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    First of all...this site is great! I've been reading it as a guest for a few weeks and finally got around to joining. Great info here! About 2 months ago I purchased a Commander 1000xt and I love this machine! I did decide however that I wanted more ground clearance and slightly bigger tires...so I went with a highlifter signature series 2 inch lift mainly because I got it for free and I love the new look. But here is my question. I put my shocks on the softest setting to make sure I didn't lift the machine too much and start having the dredded axle issues...but the ride seems way too soft. Just wondering if anyone has a similar lift with the shocks twisted up to maybe at least the second notch and what your experiences may be. Any info is much appreciated!

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    Hope someone that has lifted theirs can help you...ours runs stock height suspension and tires

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    Thanks! If the lift seems like it will be too much I may go back to stock and just twist my shocks up. Just trying to run 28-10-14s on all corners so it might work...was just worried about the offset of my rims. The M20 Kore wheels do stick out quite a bit. However with the places I ride I'm doubting the lift will hurt. Pavement backroads, gravel, and mud trails through my lease. Very seldom will I ever even need 4 wheel drive. Just wanted more ground clearance for ruts and such...but not rock climbing or too much suspension stretching around here.

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    If the lift doesn't make your CVs happy, drop to stock. Then the very first thing to do for more ground clearance is step up the rear hitch receiver. It is always what drags and wants to scrape. Then get the UHMW skid material on the underbelly and haul butt, never looking back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LBR View Post
    If the lift doesn't make your CVs happy, drop to stock. Then the very first thing to do for more ground clearance is step up the rear hitch receiver. It is always what drags and wants to scrape. Then get the UHMW skid material on the underbelly and haul butt, never looking back.
    I will definitely look into the skid material...just add that to the list of upgrades I want to make. As far as my CV's not being happy, what signs besides just a broke axle should I be looking or listening for such as binding, popping, etc.

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    Yeah, the popping, clicking sound is usually the first peeps notice when riding. Occassionally jack one end, then other with both tires drooping and slowly turn each wheel feeling and listening for the start of a CV explosion. Also look for weepage from the CV boots.

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    thanks! I will definitely keep an eye on things. I put my new tires and wheels on today and they look great and drive great at slow speeds but im getting alot of wobble around 30mph. Guess tomorrow I will put the stocks back on and drive it to rule out a possible problem with the lift and then maybe see about getting the new set balanced.

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    Good way to isolate the problem...maybe 1 tire isn't quite as happy as the other 3.

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    Most of the 2" Commander lifts don't cause a problem with the CVs, the good companies have tested their Commanders with them installed and make sure they don't damage the CVs. Just adjust the shocks until you like the way the ride feels.

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