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Offline Ejfarrell

A little extra clearance !!
« on: February 21, 2018, 07:21:39 pm »
Has anyone had any luck lifting the uforce for more clearance ? I found some kind of spacers for the springs but that doesn't seem like the proper way to go. It seems as easy as a bracket where the spring bolts to the frame ! I can't seem to find anything on the web about it . If anyone has tried it I would like to know, where I drive here its pretty rocky so a little extra height would be great . Tks

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Offline glenlivet

Re: A little extra clearance !!
« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2018, 09:29:24 am »
As long as there's enough threaded body for the adjustable collar to be would down/tighter there's no difference between putting on a spring spacer and simply turning the collar down further for greater preload. The spring doesn't know the difference. Spacers are a band-aid lift for the older style shock units that have the short range five level stepped collar, they're a bit silly on a threaded collar type shock. :)

Both tighter preload and bracket style lifts have the disadvantage of potentially giving a rougher ride due to the fact that when the neutral point of the ride height is raised there's less available travel for the wheel to extend into a dip. This is more pronounced on a machine with a shorter suspension arm but its present in the wider models too.

Imagine if you had the shock units adjusted right to the hardest setting, so that if you lifted the machine off the ground the suspension woudn't extend any more. You'd have only compression available and no extension. When you encountered a pothole, the suspension would have no capability of extending a wheel down into it so the entire machine would drop into the hole and hammer you when it hit the far side. That's extreme but that's the principle. 

If there's enough travel available to both lift the machine to some degree without losing too much extension capability and compromising the ride, you are golden. :)

Apologies if I am just stating the obvious.  ;)
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Offline Ejfarrell

Re: A little extra clearance !!
« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2018, 03:20:59 pm »
Ok that probably explains why I can't really find a lift any where for this machine ! That makes sense based on that explanation. I think Ill just leave well enough alone . Tks for the feed back !!

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Offline uforce623

Re: A little extra clearance !!
« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2018, 06:20:09 pm »
So I ordered the Teryx bracket lift online and went to put it on knowing there was going to be some modifications. Any way, ended up redrilling the lift bracket were the shock bolts up and had to notch the corner to keep the new bracket from rubbing on the shock. Also had to cut out some material and reweld to narrow the bracket. The rear bracket I mounted to the top shock mount had to cut notch and modify and redrill to make them work. New shock mout holes need to be drilled 1 1/4” straight up from the manufactures hole and it gives you exactly a 2” lift.  Only been on a little ride so far and it seems to ride better than before. I like the fact that I can still adjust the shocks to fine tune the ride. I have made templates and going to be making some kits for sale that will just bolt up.
2017 uforce 800
homemade windshield
15"rear view mirror
Roof rack
2” bracket lift kit

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Offline Ejfarrell

Re: A little extra clearance !!
« Reply #4 on: February 28, 2018, 06:46:52 pm »
Thats good to hear , keeps us in the loop. I'd like to see how you make out making them . If its a easy bolt on app then I would be interested . Tks

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Offline bchitwood73

Re: A little extra clearance !!
« Reply #5 on: July 26, 2018, 12:40:49 pm »
So I ordered the Teryx bracket lift online and went to put it on knowing there was going to be some modifications. Any way, ended up redrilling the lift bracket were the shock bolts up and had to notch the corner to keep the new bracket from rubbing on the shock. Also had to cut out some material and reweld to narrow the bracket. The rear bracket I mounted to the top shock mount had to cut notch and modify and redrill to make them work. New shock mout holes need to be drilled 1 1/4” straight up from the manufactures hole and it gives you exactly a 2” lift.  Only been on a little ride so far and it seems to ride better than before. I like the fact that I can still adjust the shocks to fine tune the ride. I have made templates and going to be making some kits for sale that will just bolt up.

Just curious which of the Teryx kits you used to do this uforce623? I see there are at least 3 different options out there from High Lifter or Dragonfire and so on.

Thanks

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Offline Big Bob

Re: A little extra clearance !!
« Reply #6 on: August 15, 2018, 06:11:39 pm »
I also would like to know which kit you modified as I was going to weld my own brackets up for the bottom of the shocks but if bracket set is close I will buy kit and modify from there. Thanks!