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    I was thinking of buying new a arms i just want to buy standard travel so i dont need to replace shocks too, there is the +1, +2 and +3 which one would be best to get, if i get the a arms should i be looking at a wider axle too? I am buying them for better handling but i dont do any track riding mostly trails.

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    I have Houser +2 long travel A-arms and i love them, i run a Elka triple rate piggy back shocks, but i could have ran stock also. but i love them and i didnt extend my axle at all. The a-arms are my favorite trail upgrade they cover more area and are really smooth. Mine are for sale in the for sale thread under Houser and Elka suspension. Not saying you have to buy them but just look at the stance of the bike and with regular tires on i get amazeing ground clearence and travel. Definitly recommend them. Hope this helps you

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    Thanks thats pretty much what i wanted to know, i will go chek them out.
    I like the houser arms alot but jb performance has some for fairly cheaper is there any significant difference or just a brand thing?

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    The shocks will be much softer when going wider on the front. You will need to stiffen up the shocks or get a revalve to compensate for the increased leverage. Houser, LoneStar, JD, Burgard, all build good arms.
    Last edited by Buddah; 08-12-2012 at 10:25 AM.
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    Alright thats good to know i didnt know that, thanks for the heads up!!

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    for the rear, the gforce extended hubs worked for me for a few years, but the stock axle can only take so much abuse (jumping). IMO they were worth the money. but eventually an LSR axle or a dominator with the lifetime warrenty is the way to go.

    as far as a-arms. im a fan of LSR. my DC-4s have proved themselves time and time again. they also come with the lifetime warrenty. LSR makes sport series arms too (standard travel +2 wide and +1 forward), that you can use your stock shocks with, they are cheaper than the DC-4s.

    on the shocks you could always sell your SE's and get some YFZ shocks. but stockers will work fine with some adjustments.

    but like budda said, there are many GREAT a-arms companys out there (houser, JD, walsh, roll design, ect). just my 2 cents.

    good luck.
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    I'm on my 4th season with LT LSR arms and have no complaints. Have held up extremely well.

    Great arms
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    I choose to go with JD performance a arms... 1st they are a vendor on here and 2nd I love how easy they are to adjust the camber.. On traditional a arms you have to pull the ball joint completley out of the a arm... with JD arms all you have to do is loosen the jam nuts... simple
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    i-Shocks !!!!

    These work extreamly well.
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    JD performance you can get max ground clearance arms and still use your stock shocks. And not a ton of unnecessary adjustments that you'll adjust once and never touch again. But you pay extra for.

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