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Old 07-12-2012, 06:24 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Rancher 420 2 inch lift review request

I have 2012 Rancher 420 4x4 SRA I will be adding a 2 inch lift very soon. Im new to this stuff and was wondering the pros and cons of each kit. Anyone have any reviews as to which lift they have or prefer: Hows the fitment? Ride quality? installation time? recommend? etc...

Super ATV lift kit: Lift Kit Honda Rancher 420 #70 : Honda : Rancher : Lift Kits

Highlifter Kit: High Lifter Products - High Lifter Lift Kit for Honda Rancher 420 SRA Only (07-12)

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Old 07-12-2012, 06:37 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Pros: More clearance

Cons: Decreased handling
Higher Center-of-gravity and increased roll-over risk
Increased wear on drive-train parts
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Old 07-12-2012, 08:27 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I prefer the Highlifter and Gorilla kits because they will stand behind their product and help you with any problems. They are both of high quality and will give you a similiar amount of lift. The con's that Kentco posted aren't very noticable Imo but to each their own.
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Im runnin a superlift a little rougher ride but the added height is a good trade off
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Im runnin a superlift also, its nice, its just lifts the body dosent do anything with the axel i wish it did so i wouldnt bottom out in so many holes lol!
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Their is no way to lift a solid rear axle. The only way to get more gc is by adding bigger tires.
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I have more trust in gorilla kits. The down side to lift kits is that the 420 rancher is already narrow and tippy the lift kit will make it more so, be certain to check your drive shafts & boots more often and keep them clean and well greased.

You would be better of with some better 25" or 26" tires instead of a lift kit. While the lift kit raises the belly area of your rancher it won't lift the differentials or drum brake in the front or rear.
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Tires are the only thing that will get you ground clearance. The lift kit only raises the body, the lower frame stays the same. The real reason to get a lift kit is if you are going to run really tall tires to get the body clearance.
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