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Homemade lift kit

Hey guys, I just got a 300 FW and I don't like how low the front end sits so im going to build a lift kit,mabey just the front, but if its front and back the quad will sit level, unless that messes up the 4wd. I wouldn't know?
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The paint drawing in the first pic roughly shows how it would look up front.
The second photo shows the metal before it is bent around to go onto the shock mount
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Better make it sturdy!


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Just put a longer travel shock in place of your old ones, your way is by far less expensive but as stated make it sturdy and SAFE

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Just put a longer travel shock in place of your old ones, your way is by far less expensive but as stated make it sturdy and SAFE
Where would I find that?

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High Lifter Products - High Lifter Front Spring Kit for Honda 300 (See Applications)
Would these lift it? even if they don't are they worth the money? IM thinkin about getting some.

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So... Are highlighter springs a softer ride on the newer 300s the 2000 models seem to have a stiffer ride than the 96s

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I downloaded the instillation instructions of the highlifter bracket lift. They have a illustrated parts list in the pdf, blew it up and measured till it was 2" and traced it on paper, got some scrap metal and made the lift lol. nice and cheap!

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