Gators have toe-in only adjustment up front and camber only in back.
Thank you, Seabee! I always get those dang terms switched around in my head. I think I’ll go ahead and bump it up a notch in the front end.
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