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Extended or not extended

Whats everyone's opinion for a length on a swing arm.I ride desert and dunes and dont care about wheelies.Is there a need to have an extended arm?? Tell me what you think.Thanks...

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Re: Extended or not extended

Depends on you're riding "type", how much power you have, what tires you run, etc

For all out drag racing with some Big Skat tires, anywhere from +6"-12".

Jumpers and bermers might want a +2, and a good allround might want a +4. It just all depends
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Depends on you're riding "type", how much power you have, what tires you run, etc

For all out drag racing with some Big Skat tires, anywhere from +6"-12".

Jumpers and bermers might want a +2, and a good allround might want a +4. It just all depends
Sounds like a nice solid break down

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I do little jumping mostly just balls out trail riding here in Arizona.Do i really need one

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I do little jumping mostly just balls out trail riding here in Arizona.Do i really need one
Need one? No. Even with my 70+hp I was still able to do fine with the stock arm. Especially if you're trail riding, you're going to be spinning the tires anyway lol. It's just nice to have one
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Re: Extended or not extended

With the Big3 + Ignition Controller, the +4 was perfect. The +6 is a bit much for my quad right now, but I know I'll be doing engine work this summer, so my Raptor will grow into it's +6 swing arm. I thought the +4 was perfect for duning and general desert riding though. In my opinion, the stock arm is too short to take full advantage of even the stock power.

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  • +4 Big3+ (50-75 hp)
  • +6 Bore/Stroke (75-90 hp)
  • +8 to +12 for bigger builds - Drag Racing (90+ hp)
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This helps,gives me some ideas.Thanks again guys.

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