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Alright.

I have owned my quad for several years. I've gotten used to the fact that the rear axel is straight and isn't independant suspension. I can do mainly anything with it, even though all my quading buddies have independant suspension, front and rear.

I have rolled, flipped, and tipped my quad countless times, only because of the straight axle. I absolutely love my quad and wouldn't trade it for the world, but I've come to realize that, for the things I do, I'm going to kill myself without the independant suspension.

I had a pretty bad roll a few days ago, and now I'm scared to even hit little bumps, paranoid. Any little hill my rear end comes up, I was used to it but now I am scared.

I'm sure this will pass, like all the other times it has (I'm a pretty insane rider).

So, I was curious. How hard would it be to completely remove the rear axle and spring, and add in independant suspension for my quad? If it is possible, how much? I can't get rid of my quad either, it's my baby.

Thanks.

*Mind any spelling mistakes. I am in a rush lol.
 

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That would be a hard job. You would need a donor quad with independent rear suspension. You would have to cut the rear of the frame from the donor quad and fab it and weld it up to the rear of the frame on your quad where the swingarm goes. It would take a lot of work and a good fabricator to make it work. A couple guys over on the High Lifter forums have been doing it to some quads, but I don't remember if they were 350 Ranchers or not.
 

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That would be a hard job. You would need a donor quad with independent rear suspension. You would have to cut the rear of the frame from the donor quad and fab it and weld it up to the rear of the frame on your quad where the swingarm goes. It would take a lot of work and a good fabricator to make it work. A couple guys over on the High Lifter forums have been doing it to some quads, but I don't remember if they were 350 Ranchers or not.
There is a "Dirtbike" junkyard in the city I could check out. There is also one 3 hours away I could call. My mechanic build quads. Hell, he build a gokart using frames, axles, and everything from Honda Ranchers. I'm sure it would be a 7 hour or greater job, though.
 
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