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The factory springs on my 2000 450es seemed pretty soft to me. I just put 27" Mud Lites on it last weekend and the bike would sit about the right height (CV joints at a good angle) without me on it. But when I'd sit on it the springs would sag and drop at least 1". I didn't want to do a lift kit cause the front CV binding issues some have had when the weight comes off the front end. The new springs hold the bike a tiny bit higher than the stock springs but the great thing is it doesn't drop much when I get on it. I really like the ride and handling with the new springs.

That being said I would never install springs myself again. Maybe if I had some super cool tool to compress the springs, but maybe not even then. I highly recommend the springs, just pay someone else to install them. I used a 20ton press and a bearing splitter to compress mine, never again.

http://www.highlifter.com/store/liftsprings.html

Going to try and install my Warn 424 tomorrow. Hope it's easier than this was.
 

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sounds like you had a lil fun doing it.
 

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For another 20 dollars I bought the spring compress tool. It was easy as pie to do with the tool. I have installed about 4 sets on different atv's including mine. Did they offer the tool when ever you bought the lift springs?
 

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I ordered the spings on-line and never saw a compressor tool. That would be a well spent $20.
 

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Going to try and install my Warn 424 tomorrow. Hope it's easier than this was.
That is much easier. All you have to do is pull out the old drive shaft and replace it with the 4-2-4.
 

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Going to try and install my Warn 424 tomorrow. Hope it's easier than this was.[/quote]


It will be much easier with 2 people doing that. My buddy & me did that on his 2003 Rubicon. Try to get a buddy to help you if you can.
 
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