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We have a 2021 hd8 and I’m looking to get a little more ground clearance and I’m not sure what all of the options are. Puck? Bracket? Looking for a little lift to make room for 28’’ / 29’’ in tires. Like I said, I don’t need much. It’s a ranch buggy that occasionally makes it to the trails. Any recommendations? 

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I would think the easiest lift would be the bracket lift.  That'll give you around 2-3in of lift.  I did the pucks in the springs, but if you don't have a safe way to compress the springs on the shocks that is uber dangerous.

If you are only wanting the lift to clear 28-29in tires, I don't think you need a lift for that tire size... pretty sure I've heard of others on this forum going to 30's without a lift by just adjusting their shocks to the tightest setting.

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No.  The only reason people do the spacer is to make the rear tires track with the front tires.  From the factory a defender rear wheel base is about 2in narrower that the front wheel base.

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On 2/27/2022 at 5:03 PM, AdamPierce said:

We have a 2021 hd8 and I’m looking to get a little more ground clearance and I’m not sure what all of the options are. Puck? Bracket? Looking for a little lift to make room for 28’’ / 29’’ in tires. Like I said, I don’t need much. It’s a ranch buggy that occasionally makes it to the trails. Any recommendations? 

I am running 30" Systems 3s and no need to lift the machine. I have the fronts on the softest pre load, and rears 2 clicks firmer. I used a 1" spacer on the rears so they track with the fronts. IMG_5406.thumb.JPG.159d1759c48bd580b52bb4b92b16b1a3.JPGIMG_5846.thumb.JPG.ee4c18206247730986b367b8dfb29351.JPGIMG_7335.thumb.jpg.21f40babb1b297e2f2b7dd86c1ee3bde.jpgIMG_7808.thumb.JPG.7eb56cd10708e801b9e627d0940d85b0.JPG

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On 3/3/2022 at 11:02 AM, DWebb68 said:

I definitely wasn't aware that the front and rear axles were offset on these rigs. 

 

Yessir. 3" difference front to back on my 2018 HD10 XT Cab. Front being a full 3" wider overall.

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