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New Crutchfield Suspension Setup

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We've got a suspension package that we're looking into from a company that is not new to the supension market, Crutchfield Performance. However, they've just released a new setup that is very intruiging. At first glance, it's very impressive and they offer 3 different packages for some of the more popular quads. Crutchfield Performance offers a stage 1, stage 2 and stage 3 suspension. While the stage 1 and 2 setups are built on a 36 millimeter shock, the stage 3 is a 46mm setup that is more aggressive. Designed more for racing than trail-riding, the stage 3 is also an ideal setup for extreme trail-riding styles.

From my understanding, the stage 1 and 2 setups are intended as upgrades over the OEM suspension which as we all know, on most of the quads, is not the best setup from the factory. Additionally, the stage 3 suspension attaches on the front to a custom fabricated mount that adds 2 additional inches of travel.

Taking into consideration the replacement cost of your factory suspension, the stage 1 is an excellent alternative at the level it's priced at. For example, for a Grizzly 700, the factory suspension would cost right at $700 to replace from a dealer whereas the stage 1 Crutchfield Performance suspension can be bought for $918. Considering the gains that we anticipate over the less than desirable factory suspension, it's a very small investment over factory shocks.

Here are some pics of the 46mm shocks:

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The stage 1 and stage 2 shocks are very good looking. It's my understanding that functionally, the stage 2's are the same as the stage 3 but the stage 3 is a larger diameter to handle the more aggressive nature of a true race machine.

Also, the difference in the stage 2 over the stage 1 is that the stage 2 has interchangeable secondary springs so you can really tweak your setup.

If you call Crtuchfield to get more details, ask for Ed, the owner. Usually he's the one that answers the phone anyway. Tell him that you had seen the post I've made on here. He actually provided me the images. I'm not sure if he's been to the thread yet to see the questions that have been asked and what data I've provided so he may not be up to speed on our discussion.

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