How to install a shock spacer lift kit on a Polaris Ranger?
The shock spacer lift kit is easy to install and should take no longer than an hour.
The first step is to jack your Ranger up so all four tires are off the ground and to secure your suspension at each corner so that it won’t drop farther when you remove your shocks.
Next, remove the bolts at the top and the base of each shock so that the shocks can be removed.
Now comes the only tricky part of the installation: you need to compress the shock spring enough to remove the collar that holds the spring in place. This can be dangerous so make sure you’re wearing safety glasses and never put any part of your body directly over the shock during any part of this process. To compress the spring, we highly recommend using a spring compressor tool. If you don’t have one, take it to a shop. Some people use ratchet straps to compress springs but that can be very dangerous.
Using a spring compressor, compress the spring, remove the collar. add the spring spacer, then reinstall the collar. To make this step easier, make sure your threaded collar is threaded all the way out and any compression valves are fully open. Even so, you may need an extra hand to help compress the spring far enough to fit the spring spacer and get the collar on again. And make sure you wear gloves—shock springs are pinch central!
Once you have your spacers installed on all four shocks simply reinstall your shocks on your machine (make sure you put the fronts on the front and the rears on the rear) remove your straps and lower your machine.
After that, you’re good to go!