AC400TX

Lift Kits - What's Involved?

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I'm thinking about a 2" lift for my AC, but I was wondering what else, other than the kit, is required to ensure trouble-free operation.

It seems like lifting would mess up axle geometry.

Basically, what I'm asking is, if installing a 2" lift kit, do I need to add anything else to keep from screwing something up?

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2 inch lift will break ur front axles or make them pop out of the differential... their are a couple remedies u can do...

1. u can get the moose 1.5 inch lift yes .5 of an inch will make a big difference ill be getting that soon

2. be very easy with ur throttle no gunning it or anything if ur stuck in the mud dont push it suck it up and take out ur winch

3. set ur shocks at a low setting so the axles can move better instead of always being at a sharp angle

4. armor-all ur boots to keep them in good condition and prevent cracking so u dont have to replace boots its a pain in the a$$

5. if u have the extra cash buy gorilla axles and u wont have to worry about any of this but their 300 bucks an axles u dont have to buy them all at once u can buy one at a time and install it one it wont effect anything

6. follow these steps and it will never be trouble free but it will be significantly less of problems accuring they still will but not as bad

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I know this is a stupid question, but I don't know anything, and I'm learning as I go...

When you say "set your shocks at a low setting," what do you mean?

Mine are still at the 1/2 way mark, which is where they came.

Does a low setting mean to adjust them so they're more compressed or less compressed?

Thanks for the tip on the Moose lift. I didn't know about it.

Do you think I'd be ok with a 1.5 Moose and some shock/spring adjustment without having to take it easy on the throttle? (Gorillas are not an option for me)

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4. armor-all ur boots to keep them in good condition and prevent cracking so u dont have to replace boots its a pain in the a$$

Don't use Armor All. Armor All will actually suck the oil out of plastic and rubber. If you don't keep a fresh coat on it always it will dry it out. Find a good spray plastic polish like Plexus. It restores the oil and makes the stuff last longer.

Think of a dashboard that someone always uses armor all on it. What happens when you stop using it? The dash cracks and fades.(due to absence of oil)

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Don't use Armor All. Armor All will actually suck the oil out of plastic and rubber. If you don't keep a fresh coat on it always it will dry it out. Find a good spray plastic polish like Plexus. It restores the oil and makes the stuff last longer.

Think of a dashboard that someone always uses armor all on it. What happens when you stop using it? The dash cracks and fades.(due to absence of oil)

thanks for the info i just learned something new and it makes sense y it would dry it out..thanks

Np on the info of the moose lift.. setting the shocks low would make the spring less compressed.. u can still go at high speeds just dont mash the throttle off from a dead start.. u will still encounter problems .. just be easy on ur atv especially if ur a mud rider cause if ur in mud and ur tire catches in a root and jerks u fowards ur axle is gone.. just follow the steps i listed EXCEPT the one on using armor all and u should be ok

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