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DuraBlue ATV Lowering Kits used in this review.



Raptor 700 '06-'08 Front Lowering Kit - Part #20-1070
&
Raptor 700 '06-'08 Rear Lowering Strut - Part #das-r

Lowering Kits Facts:
  • Improved Stability
  • Lowers the center
    of gravity without diminishing the ride quality or the suspension travel.
  • Improves cornering.
  • Ideal for flat-track or ice racing. The front lowering kits are not recommended for jumping.

Front Installed:

 

Front Installed & closeup.

 

         

 

Rear Comparison:

 

Left bottom shows the stock rear set-up, compared to DuraBlue lowerering turnbuckle on the bottom right.

 

                                                                            

My Impressions:
 
Pros:
6061 Machined Aluminum upper bar mount style, which gives you plenty of shock clearance from the front plastic.
 
Provide stability and control for high speed cornering on flat surfaces.
 
Solid construction, made of 6061 aluminum.
 
Locking nut in turnbuckle, to prevent linkage from coming loose during use.
 
Lowers and widens stance at the same time.
 
Cons:
Lowering kits are NOT DESIGNED FOR JUMPING.
 
Bottom Line:
Lowering kits are the perfect answer to gaining more stability and control for high speed cornering on most flat racing surfaces such as ice racing, flat track ovals, TT or supermoto.
In quoting this statement above, this is an excellent way to lower your atv if you plan on using the lowering kit for this use as mentioned above, or if you are building a show vehicle.
I noticed our atv was lowered a good 2" with the kit installed.
 
Note: Lowering kits are recommended for high speed cornering on most flat racing surfaces only.
 
So the bottom line for all you ice racers or flat trackers, this is the perfect way to lower that atv's center of gravity and get yourself around the track faster and safer. We have installed this DuraBlue ATV lowering kit to give us a lowered stance for show purposes only. Do to the nature of our driving styles we will not be operating our atv with the lift kit installed.

Contact Info:
 
E-mail:
Address:
Dura Blue Inc.
20521 Crescent Bay Dr.,
Lake Forest, CA 92630
USA
 
Phone:
Ph: (949) 770-5533 • FAX: (949) 768-4273

Web Site:
http://durablue.com