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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 03-15-2018, 05:19 PM Thread Starter
 
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Question about high lifter 2" lift

I was checking out the installation instructions on high lifters site. They tell you to check your axle/CV clearance in the rear. They then show a picture of how to notch the frame to allow enough clearance should you have any contact. Anyone running into this dilemma? I think that I would just install limit straps. They must be high (on drugs) for telling people to notch the frame.
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post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old 03-16-2018, 04:22 AM
 
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I saw/read that too , and thought WTH ??? I didn't put the rear brackets on , just the front .
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post #3 of 15 (permalink) Old 03-16-2018, 07:03 AM
 
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I recently installed this kit. I didn't have to notch anything. They tell you to lift the hub/a-arm assembly slightly from full drop to make sure the boots clear the frame & a-arm before you drill the hole & mount the bracket. Do this & check for clearances & you should be fine. I never had any issues.

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post #4 of 15 (permalink) Old 03-16-2018, 10:37 AM Thread Starter
 
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I just can't believe that they put that in their instructions. I feel dumber from reading that.
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post #5 of 15 (permalink) Old 03-16-2018, 01:55 PM
 
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I don't think I have ever heard of somebody needing to notch the frame. It is critical to follow the instructions closely when installing the rear brackets to ensure you don't run into that issue.
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Does anyone have suggestion for leveling the front of 2016.??
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Does anyone have suggestion for leveling the front of 2016.??
Buy your choice of 2" lift kit and only install the front brackets. I'm not aware of any company that sells, or at least advertises, only the front kit.
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post #8 of 15 (permalink) Old 03-26-2018, 05:55 PM Thread Starter
 
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So I installed my lift and the rear inner cv boots do come close but there is still clearance at full drop. I am running bandit shocks with the lift. I know I'm not the first one to do this setup but it is quite nice. I have enough sag in the shocks that I'm sitting only about 1/2" taller than stock. The ride is night and day better than before but with no ground clearance sacrifice. I may add some preload when I get new wheels/tires but for now it is great.
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post #9 of 15 (permalink) Old 10-25-2018, 01:20 PM
 
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I installed a similar kit on my Teryx4, and decided to go ahead and notch the frame. I notched it with my sawsall, cleaned/painted the area, then filled it with black spray foam.

29" tires and new wheels on the way to go along with the lift
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post #10 of 15 (permalink) Old 10-27-2018, 11:31 AM
 
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I have a high lifter 2.5” kit for sale if you’re interested.


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post #12 of 15 (permalink) Old 10-17-2019, 07:45 AM
 
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My CV Boot was just barely rubbing when I added a 2 1/2" lift. I marked the point where it was rubbing and pulled the lower control arms. I used a blunt chisel, set the lower control arm on a block of wood and basically Hammered that point of contact back. Repainted that area ad replaced. It didn't take a whole lot to flatten the area where there was contact. I didn't like the idea of nothing out a section, it allows for water to intrusion of you lower control arm. My concern is, How is the lift going to affect the CV'S. Any response to that question?
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I installed the 2" lift on my 2016 Rex and have nearly a full inch of clearance on my boots. Not even close to needing to notch anything.

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post #14 of 15 (permalink) Old 10-20-2019, 04:48 AM
 
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I to installed the 2" lift on my 2016 T2.
There were no mods reguired only drilling two holes for one bolt on each side of the Lower A-Arm. Not even close to the cv boot.
Was quick and easy. I may be missing something (forgive me if I am) but making any mod to a structurally part, drilling holes, or placing indents in frame for clearances that can be under heavy load due come with risks. (Premature failure) It will also null your warrant on the particular part of the vehicle or related areas.
But, I have had no problems with mine after almost 9000 Kms now and heavy loads.
One of the best accesories I have put on it.
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post #15 of 15 (permalink) Old Today, 11:32 PM
 
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I installed this lift on my 2019 T2 because of poor ground clearance. I did not need to do any mods. Handling is still great. Think about moving up from 27 to 29" tires to lower RPM at higher speed. Concerned about belt wear and speedo calibration.
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