Created: March 5, 2019
The first step is to remove all four wheels and tires. Remove the shock by removing this bolt, as well as this bolt.
If you’re using SuperATV’s A-arms, you’re gonna want to take the lower A-arm bolts out and adjust your pivot blocks two full turns outward. If you’re running factory arms, you don’t have to worry about it.
We’re gonna go ahead and cut the zip tie holding the boot to the rack and pinion, and pull the boot back. Take the provided steering stop and place it on the shaft behind the inner ball and socket.
Once the steering stop’s installed, take the boot, place it back on the rack. Install the provided zip tie to attach the boot to the rack.
Disconnect the wiring harness off the shock bracket here and also up here. Just pull it down and then also we’re gonna want to remove the vent tube from the factory shock bracket, then just push it up out of the way.
The next step is gonna be to install the shock bracket. You wanna make sure that the triangles are forward and the cutouts are facing backwards, towards the frame of the machine.
And we’re gonna start on the passenger side. We’re gonna pull down our harness as much as we can. Go ahead and start sliding the bracket in. It’s gonna be a pretty tight fit. If you need some extra slack, remove the headlight bulb from the headlight to make sure you get it all the way over. Slide it up into position, then we’re going to use our provided hardware to attach it.
Take the vent tube, run it through one of the triangles on the shock bracket, and just feed it up inside of the bracket. You’re only gonna be able to attach the upper portion of the wiring harness and it will go right back into its original position.
Now we’re going to reinstall the shock, but we’re gonna flip it upside down so the spring is going towards the A-arm.
Repeat all the steps for the opposite side and then we’re heading to the rear.
So the first thing we’re gonna do on the rear is remove the shock. We’ll set it aside. Remove the rear-most lower A-arm bolt. After you’ve removed the shock from the driver’s side, you want to remove the relay hardware and then remove the relay.
Your wiring will be bunched up right here, held with a zip tie. You want to take a pair of wire cutters or side cuts and go ahead and cut the zip tie off, give you a little bit more slack.
Then you’re gonna want to mount the relay right here. You want this corner of the relay to be right here if you have your factory sticker. If not, you just want it to be on the top of this bracket.
We’re gonna go ahead and take our self-tapping screw, get it started in here, then we’ll back it out and secure it down with the relay. So once you’ve got a good hole there, you want to take your relay, stick your self-tapping screw through it, get it lined up with your hole, and fasten it down. Then you’ll want to take all your wiring and tie it back, up out of the way.
Remove the sway bar link from both sides.
Next we’re going to install the shock bracket base. We’re doing this on the passenger side, so I’m gonna make sure that this flat portion here is facing towards the rear. You want to angle it sideways and slide it between the sway bar and the frame. Once you get it down here, go ahead and twist it. Slide it into the shock mount and you’re gonna use your factory shock bolt and install it in the hole.
Then you’re going to use your M10x100mm provided hardware, slide it through the lower A-arm, and then slide it through the bracket. Now attach the nuts and tighten the hardware.
Before you install the other shock bracket base, you’re gonna want to install the shock bracket brace. We’re on the passenger side here, so we’re gonna feed the brace through from the driver’s side.
You’re gonna want to go right in between the frame rail here. You want to make sure that these two holes line up with the two holes on the base, and the top two holes line up as well. Before we stick any bolts in anything, we’re gonna go ahead and install our base on the opposite side.
Now that we’ve got both shock bracket bases on, we’re gonna install our shock bracket. You’re gonna want to make sure the portion that has less material is facing towards the rear of the machine. Lay it up in there like that, then using the provided hardware, go ahead and start all the bolts through each of the holes. On the lower bolts you wanna make sure that it goes through the brace as well as the base and the bracket.
Once you’ve got all your bolts started in here, go ahead and start all your nuts. Now fully tighten the hardware and repeat these steps for the opposite side.
Now once we get everything tightened up we’re gonna go ahead and reinstall our shocks. but we’re gonna have to flip them upside down so the spring side is going onto the A-arm. We’re gonna use the provided hardware in the kit, attach it there, then we’re gonna use our factory lower shock bolt to attach it to the A-arm. You may have to grab a hold of it and pick it up a little bit.
Reinstall the washer and the nut.
We’re gonna go ahead and fully tighten the shock, then we’re gonna go ahead and reinstall the sway bar link to the sway bar.
Once you’ve installed your shocks and sway bar links on both sides, make sure all the hardware is fully tightened, and install all four wheels and tires.
And that’s how super easy it is to install SuperATV’s 3″ lift kit on this Polaris General 1000. For more information on this lift kit or any of SuperATV’s great products, give us a call at 855-743-3427, or check us out online at SuperATV.com. Thanks for watching and have a great day!
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