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With all the talk about CV bind on the rear end of some lifted RZR's I decided I better go check mine. I jacked it up with the tires in the air and couldn't spind the tires, I had some pretty decent bind. Some of use discussed installing the limiter straps which was the way I had planned on going but decided to give Thunderhawks fix a try.

The brackets and hardware are well built and an easy install. The steel brackets actually move the top mounting location of the shocks outward a little more than stock. I thought about including a step by step writeup but figured there's no use in repeating the instructions, their well written with photographs (A pictures worth a thousand words). I pulled the rear plastic off and went to work installing the brackets.




The kit also comes with some spacers for the sway bar links to help relieve some of the stress off of them from the increased height.

Once the lift was installed I took it for a spin to let the suspension settle back in and then jacked it up for the moment I had been waiting for :D . The tires spun with ease, no CV bind whatsoever :D :D . Needless I was very pleased with the install and no worries about the CV's anymore. I've got my preload adjusters set on the softest setting and I've got a little over 11 1/2" of ground clearance to the bottom of the hitch.


While I had the RZR in the shop I also installed Thunderhawks frame stiffening system. The system has got to be the eaiest thing you'll ever install and really beefs the frame up.


After removing the torx head screws in the brake line clips the tubes slid right in and are pre-drilled to allow you to re-install the clip screws in their original location. Once the tubes are in all you do is tighten them down. The instructions state not to over tighten these things because the expansion system is capable of actually splitting your frame tubes, a very good design so you'll not have to worry about them working loose or not performing as intended.


I forgot to get a picture of the lift brackets installed before I had the rear plastic bolted back on but I can tell ya it's a great mod. Harry's great to work with and takes the time to talk to the customer and help out in anyway he can.

Thanks for great products and great Customer Service!!!
 

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GueroDave said:
Cheif,

In the first picture, do you still have the sway bar connected?

Dave
Yes, I've never done anything with it until I installed the Thunderhawk lift, and then I installed the washer spacers on the swaybar links.
 

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Nice job Brian, Harry does make some nice/sturdy looking products.
 

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Chief....don't you ever clean that thing!!? My goodness, I'd be embarrassed to post photos of my machine if it were that dirty! :wink: 8) :p
 

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ran said:
Chief....don't you ever clean that thing!!? My goodness, I'd be embarrassed to post photos of my machine if it were that dirty! :wink: 8) :p
LOL!!! Yours looks pretty good!!!
 

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Looks great. I have the Roktek 3" lift. From all the post I have seen the ones like ours that move the top shock mount out don't seem to have the binding problem.

Oh, could you come clean mine. I spend a lot of time on it but never get it that clean. :p
 

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i had my RZR out last nite, first time since i removed my homemade lift and installed the thunderhawk rear brackets. all i can say is, what a great improvement in ride quality and handling. the road and fields i rode on were in very poor shape, due to big thaw in west michigan. the road was really rough due to heavy tractor, milk tankers and heavy equipment hauling as well as poor maint. rode over and around potholes, ruts, ect., and it was way less darty and tended to go where i was steering it. pretty long winded, but i have ridden these conditions for years and the RZR was by far the most stable ride i have experienced thusfar.
 

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RANGERJACK said:
Brian, while installing the frame stiffening system did you do the front and back or just the back?
I installed the rear ones and am waiting for Harry to come up with something for the two front tubes. Apparently they changed the frame tube thickness a little bit to something thicker than whats on the 08's. I'll get them installed as soon as I get the, they'll be an easy install also :D .
 

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Brian, not enough pics!! Now, step 1, haul yourself and camera back out there for more pics!! Step 2, post them here. Step 3, everyone, including mama is happy!! :lol: :lol:
 

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Chiefmorton said:
RANGERJACK said:
Brian, while installing the frame stiffening system did you do the front and back or just the back?
I installed the rear ones and am waiting for Harry to come up with something for the two front tubes. Apparently they changed the frame tube thickness a little bit to something thicker than whats on the 08's. I'll get them installed as soon as I get the, they'll be an easy install also :D .[Did Thunderhawk come out with the front tubes yet?/quote]
 

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RANGERJACK said:
Chiefmorton said:
RANGERJACK said:
Brian, while installing the frame stiffening system did you do the front and back or just the back?
I installed the rear ones and am waiting for Harry to come up with something for the two front tubes. Apparently they changed the frame tube thickness a little bit to something thicker than whats on the 08's. I'll get them installed as soon as I get the, they'll be an easy install also :D .[Did Thunderhawk come out with the front tubes yet?/quote]
I'm not sure you might give Harry a call and see where he's at them I haven't talked to him in a while. I know he was pretty busy working on alot of new stuff.
 
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