We now carry our own 15.75″ shocks in these sizes that work great with this kit! (find below in ‘related products’)
The difference between the “widening kit” and the “widening and shock conversion kit” is the top shock mount brackets. The widening kits simply relocate the stock shocks outward to match the width increase to the a-arms. The widening and shock conversion kits provide a range of vertical locations where the stock shocks can be mounted depending on how you assemble the shock brackets. These adjustments will allow you to use longer shocks, adjust the ride height of the front of the ATV, or both. Some of the shocks that will fit on the 300EX with this kit include 400EX, 450R, YFZ450, 660R, 700R, Z400 and R450 shocks. Stock or aftermarket shocks for these models should fit with this kit. In general, we recommend shocks with reservoirs (like the 450R’s) for heavier riders (180 lbs+) because the shocks without compression/rebound adjustment tend to have a softer ride with this kit than the stock suspension.
For the Blaster kit, we highly recommend the +6.0 inch kit because the stock Blaster is so narrow to begin with. The +6.0 kit also allows more room for using longer shocks with the Widening and Shock Conversion Kit.
All of our kits come powder coated in Black. This picture was a custom order in blue and is not standard.
Stock brake lines should be long enough to install either the +4.5” or the +6.0″ kit if you disconnect the intermediate brake line support on the a-arms to provide more slack in the lines. You may also need to disconnect and reroute the brake lines over the top frame tube to allow even more slack.
Diamond J Customs does sell brake lines if you would prefer to use extended-length stainless steel braided brake lines with your widening kit if your Blaster has hydraulic disk brakes.
Instructions Download: BLST_WIDwSHC_tri-fold_instr
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