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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 05-13-2017, 11:57 AM Thread Starter
 
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HL or SuperATV arched Arms?

So I have been trying to decide whether to get the HL arched Arms, superatv arched Arms or the super atv 6 inch lift.

I currently run a 2 inch HL bracket lift but want more clearance for Ky/TN/WVA trails. Which option do you guys prefer and why? Reliability and not being too top heavy are important to me as well.
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I've been keeping an eye on the SuperATV vs. Highlifter arched arms also. I hear people making the comments of how the Highlifter are better quality, but also really haven't heard of any issues with the SuperATV versions. Do like the HL versions because optional shock mounts are built into the rear for stock or a 2" lift and then can re-use the HL 2" lift brackets on the front. For the SuperATV versions hate to admit it by like the color choices.

For the SuperATV 6" kit I really like the 3" width increase on each side and offset of the arms, but don't like the 6" increased height (though that would give some great ground clearance). Really like the idea that a few have of using the arms and axles but not using the lift brackets.......the kit with only about 2" of lift seems like a winner.
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I've been keeping an eye on the SuperATV vs. Highlifter arched arms also. I hear people making the comments of how the Highlifter are better quality, but also really haven't heard of any issues with the SuperATV versions. Do like the HL versions because optional shock mounts are built into the rear for stock or a 2" lift and then can re-use the HL 2" lift brackets on the front. For the SuperATV versions hate to admit it by like the color choices.

For the SuperATV 6" kit I really like the 3" width increase on each side and offset of the arms, but don't like the 6" increased height (though that would give some great ground clearance). Really like the idea that a few have of using the arms and axles but not using the lift brackets.......the kit with only about 2" of lift seems like a winner.
Damn, never thought about thar...you could have a damn good starting place, if you replaced the shocks with longer and/or changed the mount locations of them...I too don't really want the full 6inches

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I ended up going with the HL arched Aarm kit. I already have the 2 inch bracket lift they sell. I discovered that SATV AAA are manufactured in China while Highlifter's product is built in the good ol' USA. That along with great customer service, build quality and a $90 discount led me to go with HL. I will update once I have them installed. Ordered them yesterday (Wednesday) at 4pm and they are due to arrive on my doorstep tomorrow (Friday).
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HL arms

did you get your shocks to sit in the uppper holes on the rear? i have HL arms and got new bandit shocks, and cannot get the shocks to get into upper hole. Bandit shocks are the same lenght as stock. i have 2" HL lift on front.
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Yes but they would not fit at first so I released all the spring tension in the shock and then used a prybar to compress the shock until I could get a bolt through.
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Sorry just realize you said upper hole. I never disconnected the upper shock mount.
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Looks great. What year is your Teryx? Is it tHe 4 or 2 seater??
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It's a 2014 Teryx4
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i zoomed in on picture and see you got yours in the upper hole on the rear aarm... maybe i will try and compress my shocks again to fit in upper hole. What size tires your running? i have 28 blackwater evos now and have 30s sitting in garage waiting to get mounted..

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