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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 02-08-2019, 07:58 AM Thread Starter
 
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2 inch bracket lift

Has anyone ever heard of or had to notch the rear frame so the rear axles don't run? I just bought a bracket lift off of ebay not sure the brand off hand. I can post that when I get home. Just wondering if any of the name brand bracket lifts require this. I'm not doing it but I may use the front brackets to level out the machine.
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post #2 of 17 (permalink) Old 02-08-2019, 07:59 AM Thread Starter
 
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Rub is what I meant. Stupid autocorrect. Lol
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The only bracket lifts I have looked into were SuperATV or Highlifter. I did not see any reviews of what you are mentioning above.


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post #4 of 17 (permalink) Old 02-08-2019, 09:08 AM Thread Starter
 
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I searched some old threads and found out that high lifter instructions say it may have to be done but everyone who replied said they didn't do it and have no issues.
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I have the 2" perfex not any different then the high lifter one. and my rear inner cv boots are close to rubbing the frame but don't.
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I just ordered the brute performance lift kit. Didnít like the idea of drilling and possibly getting it wrong and have to notch the frame. Will let yíall know how it works.
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post #7 of 17 (permalink) Old 02-11-2019, 09:57 AM
 
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I run the Highlifter kit and did not have to notch the frame. If you look at the instructions there is a simple but important step you need to do before drilling the second set of holes on the rear, and that is putting weight back on the rear tires.

But in regards to different brands of lifts possibly needing the frame notched........a 2" lift is a 2" lift regardless of the brand or style of the bracket. Not like the Highlifter may require frame notching but the Perfex or Brute will not.
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Are you sure about that?
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I installed the Highlifter kit. Instructions state that you might need to notch the frame. I did not notch the frame and I have no clearance issues.
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Are you sure about that?
Yes. All the kits mentioned above use the stock a-arms, stock axles, and do not change any of the pivot points of those items. The end result is exactly same in that they push the center of the tire down the same amount which causes the axle to be at an increased downward angle and thus closer to the frame. Doesn't matter if the bracket is at the top of the shock, the bottom of the shock, or what angle or shape the bracket is as different shock brackets have zero impact on the geometry of the stock a-arms and axle.
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Just finished installing the Brute Performance lift kit. It was super easy to install. Didnít even have to take the wheels off. No clearance issues and feels like stock. Only got to drive it around the yard to help it settle. I didnít adjust the preload or any other settings yet. It is perfect for me. Would recommend it.
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I installed the Highlifter kit. Instructions state that you might need to notch the frame. I did not notch the frame and I have no clearance issues.
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post #13 of 17 (permalink) Old 02-14-2019, 02:14 PM Thread Starter
 
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Is any kind of alignment needed after a lift is put on?
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Yes when u lift it 2" the front toe alighment will change .
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I thought I had to do it on my Ranger. Perfect thanks
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Has anyone had or heard of issues with CV joints wearing prematurely due to the increased angles after lifting?
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post #17 of 17 (permalink) Old 06-24-2019, 03:48 PM
 
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I’m wondering is putting a 2 inch lift on better than tightening the springs?

I am running 28 inch tires and turned the front adjusting nuts on the springs in 4 full turns and the rear 5 full turns in and it seems to work great. Sporting winch,4 people, spare tire, cooler, and all the other crap you end up with lol
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