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I have a stock 95 foreman400 and would like to upgrade the shocks and tires.I use the bike on the farm and hunting but do not get in real bad mud.Any suggestions? What would a clutch upgrade do and what is the warn424?The 400 has been a good atv and I don't plan on replacing it just want to keep it running!
 

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The aftermarket shocks are not cheap. If your shocks are not busted and still working proper other than the sagging, I would recomend getting the Highlifter lift springs, they have a heavier payload than the factory shocks and returns your bike back to its factory height keeping the shocks fully extended in normal riding conditions. So no more sagging untill you load it up.

The clutch upgrade, I not sure what your asking. Maybe new clutch plates or a HL clutch kit. There are alot of different brands of clutch disc available, factory disc work perfect for me. The HL clutch kit is a 500 rpm stall, it is a great mod for mudders running bigger tires.

The Warn 424 replaces your front driveshaft allowing you to put the bike in 2 or 4 wheel drive on demand. It is a great product and works well.

Tires, its going to be hard for someone else to pick a tire for you. What size tire are you looking for. The foreman 400 can handle 26" tires with factory supension, any bigger you will have rubbing issues. The 589's and mudlites are most common all around tire used around here.
 

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Great advice from Dirty as ususal.
HL springs are fairly cheap and very effective for the 400's soft suspension.
No need for the clutch kit if your not trying to turn big rubber.
The warn 424 is a great mod and easy to install. It's a different bike in 2WD.
26" Mud Lites, Super Lights or even Bear Claws would be good all round tire choices.
 
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Front end sag and bounce is something that I would like to address.The tires I go with may be Dirt Devils.My son has them on his recon and its a bad little 4wheeler,goes real well.The warn424 sounds it would be a nice upgrade. Thanks for the suggestions for my old bike. Need to keep it alive & well. REDDAWG
 

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Hello I had a foreman 400 before my foreman 450, the 400 had 26" super swamper vampires I think 9 or 9.5 no sure for the front I remember the front tires hitting the front of the fender at full compression. my shocks where very soft and with about 14,000 km on them. The back end had 26x12-11 the grips would rub on the muffler quite a bit but you could trim the side grip just a little bit and have no problems. If you have an aftermarket exhaust there will be no problems. The super swamper vampires are a really smooth tire and perform great. I think the vampire has the most grip of any other 11 inch rim tire. I often rode 3 guy's a atv trailer and a 12 foot boat with all my gear with no problems lots of power left.. the grip is also taller than a 27" as per interco specs. The only thing that I did not like about my 400 from new was the engine backfire either than that no complaints.
 

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Front end sag and bounce is something that I would like to address.The tires I go with may be Dirt Devils.My son has them on his recon and its a bad little 4wheeler,goes real well.The warn424 sounds it would be a nice upgrade. Thanks for the suggestions for my old bike. Need to keep it alive & well. REDDAWG

Like they said, tires are almost a loaded question, almost too many opinions out there on tires, but I will throw mine in anyway. First off I think tires are WAYYYYYYYYYYYYY over analyzed. I have the Dirt Devils on my daughters 300 and love them. They wear like Iron, deliver a smooth ride, They are TRUE 6ply, they are cheaper than alot of other tires out there, and despite their name, they are a decent mud tire as well. There may be better tires out there for specific applications but I think they are almost perfect for you. When I bought my Foreman 400 I went with the stock tire again, which if you have had yours since the start, you already know that the stock tires that came on the Foreman 400 were not your ordinary stock tire, they were awesome! Good year tracker ATT. I also had a honda 300 4X4 that I used to do alot of work with. It had Max Trax tires on it and I had really good luck out of them as well. They were not as thick as dirt devils but I took it on a VERY rocky ride all day at Black Mountain and never got a puncture. My cousin has them on his 300 4X4 as well and has made several trips to Black Mountain without a puncture yet. They ride smooth too. You can see some pics of my Honda 300 with the Max Trax as well as my Foreman with new stock wheels and tires in my Flickr photos in my signature below.
 
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