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Old 02-27-2006, 11:18 PM   #11 (permalink)
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According to my spring chart the 02 cce springs 1603-892 are dual rate 60/120.* This part number was actually replaced with a 1603-392 which is a 80/120 rate spring.

The 1703-087* is a straight 120 lb/inch spring 13 inches long.* Another spring with the same specs is 0703-745 and happens to be green.* This spring came factory with my 2001 sno pro/sno cross and I find it plenty stiff enough to run with out a sway bar.

A standard Zr in 2002 uses a 60/175 rate spring.
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the chart i have shows the 02 ZR800 CCE as a single rate 120# springs with a 14.1 inch free height.
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Old 02-28-2006, 08:28 AM   #12 (permalink)
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1603-604 is the orange spring that is almost the same as the one i used.
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Where do you guys find the specification's for these springs?

SPRING, RIDE IN - GREEN (0703-087)

SPRING,COMPRESSION-YELLOW (1703-087)

SPRING,COMP-SKI- PTD ORG (1603-604)
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Where do you guys find the specification's for these springs?

SPRING, RIDE IN - GREEN (0703-087)

SPRING,COMPRESSION-YELLOW (1703-087)

SPRING,COMP-SKI- PTD ORG (1603-604)
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[/quote]i have a full cat spring chart that was in one of my service manuals.

0703-087 is not in my chart though
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Hey Tom,
i have an 05 ZR900 with stock shocks.....there is no room to tighten up the springs (no threads left) and i want to get them tighter and a little higher...will your remedy fix this? and are you aware of my problem with other sleds?
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i have an 05 ZR900 with stock shocks.....there is no room to tighten up the springs (no threads left) and i want to get them tighter and a little higher...will your remedy fix this? and are you aware of my problem with other sleds?
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absolutely it will cure that problem, better than i could have asked for. you'll love the ride and handling with them. everyone that has ridden mine now loves it.

most of the cats could use a better front spring but cat cant make everybody happy so they go with a soft, cushy ride as the standard set up.
in my opinion cat should have put a better spring on from the factory but there's no use complaining about it, just fix it yourself.
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GREAT! thanks for the info Tom! :div20:
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a couple people have asked me now about which springs i've been putting in the 900s. they are cat part number 1703-087.
they are similar to the CCE springs from the 800 but an inch lower. i wanted a stiffer spring that wouldnt sag or dip in corners but i didnt want the higher ride height of the sno pro or CCE spring. so after some trial and error i tried these and they are one of the best improvement you can make to the big ZR.

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What spring would i use if i wanted the higher sno-pro ride? and would i get the same results as you get?
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What spring would i use if i wanted the higher sno-pro ride? and would i get the same results as you get?
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the sno-pro is a dual rate spring so you'd have to decide if you want that for whatever reason. if you just want the same ride as mine but an inch higher you'll want the 1603-604.
but keep in mind that when i say mine are an inch shorter the ride height is still higher than the factory springs cranked all the way up.
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What spring would you recommend to use if I wanted to keep the stock ride height - but improve handling?
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