Created: September 24, 2020
[0:00] What’s up, guys? Are you looking for more ground clearance or to be able to run a bit larger tire on your General XP 1000? Today we’re going to show you how to install our 3″ Lift Kit, so let’s jump right in and get to it!
The first step to installing this lift is to remove our front wheels and tires because we’ll be starting on the front. Then we’ll remove our shock hardware. We’ll do this from the top, as well as the bottom. Just pick it up—don’t lose your washer—and let your arm drop out.
We’ve already loosened our upper shock hardware. Just take a 15 mm wrench and 15 mm socket and loosen the hardware.
Once you’ve removed your nut, remove your bolt. We’ll remove the shock as well, and set it aside. I’m going to set mine on the driver’s side, that way I know this is for the driver’s side. If you want, you could put a little mark on this side.
[1:00] Now moving on to the rear. Same thing—remove your wheels, tires, and shock hardware. Remove the nut off the bottom shock bolt, and then the upper shock bolt as well, essentially taking the tension off the bolt. You’re letting the suspension drop out and lifting up, pulling tension off the shock then removing the bolt.
Now we have our rear shocks as well as our front shocks removed, so it’s time to head to the spring compressor.
The next thing we’ll do is take our shock and put it in the spring compressor. We’re going to set it up just like this here, and this bump stop right here. We’ll make sure to pry it down, that way we can get our retainer off. We’ll take our spring compressor and set it up on our top coil springs. You want them to be set up about the same on both sides. It doesn’t have to be perfect, but you want them to be close.
[2:15] When you’re doing this, make sure you’re watching the spring the whole time and being as careful as possible because this can be very dangerous. Just compress it down to the point where you can remove your spring retainer.
See, that bump stop’s getting in our way a little bit, so we can push it down and remove our retainer. We’ll take all the tension off the spring and remove it and then our spacer. You’ll have two spacers—a big one for the rear shock and a smaller one for the front shock.
Take this and slide it down. You’ll see these arrows here. Make sure the end of your coil springs line up with this arrow, so obviously the upper arrow is going to line up now because we have the spring spacer. So we’ll make sure it looks like this, then slide it back down.
[3:22] Now we’ll compress our spring back down and lock it down. That way it will be pulling evenly, and we’ll keep compressing the spring all the way down until we can reinstall our retainer. So it’s going just like this.
Once we’ve lined it up, we’ll start releasing the tension off the spring. As you can see, it’s not right in the channel here, so we’ll put a little more tension on it. Watch your fingers here. It should sit just like that.
We’ll continue removing the tension, and then our front shock is done! We’ll remove it from the spring compressor and set it aside. Grab the rear and set it up the same way. Make sure it’s good and stable in there, that it’s not going to move on you. Set the compressor up and take the tension off the retainer. Remove the retainer and we’ll remove our spring.
Next, grab the spacer and remember to line up the end of your coil with that arrow when this goes back together. We’ll set it down in there, like that. I’m probably going to take our compressor up just a little bit. All that’s going to do is make it a little easier on us to set it up so that they’re evenly pulling, just like this.
[5:39] Now we’ll start compressing this spring. Then, when it’s like this, it has a pretty good angle on it. What we’ll do as we release the tension is pull our shock over to where it will line up where it needs to be. Keep doing this little by little. Watch your fingers—don’t pinch them.
It should sit just like this. We’ll remove all the tension and then head back to the machine to reinstall our shocks.
Now we’ll reinstall the rear shock. Slide it up and then we’ll come down to the lower mount on the A-arm. Pick it up and line our shock hole up with our A-arm. Put the nut on the lower as well as the upper. Then we’ll fully tighten our hardware.
[6:58] Moving on to the front, we’ll do the same thing. Reinstall our hardware and the lower mount on the A-arm. Reinstall our nuts and then fully tighten all hardware. Repeat these steps for the opposite side.
And there you have it! That’s how super quick and easy it is to install SuperATV’s 3″ Lift Kit on this General XP 1000. For more information on this lift or any of SuperATV’s great products, feel free to give us a call at 855-743-3427 or check us out online at SuperATV.com. Thanks for watching and we’ll catch you next time!
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