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If I wanted to lift my 400HO 2", would I need new axles? Would the new axles be stock length, or longer?
 

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Thanks Jay. Will the rear axles bind or be under more pressure with a 2" lift?
 

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Yes, everything will be under more pressure. The only thing I have broken thus far has been CV's, mainly the outer ones and in the front.
 

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So what can you do to relieve the pressure to avoid snapping an axle?
 

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Not do the lift :).

Or replace your a-arms, axles, etc... with parts that are going to handle the additional abuse.
 

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When you install a lift you increase the angle of axils to the cv joints. I don't think there is a fix for that other than installing heavy duty axils & cv joints, Gorilla, Rihno, Highlifter. Taller tires is an option vs the lift.
 

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Yeah, 500HO here, I lifted for a matter of 2 months. Broke 2 CV Joints. Went back to stock. IMO - dont bother lifting. Get some nice tires (go 26-27s with your 400). you will be golden
 

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Thanks guys.

If I go to a 26" or 27" do I need to re-clutch? What about if I went 26"-27" on 14" rims, will the stock clutch be ok?
 

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if you go to bigger tires (regardless of the rim) you're putting the strain on the drive system (usually the belt) instead of the cv joint. There's ALWAYS a trade-off. if you upgrade to a kevlar belt you ought to be fine assuming you're really good about maintenance and using really good oils. Also, with bigger tires you'll lose acceleration.
 

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Thanks Mugzy. I am a stickler with maintenance. Maybe a 26" tire on the 12" rim would be the waay to go?
 

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If you're spending the money 'cause you need new tires anyway. Remember, every additional inch in tire diam only gives you a 1/2" of additional ground clearance. Nothing beats good riding skills.
 
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