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i am thinking about getting stiffer springs for the brute and i was wondering if anyone knew how much stiffer these were than stock, i am wanting the percentage like 20% stiffer. i found some epi springs that are 25% stiffer than stock and i was just waning to compair them.
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thanks, i never thought that the kawasaki ones may be different than the honda ones. maby i can find some info on these on highlifter.
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Do the highlifter springs also provide a "Lift" while giving extra support? Does anybody know?
 

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Do the highlifter springs also provide a "Lift" while giving extra support? Does anybody know?
they give you about a 1" of lift at first then after time they get worn and worn so about ."5 is normal . where the HL springs really shine is carrying extra weight on your atv. you can load up to another 100lbs on your racks with the springs on your atv. Mind you, your ride quiatly is pretty much gone due to the stiffness..

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I was just thinking about them because when I trail ride I hit jumps pretty hard and get the front end up really good. I was just thinking it might be a good idea along with a highlifter lift kit after I put some 26's or 27's on. Any thoughts?
 

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i have heard that a highlifter lift along with the lift springs put too much strain on the axles. i have also heard that a 2" alone puts alot od strain on axles, thats why i made a 1 1/2 lift for my rubicon.
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i have heard that a highlifter lift along with the lift springs put too much strain on the axles. i have also heard that a 2" alone puts alot od strain on axles, thats why i made a 1 1/2 lift for my rubicon.
Is there any true in that? Will the combination of the 2 lead to breakage? Anybody have an opinion, or would the axle just break because you are pushing it harder now?
 

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Lift springs just keep shocks at their full extension better. The shocks are not any longer than Honda intended so I cannot see any harm being done by the springs. Lift kit might be a different story, driveline angle is not the same as Honda intended.
 

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the springs just get rid of the sag in the suspension and add payload there is no actual lift above stock their just gettin rid of the sag from the worn stock springs
 

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How bad is the ride with these springs?
 

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Can you just buy the front ones?
 

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yeah you can just but front or you can but just back if you want. http://www.atvoutfitters.net have them they dont have them for the foreman but they do for the Rubicon those sould fit
 

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They do have them for foremans JWJR. Do they come in a pair for 65 or are they 65 each?
 

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Whats the tool that you can buy that comes with them?
 

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i think its 65 for the pair. some one else wi know

The tool is for compressing the spring much like compressing a spring on a car strut. i have hard that the tool is a pain to use and a spring compresstion tool you can rent form auto zone works better.
 

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i got the springs on front and back. i ordered the kit from HighLifter.com
when i got the box there was no spring tool so i made one in my shop really easy to use for two people but kinda hard if using it by yourself. you can tell the difference in stiffness but i like them. i also have the HL lift and not having any problems so far. if you really want a smooth ride buy a bike with IRS. i wish foremans had IRS. honda needs to get with the program big bears have IRS now
 

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I don't want a soft ride, I just don't want to make it worse. I really like the idea of the front being more stable with the hl springs.
 
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