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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-20-2017, 11:01 AM Thread Starter
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450 Stiffer Rear Suspension

Does anyone have any ideas how to stiffen the rear supsension for 2 up riding? This is the first summer i am going to have to ride 2 up and im rubbing bad. I have a newer pair of shocks with highlifter springs and a 2 inch lift but i also have 30 inch zillas. So any ideas are much appreciated. Thank you in advance.


Sorry i hit 400 instead of 450 (dang phones lol). This should be in ths 450 section sense im talking about my 450.

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14% GR
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-20-2017, 12:03 PM
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ok easiest way to get more clearance, is go BACK to a smaller tire? you'll also get a bunch of power back you lost on 30's and that will help haul that second rider about on you as well!


you already have a lift, did you do, HD springs on it??
as that's about the only other way, if going smaller tires won't work for you??
but even then, a second rider is going to be asking a lot of your 450 on 30's IMO
I sure hope you did a big GR
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I have the lift and springs. Its got a 14% gear reduction and it has good power actually. Im not going smaller tires. Lol. Im going to try a 1 inch spacer and see what happens.

1998 Foreman 450
30" Zillas on 14" MSA M12 Wheels
2" Highlifter Lift kit
Highlifter Springs
14% GR
Warn 424
ES to S Swap
Highlifter disc brakes
Snorkeled
6" Audio Tube
9" LED Light Bar
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Alternately, welding in a couple of bracket extensions for the rear shock mounts to the frame is a cheap way to lift the rear end.
Same principal as lifting and leveling a truck.

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But with that it moves the tires forward and into the plastics. I know i should do a swing arm stretch but then i might not fit in my trailer. Lol

1998 Foreman 450
30" Zillas on 14" MSA M12 Wheels
2" Highlifter Lift kit
Highlifter Springs
14% GR
Warn 424
ES to S Swap
Highlifter disc brakes
Snorkeled
6" Audio Tube
9" LED Light Bar
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