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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 07-04-2009, 02:09 AM Thread Starter
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Cool Balancing a for jumping a rhino

I have a 06 rhino that bucks every time it gets air borne. It would be alot more fun if the dam thing would land flat on all four wheels or at least on the rear tires first. Has any one looked in to this?

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I have a 06 rhino that bucks every time it gets air borne. It would be alot more fun if the dam thing would land flat on all four wheels or at least on the rear tires first. Has any one looked in to this?
try not lifting until your about to land, alot of guys lift as you go into the bottom which preloads the shocks and makes the buck.

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What do you mean by lift? My Rhino always lands on the front tires. I am thinking I might try softing the supention a little. I have the supension tight for handling.

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What do you mean by lift? My Rhino always lands on the front tires. I am thinking I might try softing the supention a little. I have the supension tight for handling.

lift, as in your gas pedal, when approaching a jump, it is common to let off the gas at the base, then give it gas on the up angle, this compresses the rear shocks so when you go off the lip it springs them up causing the front end landing. stay on the gas, even, from the start all the way until right before you land.

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here is a perfect example of what I'm talkin about

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That guy lifted everytime he went off. I'm surprised no one mentioned it the first time he lawn darted. My rhino lanw dart too with Bilsteins and not lifting doesn't help. You need control over rebound dampening but then it can load up in the whoops.
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I will give not lifting a try to see if it still bucks.

That landing was a little hard on the rhino. Did you see that they put sand bags in the back to balance the rhino out. I am curious if any one has checked to see what the weight differance between the front axle and the rear axle is on a stock rhino? I bet it is a 60% front and 40% rear.

How does everyone have there coil overs setup? I have my coil overs set at 3 in the front and 4 in the rear (1 being the lightest setting and 5 being the tightest setting). I set my rhino up for high speeds riding on rough roads.

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The guy in the video has one good landing and if you listen he is smooth all the way through on that one run up.

Not letting off is so key, These things don't have the torq to Brapp them off a jump even if you wanted to.

My rhino will land different every time off a jump if I do different things. And it can land totally on all fours, I never was about weight management before i got my Rhino. I don't think Prestige thought I was going to jump my rhino or he would of built it different. And I doubt my rhino has a perfect 50/50 weight distribution. But I manage to land on all fours when I have to most the time.
I have pics of landing on the front two tires only and on all fours. The jump matters alot. The right jump is maybe the most important thing.

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You will want to get suspension seats with the cut out seat pans so the suspension seats will work right.

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