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2003 Honda 400EX - Front Suspension

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Anyone have any suggestions for making my chasis any faster? The motor seems to be too fast for my suspension and me too! I refuse to waste money on Elka shocks/springs. Would like to go with Fox air shox. Also cant go wider than 48" in the front. Where should I start.

Right now I have a factory suspension on the rear with a wide axle to 48". On the front I have factory 450r shocks and a steering stabilizer. Its still too bouncy for my taste

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i always ran fullflight A-arms ..they are fully adjustable ...and i used works tripple rate shocks with rezzys..fullflight has a website and will sell to u on line from there site .. they also have a full line of replacement parts for there A-arms .. i also bought some of the parts for there stuff from the local autozone ...lol.. was cheaper than ordering from them online .. when i re-powder coated my A-arms i emailed them and asked for a price on replacement decals and they sent me 4 sets free ... so they are great people to deal with and the A-arms are built to last ... FullFlight Racing - Servicing and supplying the ATV and Racing world check them out an see what you think..if you have your shocks re-valved and springs replaced they would also work better on your 400ex..

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Anyone have any suggestions for making my chasis any faster? The motor seems to be too fast for my suspension and me too! I refuse to waste money on Elka shocks/springs. Would like to go with Fox air shox. Also cant go wider than 48" in the front. Where should I start.

Right now I have a factory suspension on the rear with a wide axle to 48". On the front I have factory 450r shocks and a steering stabilizer. Its still too bouncy for my taste

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Those 450R shock have 3 different ajustments U can stiffin them up !! When u say there 2 bouncey :confused:What are u refering too !! I run fox shocks on my R :yes:they ain`t cheap either !:no:Have those redone and see how u like !

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there is a place about 40 min east of me that rebuilds shocks and alot of guys i know have had them do there shocks and really noticed a difference ...

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Think i should have my 450r shocks revalved or go with a works or fox setup. After I changed over to 450r shocks it handled alot better. Now that i can take it faster in the trails i notice the shortcomings of my setup. Especially over rocky trails i get sort of a jackhammer effect in the handlebars and it gets tiresome after a few hours. Softening up the suspension a little helped but any softer and it bottoms out on landing big jumps. Also would like my quad to sit lower. I have full armor under the quad so not to worried bout the lowering.

I in no way have an advanced knowledge of suspensions. I can adjust them slighlty but cant figure out how to readjust it back to stock. Basically if i screw up the suspension too bad i wouldnt know how to fix it so i do very slight adjustments.

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I saw some part on Rockymountainatv.com that was like a clip on idea that dropped the front 2"...if you are racing and you got the money to put out for Fox they are top of the line and ride like a dream from what I understand. Personally, Works is where it is at. They are a solid couple hundred bucks cheaper than most high end shocks but they made my old bike ride like a dream and I fully intend on getting them ASAP. As for a shock that is more towards you're style I'm at a loss on what to tell you. Good luck, let me know what you go with and how it turns out please!!

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