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Well yall told me to take the rear lift off but I didn't listen, I hate that loud pop when the rear ujoint goes. Hopefully I didn't bend the output shaft, it was a good thing that I could get my truck back to where it was at we had to carry the back end to get it on the trailer.
 

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Makes me wonder if i should take our lifts off? They are homemade 2" lifts.
Should i take them off or not? I've been thinkin' about it.
 

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ahh man....sorry to hear Neil.
As for rear lifts, I dont think the good out weighs the bad. Besides unless you are trying to fit a 32in tire they dont do much good.
 

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So take'm off???
 

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I think for the most part, you probably wont have a problem, unless you are really beating on them. 1000s of people have them, and you dont hear to many people breaking ujoints, maybe its a FL thing...haha
 

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I've been ponderin' the idea for a while & thinkin' about gettin' the Perfex kit
for both of them & maybe some new Progressive shocks. We don't need that
much of a lift. We will never run anything bigger than a 27 inch tire anyways.
 

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My rear lift is coming off, it really doesn't do anything anyways. I guess you live, you learn. Maybe I can tear into it today, hopefully it didn't take out the shaft and I can just replace the ujoint, I don't feel like fighting with them to get it covered under warranty.
 

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Ok I don't get it. You don't need to lift the rear when you put a lift kit on it? wont it sit funny? Remember I'm a newbe!
 

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No you dont have to put on a rear lift, it really doesnt help much unless you are trying to run the absolute biggest tire. It may sit a tad higher in the front without the back on, but i find that my bike runs a little higher in the back stock anyways so the difference would be negligable.
 

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If you only put on the front lift it doesn't look that weird. Robb stuffs his 29's with no lift and very little if any trimming. The angle that the rear lift puts your driveshaft at is too severe, I was just too much of a procratinator and didn't take it off when I was warned. I was being pretty hard on the gas, so I am some to blame.
 

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Hmmmm you guys got me thinkin now, i guess ill just cross my fingers and hope it dosent happen. If it does tho maybe well have to start talkin about so gorilla rear drive shafts.
 

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That's cool, so someone needs to start selling lifts just for the front.
 

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I know that Dano has had the same problem with his at least 4 times and he doesn't even have a lift. I think I am going to try a ujoint for a 450 he said they are having better luck with those. The only down side is they are twice as much.

Oh and I crossed my fingers for a couple of months but finally my luck gave out, I just hope that the shaft didn't bend also.
 

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I just got my bike out the shop. I put in the shop back in november for this problem. honda woud not warranty the u joint or the shaft. they said that they have not had any problems out there u joints and that i must have abused the bike to break the joint. they called me up and asked if I had tried to pull a truck out of the mud. what kind of crap is that. i had to pay 700.00 for a joint, shaft,and seals. I took it home and the lift back on it and new springs from HL and my 28's. i am putting it back in the shop tomorrow something called an air cut off valve to be replced it keeps falling off. i aint taking crap off this time since they don't like to warranty there so called wonderful product.
 

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I know that Dano has had the same problem with his at least 4 times and he doesn't even have a lift. I think I am going to try a ujoint for a 450 he said they are having better luck with those. The only down side is they are twice as much.

Oh and I crossed my fingers for a couple of months but finally my luck gave out, I just hope that the shaft didn't bend also.
Are you sayin' the 450 u-joints are stronger than the new 500's. Seems
it would be the other way around.
 

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I would think that the 500 ujoints would be stronger also, but dano said that they have had better luck with the 450 ujoints. There has to be some kind of difference they cost $50 more.
 
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