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Does anyone out there have DFR 6+ kit on a four seater Rhino? I just wondering how the shock set up is. I have Fox shocks and the back only have 275 springs, so it sags a littel bit. I think I need to goto 350 rate. If anyone has any ideas let me know. Thanks
 

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Does anyone out there have DFR 6+ kit on a four seater Rhino? I just wondering how the shock set up is. I have Fox shocks and the back only have 275 springs, so it sags a littel bit. I think I need to goto 350 rate. If anyone has any ideas let me know. Thanks
I do not have experience with this kit ....

But I do know there is supposed to be a little sag in the rear.... it should sit down just a little less than the front ....

How far do you have the springs crankled down ? .... Measure from the top of the threads down to the top of the spanner nut ......

Is it bottoming out when you hit bumps or jumps? If it is then you need heavier springs...... 275lbs sounds kind of light to me ......

If it is not bottoming out then you probably are ok .... heavier springs will make the ride a little rougher .... so if you are not bottoming out and you have just a little sag in the rear then I would guess that you are fine .....

You could contact DFR or Fox and gettheir 2 cents ......
 

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i think that is too light for Fox Shocks on a 4 seat long travel cage.

Like Mike said, if you are bottoming out on jumps its way too soft.

If you take it through the whoops at the dunes and it bottoms out frequently instead of skimming on the top of the whoops, its way too soft.

If at the dunes on any G-out you hit causes you to bottom out, its way too soft.

Of course, I am speaking when the rear is not carrying passengers.

I dont think its just a spring issue either, your shocks may not be valved correctly... you might need low-flow pistons in there as well as more shims inside to properly correct the issue.

It takes a lot of work to get a 4 seater rhino long travel to work well and most of the work is in the shock setup.
 

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I agree, this is when I am the only one in it. And we tested it in the desert and I have the rear shocks cranked almost all the way down so I don't like it. I think they need to be 350 so I can adjust them up.
 

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If you have the springs cranked all of the way down then you need heavier springs ..... 350 may not be enough ..... you may need to go up to a 375lb or 400lb spring.....

Remember the springs are to adjust the ride height only .....
Like Mr O. stated .... you may need to revalve the shocks to get the ride you want ...... I think that is the most common mistake made .... people try to use the spring adjustment to improve their ride quality ......

Good Luck .... it can get frustrating trying to dial the shocks in for the best ride ..... hang in there and be patient.
 

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yeah, we installed the 400lbs springs and we did not have to crank them all the way down which is good and have 175lbs of nitrogen. Waiting for my plastic to get done and then I will be ready to take it out and test it. With the 400's on there it doesn't seem to stiff,I think it will be good. I spoke to DFR racing on the valving and the shims and they said no up the springs weight. Thanks
 
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