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    Project: 428

    Since this is offroadsc and not jeepsc or 4x4sc, and the honda is technically an offroad vehicle, I'm gonna do a build/rebuild thread on the 400. So here it goes:

    Started with a 2007 Honda TRX 400EX. Bone stock other than the hideous oversized Mudlites on the rear


    Changed those out for some fresh ITP Holeshot XCRs. Made a world of difference on the handling.


    Pretty much stayed like that up untill recently. Got a few small goodies like new ODI lock-on grips, new brake pads and my shinny christmas present (swingarm skid).



    Then the bad begins, found out my rear carrier bearing are shot, so after alot of cursing, busted knuckles, and massive retard strength, i was finally able to get the whole rear end apart and this is how she sits now waiting for my bearings and seals to get here, depressing.


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    After the bank account recovers from the rear end rebuild: a set of 450r shocks that i'll revalve for me will be next as well as a HMF exhaust and a set of nerf bars. Hopefully that will be it to get her ready for the first race in Georgia.

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    is 428 your race number or is that the price of chromos for your ZJ?
    --Brooks

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    Quote Originally Posted by 97TJGUZZY View Post
    is 428 your race number or is that the price of chromos for your ZJ?
    This post brings the win. Haha Casey wont be getting chromos anytime soon. The 4 Wheeler does look good though

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    hahahaha! ill give ya that brooks. that was good. but probably both actually. but chromos are a bit more sadly.

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    Well since my slack a$$ overs slept and didn't meet up with brooks to ride shotty this weekend, i figured id need to be productive in some way so i picked up my parts, finished tearing the rest apart and then put it all back together. The bearings were worse off then i thought. One wouldnt even move.

    Inside the carrier:




    Back on the wheels and after a short test ride around the neighborhood. Seems to be good to go and ended up cost a whopping $34. so maybe a ride tomorrow :-)

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    When I saw the first pic I was gonna ask about the bearings because of the big mud grips. Good thing thats all the big tires did to it. Looks much better with the ITP's

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    haha yeah, surprisingly everything else was in good shape considering the mudlites and $35 isn't a killer so no biggie.

    Took it out this sunday and it all seemed to be good. Guess i didn't screw anything up too bad putting it all back together. I did found out what needs to be changed asap though. The front pogo sticks have to go!! Picking up a set of 450r shocks, revalving them for my weight and riding as well as putting a dual rate kit on them. Should make a big difference. And then changing out the rear shock linkage, giving it a more progressive rate and hopefully getting ride of the bucking through the whoops.

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    Update: Got my 450R shocks!! They're have both rebound and compression adjustments which my stockers didn't. They also allow for a more finely tuned preload setting. These particular ones have been revalved for XC riding and close to my weight and they have a dual rate kit installed. Basically all this means one thing= butter!!!


    Next to stockers



    Mounted up:

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    Normally with this swap, you gain about 3/4" to 1" of height but since these have been tuned and the dual rate kit, they actually lowered it about a 1/2" to 3/4". So thats a plus as well. Cant wait to get it out on the track/trail!!

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