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2" lift on back only ?

Tinker2010-08-11 00:06:56 +0000 #1
I just put on a 2" lift a few weeks back and every thing was was going great, but today I hit some clay mud and I heard a popping/snappng sound coming frome the front end. I assumed it was from the front drive axles moving in and out. When I got home I check them and the right side seemed to have a little play in it but everything worked great.

I want to leave the lift in the back and remove the lift in the front. I think the front is too high. Any thoughts on this? I know most you guys are hard core mudders and from what I have seen some of you put wieghts on the front to bring the bike down when mudding. I'am thinking that leaving the back lift in will move the center of gravity a little forward which will be okay and the front drive axles will be better aligned. What do you think?
wood butcher2010-08-11 00:08:59 +0000 #2
give it a try and let us know how it works for ya
filthyredneck08brute2010-08-11 00:13:14 +0000 #3
My Catvos has about a 2 inch rake to it so I wouldnt see any prob with it.
Polaris4252010-08-11 00:31:36 +0000 #4
I wouldnt. There's going to be a lot more difference than you think. And the only people who use weights are racers, when they race, to keep the front end down..

So, My suggestion is no, I would leave all on, or take all off.

You really should not be having problems with a lift and 27" bear claws... you must be riding the dog shizz out of it on trails and jumping or something similar... b/c I rolled w/ a 2" lift and 29" laws and the only front end problems I had were bending stock tie-rods.. I didnt beat it all out but, I rode hard enough to test it's strengths.
Tinker2010-08-11 00:26:18 +0000 #5
Thanks Polaris425 I will take your advice and leave the lift on. I wasn't expecting problems because I have Bear Claws and they are a small 27 inches. I talked to a riding friend of mine and he had a similar experience and it turned out to be his belt and not the front end like he thought. In his case it was the rubber teeth on the belt breaking off making the popping/snapping sound . As far as riding hard I ride as hard as my 48 years of age lets me so I am sure i am not in your guys league . Thanks for the help and replies guys
Tinker2010-08-11 02:13:59 +0000 #6
Talked to my dealer today and he believes it was probably the 4X4 actuator popping as the machine was shifting from 2 wheel drive to 4 wheel drive.

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