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OK, I am not looking for the jacked up Foreman. I have nothing against them, it's just not what I need my 4-wheeler for.

On with the question. I routinely carry 150-200 lbs of gear in my rear rack. The problem is that it squats the bike down too much. When I plug in the receiver hitch, the ball will slam into the bottom of the rack when hitting bumps.

Is there a product out there to stiffen the suspension where the load cpacity can be increased without raising the height?
 

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Highlifter Lift Springs will help some, but i don't know if they will be what your
lookin' for.
 

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When I plug in the receiver hitch, the ball will slam into the bottom of the rack when hitting bumps.
HUH? How does the ball hit the bottom of the rack?
 

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I have a drop basket rack that drops down about a foot or so. It also extends back about a foot or so. So the only way I can use the receiver hitch which is mounted from the factory on the axle, is use a custom extended insert which is 20 something inches long. When you load the rack the axle rotates cuasing the ball to move upwards which in turn hits the botom of the rack. When you load a trailer the tounge pushes down on the receiver cuasing the axle to rotate down which cause the bike to "stand up". as long as the trailer has some weight, it does fine. Make sense?
 

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most of the aftermarket shocks will lift your bike, the Highlifter lift springs will keep you close to factory height and as stated above it will give you about 100lbs more payload.

are you can go the cheap route and fab. up some spring spacers to add under you springs and this will increase the payload as well. most people just use sch 80 pvc
 

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I have a drop basket rack that drops down about a foot or so. It also extends back about a foot or so. So the only way I can use the receiver hitch which is mounted from the factory on the axle, is use a custom extended insert which is 20 something inches long. When you load the rack the axle rotates cuasing the ball to move upwards which in turn hits the botom of the rack. When you load a trailer the tounge pushes down on the receiver cuasing the axle to rotate down which cause the bike to "stand up". as long as the trailer has some weight, it does fine. Make sense?
Sure does !
 

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Which Highlifter springs are you guys talking about? If they don't lift it much I might be looking into getting some.
 

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get a strut and make a bracket that goes from your drop rack to your reciever, put pins in it and make it removable. When you want a normal 4 wheeler leave the strut out when you want to over load it put it on. I also often put a trailer on that is to heavy and have a costom hitch and it rotates the axle, and puts the u joint at a wierd angle so I put a cable so the back end can only go so high. Just my 2 pennies
 
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