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Thinking I would like a front diff locker on my 07' foreman es. Just added 26" maxxis zillas and the reason I initally went with 26's is so I would not need a lift. Now after a day of riding on these tires I am wondering. Is a 1 or 2 inch lift really that bad on the rest of the drivetrain. It also seems I'm in 2nd gear an awful lot. I think I want more power, more lift,and a fully locking front diff.Is Santa Claus in the house? Really let me hear your thoughts and suggestions.
 

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front diff locker is almost a neccessity for a true mud runner. if you plan on mudding alot then get it you wont be dissapointed with it. on the lift there will be some problems you will run into later. the rear lift makes the rear tires sit closer to your fender behind your feet and doesnt give you any more clearence because of the solid rear axle. the only way to get ground clearence in the rear is to go with larger tires or convert to an irs. on the front lift it will put your stock cv joints in a bind when you get in dep ruts and the front tires arent touching the ground you will notice this by the front tires bobbing up and down when turning its because the axle is rubbing the inside of the bell cup in the cv joint on the inner cv's. if you plan on doing this just beware that the wearing on the inside of the cup will make you have to purchase an entire axle assembly, inner cv joint, and big circlip if you just break the outside cv joint because you wont be able to seperate the inner cv from the axle because the big circlip and groove that is sits in the inner cv bell will be destroyed and it really doesnt add that much of ground clearence to the bike. if i were you i would spend the money on the lift on the engine to get more power out of it. but when you get more power you will start breaking the drive train more often. cv joints and rear uv joint is what i am always breaking on my 07 500 foreman. but it has a bit more power than stock.
 
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