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PostSubject: Walker Evan sway bar links - Review   Tue Jun 20, 2017 3:23 pm

So pitting up where I left of with the Shock Therapy Springs a vital part of the suspension is the sway bar setup. For years I've been of the mindset that with the type of riding I do having sway bars is a hindrance. I always unhooked or removed them completely as I wanted as much articulation as possible.

However, when I bought the new XPT4 I decided to leave both the front & rear hooked up to see how it would do. First trip to Windrock the suspension was completely stock. I was very impressed with the stock suspension right from the start. The ride quality was good and it cornered like it was on rails. Articulation was ok and only noticed in a few spots where the sway bars were limiting.

Second trip out I has installed the ST and WE links on the rear. For those unfamiliar with the WE links they are basically small shocks that replace the hard sway bar links. They allow 1.5" of travel before compressing and locking up and acting like a solid link.  Link for more info: Walker Evans Links

The ride quality was excellent and articulation improved but we did not do anything very technical to really test them. I did notice more body roll with high speed cornering.

Third trip out I had the WE links on all four corners. We rode some very technical trails and I was very impressed as to how well the front & rear articulated with the WE links. They allow a lot of articulation while still limiting body roll to some extent. It is not like having hard links but much better than unhooking the sways bars. The body roll during high speed cornering is manageable.






Here is a pic from Waldens Ridge coming off the last ledge, you can see the front articulation working.




So in conclusion for my style of riding (mostly slow technical) they fit the bill very well and are worth the $$. Presently they only list them for the rear, I had the 1st set in production for the front but they should be available shortly if anyone is interested.
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PostSubject: Re: Walker Evan sway bar links - Review   Tue Jun 20, 2017 5:17 pm

Thanks for the info Joe. now I have to save up more money. lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Walker Evan sway bar links - Review   Wed Jun 21, 2017 5:29 am

Great review.

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PostSubject: Re: Walker Evan sway bar links - Review   Thu Jun 29, 2017 1:10 pm

I have been using them for the last 3 rides and like mine. I had one collapse after one ride and they sent me a new pair and havent had another issue.
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PostSubject: Re: Walker Evan sway bar links - Review   Mon Jul 31, 2017 5:02 pm

Nice review ,thanks.
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PostSubject: Re: Walker Evan sway bar links - Review   Thu Aug 03, 2017 6:39 pm

I was working on a system that you could lock and unlock from the cab but figured as soon as i got it on the market one of the big sellers would have them made in China so i dropped the project..
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PostSubject: Re: Walker Evan sway bar links - Review   Sat Aug 05, 2017 8:05 pm

I would have to try it out before I would be a believer. I am not a fan of sway bars at all...

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PostSubject: Re: Walker Evan sway bar links - Review   Mon Aug 07, 2017 6:11 pm

Well I ordered my set for the rear today from Pro UTV. I had one of my bushings go bad on mine so it was time to replace. I never liked using a sway bar but after the plushness of the shocks that sock therapy gave me i had to hook up the sway bar again. With these I should get the best of both worlds.
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PostSubject: Re: Walker Evan sway bar links - Review   Mon Aug 07, 2017 8:04 pm

Big-R wrote:
I would have to try it out before I would be a believer.  I am not a fan of sway bars at all...

Nether was I until I got the XPT and put on ST springs. It's a compromise both ways a bit but if I did not have them I'd fall over like Chad use to thatsright . I must say so far they have worked very well.
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PostSubject: Re: Walker Evan sway bar links - Review   Mon Aug 07, 2017 9:45 pm

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Big-R wrote:
I would have to try it out before I would be a believer.  I am not a fan of sway bars at all...

Nether was I until I got the XPT and put on ST springs. It's a compromise both ways a bit but if I did not have them I'd fall over like Chad use to  thatsright . I must say so far they have worked very well.

Well neither you or Chad have my talent level so I am not sure of your findings..... lol!

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PostSubject: Re: Walker Evan sway bar links - Review   Mon Aug 07, 2017 9:58 pm

Big-R wrote:
RZR_Joe wrote:
Big-R wrote:
I would have to try it out before I would be a believer.  I am not a fan of sway bars at all...

Nether was I until I got the XPT and put on ST springs. It's a compromise both ways a bit but if I did not have them I'd fall over like Chad use to  thatsright . I must say so far they have worked very well.

Well neither you or Chad have my talent level so I am not sure of your findings..... lol!

Ah..my machine is in one piece ownedsm
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PostSubject: Re: Walker Evan sway bar links - Review   Tue Aug 08, 2017 6:58 am

Mine too....
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PostSubject: Re: Walker Evan sway bar links - Review   Tue Aug 08, 2017 2:24 pm

RZR_Joe wrote:
Big-R wrote:
RZR_Joe wrote:
Big-R wrote:
I would have to try it out before I would be a believer.  I am not a fan of sway bars at all...

Nether was I until I got the XPT and put on ST springs. It's a compromise both ways a bit but if I did not have them I'd fall over like Chad use to  thatsright . I must say so far they have worked very well.

Well neither you or Chad have my talent level so I am not sure of your findings..... lol!

Ah..my machine is in one piece ownedsm

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Mine too....

Very very rare.......... but I can run out of talent. However, it is usually because of liquid Smiles

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PostSubject: Re: Walker Evan sway bar links - Review   Tue Aug 08, 2017 6:31 pm

Big-R wrote:
RZR_Joe wrote:
Big-R wrote:
RZR_Joe wrote:
Big-R wrote:
I would have to try it out before I would be a believer.  I am not a fan of sway bars at all...

Nether was I until I got the XPT and put on ST springs. It's a compromise both ways a bit but if I did not have them I'd fall over like Chad use to  thatsright . I must say so far they have worked very well.

Well neither you or Chad have my talent level so I am not sure of your findings..... lol!

Ah..my machine is in one piece ownedsm

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Mine too....

Very very rare.......... but I can run out of talent.  However, it is usually because of liquid Smiles  

We'll call that liquid talent because I don't know of anyone else ripping off the front end and breaking all fours axles lol! perfect10
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PostSubject: Re: Walker Evan sway bar links - Review   Tue Aug 08, 2017 6:35 pm

well i dont even do liquid talent but i did break both rear axles at one time.... LOL
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PostSubject: Re: Walker Evan sway bar links - Review   Tue Aug 08, 2017 7:07 pm

blu-knight wrote:
well i dont even do liquid talent but i did break both rear axles at one time.... LOL

Well, I might be guilty of a tree jumping out in front of me roflmao
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PostSubject: Re: Walker Evan sway bar links - Review   Tue Aug 08, 2017 10:08 pm

blu-knight wrote:
well i dont even do liquid talent but i did break both rear axles at one time.... LOL

The record is all four..... thatsright

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