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Mx SuperFly 25 12-02-2011 05:34 PM

Pic request, Polaris sportsman in short bed & loading advice
 
I know there are similar threads but I'm looking for a visual to see how a sportsman 550 would fit in my truck (short bed). I have a bed extender and I don't think I should have any problems (besides the tailgate buckling). I was planning on putting a piece of plywood with a 2x4 screwed to it at the end going across the tailgate.. My truck is an 05' and doesn't have any reinforcement on the tailgate..

I'm trying to figure out if its worth the hassle/risk or if I should splurge on a trailer...

Your thoughts?

Any pics of any size sportsman in a short bed would be appreciated..

TeamSarcasm 12-02-2011 05:52 PM

haha my first thought was a measuring tape to. If your afraid about your tailgate check out the reinforcing threads, seems simple enough and using the 2x4 after its reinforced couldnt hurt anything.

Im surprised theres not a ATV thread, it would help with stuff like this.

Mx SuperFly 25 12-03-2011 05:33 AM

i have the reinforcement specs saved on my computer... just haven't made the time to do it.. i hate having to worry about the tailgate.. still love our tacoma's tho..

when i goto the dealership i'm going to take some measurements with a tape measure.

jsexton 12-03-2011 06:17 AM

This might help ya... my guess is the grizzly 700 is close to the same size as your polaris

http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/all...ml#post4042015

Mx SuperFly 25 12-03-2011 08:06 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jsexton (Post 4125030)
This might help ya... my guess is the grizzly 700 is close to the same size as your polaris

http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/all...ml#post4042015


thanks.

TacoXtreme 12-06-2011 04:59 PM

http://www.tacomaworld.com/gallery/d...029_112327.jpg

this is my '12 sportsman 400. built on the same frame and suspension as the 500. I have the leveling kit on my truck with no lift in the rear. thats why it looks like im squatting so bad. the sportsman weighs 700 lbs. but i would suggetst a trailer. thats all i use. just tried it for fun

rolltide3705 12-06-2011 05:05 PM

I went about 50 or 60 with one that size in my bed no problem, just make sure its strapped down good and the brake is on. Just be VERY careful about loading it. The wall of the bed is not tall enough to stop the fourwheeler before it hits the glass. and it will break the glass.

TacoXtreme 12-06-2011 05:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by nmcqueen280 (Post 4143802)
adam would you feel comfortable going down the highway with that?

I have before but i dont like it. affects the steering too much.

TacoXtreme 12-06-2011 05:16 PM

well id tow it a long way with a trailer.

TacoXtreme 12-06-2011 05:18 PM

http://www.tacomaworld.com/gallery/d...ota_towing.jpg

this is a 15ft or longer trailer for a skid steer. i towed it 20+ miles with no trouble. And for goodness sake, not the silverado sir lol read the signature!

TacoXtreme 12-06-2011 05:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by nmcqueen280 (Post 4143937)
idk it was a double axle trailer :devil:) and now my leaves are completely shot

Sounds like its time for some OME's!!!!

TacoXtreme 12-06-2011 05:32 PM

Heck yeah man! Im going for the Billies/Eibach combo and OME Dakar Springs

Mx SuperFly 25 12-07-2011 06:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TacoXtreme (Post 4143788)
http://www.tacomaworld.com/gallery/d...029_112327.jpg

this is my '12 sportsman 400. built on the same frame and suspension as the 500. I have the leveling kit on my truck with no lift in the rear. thats why it looks like im squatting so bad. the sportsman weighs 700 lbs. but i would suggetst a trailer. thats all i use. just tried it for fun

this is EXACTLY what i was looking for.. thank you!

TacoXtreme 12-07-2011 06:37 PM

no problem. its a tight fit as you can tell

1989supraturbo 02-20-2012 08:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TacoXtreme (Post 4150316)
no problem. its a tight fit as you can tell

That's what she said.

looks like it's pretty possible, i guess the weight of the cab plus engine helps with balancing the load? For just one quad, i see no issues as long as it's strapped in properly.

Mx SuperFly 25 03-03-2012 08:44 PM

i ended up getting a two place trailer to fit the two sportsmans.. thanks for the help


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