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TRX700XX Lowering

Hey all, I was wondering what advice you folks have concerning lowering the TRX700XX? I have an 08 and I like the bike, but usually prefer riding my 04 TRX450R. The main reason is that I feel like I sit tall on the TRX700XX. Can the 700XX be lowered a bunch by swapping the stock shocks out for shorter ones and if so, what brand / model would you suggest? I have heard of lowering links, but the disclaimers always say not to jump with the lowering links on. I want to be able to jump my 700. Any advice would be appreciated. Pete

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Lowering is usually for road use.. why would you want to lower yet still do jumps?
Like the raptor the honda is more of a cross country machine and i wonder how long the frame will last if you do lots of large jumps..
You can break a raptor one within 10 mins on a moto-x track.. but never really heard of a broken one when just racing enduro/trails.
Some complain of bottoming out on jumps so wonder how it will effect you if you were to make it lower?
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Lowering is usually for road use.. why would you want to lower yet still do jumps?
Like the raptor the honda is more of a cross country machine and i wonder how long the frame will last if you do lots of large jumps..
You can break a raptor one within 10 mins on a moto-x track.. but never really heard of a broken one when just racing enduro/trails.
Some complain of bottoming out on jumps so wonder how it will effect you if you were to make it lower?
The majority of my riding is on the sand dunes here in Oregon. Having a lower center of gravity is nice not only for racing on the dunes, but also for all the technical stuff, like dune climbs, etc. With IRS in the rear, there already is a great amount of clearance. Even if the TRX700XX was dropped two inches you would have just as much or more clearance than a TRX450R or YFZ450. As for the bottoming out during jumps, I suspect that is with stock suspension, but I could be wrong.

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Hey guys I'm loo although to drop down my machine but for other reasons I'm lookin to run in dirt drag any advice for the front, maybe I can't drop back the machine by struts but the front I want some movements.
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The majority of my riding is on the sand dunes here in Oregon. Having a lower center of gravity is nice not only for racing on the dunes, but also for all the technical stuff, like dune climbs, etc. With IRS in the rear, there already is a great amount of clearance. Even if the TRX700XX was dropped two inches you would have just as much or more clearance than a TRX450R or YFZ450. As for the bottoming out during jumps, I suspect that is with stock suspension, but I could be wrong.
Dude, you are correct. These things have more than enough height to take on pretty much anything and everything the trail dishes out. Unlike some people on here, I will give it to you straight, no b.s. YES you can lower it and I have with no detrimental effects. I took mine down around 1" in the front and about 1 1/4" in the rear. I do of course have Elka Stage 3 shocks and Laegers A-Arms. I actually spoke with a guy at iShock and he gave me a direct line to his connection at Elka. They were all extremely helpful, gave me sound advice and helped me "re-set" my personalized Elka factory shock settings to my new setup.

I live in TN where there the riding can get pretty nasty.. lots of rocks, tree roots, mud, small children. Seriously though. Many people may give you grief, but I have no problems getting anywhere I want to go.

On another note, not sure if you mentioned what shocks you own, but if they are stock about the only thing you can do is adjust your stock pre-load. be warned, that this will effect your ride since there is no adjustment for compression or rebound.

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Amerikanzero ... Thanks for the advice and information. It is much appreciated. I will give your suggestions a try.

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Hey guys I'm loo although to drop down my machine but for other reasons I'm lookin to run in dirt drag any advice for the front, maybe I can't drop back the machine by struts but the front I want some movements.
TRX450r front stock shocks are about 2" shorter , you want lower the go for a set of 300ex front shocks.

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The majority of my riding is on the sand dunes here in Oregon. Having a lower center of gravity is nice not only for racing on the dunes, but also for all the technical stuff, like dune climbs, etc. With IRS in the rear, there already is a great amount of clearance. Even if the TRX700XX was dropped two inches you would have just as much or more clearance than a TRX450R or YFZ450. As for the bottoming out during jumps, I suspect that is with stock suspension, but I could be wrong.
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Dude, you are correct. These things have more than enough height to take on pretty much anything and everything the trail dishes out. Unlike some people on here, I will give it to you straight, no b.s. YES you can lower it and I have with no detrimental effects. I took mine down around 1" in the front and about 1 1/4" in the rear. I do of course have Elka Stage 3 shocks and Laegers A-Arms. I actually spoke with a guy at iShock and he gave me a direct line to his connection at Elka. They were all extremely helpful, gave me sound advice and helped me "re-set" my personalized Elka factory shock settings to my new setup.

I live in TN where there the riding can get pretty nasty.. lots of rocks, tree roots, mud, small children. Seriously though. Many people may give you grief, but I have no problems getting anywhere I want to go.

On another note, not sure if you mentioned what shocks you own, but if they are stock about the only thing you can do is adjust your stock pre-load. be warned, that this will effect your ride since there is no adjustment for compression or rebound.

Good luck!
You guys play with lowering the Rex.I did too !



There is a way of lowering the rear by cutting and redrilling the clevis on the rear shock. I'll put a picture up later.

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There is a way of lowering the rear by cutting and redrilling the clevis on the rear shock. I'll put a picture up later.
its later , were are the pic's please
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