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I do alot with my 450es. I do yard work, mud bogging, trail riding, trapping, hunting, and anything else I can put it to doing. With the 27 Zilla's on it I need a little more clearance. I have heard of various lift kits, lift springs, and the perfex long travel suspension kit. Which would best suit my needs in Yall's opinion. Anything will help. Thanks in advance. Ben
 

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I had the Hl lift kit and it lifted my 450 about 1.5 inches up at the floorboards,ride a little harder on the trails over 15 mph.Took it off and added the Progressive adj shocks to help the ride.I lost about half inch lift with the shocks over the Hl bracket kit.Much better ride across uneven trails but lost a little clearance.I personally think the progessive shocks aren't worth the $450.00 for what I gained,they life time warranty only the springs.Which mine in the ft. are weak after a year of oversized tires,big alum. dry box and whinch weight.I know nothing on the long travel kit though,for the money the HL bracket lift kit is poss the best,especially for work load conditions.Hope I could help you!
 

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Thanks for the input .
 

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No problem,it's the least I could do.That's what's good about this forum,we all help each other and not compare bikes.Later on!!!!!!!
 

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Go with the long travel kit. You won't believe the difference it makes.
 

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perfex longtravel lift all the way, foremans already ride like a dump truck...so why make it stiffer with the H L kit? the perfex kit and 26" mudlites gave me almost 14 3/4 " clearance at the bottom of the floorboards..and the ride difference is great...way nicer ride quality
 

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Just curious and not doubting anyone.But that Flex suspention lift must be a big lift(how many inches).Because I have now only the Progressive shocks(1 inch longer) and the adjustsments all the way up for height,and 28 Mudzilla's with 5 psi and at my floorboards I only have 14.25 inches and 10.5 at rear diff cover.Mostly tires give you the complete lift of everything.Like I said I'd like to know more because if it lifts that 450 up like that,I'll buy it for mine??????????
 

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just the perfex lift/lt gave me a solid inch and a half of lift...and my 26" mudlights...which oddly enough measure a true 26"s @ 7 psi....(my old old 25" bearclaws only measure 23" at 8psi)....so an inch and a half of lift kit....with 3 more inches of tire (1.5" of lift)...equals out to 3 inches of lift
with the bearclaws i had 11 and some change....now 14.5/14 3/4 ish..lol
i'll measure to the bottom of my diff next time i am outside and post that number too....(i'll measure both front and rear)
 

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What the main difference between the perfex lift and long travel kit ?
How much lift do you get from the long travel kit ?
Where can you buy the lift kit from ?
Just wondering.
 

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From what I have found is that a lift kit is stationary and the long travel kit provides you with a lift and allows a greater range of motion for the control arms.
 

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QUOTE ("Ben":1fzd1qxy)
From what I have found is that a lift kit is stationary and the long travel kit provides you with a lift and allows a greater range of motion for the control arms.
That is my impression as well.
 

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people seem to be getting an inch and half lift out of the Perfex kit.
 

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can somebody start over and give me the cliff notes on what exactly is this "perfex long travel kit" And what do you get in this kit? toothbrush?,nail clippers?, etc...

how much?

do they make one for the 05'?
 

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The perfex Long Travel Kit relocates the bottom shock mounting position so that the shocks sit in a more up right position, therefor giving aprox 1.5 inches of lift and softening the ride due to the more verticle shock. They cost around $90.00 shipped and take 30 - 45 mins to install. I have pics of it in my sig. so you can see what I am talking about. I got mine from www.hondapartsworld.com and look for the Perfex LTK . Very well worth the 90.00 shipped, would highly recommend and puchase again myself.
 

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So the suspention kit sounds like it uses the stock shocks.I wonder if I could use that kit and my progressive shocks and turn down the preload adj. around the bike on the shocks for a smoother ride.I don't think the progressive shocks I got was worth the $$$$$$.Only if you could ride around on the softest setting(28 rub on all but stiffest setting)Does anyone know if I can use the kit with aftermarket shocks?That would be great,not worried about breaking though.I for 4 months ran the HL lift kit and the Progressive shocks on 28's and never broke.It looked just tough as it rode.Please reply if any info.
 

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I would email Hebco directly. They returned my email next day.
 
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