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Hi All,
I drive a 2016 Kodiak EPS SE and am really happy with it.
However, since I'm mostly driving on asphalt roads in the mountains with tight curves, I would like to improve the handling/stability a bit more.
So my first assumption would be to widen it a little bit.
However, main problem would be to stay within EU regulations on road safely.

So at this moment I was thinking of widening the Kodiak with the Grizzly a-arms because these would be legal and approved parts.
However, I'm not sure if a-arms alone would do the job.

Did anyone here fitted Grizzly a-arms on their machine?
Does anyone know if the suspension would also need to be replaced or could you use the ones of the Kodiak?
Which parts would all need to be replaced for such a conversion ?

Thank you in advance,
Greetings,
Floris.
 

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I'm not sure if it's easily done or what's involved,
But You'd most likely have to change all four shocks, four axles, and all eight A arms. Sounds rather expensive compared to just getting aftermarket wheels (most have 1" offset) or quality spacers.
 

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I agree with Vincent. Longer a arms mean longer axles. Not very cost effective. You need realize you're not driving a sports car and need to drive accordingly. Driving at higher speed on ashphalt, you probably won't gain much stability from going an inch wider per side. As far as I know, the grizz is only 1" wider on each side.
 

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I have thought about it as well, but that would decrease the reliability and increase maintenance.
Main reason I like the Kodiak so much is because it's such a reliable machine and maintenance is so extremely low...

Also we do not have such a high availability of aftermarket parts because they usually do not pass the certification.
I'd like to have some nice Elka shocks for example.. but we're not allowed to fit them because of the certification processes.
Keep in mind that we're allowed on the highway as well here.. but the downside is that regulations are tougher.
 

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Oh, forgot to mention..I don't mind if it's a little lower in the process..
So for this reason I asked if default Kodiak shocks could still be used.
Anyway, hope someone has already done this in the past.
 

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Never heard of anyone doing it to a Kodiak but there is a member on the Grizzly Central forum who has installed the new longer style Grizzly A arms on an older Gen Grizzly chassis witch is what I believe your Kodiak is based on. His forum name is Loudelectronics. Mite be worth contacting him.
 

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The grizzly and kodiak control arms are the same. Use wheel spacers to get wider. For a better ride upgrade your shocks.
The control arms in the Kodiak and current grizzly are not the same.

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The grizzly and kodiak control arms are the same. Use wheel spacers to get wider. For a better ride upgrade your shocks.
As CanadianKodiak700 said , they are different

Grizzly control arm , shocks , and axle are all longer then the kodiak's

Overall the grizzly has a 2" wider stance vs the kodiak
 
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They carry the same part #
No they do not. Not on current machines. The only ones are the old previous generations of grizzly 09-15 which was smaller used the than a arms as the 700 Kodiak. 2016+ grizzly doesn't use the same a arms, axels or shocks as the Kodiak as it's wider.

Below is a pic from a 2018 grizzly and a Kodiak, notice the different part numbers not to mention the difference in shape n dimension.





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No they do not. Not on current machines. The only ones are the old previous generations of grizzly 09-15 which was smaller used the than a arms as the 700 Kodiak. 2016+ grizzly doesn't use the same a arms, axels or shocks as the Kodiak as it's wider.

Below is a pic from a 2018 grizzly and a Kodiak, notice the different part numbers not to mention the difference in shape n dimension.





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Just to add to your info. The 2014 and 2015 grizzlys had a simular suspension geometry to the later 2016 to current grizzlys.

The 14-15 grizzlys had the same chassis and body work as the 2007 to 2013s but had longer control arms, shocks and axle that gave them 2" wide stance then the privious years
 
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Thea a arms though from the current Kodiak is cross fit compatible on 09 to 15 grizzly.

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I had this same idea when first looking into a 4wheeler. Its going to be alot cheaper to just get deepdish rims and/or spacers to get a wider stance. Have it looking like a shortbed c/10 on 35s
 
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