budget mx build (A arms, tires, shocks etc.)
ALright, i have a 2008 ds450x. Motor is strong enough. I used this quad for freestyle for many years, and now want to set it up for mx. Haven't raced much (officially), going to run 18" tires on rear, and 20" up front. I have a limited budget for this season. Options are to stick with stock shocks, buy lonestar 1.5" standard travel arms and throw new tires and wheels (beadlocks on rear). Also throw the adjustable axle on rear, or squeak 1/2" per side out of LTR wheels with stock axle. with the 18" rear tires my ride height will be 7 3/4" in the rear, front is hard to say as i don't have the a arms yet. has anyone run the LSR std travel? I feel the shocks may be a bit too soft with the extra leverage, also not sure if the ride height will work.
Other option, i can get a set of XMX a arms, cheap. And new, unused KYB xmx fronts (take offs), with the correct back spaced wheels. Would need to run the adjustable rear axle. I would still be using my stock single rate rear, wondering if the quad would sit too low in the front, also this option would be quite a bit more expensive. Im only 150lbs and the stock suspension always worked well, even when flat landing 80 ft when occasionally over jumping the landing with an aussie ramp.
Any suggestions or insight would be greatly appreciated!