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whats up new member introducing self we ride nc trails and have been to hatfield and mccoy ride a 2006 honda 500 4x4 looking to gain knowledge on upgrading my current 500 by lifting and tires any help would be appreciated mostly trails and mudding not into destroying it but just upgrading looks and handling ,older rider also 51 years old so not into big jumps or daring wheelies but love the mud and water and trails ,thanks in advance
 

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welcome to the forums !..someone will be along to give you advice...i just run stock on mine..soo..another poster will help you on what your looking for :).
 

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Hello and welcome! If you want to lift it I would say to not go over two inches because it puts the axels and u-joints in a strain because of the increased angle. If tou want to go to an extreme lift of like 6" then it will cost about 4 to 6 thousand bucks because everything has to be custome made except the axels and u-joints witch will set you back about 2 grand for a good name brand. I used the moose 2" lift for mine but highlifter makes a good one too. As for the tires depending on if you mostly mud then you need a mud tire like outlaws. they are rough riding on trails though at speeds under 15 mph. if you ride mostly trails then mudlight makes a good tire with a smooth ride and does fairly well in mud unless it is really sticky mud yhen they dont clean themselves very well. If you try to get taller tires like say 28 to 29.5 them it will take quite a bit of modding to turn them in the mud. Also you may want to think about wheel spacers to stabilize it after installing a lift. hope this helps a little. if you have any questions ask away!
 

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where you at in NC man,,me and a couple other guys ride, not to much crazy stuff;;; getting older,but still like mud & water
 

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