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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 05-07-2018, 11:15 PM Thread Starter
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What are good upgrades for a trail riding (2014 TRX450R)

I'm looking to spend a **** ton of money on my quad (2014 TRX450R) what should I buy ?
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I'm looking to spend a **** ton of money on my quad (2014 TRX450R) what should I buy ?
I don't have a vaste experiences with upgrades and mods on atv, but you could take a look at a steering stabilizer. Otherwise, a few things that would preserve the life of your machine, like a nice skid plate if you are doing a lot of rocky trails. Tires would also be a wise choice. Note that there's a lot of guy on this forum that might have better advices from past experiences, but it should be a great start. If I find anything else, I'll let you know. I'm also working on mine, hopefully it will be trail-ready for the mid of June 🙂

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Good belly and rear skid are a good idea and good tires as mentioned. I would say suspension is the best bang you will get, even for just trail riding, comfort is a big plus. Stabilizer is nice too but I would look at some revalve shocks unless you just like to have everything full blown and then look for lt arms and shocks.

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Good belly and rear skid are a good idea and good tires as mentioned. I would say suspension is the best bang you will get, even for just trail riding, comfort is a big plus. Stabilizer is nice too but I would look at some revalve shocks unless you just like to have everything full blown and then look for lt arms and shocks.
Do you have specifics ? Like what arms are good for trail riding or whats a good set of tires ?
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I prefer 21" Razr 2 fronts and 20" razr 6 ply rears but that is kinda personal preference. A lot of people run the GBC as a cheaper alternative. Stock arms are plenty good enough for trail but if you are wanting aftermarket jd performance, six 5 design, and atv fourplay are all good from what I hear. Houser, leager, lonestar, and z bros are some known well names. Call a couple of them and you will be able to tell how goods the customer service is and be able to choose one. I prefer the precision stabilizer, didn't like the gpr, had an elka and they worked of too. Stay away from the stick stabilizers, the ccp on ebay(if they are still there) will probably be good enough for trail. PRM skids if you can find them.

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I prefer 21" Razr 2 fronts and 20" razr 6 ply rears but that is kinda personal preference. A lot of people run the GBC as a cheaper alternative. Stock arms are plenty good enough for trail but if you are wanting aftermarket jd performance, six 5 design, and atv fourplay are all good from what I hear. Houser, leager, lonestar, and z bros are some known well names. Call a couple of them and you will be able to tell how goods the customer service is and be able to choose one. I prefer the precision stabilizer, didn't like the gpr, had an elka and they worked of too. Stay away from the stick stabilizers, the ccp on ebay(if they are still there) will probably be good enough for trail. PRM skids if you can find them.
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Do you have specifics ? Like what arms are good for trail riding or whats a good set of tires ?
Arm- Texeira,


belly skid- Vanilla Gorilla Racing


rear skid- PRM


Shocks - my personal choice is Axis but call ShockworX and ask Bart what he would recommend


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Arm- Texeira,


belly skid- Vanilla Gorilla Racing


rear skid- PRM


Shocks - my personal choice is Axis but call ShockworX and ask Bart what he would recommend


Chain protection- glann Innovations


chain - DID
Thanks for the help, but should I get the ST or the LT a arms ?

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Thanks for the help, but should I get the ST or the LT a arms ?

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Thanks for the help, but should I get the ST or the LT a arms ?
if just trail riding, ST if you plan to eventually race, LT from the get go but also LT means aftermarket shocks

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Like what arms are good for trail riding.
JD Performance

JD Performance makes some quality A-Arms. He offers, an extended arm using your stock shocks. Been running them for years on trails.
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Do not put a rear skid that covers your sprocket or brake disk. Worst possible thing you can buy. If you want that, keep the stock plastic one. You put an aluminum one and it'll get bent and leave you stranded. The disc and sprocket can take rocks just fine. First upgrade should be steering stabilizer and anti vibe stem, handlebars, and some good paded grips. Get rid of that arm pump!
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I don't have a vaste experiences with upgrades and mods on atv, but you could take a look at a steering stabilizer. Otherwise, a few things that would preserve the life of your machine, like a nice skid plate if you are doing a lot of rocky trails. Tires would also be a wise choice. Note that there's a lot of guy on this forum that might have better advices from past experiences, but it should be a great start. If I find anything else, I'll let you know. I'm also working on mine, hopefully it will be trail-ready for the mid of June 🙂
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Do not put a rear skid that covers your sprocket or brake disk. Worst possible thing you can buy. If you want that, keep the stock plastic one. You put an aluminum one and it'll get bent and leave you stranded. The disc and sprocket can take rocks just fine. First upgrade should be steering stabilizer and anti vibe stem, handlebars, and some good paded grips. Get rid of that arm pump!
I have a rear skid that covers your sprocket or brake disk that is aluminum and a bent it and it got really close to the sprocket, glad it did not strad me.
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I have a rear skid that covers your sprocket or brake disk that is aluminum and a bent it and it got really close to the sprocket, glad it did not strad me.
Good thing you had the protection. If it does hit the skid, you can usually find something on the trail to bent it away. If you don’t have protection, a bent sprocket or rotor will have you walking. Food for thought.
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