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I do my best to save $$$ where I can.
I am on the fence on one or the other..
RCOR Tender Springs appears to solve the problem, but will it ride as good Shock Therapy, if so, is that extra cost for the ST springs worth that better ride quality.

Help me out with your opinion.
 

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In case you haven't searched there is seemingly endless discussion on the subject that you may find useful.


That's just one link of many found using the search function (which is steller) on this site. Personally, I went with Shock Therapy and am more than pleased with the performance increase. Would tender spring replacement only be as good or better? I can't say. Pay your money and take your chances I guess.
 

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Out east tenders only (single file 3-8mph) and stock main+tender=plusher ride. ST big money well spent-enough said. I went with Bandit stage 3, I can't reguarly ride fast enough to get in the performance zone for this setup. Riding slow is stiff, the faster I go the better it gets........passengers usually get scared. If you putt around go soft.
 

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I was amazed how much better the ride was with my car after I installed ST dual rate springs. I ride fast open desert (as fast as a KRX will go) and some rock crawling and technical terrain too. The difference is night and day in my circumstance.
 
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Just had ST RIS & springs with silent crossovers Raised car about 5- 6" best i can say is car is so much quieter you can hammer over rough stuff at full throttle with little effect on steering bump steer over steer & under steer Kawasaki made the suspension geometry absolutely awesome, As far as ST customer service & business ethics thats a whole another story.
 

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I do my best to save $$$ where I can.
I am on the fence on one or the other..
RCOR Tender Springs appears to solve the problem, but will it ride as good Shock Therapy, if so, is that extra cost for the ST springs worth that better ride quality.

Help me out with your opinion.
Depends on what you are wanting. RCOR tenders will get you back to at least factory ride quality, they won't sag and it's around $250'ish. That setup will give you a better ride than a RZR Pro4 with Polaris Dynamics electronic suspension.
If you want better than that then you will have to spend the extra $$$ to go with ST. Don't know how much better that would be, or if it would be enough better to be worth the extra it will cost you. You will always feel bumps and rocks regardless of your choice. I live in the rocks and I'm happy with my RCOR tender spring only fix.
 

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They're just springs, don't try to over think it...........I've run tenders before, and also Bandit stage 3's...........only a couple hundred bucks difference.

don't get caught up in trying to find a "magical" solution with anyone. Just run it!
 

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ST, all 8. $599
Marked Motosport/Full Access Silent crossover rings $40
Marked Motosport/Full Access upper shock mount braces $80

Harbor Freight McPherson strut spring comp tool $35

Do your own labor.
Keep track of measurements.
Call either outfit, they'll answer the phone or call you back soon & 'splain it really well.

Got 300 miles on the ST springs and still waiting on them to sag so I can make the adjustment & install braces.
Ride is significantly better. Performance is what you buy, you get that & comfort.
 

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My KRX weighs in at 2380 without passengers. I am very happy with RCOR tenders. I like my front sway bar disconnected for slower tech stuff and corrected for faster trails and highway.
 

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DWTM-10Bearings, Spherical Rod End Male M10 x 1.50 RH2$12.50$25.00
DNTF-10-12Bearings, Spherical Rod End Female M10 x 1.50 RH2$2.62$5.24
Midwest Control Products Corp [email protected] via midwestcontrol.com

I switched all the spacers to these. Safety pins came from ACE along with the 10MM shouldered bolts that I turned into studs and the flange nuts.
4 per package, so need two packages.
 

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I just installed the ST spring package. I also bought there resivior caps and will install them in the next couple weeks. Used there measurements and Ride height was a tick over 15 inches front and rear. Drove it for about 20 minutes and the ride is pretty impressive. Going to beat on it tomorrow and see how it does in the choppy stuff. My stock springs were smoked.
 

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I just installed the ST spring package. I also bought there resivior caps and will install them in the next couple weeks. Used there measurements and Ride height was a tick over 15 inches front and rear. Drove it for about 20 minutes and the ride is pretty impressive. Going to beat on it tomorrow and see how it does in the choppy stuff. My stock springs were smoked.
Please give us an update when you run it hard.
 

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I will tomorrow evening. If this bitch sags I'm going to leaf springs. Lol
Your troubles with sagging springs have come to an end with the installation of the ST springs just wait and see.
 
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They are good parts. Installed them on a couple buddies Polaris XP turbos. Night and day difference and no sagging so far. Haven't even readjusted ride height.
I have not had to readjust my ST springs since I installed them 1100 miles ago.
 
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