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I have been riding the vforce 700 for a few years now and just picked up a left over 06 anniversary raptor. I don't have but 5 min on the thing and have been reading about the front sprocket swap. The shop tells me I must change my chain if I swap the sprocket. Can someone help me out an confirm this. I have seen alot of chatter or people making the switch, but nothing about the chain. I will ride primarily sand with this one. Thanks in advance!
 

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The shop is full of shit go ahead and swap it out. I did it with about ten hours on it and there hasn't been one problem. It's worth it.
 

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If its still stock and you ride sand, I would stick with the 14T. Even with the 3 mods, the 15t is a tad high for serious duning / hillclimbs. On dirt, it wouldnt be an issue but sand robs power.

You can swap out the front sprocket without swapping out the chain. Theres plenty of slack in the stock chain...You'll need a 36MM socket to get off the nut. :thumbsup:
 

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Yeah sorry didn't see the sand thing I am primarily dirt, rock , and mud.
 

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DrDsRaptor said:
The shop is full of shit go ahead and swap it out. I did it with about ten hours on it and there hasn't been one problem. It's worth it.
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The shop prolly wanted to sell you a chain...... :confused:


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If its still stock and you ride sand, I would stick with the 14T. Even with the 3 mods, the 15t is a tad high for serious duning / hillclimbs. On dirt, it wouldnt be an issue but sand robs power.

You can swap out the front sprocket without swapping out the chain. Theres plenty of slack in the stock chain...You'll need a 36MM socket to get off the nut. :thumbsup:
when you say "duning/hillclimbs" do you mean dune hillclimbs or jus hillclimbing in genereal?? hillclimbing is my thing, long hills, creek banks or jus tryin to get to the top of a hill side that has no trail on it....so would the 15t not be a good idea for me?? cause the way these guys talked in one of the 15t forums which i can no longer find, really made me want to change mine out........
 

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I dont know what you guys are talking about my 15t is awesome in the sand! It keeps the quad in the power band longer.
 

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If you go to a 15 with a stock raptor 5th will fall on its face in the sand,for most raptors and in the tree shots it can bog out. Now if you go big 3 this will help but add a good cam and port with that and the 15 runs great. When I was stock the 13 worked great for the tree shots ( flip you over backwords tree shots). Also a vast amount of this information will change with the type of tire you are running. Hope this helps out.
 

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I like the 15T better in the dirt...but had to swap it back in the sand. It wouldn't pull as hard and seemed to bog down. I think rider weight plays a big factor. I weigh 225, from what I have read the bigger guys aren't as happy with the 15t until you really start modding. I am thinking about dropping to a 36t in the back (with the 14t front) to try and go somewhere in between.
 
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