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Old 09-15-2010, 09:33 AM
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Hi everyone, Is there anything I can do to my 2008 sportsman 800 to make it steer/turn easier at slower speeds other than haveing to buy an aftermarket power steering set-up??

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Theres aftermarket power steering kits now?
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Old 09-15-2010, 11:15 AM
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Theres aftermarket power steering kits now?
Yeah I know there available, but I was hopeing someone has another fix as I dont have the money to buy an aftermarket power steering kit..............
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No, you miss read, I was asking you "Theres aftermarket power steering kits now?" Never heard of that before.

other then pumping weights I guess it steers like it steers. Smaller lighter tires would help also.
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No, you miss read, I was asking you "Theres aftermarket power steering kits now?" Never heard of that before.

other then pumping weights I guess it steers like it steers. Smaller lighter tires would help also.
search on Rtickwad's post on where he found a company that offers p.steering.
if your front end has started to sag due to the weak springs then it does start to steer alot harder. bigger tires do also make it steer harder. when i put my spacers in the front springs it made mine steer better for sure even w/ my 27" xtr's.
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No, you miss read, I was asking you "Theres aftermarket power steering kits now?" Never heard of that before.

other then pumping weights I guess it steers like it steers. Smaller lighter tires would help also.
My bad yes there are aftermarket power steering kits available for like a grand or so....
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search on Rtickwad's post on where he found a company that offers p.steering.
if your front end has started to sag due to the weak springs then it does start to steer alot harder. bigger tires do also make it steer harder. when i put my spacers in the front springs it made mine steer better for sure even w/ my 27" xtr's.
I might have to look into your spacer set-up, My quad is 100% stock, I just want the damn thing to turn easier if I were to buy a new one today it would have the power steering, my old mans got the grizz 700 with power steering it is a world of difference but I am just trying to find a cheaper fix rather than a grand ya know.......................
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i understand for sure, but it will never steer any where near as easy as the grizz unless you put on power steering lol.
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Radial tires will make a difference if your not running them already. I also just put the HD springs on my 07 800X2.
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If your springs are saggin put some EPI springs on it for 100 bucks, makes a big diff in ride , stering, handling ect.
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