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Just the regular bracket lift if you need one. Too much of a lift and then you have to start extending swingarms, a arms, custom axles and driveshafts.

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What size tires are you putting on? You can put 27”s on without a lift, according to folks that have. (I’m not one of them)...

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I've been looking at the highlifter but also seen a guy on YouTube take some PVC and make spring spacers and wondered which would be better or **** maybe even use both??
 

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can I ask you WHY do you want to lift the atv?
adding spring spacers will make for a much harder/harsher ride, , lifting an ATV period, gets the center of gravity higher
and the newer honda 4x4's fit 27's and even some 28's without any lift
and any tire larger than these, your going to be needing a gear reduction , as the power loss from larger tires will be very disappointing without one!

and again, if you get the lift too HIGH< you run into problems with drive line issue's and other things, so adding BOTH a lift and spaces wouldn;t be good on your atv!
thus why I was asking WHY, as if your NOT planning to do more mods, maybe skip the lift all together? will make your atv ne a lot more reliable NOT having one on it, and NO spacers, means better ride quality!
just asking/saying?
 

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Guna run at least 28s on it for mud, got alot of creeks and a river around me and I've already buried it once first day I got it and that was less then 2 weeks ago lol
 

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28's will take a lot of HP off the atv, ad you might not be very happy with things after putting them on, pending what tires?
1/2 inch og ground clearance between a 27 and a 28
having taller tires but no power to spin them, ain;t going to NOT get you stuck, so heads up! LOL
 

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My boy went through the same spot on his with half warn mud lites and they was 26s so I was a little upset lol
 

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My boy went through the same spot on his with half warn mud lites and they was 26s so I was a little upset lol
so you think adding a lift and larger tires is the answer?
just asking NOT bashing

mud changes so picking the correct line thru it, many times is what makes one atv go thru and another NOT, its NOT just tires and clearance
and many times its about HP to SPIN a tire so it self cleans, going too tall a tire/heavy, and NO HP top spin them, you will get struck FASTER than a guy on smaller tires that can keep treads cleaner!
more to mud playing than just size of tires and how high the machine is!
 

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We have the same machines only his is a few years older and I want the lift mainly for a little more ground clearance I wont go anything bigger then 28s because I understand putting more pressure on joints etc...maybe one day I'll go extreme but that'll be in due time
 

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adding a lift doesn't get you ANY ground clearance
it only lifts the BODY of the atv, not the drive train [parts that are the lowest part of the atv, (your diff's housings)

and its NOT about the pressure the larger tires put on joints and such(they do this too), but its the fact the taller tires alter stock gearing and they ROB a LOT of power from the motor in doing so, , you might NOT have enough power to spin the tires in thicker mud at ALL?
this all factors into wear and tear, on drive train, and then your ALWAYS on the throttle a LOT more to MAKE the atv move, so now your adding added wear and tear to the MOTOR too
and for what?
a 1/2 inch of ground clearance, as only way to GAIN ground clearance is thru tires?
and for every INCH of tire you go UP< you ONLY gain a 1/2 inch of ground clearance!

most all folks running 28's end up real fast NOT being happy and having to install a gear reduction to compensate for the power they loss from the taller heavier tires, adding a gear reduction, then lowers top end speed!
so if you mostly trail ride, this may not be a option you'd want!

again, HOW Much power YOU are willing to loose and be happy is a PERSONAL choice
what YOU may be OK with others might not!

I am ONLY giving you information to make a s best a decision as you can!
I don't care how big or small a tire anyone use's !
just trying to again offer info here!
 

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I ordered some 26" maxxis mud bugs today and guna see how them run before I do anything else, I appreciate all the info as I've been out of the ATV scene awhile
 
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