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Does anyone know the best wat to lift a foreman? I put a 2" lift on the front and back suspension, but I had to take the front off because I was told by the Honda mechanic that it was killing my CV joints. I put 27" Iterco Swamp Lites on my stock foreman. Only every once in a while do they rub something, but I was considering going to 28" tires.

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2004 Foreman 450ES
 

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You could try lift springs, but they change the angle of the CV's also. Springs and lift kit are the only 2 ways that I know of.
 

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you you want to lift it you are going to have to change the angle of the CV's. i ran a homemade 1.5 on my rubicon and i never had any problems with it. you could put lift springs on it but you only get about 1" out of them and after a while they dont give you a lift at all, just makes it siffer(atleast thats what happened on my friends grizzly. the only way i know how to lift a 4wheeler is lift springs,lift kit, and putting blocks in.
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My '01 450ES has had a 2" High Lifter lift on it since probably 2002. I've never replaced a CV boot. I keep them sprayed down with silicone spray before and after I ride. And yes, if you are planning on running 28's you'll need the lift kit.

 

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I have tried a moose lift kit but it was fabracated poorly and did not fit to my satisifaction. Now I have a Perfex suspension kit and have been very pleased with it. This kit will make the shocks work better and more of a direct up/down instead of the angle that is factory. It will still put the cv joints in a different angle but I have at least 1000 miles on mine with no problems so far.
We normally just run the trails with no heavy muddin involved so I run 25" BigHorn radials, Don't know if this kit would help or hinder with your set up.

Good luck with your decision!
 

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My '01 450ES has had a 2" High Lifter lift on it since probably 2002. I've never replaced a CV boot. I keep them sprayed down with silicone spray before and after I ride. And yes, if you are planning on running 28's you'll need the lift kit.


i run my 29"S with 2" lift lift springs an d 1 " spring spacers and i havnt had a cv problem yet but i gotta call b.s. because i ran 29"s with no lift at all and they never rubbed, pic below is with no lift
 

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Thanks guys! I see everyone has their own opinion on this matter, but that is what I love about this site! I am working on making my foreman alot tougher than stock so I am sure that I will be posting more questions! Thanks again!
 

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i run my 29"S with 2" lift lift springs an d 1 " spring spacers and i havnt had a cv problem yet but i gotta call b.s. because i ran 29"s with no lift at all and they never rubbed, pic below is with no lift
Outlawedrecon, looking at your pic, the front of the rear tires are rubbing on your flares... SO yes, they will rub. Maybe not so bad that you can't ride the bike, but they will rub when you get it into different situations...
 
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