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    I want to lift the rear end of my Vmax to provide a little more room for the heat exchangers, and possibly give it a little more of an aggresive stance. Any ideas on adding that lift? Or photos of your mod to lift it? Would be greatly appreciated...


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    You would have to get some lift brackets to move your suspension rear mounting holes down, raising the rear up, but remember, you don't gain travel. Or they are called suspension drop brackets.

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    Get some 3" x 3" angle aluminium, and some flat plate, measure and rivit, or bolt to tunnel just under where the stock rear holes are, and drill out the bottom front holes on the tunnel where the fron of the skid mounts. Done deal, thats what I did.
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    Did it to mine. slp makes ones for gen 2 sleds for 20 bucks. im sure it could work for you. but they also have universal ones made too. make sure you drop the front too. almost as far as the back.


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    Totally different ballgame on that Yammi....you need to talk to Bruce @ CB Performance Parts(sponser here) and he has a set of brackets made for the Pro-Actions sleds. They work but can be tricky because Yammi had their head somewhere it shouldn't have been when they designed that suspension and with the three mounting points it screws things up. Good luck and as stated, you won't gain anything and the sled may handle worse.

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    here are some pics on what i did.. made a set fot the back and just drilled a lower hole for the front mount. works greatt!!!



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    Quote Originally Posted by MuscleD
    Did it to mine. slp makes ones for gen 2 sleds for 20 bucks. im sure it could work for you. but they also have universal ones made too. make sure you drop the front too. almost as far as the back.


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    im thinking of buying the slp drop brackets but how do i go about dropping the front

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    On the XC there was a hole in the front bracket, but not through the tunnel. Just had to drill out the hole thru the tunnel and remount the front. Dont know if its the same on the VMax. Friend raised his up just in the rear and chewed up brand new sliders in 15 miles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MuscleD
    Did it to mine. slp makes ones for gen 2 sleds for 20 bucks. im sure it could work for you. but they also have universal ones made too. make sure you drop the front too. almost as far as the back. Hi there skibum here would like to know if you have to tighten/losen the track after making the brackets and how do you drop the front thanks would like to raise mine up some to ty


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    Quote Originally Posted by teamarctic14
    Quote Originally Posted by MuscleD
    Did it to mine. slp makes ones for gen 2 sleds for 20 bucks. im sure it could work for you. but they also have universal ones made too. make sure you drop the front too. almost as far as the back.


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    im thinking of buying the slp drop brackets but how do i go about dropping the front
    The front you just drill holes under the original holes. Almost as much as the back bolt. Just measure and drill.

    One thing I noticed is the front suspension lifts up a bit too by doing this.

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