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  1. it will probably cost a little more than it did for mine, i was able to source some a couple used parts for much less than new. For instance, a new front diff for mine was $675, i got a used one for $80. it may be more difficult to source used parts for such a new machine. from some quick poking around on rockymountainatv.com using their Honda OEM catalog, it appears you will need to change your front knuckles, get front axles and differential, change front cover on engine, change final shaft in engine, change front tie-rods, add 4wd shifter and cable if i have time tonig
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  3. if anyone cares (which i doubt since its been 9 months since i posted this), i only spent $750 on the conversion overall. everything worked flawlessly first try. i used this honda to plow 30inches of snow from a steep 800ft driveway. never missed a beat. it was WAY cheaper than selling my 2wd rancher at a big loss and buying a 4wd version. if you can turn a wrench this is not too difficult for you to do at home
  4. I know this has been talked about, so i did some research. After my research, i started buying parts. Here are the parts you need: 51380-HP7-A00, left front upper control arm 51370-HP7-A00, right front upper control arm 51350-HP5-600, right front lower control arm 51360-HP5-600, left front lower control arm 44615-HP5-600, front drive hubs (need 2) 53521-HP5-600, tie rods (need 2, this is just the adjuster rod, not the tie-rod ends) 51200-HP5-600, right steering knuckle 51250-HP5-6
  5. big gun exhaust. i have one on my 2010 rancher, it sounds good. nice low pitched tone, sort of loud until you put the silencer in, then it sounds nice.
  6. just having a small bit of hillclimb fun here:
  7. ok, got some pics yesterday once the rain stopped here. i always wear my helmet and goggles when i ride, but for these pics i wasn't wearing it. before anybody asks, i am a pretty big dude. 378lbs, 5'10. the honda handles my weight very well. i could only bottom out the suspension if i jumped it more than 3 feet high, now it won't bottom out of off a 5ft jump.
  8. so, i installed the highlifter springs. i like the way it handles big holes, dips, and jumps now. i took another measurement of the ride height, and the front is the same height, rear is up 1/4". i will be posting pics once i get my camera back.
  9. hahaha, that is a great idea. i know a guy that does custom airride setups, and as soon as i told him i bought a quad he wanted to do air struts on it. i think it would be cool to do, but not to this bike, if i get another one i may consider it.
  10. well, last night i was bored, so i did a little experiment. i wanted to see how low it could go without breaking anything, so here is the result: it has about 1" of clearance under the frame, even less with the skidplate attached. it is driveable like this, but due to the spacers the front tires rub the headlight buckets very slightly. according to the ups website, my spring compressor arrives today, so i will install the springs tonight, and post some new pics tomorrow.
  11. it does feel like a new bike, i love it!! i wasn't able to install the springs using the spring compressor i had, so i ordered the highlifter part and it should be here tomorrow. i will post more pics once i get everything installed. i did take some measurements before i removed the springs/shocks, and the current height in the front is 34.5" at the rack, and rear height is 36" at the rack. i will measure again after install, then again after a couple weeks of riding to see if they settle in slightly.
  12. having a bit of camera trouble, a friend of mine is working on fixing it for me. i did my oil & filter change, new spark plug, and installed the spacers and the exhaust on saturday. i am very surprised by how loud the exhaust is, but i'm getting used to it. it did wonders for throttle response, my honda now wants to lift the front tires from a roll in 2nd gear. before i could get it to wheelie in 2nd, 3rd, and 4th by putting my foot on the rear rack and pulling up on the bars, but it would never try to wheelie all on its own using just throttle. the spacers have made the handling quit
  13. i don't think my quad even has 200 miles on it. so it won't be a much of a lift, but the increased spring rate should make the handling a bit better, and it will improve the control with the plow attached.
  14. I just ordered a bunch of goodies for my '10 420 rancher. I ordered a set of highlifter springs, a Big gun eco exhaust, wheel spacers, oil & filter, and a new sparkplug. i had noticed recently she was breathing hard on the top end, so hopefully this little tune up will fix that. i will post pics of all the parts when they arrive. the exhaust is supposed to arrive tonight, and the spacers & tune up parts arrive tomorrow. unfortunately, my springs wont be here till next week.

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