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post #1 of 48 (permalink) Old 03-05-2017, 11:55 PM Thread Starter
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Info on Do it yourself version of MFC lift.

So, I have the budget boost from hazard. Love it. Got the aluminum version.
But came across a thread where someone did their own 1/2 of the mfc lift kit ( leveled out the front) with just some collar clamps they bought online. ( this thread seams to have died an op no longer post updates)

I'm hoping to try and get more info on using the collar clamps in an attempt to lift a little more, like 1/4".
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So, I have the budget boost from hazard. Love it. Got the aluminum version.
But came across a thread where someone did their own 1/2 of the mfc lift kit ( leveled out the front) with just some collar clamps they bought online. ( this thread seams to have died an op no longer post updates)

I'm hoping to try and get more info on using the collar clamps in an attempt to lift a little more, like 1/4".
Got to be honest... I dont think you don't need the clamps for that. There is a lot of debate as to whether they actually do anything anyways.

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FYI even with the budget boost with hazzard made of aluminum, it is still 1/2" shorter of what mine is. The front spacers are machined to a specific throats to match the rear spacers. As much as anyone will try, it can't be duplicated with off the shelf parts


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FYI even with the budget boost with hazzard made of aluminum, it is still 1/2" shorter of what mine is. The front spacers are machined to a specific throats to match the rear spacers. As much as anyone will try, it can't be duplicated with off the shelf parts


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What you don't say is that you can duplicate it without the front spacers...

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What you don't say is that you can duplicate it without the front spacers...

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The MFC rear spacer is a solid 1.5" tall with a clocking set screw.

Hazard is 2 1/2" spacers equaling 1". No clocking set screw. If you used two spacers on the bottom and one on top to equally the same amount of meat as mine, you chance the spring falling out since there is hardly and meat on the bottom retainer to grab onto. It's apples and oranges.


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The MFC rear spacer is a solid 1.5" tall with a clocking set screw.

Hazard is 2 1/2" spacers equaling 1". No clocking set screw. If you used two spacers on the bottom and one on top to equally the same amount of meat as mine, you chance the spring falling out since there is hardly and meat on the bottom retainer to grab onto. It's apples and oranges.


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We were talking about the front lol

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Do it yourself or not, I have found the MFC's aluminum lift version to function very well on the many Badge of Honor trails I have done. Its held up great, and done its job. It also held up very well this Utah winter against corrosion with lots of road salt splashed on it.

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We were talking about the front lol

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hes staying away from the front issue as front spacers arent really required but if you dont use you take the chance of slippage. downward...a half inch isnt gong to make a difference either way .. maybe for only very small increase in tire height ..10.5 or 11 inches total of clearance isnt going to matter in the field..where the correct lines will make up for a half an inch.. but i prefer the extra money in my pocket. where it belongs.....

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hes staying away from the front issue as front spacers arent really required but if you dont use you take the chance of slippage. downward...a half inch isnt gong to make a difference either way .. maybe for only very small increase in tire height ..10.5 or 11 inches total of clearance isnt going to matter in the field..where the correct lines will make up for a half an inch.. but i prefer the extra money in my pocket. where it belongs.....
I just find it really hard to see any circumstance where it would slip any more than stock height... you aren't pulling it out of the collar that much.

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Plus upward slip should be the larger worry and the "front spacer" doesn't do anything to prevent that...

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