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The 2012 Foreman is equipped with a 'mono' shock ..... possibly as a cost cutting measure ?
Question: Has anyone converted a 2012-newer Foreman to a two shock system ?
Is this do-able ?
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Well the newer models still only have one shock, so swapping parts won't work.

You might be able to weld some shock mounts to the axle tube, and then weld top shock mounts to the frame.

Going to be a PITA though. You have sagging spring or ?
 

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To be honest I found the new mono shocks to perform better than the dual shocks ever did anyway. They are adjustable on the 2012+ Foreman IIRC, they ride better, and handle loads fine. If you wanted something stiffer I'd just put a HL spring on it.
 

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Carry some heavy stuff on the back. Racks are stiffened up with the rolled expanded metal welded at every contact point. The un-split front quarters/neck/loin of a big bull moose have been on my quad more than a few times. Plus pulling a trailer. Heavy stuff!
The mono shock set-up looks flimsy. But, I've never owned one .... so, I have no first hand experience as to its capabilities with the extreme loads mentioned.
 

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Anything is possible with a hammer , duct tape , tie wire and some imagination ----love mods , show me something
 

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Carry some heavy stuff on the back. Racks are stiffened up with the rolled expanded metal welded at every contact point. The un-split front quarters/neck/loin of a big bull moose have been on my quad more than a few times. Plus pulling a trailer. Heavy stuff!

The mono shock set-up looks flimsy. But, I've never owned one .... so, I have no first hand experience as to its capabilities with the extreme loads mentioned.


Yeah I thought the same as you before having any experience with them. Obviously more shocks more better but that didn’t turn out to be true. Both setups are rated for the same weight capacity either way. I found the rear shock on the Foreman’s to last a lot better than they did on the Rancher/Fourtrax


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A related question but in another direction . Do they extend the swing arms on IRS rear ends ? Just asking ! Never thought about it before or noticed one .
 

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A related question but in another direction . Do they extend the swing arms on IRS rear ends ? Just asking ! Never thought about it before or noticed one .
IRS don't have swingarms.. they have A-Arms like the front...
Now that you say it , my buddy with Can-Am 800 has custom jobs with huge bars that widen the stance , I think they call them trailing bars are something like that
 

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A related question but in another direction . Do they extend the swing arms on IRS rear ends ? Just asking ! Never thought about it before or noticed one .


IRS don't have swingarms.. they have A-Arms like the front...


Now that you say it , my buddy with Can-Am 800 has custom jobs with huge bars that widen the stance , I think they call them trailing bars are something like that


Can-am’s IRS is not like any other brand. They have trailing arms on each side rather than A-arms, kind of like a split swing arm. Stretched TTI arms are very common.


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