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post #1 of (permalink) Old 12-31-2004, 06:09 PM
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Modifications for Stability on Steep Hilly Terrain

Hi All,

Firstly, I am a newbie and need some help.

I have just bought a Suzuki LT-F400/F ATV.

We have a VERY steep property and want to use the vehicle to round up sheep, and carry tools around to do repairs to fences etc.

The ATV has a very high center of gravity and is VERY unstable on the hills. Going up and down a hill is not such an issue, however traveling accross a hill (side-on) is basically suicide.

Is there anything I can do to make the ATV perform better in these hilly conditions?

I thought of letting pressure out of the tyres and if possible out of the shock's.

Any assistance and expreriences would be greatly appreciated.

Many thanks, Noah
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post #2 of (permalink) Old 01-03-2005, 01:52 PM
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Re: Modifications for Stability on Steep Hilly Terrain

I have personally had the Eiger and find it strange the amount of problems your having with stability.

I would take a look at the simple things you are dealing with first. The tire pressure should only be around 4 pounds of pressure, and there is no adjustments on the stock shocks.

Switching to a deeper dish wheel like the Type 5 C-Series wheel from ITP. A stiffer sidewall tire will greatly improve the stability as well. If you were to go the the 26" ATR tires which are a 6ply radial with a little larger footprint, it should help.
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