This is a widening with shock conversion kit for the FRONT of your ATV. Note: This kit is not compatible with pre-2000 Honda 250x.THIS KIT IS FOR a widening kit that INCLUDES the shock conversion components to allow for longer shocks (like 400ex, 450R, Z400 or YFZ450 shocks) on your 250ex (not 250x). For the 250ex, we really recommend the 400ex shocks with this kit. The widening kit with shock conversion is only available in the +6" setting because the +4.5" setting would force the shocks to be too vertical.
Instead of replacing the a-arms with custom built, expensive after-market a-arms, this kit simply relocates where the a-arms and shocks mount to the frame. The precision laser-cut brackets supplied in the kit bolt to the stock mounts on the frame, and provide two sets of new mount locations for the a-arms and shocks that are 2 ¼ or 3 inches outward on each side.This provides a 4 ½ or 6 inch total increase in the width of the ATV while making use of all of the stock suspension components. Threaded extensions are also supplied to extend the steering tie rods to match the widening kit. Some of the widening kits also include shock mount kits that are adjustable to allow the customer to vary the ride height of the ATV, utilize longer shocks, or both. Kits come complete with all necessary hardware and tie rod extensions that thread onto your stock tie rods and secure in place with jam nuts. Please specify if you want the tie rod extensions for the +4.5" or +6.0" setting by letting us know at the time of ordering. If we don't hear from you within a couple days, we will assume you want the +6 kit. Shocks and a-arms are not included with any of the kits.
The kits require no cutting or welding and can be installed easily in an afternoon by a typical home mechanic. Brake lines are typically long enough for the conversion if the intermediate support on the a-arms is disconnected to provide more slack in the lines. Rerouting the brake lines around frame members to give a more direct path to the hubs can also help. Longer brake lines are available on other websites if the customer prefers to also make that modification. The following ATV's will most likely need longer brake lines for the +6 setting: YFZ450, 450R and Z400.Some of the pictures show the ATV's with the front bumper removed so you can see the kit more easily. The bumper mounts are not affected by the kits. Stock and aftermarket bumpers should work fine with all kits. Steel brackets are made from 1/4 thick carbon steel and are designed to be used in all types of riding and racing, including motocross. Many customers are using these kits to race every weekend.
The a-arm mounting brackets are designed to be as strong as the a-arms connecting to them. The eight separate brackets work together to share the load in all directions (such as rough terrain or hooking an occasional tree on the trails).
These kits ARE designed (and used) for the harsh conditions of motocross racing. All kits come powder coated gloss black. Color choice is not available, but other colors can be painted or powder coated by the customer over the gloss black finish.
Kit components go through a seven stage chemical dip cleaning process, electro-statically dipped in black primer, baked, then powder coated and baked again to a super high-strength gloss-black finish. We are thrilled with the performance of this kit, and excited that so many others have enjoyed it as well. You won't be disappointed!!! As you can see from our feedback, these kits are for real, and we are very fair & honest people to work with!! Send us pictures of your ATV after you have installed it so we can include it on our website galleries.We also have awesome looking and very strong custom billet aluminum rear wheel spacers that will fit these ATV's and spread the rear 2 inches on each side. We do this by designing kits that will allow use of as many stock components as possible, and allow you to mount higher performing parts from other ATV's on your model. We work hard to design products that maximize the performance of your ATV while keeping prices as low as possible. Safety is not something that will be compromised. Sellers: Get your own map of past buyers.