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    Did the Gary L front fender lift.

    I went to Ace Hardware today and picked up 4 nylon 1 inch spacers at .49 cents each and 4x 6mm x 45mm bolts .79 cents each, I went with the nylon spacers I think it looks good.
    Thanks Gary for your write up. 10452519_10202995721486070_900096573_o.jpg one inch lift. 20140423_175621 (1).jpg before lift. 10432326_10202995722686100_1105972083_n.jpg click to supersize!
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    You may find that 1 inch was too much when you bottom out the front end. I think you can get away with 3/4 but not 1 inch. Please let us know. I've read 1 inch was too much and it still hits. Try springs instead of the nylon spacers. The springs will give and rebound back, the spacer may break the fender.
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    I have always liked the look of a low mounted front fender. So glad Gary came up with a way to keep the low fender and still have enough clearance. Good cheap mod. Atta boy Gary.
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    The raising of the front fender goes way back in the forum. It wasn't Gary who came up with it.

    https://tw200forum.com/forum/performa...w-springs.html
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    If I bottom out I will put it back to stock as I never find mud in the desert and I plan on putting the
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    40% Stiffer then stock springs soon.
    Quote Originally Posted by littletommy View Post
    You may find that 1 inch was too much when you bottom out the front end. I think you can get away with 3/4 but not 1 inch. Please let us know. I've read 1 inch was too much and it still hit. Try springs instead of the nylon spacers. The springs will give and rebound back, the spacer may break the fender.
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    Quote Originally Posted by littletommy View Post
    You may find that 1 inch was too much when you bottom out the front end. I think you can get away with 3/4 but not 1 inch. Please let us know. I've read 1 inch was too much and it still hits. Try springs instead of the nylon spacers. The springs will give and rebound back, the spacer may break the fender.
    You are right Tommy. I bottomed out with 3/4" solid spacers and that is why I switched to springs.

    https://tw200forum.com/forum/performa...-mounting.html
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    I remember your post B. I had put it on my list of things to do, but ended up with the high fender kit. Great thinking though.
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    What bolt lenth did you use 45mm or 40mm? and where did you get the springs.
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    You are right Tommy. I bottomed out with 3/4" solid spacers and that is why I switched to springs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zdiver1 View Post
    If I bottom out I will put it back to stock as I never find mud in the desert
    I used to say that I could never find mud in the Nevada desert. But I managed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zdiver1 View Post
    What bolt lenth did you use 45mm or 40mm? and where did you get the springs.
    I used 40mm bolts. I found the original springs I used at a surplus store in Minneapolis. I more recently found the ones pictured below at Ace Hardware.

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