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Foreman 450 perfex long travel kit

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Hi there guys, I've found a perfex long travel kit for a foreman 400 and wondering if it'll fit a foreman 450? I know there similar dimensions but wouldn't mind if it needed a bit of modification to work anyone know if it would fit? Many thanks! Bryan

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The rear will fit.  The rear swingarm, diff, and axle tubes are the same on the 400 as they are on the 450.  The only change made was the hitch was welded to the tube on the early ones, and bolt on on the later ones.

 

Not sure about the front, as I believe the 450 suspension is a bit taller than the 400, but as hard as a perfex is to find these days, I'd just on it if the price is right.  The front of the perfex is just like any other bracket lift.  The rear is what is perfex specific.

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Thanks jeep! Yeah I found it through a company in Alberta Canada, they mostly deal in Harley parts by the looks of it and there clearing out old parts, seem very reputable, and at a heck of  a good price aswell, wanted to be extra sure it would fit as I live over in the UK on an island in Scotland!! So import charges delivery etc, but I don't mind if any modification is needed either 

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I put a 450 Perfex kit on one of my 500's, and I have a 400 swingarm in my other 500,which also has a perfex on it.

 

I'm 99.9999% sure that 450 kit will bolt right onto a 400 with no issues.   If I had to guess, the 400, 450, and 500 perfex kits are probably all the exact same components.

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Thanks for the reply jeep it's been ordered! I've always been intrigued to try the perfex out, but they are getting harder and harder to find these days, I've had the 450 for a number of years now rebuilt it from the ground up along with the 300,  we ride a lot on moors we call it a lot of up and down, drops and old peat banks which we used to and a lots of people still do cut for heating there homes here, so the moors littered with these banks, and peat bogs which will sink a machine out of sight if you don't watch! The straight axles will never have a comfortable ride as such, but did you notice a difference with the perfex?

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Yes, I have Perfex lifts on 4 different machines.  It doesn't make the IRS quality by any means when it comes to the ride, but it does greatly improve over the stock suspension.

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That's great to hear jeep, any small improvement is definitely worth it on the old sra setups, I see the rear has two settings, I'm assuming the top hole gives the highest lift and softest setting due to the angle of the shock, did you notice a difference between the two?

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I've put all of mine on the highest setting.  That puts the shock more or less straight up and down.

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Thanks jeep, I'll play about with it when I get it and see what works out, not really after a big lift as such as lower centre of gravity the better were we ride in certain places, it'll be next month before I get it though so a long wait lol

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Perfex kit arrived and fitted, was surprised how quick the delivery was from Canada, rear went together no bother apart from the spacers being to large, put it the highest setting and pleased with the height, front being since it was for a foreman 400 the bottom shock eye would catch the top of the arm, so made a spacer to raise the bracket up just enough for clearance, haven't ridden it yet but so far pleased with it and will get pictures up, again many thanks @jeepwm69 wouldn't have pulled the trigger without your knowledge!

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Finally got round to taking it out and very pleased with it!! Got the rears on the highest setting, the front I didn't gain much as the front brackets are meant for a foreman 400, but all round it sits very nice now slightly higher in the back by a tiny amount but nothing noticeable was never that bothered about the lift side of things, but the ride is so much better than it was before!! Not exactly can am or Polaris irs  obviously, but for an old straight axle honda what a difference, I'm Very very impressed with it, Next step is slightly bigger tyres to fill that arch gap a wee bit 😂

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4 hours ago, bryanc5712 said:

Finally got round to taking it out and very pleased with it!! Got the rears on the highest setting, the front I didn't gain much as the front brackets are meant for a foreman 400, but all round it sits very nice now slightly higher in the back by a tiny amount but nothing noticeable was never that bothered about the lift side of things, but the ride is so much better than it was before!! Not exactly can am or Polaris irs  obviously, but for an old straight axle honda what a difference, I'm Very very impressed with it, Next step is slightly bigger tyres to fill that arch gap a wee bit 😂

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woulda been cheaper if ya just lost some weight ?!..lol..looks good though !.

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19 hours ago, shadetree said:

woulda been cheaper if ya just lost some weight ?!..lol.

 

Eh dont pay him no attention..... lol!..... hey speeking of... you DO have an updated cell phone dont ya ?? If not avoid that subject like the plague .... 🤣 take the same stance if ya have an older PREHISTORIC puter.... 

 

Wilson aka future bann candidate .... bahaha.

 

 

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I need to get on this forum more often! Lol 😂 I've got a fancy phone that'll do anything bar cook your breakfast, BUT my computer dates back to the stone age does that even it out? 🤣

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9 hours ago, bryanc5712 said:

I need to get on this forum more often! Lol 😂 I've got a fancy phone that'll do anything bar cook your breakfast, BUT my computer dates back to the stone age does that even it out? 🤣

sounds like you are related to wilson ??..lol,

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