Thanks for the response, and good info.
By no means am I a pro rider, or anything even close for that matter, and I agree I won't be using a better suspension for all it's worth.
Thing is, around here, the trails are either really tight, or really stony (honestly not great for sport quads). The stock shocks just feel hard with preload at half or more, and springy below, if that makes any sense. They just don't seem great in the stony stuff. But I really don't want to go wider either based on trail widths.
I also don't want to spend a pile of money because, well, I'm not a pro rider who will get the most out of it. It's why I was focusing on the factory take-offs.
If all the factory stuff is the same, maybe I just hang back until I find a good deal on someone else's cast-off elkas or something.