No way, not at all.
I literally had to learn how to ride differently. On whoops is used to get down to 25 or slower and just ride them out without bucking all over the place.
With the new shocks I learned to brace myself into my seat with my left leg, hit the gas and fly through the whoops. I was surprised by how this wore me out but also how fast I finished the loop, like half the time.
Also, before I would go slow into deep bermed out corners since it felt like I would tip into them. With the shocks I can fly into them, actually sliding like you see in commercials.
It definitely put the sport into my rhino.
Plus, I have not tuned them at all, I put them at the stock setting.
I can't imagine what a long travel would do.
I work with a guy that raced quads as a pro and he said suspension mods are first on any new race quad before the motor work.
Only issue with resis is that they only come up a few times a year. Also, some leak but you can get them serviced by the dealer for like $125, they typically sell used for $500. New from dealer is an amazing +2k. I have never seen any leak reports on bils or WERS.
Get something, just make sure it has a resivour, but I guess bilsteins do not need one since their volume is sufficient to keep the oil cool.
On those stock shocks, once they get hot you better make sure you have good skid plates and harnesses, you are going flying!
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