While driving the 800 we soon realized
that the suspension was very smooth
on small bumps and chop, but wasn’t as
happy on larger bumps or being pushed
hard. We did a little checking and found
that the shock spring preload was still at
the factory settings. With all the accessories, we guesstimate that this 800 weighs
in around 150 pounds heavier than a
stocker, so the suspension was riding low.
RUBBER MEETS THE ROAD
We added a full 20mm of preload
to the springs on the front shocks
and 25mm on the rear shocks. That
much preload is less than ideal, but
the car still settles roughly a third
of the travel. Still, we believe the
suspension would benefit from suspension service and stiffer springs.
But for now, we have decent ground
clearance back, and we aren’t wasting
travel when just sitting still. Now that
the suspension is closer, the car can be
driven harder in the rough. We pilot-
ed the car at the Glamis sand dunes,
and we were actually thankful for the
speed limit on the whooped-out Sand
While just rolling through the bumps
at the posted limit, the suspension han-
The interior is plenty dialed in as well. It has bling, but, more
importantly, full doors and harnesses for safety.
The Proline wrap looks amazing, and, considering that it
covers virtually all of the bodywork, the price is reasonable.
Before we adjusted the RZR
S 800 ride height, ground
clearance was an issue, but it
still turned well.