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I no my question sounds dumb, but when I look around on different forums some people say they are the worst and nothing but axles snappers, then the next link says best mod ever done.
And if u liked or didn't like what brand did you use and why?
I am not looking at doing a crazy lift 1" to 2" at the max, and I would be putting it on a 2010 650 with 28" swamp lite.
 

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Most axles break because of your thumb. Not the lift itself although there is a limit on an axle and putting it in a bind
 

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In your opinion if I did a 1.5" lift with my 28" tires would that be to much?
 

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I'd just do spring spacers instead of bracket lift
 

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In your opinion if I did a 1.5" lift with my 28" tires would that be to much?
honestly it all depends on you and the way that you ride. I could ride with that set up for a long time and never mess anything up. But I am old, slow, and methodical about the way I approach everything. If you live by the "when it doubt throttle it out" then you are going to break things wether or not you lift it, its just a matter of time. JMHO
 

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If you add a lift, you need to be willing to replace parts, because if you go crazy you will probably break parts.

Stock machines don't break nearly as many driveline parts. Mod anything and you need to be willing to assume the risks of the added stress.
 

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Ran 1.5 cam locks on the front with 28 Zillas. Really liked it. Had no issues. As stated above, thumb control.
 

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One thing that is often overlooked, is the weight and traction of your tires. Heavy high traction tires put a strain on the driveline, especially under lots of throttle. Good Thumb control will save you a fair chunk of coin in the long run.
 

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So I will remember thumb control, and makes sense more strain you put on the axle easier to brake.
I guess next question would be what's the difference between spring spacers, bracket lift or cam locks? Thank you
 

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I just installed a CATVOS 4" lift with 31 Outlaw tires on my 1000 Outty Max Limited...best mod I've done to date. Killer looks & great reliability....I'm not easy on this thing
 

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A bracket lift is a true lift that changes the range of motion the axles will move in relation to the diff and hub. Your axles will have to work at steeper angles. A spring spacer or pipe lift or can loc simply raises the quad by increasing pre- load on the shock. The axles will still be working within the parameters they were meant too.
 

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Biggest difference is the travel distance when it comes to spring spacers or bracket lift. With spring spacers you max the shocks out to full length, removing the sag, giving you more clearance.
Bracket lifts are bad because with those, when your front end comes up, you now have the full length of the shock, plus that extra 2" and that's what puts the extra/excessive angle on your axles! Then they go pop a lot faster..

Pipe lift or shock spring spacers is the best way to go!

Good luck
 

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Biggest difference is the travel distance when it comes to spring spacers or bracket lift. With spring spacers you max the shocks out to full length, removing the sag, giving you more clearance.
Bracket lifts are bad because with those, when your front end comes up, you now have the full length of the shock, plus that extra 2" and that's what puts the extra/excessive angle on your axles! Then they go pop a lot faster..

Pipe lift or shock spring spacers is the best way to go!

Good luck

So I was looking around and I will do the spring spacers, but the rdc kit comes with the spacers in front and bracket in the rear I think they are or are they just a different style of spacer, where the gorilla axle is for 4 spring spacer.
Once again thank you guys for all the help
 

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I was looking at the eBay ones but I was sure if the quality was their or not
 

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I been running them for 2yrs no problems what so ever. If you get them don't be shocked if you measure them they are only 1 inch tall. Quality is there they are made out of aluminum thick conduit. At least the one's I got.
 
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Ok great thanks for the help I will go with the the spring spacers for sure
 
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