Having a reliable vehicle that can climb rocks on rugged terrains is a blessing you can get if you install the right lift kit on it. If you own a Polaris Sportsman, these high-quality lift kits can make getting over obstacles much easier than you expected.
Consider our buying guide below as you shop.
Lift kits are available in heights ranging from 2 inches and above. It's essential to consider the height of your lift kit because even an inch can change how your vehicle handles.
Shorter lifts are great if you only want to increase ground clearance, while taller lifts allow for bigger tires and a more aggressive stance. The kind of terrain you ride on frequently is also a major determining factor when choosing how high your lift kit should be.
The most popular lift kit heights include 1-inch, 2-inch, 4-inch, 5-inch, 6-inch, 7-inch, 8-inch, and 9-inch. We offer many height options for you to choose from. One thing you should remember is that the higher the lift kit, the pricier it’ll be, the larger the tires you’ll need for optimum performance, and the tougher it’ll be to install.
Depending on your budget, a wide range of lift kits are available, from simple spacer lifts to full bracket lifts. The latter can be very costly but offer the most performance in terms of off-roading capabilities. Spacer lifts are cheaper and easier to install though they don't provide the same benefits as full bracket lifts.
Most kits include a set of extended shock absorbers, control arms, and brackets for easy installation. Some might also come with tie-rod ends and struts or even some other components that are necessary for an effortless installation.
It's completely okay to increase the size of your tire when you install a lift kit on your Polaris Sportsman. Ensure you measure the backspacing. Increasing your tires will increase the clearance to suit the lift installed and ensure a comfortable ride.
As mentioned earlier, lift kits come in different shapes and sizes, so consider what type of lift kit you're looking for and your budget. Always weigh each kit's pros and cons before purchasing to ensure you are getting the most value out of it.
Installing the lift kit is a straightforward process for regular DIY enthusiasts. However, if you're a newbie looking to save money on installation, its complexity will cost you more time and effort. Ensure you read the instructions thoroughly before attempting to install it yourself or get a professional to do it.
To help with the slight torque loss because of the lift kit and the bigger tires, you should consider getting either a gear reduction kit or a portal gear lift. This will help you ensure that your Polaris Sportsman gains the most power and torque from its engine, which will be helpful when tackling more demanding terrains.
Lift kits can have a slight effect on the speed of your Polaris Sportsman. The bigger tires, especially those with aggressive treads, might create more drag and slow down the vehicle. The higher lift will also add some weight, reducing speed as well. However, these effects are minimal and shouldn't be a significant concern.
Lift kits slightly increase fuel consumption because the larger tires require more power to turn, and sometimes they create more drag. The extra weight of the lift kit can also lead to increased fuel consumption.
Lift kits are easily removable if you have the right tools and know-how. However, it is always best to get help from a professional if you feel unsure how to proceed.
You cannot use a 570 lift kit on an 850 model. Different models require different kits for correct installation. Make sure to get the right lift kit for your Polaris Sportsman model. As you shop, select your vehicle model so that the system can filter and show you only the products compatible with your Polaris Sportsman model.
Installing a lift kit on your Polaris Sportsman will take you to new heights of performance. With our top-notch selection, you'll have no issues navigating that rugged terrain! Shop now!