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Hello! I have bought a used submarine! I know the topic has been covered a bit but does anyone have any advice on exactly what rear shock/spring I should buy? I’m a pretty big guy and I would like to take the wife on the occasional ride without fear of bottoming out. Thanks!!
 

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One option would be a nitrogen charged shock , I have Worx on my 300 back and front , I am lucky to work on hydraulics and have a nitrogen charging tank set up so I was able to play with the settings ----they are expensive , I bought a set of 3 used at a great price as far as they go for new ----so how much weight are we talking about LOL ------ my wife didn't want to ride her bike yesterday and she rode on the back of my 450 with me , I got to say it was the best ride we had together ever , was a lot of fun
 

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Thank you for the info!! That’s quite the set up. We are talking around 400lbs lol a lot for the little bike I know. What are the white paddle deals on your axle? Thanks again
 

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It’s good you should ask about payload. You know these machines aren’t intended for two up riding. There is the possibility that you and your sweetie are going up a hill and the front end comes up and both you and the quad end up on top of her?

Yes people ride two-up on these quads–usually pappy and a wee one. So I’m not gonna say “don’t do it because bad things will happen.” Just remember they aren’t designed for this, so carefully consider these limitations into your planned use.
 

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the paddle wheel you see in the pic is just that...helps the quad paddle through the lake (grin)

as for double up...and I agree...not advising it...but I'm a big nuff boy and the wife and i together are going to press the 400lbs recommended max on the 300..that said...we had a ton of rain early in the year and some of my trails out back were under a foot of water...normally the wife will ride those trails in our lifted golf cart...she has a trail cam hobby and she wanted to get to the cameras to swap out batteries and SD cards...but 36volts and 450amps in a foot plus of water just didn't seem like the best idea to her so the two of us cozied up on the old 300..mind you... I never got out of 2nd gear..was going slow and we don't have any significant hills...we just needed the lil bike to plow through some water and claw through some mud that woulda stuck the golf cart....the 300 didn't seem to have any issues, either with power as it slogged through axle deep mud, nor with load bearing...again..this wasn't trail ride enjoyment for the day...this was short run, careful going....had the 500 been on the property.. I wouda taken us out on that, but the 300..definintely smaller seat space and shorter bike..still...it did just fine.
 

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Thank you for the info!! That’s quite the set up. We are talking around 400lbs lol a lot for the little bike I know. What are the white paddle deals on your axle? Thanks again

they are called hub paddles , the bolt between the hubs and rims , I don't fall down into the ruts that are too deep for my tires , and they walk along the high ridge in the middle of the ruts

this weekend like I said above the wife rode on back with me , she was lite up and I didn't want to see her ride , I am 175 and she about 130 , so we were around 305 with a ice chest filled up must have been 50 pounds or more , so we were around 355 , I was riding the 450 and no the 300 tough , the 450 has two shocks ------if you are into doing modifactions , a 350D rear end under that 300 would be a good mod and the 350D is a two shock rear end , you could do a double upgrade
 

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Thanks again for the information. I do realize that the bike is made for a single rider but my budget dictates what I do. And the fact that the original spring/shock has zero adjustment and is soft with just me on it means I need an upgrade (cheaper the better) does any know the exact length from eye to eye? And the eyehole size? And here it comes “has anyone ever had any luck with eBay shocks?” They have some adjustable 100-300 kg that “say” they fit but I’m just sceptical. Thanks all again. I don’t want to go to a smaller tire (27” gorilla) as they were the whole reason I bought the bike.
 

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I run a new set of Bronco Shocks which are fully adjustable. Lil pricey here in Canada but the ride is fantastic!!!!
 

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What is the model#? Of the broncos? Are from highlifter? I emailed them and they said they don’t have or know of anything that I could use
 
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