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2023 Defender Max HD9 XT - Tires / Lift


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Hey,

just picked up a new 2023 max xt HD9. bought some 30" tires for it before i even had the rig delivered and from what i can find on here they wont fit. I havent tired then yet but it seems i misunderstood a few things and probably should of got a HD10. 

I searched here but seen that most people got the HD10 and have no issues, just wonder what i need to do to get 30's to fir the HD9 i have. will a 2" bracket lift work, 3" spacer lift? or do i need to spend $1000 (CAD) to get forward a-arms

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I do not know on the HD 9  I have the defender limited 6x6 and 30" is as big as I can go without lots of money. 

I would try the tires before spending lots on a lift or a arms

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I'm in the same boat. I was thinking about putting a bracket lift and 30's on it as well. I'm curious to hear the info here too.

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I put 30's on the factory rims all around this summer on my 2022 HD 10 limited with no problems at all and no lift kit. I researched and learned that if the from A arms are arched or the same as the 2023 model you will have no problem. I would try them first. 

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My 2019 HD10 Max cab has a factory Ground clearance of 12". I put on the S3 HD springs and run 30" tires just fine, S3 springs eat up about an 1" to 1-1/2" of suspension sag.

Model year 2023 Max XT HD9 has a GC of 11" and the HD10 Max Xt has a GC of 13".

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Has anyone gone with the SuperATV BFT lift on a HD9? Superatv cannot tell me if it will fit or not. A-arms are the same but they cant confirm if the front lift bracket will mount up.

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Pretty sure the frames are standardized across the models, built to be modular. Doubt there is any frame difference in a HD7 or HD9 or HD10, just differences in what's bolted on to them.

Places like SuperATV, won't commit to saying their stuff works on a model they didn't test it on due to liability reasons.

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