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Hey guys, I’m trying to do a build with my 300 fourtrax and want to make my own 6 inch lift! I need too know how to make my own extended arched a arms for the front and how to modify the drive shaft for that?
 

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If you have no idea already on how to make them I would advise you to not attempt to do it.

You need a welder, tube bender, bench drill and knowledge in fab work.

You don't modify the front shaft/s, you replace with new, Cobra I believe are a good brand.

As for the rear end, youl need a swing arm stretch and a shaft stretch. To extend the shaft you simply cut it in half and bore a piece of solid to the shaft diameter and press together to the desired length.
So, for the rear, you need a Lathe and a shop press.

Hope that helps.
 

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Knowledge in geometry ----- then trail and error ---- a lot of people's first lift builds were failures , after a few tries to get a model and height right , they build off templets and duplicating ----so builders are not going to be too sharing , about giving info that they learned and are making money with

I paid a well known 300 lift builder to build me a kit for the front of my 450 , it was built pretty and I had to take it off and send it back to him for credit , as the geometry was off just a little and there were numerous problems , and I spent hours trying to make it work

A lathe and a press to build a swing arm extension ?
 

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A lathe to extend the shaft fish... Bore a piece of solid bar to the diameter of the shaft and then press the ends of the shafts into the new sleeve. A tight fit eliminates any distortion when welding and also reduces chances of it being misaligned :)

Could bodge it with a close fitting piece of tube I guess but I certainly wouldn't lol
 
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