Correction the Grizzly width is officially 48.4" and wheelbase is 49.2.In comparing the Kodiak and Grizzly... I believe there is a difference in width. The Griz is maybe 4” wider? Not exactly sure. But that would play into the turning radius. Also makes it more stable. A lot of us have upgraded to stiffer tires and added wheel spacers to obtain a touch more stability on the Kodiak.
As a side note, it is the 2014 Grizzly that came with the 30mm increased length in a-arms and longer shocks than the previous year Grizzly. So, 2014 is the year the Grizzly became 2" wider in the wheel/suspension stance. I also verified that the 16-18 Grizzly has the exact same front/rear upper/lower a-arm part numbers used on the 14/15 Grizzly.The Grizz is not 4" wider. Official chassis dimensions are..
Kodiak 700 WB 49.2" WIDTH 46.5
Grizzly 700 WB 48.4" WIDTH 46.5
... many people relegate the Kodiac to a second tier status however the
2020 base Kodiac 700 is the 2015 and earlier Grizzly. When owners of 2015 and earlier models call their ride indestructible they are describing the current Kodiak 700. Correct me if I am mistaken. Red
Correction the Grizzly width is officially 48.4" and wheelbase is 49.2.
Not all sites are accurate.
Problem is adding spacers to a Kodiak will help stability but will not perform as plush as the longer shocks and control arm of the 14 to 20 Grizzly. And don't forget if one wanted to add the shocks and control arms of a Grizzly to a Kodiak, all four axles would also need to be changed as they are also longer.So here is some added information to my last post about shared parts and such, related to Kodiak 700 and Grizzly 700 widths.
I went and confirmed that the Kodiak 2016-2018 share the same a-arm (I only checked lower a-arms) part numbers, both front and rear, with the Grizzly 700/550 2007-2013.
Kodiak 2019+ do have different lower a-arm part numbers but the change in number is the minor number change. For example, 2018 Kodiak 700 front left lower a-arm is part #1HP-F3570-00-00. The 2019+ Kodiak front left lower a-arm is part #1HP-F3570-10-00.
Repeating my previous post, the 2014/15 Grizzly 700/550 share the same lower a-arm part numbers for both front and rear with the Grizzly 700 2016-2018.
@CanadianKodiak700 pointed this out to me on GC in my a-arm skid 4-sale thread a while back but I never fully looked into it until yesterday. Again, I don't have confirmation on frame width between the different years and models but I'm assuming frame widths are either the same or very close to each other between all of the Kodiak and Grizzly 700 models. I am of the belief that it is the difference in suspension (a-arms/shocks) part numbers for the reasoning behind the wider stance and turning radius for the Grizzly versus the Kodiak.
This mostly means that those who would prefer a wider stance by way of suspension on a Kodiak can most likely achieve that goal by replacing all of the suspension components. A pretty costly way to do it while much easier achieved by adding spacers or wheels with different offset. I would expect the turning radius to also increase for any of those changes.
Again, I don't have proof on my assumptions for the Grizzly versus Kodiak frame widths with those frames definitely having different part numbers, but I am of belief they are probably the same width where the a-arms bolt on or very close.