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High lifter kit only 2"

Discussion in 'Mule Nation' started by Mvm111, Dec 29, 2018.

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  1. Mvm111

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    Can a high lifter kit be modified for 2"lift only ? Any higher it won't go in garage door ....most fokes say it lifts more than 2" ? I would think that modify could be possible with drill press just cannot figure geometry. Any body ever try. Brand new unit using stock tires/wheels.
     
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    Rhoda Mule Gary SXS Nation Regular

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    My 2015 Mule Pro FX LE Has the High Lifter kit and the factory stronger springs and it clears my door a little over 1 inch. Give me you door clearance and I will check it with mine. R M
     
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    Garage door height is 81". My unit is the le model. Stock springs and tires. Thanks for the reply thought maybe my question was not an issue for anyone else.
    Mark
     
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    Mark big problem, my door opening is 84" My mule stands at 82" to83" depending on where you measure it. You might call High Lifter and see if they can make what you need. R M
     
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    I was afraid of that...another option I've been rolling around is to remove hard top and replace with sheet metal ? As my machine is still being shipped could you measure the thickness of your hard top.
    My unit will be the fx as I see yours is fxt. However it will give me a good idea.
    By the way your machine is top notch !!!!
    Thanks Mark
     
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    Thank you . If you remove the roof you might gain 1" at most. Sheet metal may make a very quiet machine less so. My advice is get the machine and use it, you may find that you can get by without the lift kit. Rhoda has a full skid plate so the kit I could have done without. Please let me know if I can be of help and good riding. R M
     
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    Thank you very much. As I already have a rhino that is shorter not as wide and has 12" of clearance. It drags rocks all the time on most trails especially above tree line. I'm afraid I'll just tear up the mule pretty fast.However I will try stock first I hope you are correct it would save me some money.
    Again thanks....
     
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    Not wanting to mislead you. My Mule with four to six adults and standard springs banged rocks often also. The reason I installed springs and a lift kit. The full steel skid plate protected the Mule from damage and I could have lived with out the lift kit. For me the heavy duty springs was a must as I drive the Mule harder than the soft stock springs allowed ( too much body roll ). Having said all this, I would buy the Mule Pro FXT LE all over again in a NY minute. R M
     
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    Finally received machine ...went ahead and installed winch and hlghlifter. As stated 81" door opening and final height on mule is 81" we're talking nats ass close...the rubber seal on the garage door frame just barely-barely-barley hits the top... Main thing is it fits...
    So for anyone who has the same concern
    Now you know for sure just how high the le model is with stock tires and stock top
    With 2" high lifter kit.
    Again thanks Rhoda...
     
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    Glad to hear it fits! You may see the new springs settle in a little over time and see that clearance get a little bigger.
     
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    I am truly happy that you made it work. Please keep us posted on how you like your Mule. R M
     
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