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I stumbled into a Atv from a older gentleman who owned it from new, but is now moving into town. Anyways, I would like to gain a bit more clearance with a lift kit,
But figured I should ask the pros (you guys) on which brand or version is the best - I certainly don't want to harm the machine.

So, is one as good as the next or are there brands to avoid?
The local shop sells "highlifter" kits - good, bad or ugly?


Anyways, thank you in advance.
 

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I'm sure I posted here and now it's gone?!

Highlifter is a reputable brand, most known brands are good, just stay away from unbranded kits and Chinese variants.
Lift kits aren't a true 2" lift, usually 1 3/4" as the front a arms won't drop any further.

Hope this helps.
 

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Thanks, it does help. Now I need to ask, do I need to worry about the front end wearing out much faster with a lift? I've read some lifts change engineered angles on some atvs. I want a lift, but not if it sacrifices reliability or the life expectancy of front end joints.
 

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yes lift kits put more strain on the drive lines. will it hurt them right off the bat ?, no. will it over time ?, yes.
 

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Shadtree is right, long term yes it will cause CV's to wear quicker but as said, that's long term. How long, I don't know.
The only other thing to adjust with a lift is your steering alignment (tracking) the FSM (factory service manual) gives you the correct procedure and measurements to do this, it's pretty straightforward though.
 
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