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when you install the rear Springs and set your pre load and lock collars the rear Springs are so loose you can spin the Springs by hand. I was shocked ! Just figured they’d be a little more pressure in the spring than that, feels wrong but that’s how my bandits were and the Shock therapy’s .
 

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I went with the bandit stage 3 and I love them. The springs are a lot stiffer than oem with that being said I run my compression settings at full soft for the slow trail speed and it makes for a nice ride, I have noticed with the stiffer spring the ride only gets better the faster you go. And I have also installed shock therapy Springs on my uncle’s KRX and I will tell you the bandits are a much easier install then ST, the bandits are the same exactly length as the oem springs , ST springs are much longer. We had to crank the pre load down a lot more on the ST springs to sit the same height as my bandits. They are both great springs. Hope this helps.
I need springs now and I'm on the fence about which way to go. How much added weight / accessories do you have on your machine?
 

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I need springs now and I'm on the fence about which way to go. How much added weight / accessories do you have on your machine?
Not sure how much weight it adds up too but a fairly good amount. I have roof, sound bar , front and rear windshields, winch , front bumper with brush Guard, light bar, skid plates, and I carry a cooler and tools as well. I will say iv ran my bandits for the last 300 to 400 miles and have not sagged yet.
 

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Not sure how much weight it adds up too but a fairly good amount. I have roof, sound bar , front and rear windshields, winch , front bumper with brush Guard, light bar, skid plates, and I carry a cooler and tools as well. I will say iv ran my bandits for the last 300 to 400 miles and have not sagged yet.
That sounds about like what I have except I also carry a spare tire and the OEM tire rack. What is your main riding style? Slow trails and rock crawling or high speed whoops and jumps?
 

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And you like them a lot.....That may be the way I need to go. I don't see spending an extra 150 if I don't need to! And I see Bandit has them back in stock, they didn't a few days ago.
Do you need a spring compressor to do the swap?
Yes I am very happy I went bandit and saved a few bucks at the same time. No spring compressor is need but it would make the job easier, I did not have a compressor when I installed mine. you just need some spanner wrenches and a vice you can lock the shock body in to loosen your lock collars up , just keep loosening the lock collar Until all the compression comes off the spring and then you’re able to slip it off. Then put new Springs on and tighten your Lock collars to your desired preload.
 

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Bandits are an easier setup.... but the ST’s allow for more adjustability. I went with ST and I’m happy. It rides better and handles better. My experience with the customer service better bandit and Shock Therapy has been the opposite of what I’ve been reading. Bandit pissed me off I get like I was getting the run around. ST was like they actually wanted to help and they went above and beyond. Anytime I call they answer and someone takes the time to address my questions. I may try a set of bandits just so I can compare and have a real first hand opinion that’s based on both.
 

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when you install the rear Springs and set your pre load and lock collars the rear Springs are so loose you can spin the Springs by hand. I was shocked ! Just figured they’d be a little more pressure in the spring than that, feels wrong but that’s how my bandits were and the Shock therapy’s .
Ahhh, got ya. If they were that loose, did they rattle when out on the trails?
 

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x2 A good spring compressor is highly recommended for the ST springs.. would be very hard trying to use ratchet straps.. using a compressor makes life much easier and I use one just to make adjustments.. and pulling the shocks to readjust is the easiest way... 1/2" on front shock =1",.... 1" = or nets 1" on rear
 

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x2 A good spring compressor is highly recommended for the ST springs.. would be very hard trying to use ratchet straps.. using a compressor makes life much easier and I use one just to make adjustments.. and pulling the shocks to readjust is the easiest way... 1/2" on front shock =1",.... 1" = or nets 1" on rear
I have one already. I picked up one off EBay last month.
 

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Did you adjust your ride height again? In the video from ST on how to install on the KRX, he (Justin) says that you will need to adjust them only 1 time after a couple hundred mile break in period.
I too skipped the over priced crossover rings, I can’t see $200 bucks for 4 aluminum rings with set screws.
Their crossovers are terrible! IMO I’ve installed on 8 machines and a pita to adjust afterwards.
 
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