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Has anyone thought of stretching their wheelbase?

This is a discussion on Has anyone thought of stretching their wheelbase? within the Chassis and Fabrication forums, part of the Can-Am Commander UTV Garage category; If you don't care about losing travel then it wouldn't be a big deal, you could sweep your arms back a little . But say you wanted to move it ...


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    If you don't care about losing travel then it wouldn't be a big deal, you could sweep your arms back a little . But say you wanted to move it six inches back and keep your travel you'll run into a few issues. Moving the rear end back requires a new drive shaft, or having your stock one lengthened, driveline shop can handle that easily. Cutting out stuff and making new supports for the rearend. Your stock muffler won't fit, and most after markets won't work either. So you'll have to buy something and modify the exhaust pipes.

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    I have contemplated over this several times and agree that lengthening the wheel base would be a good idea, at least for where I ride. The only problem is it would be better to stretch the frontend so more of the weight is towards the rear for better jumping & handling. The easyist way to lengthen the wheel base would be to extended the rear trailing arms & move the rear diff, etc + you would probably gain more rear shock travel. For me I would love to widen mine about 4'" on each side and add 4-6" to the wheel base for ulitmate stabilty.

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    I was thinking 6 back 2 forward and six wider , but I play mostly in the sand ....... I think it could really do some good on improving the handling

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    I also mainly ride in the sand and agree to more the better in width & length. But trying to stay with the original plastic it can't be stretched too far without looking funny.

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    I think it'll look good who knows might be able to find something like this floating around glamis halloween weekend .........if the shocks ever come in

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    I will be putting on the TurnkeyUTV CX3 LT when it gets here

    The CX3 adds 3" back and one forward. ( I think that is what it is, its been a wile and don't remember).

    It is a plus three but really it is closer to +3.75".
    That is exactly what I wanted so shold work for me,can't wait.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jmanthony65 View Post
    I also would like to lengthen my rear trailing arms without going wider.. I am running the 2" CATVOS spacer lift with 30" Radial Outlws and they are only 1/4" from the rocker plastic. I havent found anyting other than long travel kits so far.
    Ask scott at catvos about lengthing without widening. He does that on all his lifts and prolly could without lifting or widening. Tell him wes sent ya.

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    Well talked to scott for y'all. It can be done but to keep axle from binding you have to go 1" wider on each side of rear and 1" spacer on front. Sounds like a good trade off to me.

    If I'm posting, its because I'm on the side of the trail waiting for you slow pokes to catch up...... ROTTLMAO
    2011 Outty 800 xmr
    lte single \ PC5 + 2 cyl Tune
    Gorilla axles upgrade \ Lowrance GPS
    30" sbacks
    ////Airdam
    650 Helix / Radar Detector

    2011 Outty 800 MAX LTD
    6" PATV Lift, Elka shocks
    30" Moto monster, Airdam clutch
    LTE single +PC5+ 2 cyl tune

    2011 Outty XXC
    Stealth snorks raised /30" Silverbacks
    2011 Commander X
    4"catvos lift , airdam clutch
    rackzilla steering

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    Defaultextended trailarm

    Has anyone tried cutting and extending the stock trail arms? It seems like a good money making project for a fabricator or welder.

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