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Old 02-25-2013, 02:10 PM   #1
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rsx 850i lift kit

has anyone found a lift kit for the new gator i am planning 30" zillas but i think a 2" or 3" lift will allow for that extra bit of clearance to not hang up on ruts when comming out a a hole
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Old 03-01-2013, 02:26 PM   #2
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There is not a lift kit out yet. I have offered my RSX to several of the aftermarket companies to use for R&D. I am running 29.5 Outlaw 2s with no problems what so ever so far. I know one person in Florida running 30" Silverbacks and one person here running 30" Interco tires.
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Old 03-03-2013, 11:57 AM   #3
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i contacted high lifter and they said sometimw next year they should be coming out with a lift idk how big but my guess if they do it will only be 2"
my local JD service manger said to adjust the preload on all 4 shocks about an inch and that would keep my tires from rubbing at akward angles

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Old 03-04-2013, 12:09 PM   #4
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I did not offer mine to HL, but I bet you are right. I offered mine to S3. I believe it would be easy to do a a arm replacement raked lift, because how the rear is. Then they would have to get aftermarket axles thou.
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Old 03-04-2013, 09:59 PM   #5
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The guys at magnum offroad were kind enough to warn me that putting a bracket lift on these or adjusting the preload too high could possible put the upper balljoints in a bind and break the upper control arms on the rear. Just FYI
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Old 03-05-2013, 09:28 AM   #6
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Thanks for the advice TreeShaker, dang that sucks!!!!!!!

I think a 4"-8" a arm lift would look awesome on this thing. I have been trying to get the boys at S3 to take my RSX and build one. If you look at the rear a arms, they mount at an angle and then turn to make them somewhat straight to the side.
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i figured that the bracket lift would not work after looking at the rear end there is a custom atv shop locally and he looked at my rsx and told me a 4" would be 3500 with out axels so i will be waitng on some one to come out with one he was a bit too high
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Dang that is high. I agree about the waiting!!!!!
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Old 03-27-2013, 08:57 PM   #9
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I talked to Gorilla at Mud Nats and they laughed at me when I asked about the Gator. It is not making me feel very confident about the future of aftermarket support.
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Old 03-29-2013, 09:46 AM   #10
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It will just take some time. Gorilla is more into Can Am, cause they sponser them. Its coming, slowly but surely. I would bet that SuperATV or Highlifter will come out with something.
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