2005 Mule 3010 Trans 2" Lift Kit Install / Kawasaki Performance Mods / Side X Side Forum

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#1 2008-06-19 22:42:09

Julian Mule
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Registered: 2008-05-21
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Re: 2005 Mule 3010 Trans 2" Lift Kit Install

I thought I'd put up a picture thread to show what I did on my 3010 Trans lift kit, since I hadn't seen one before:

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I started by taking the storage basket out of the MULE for better access, based on MuleMan's recommendation from the UtilityOffroad.com message board.

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One of the screws was seriously stuck so I had to use my impact driver to get it out

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Ready to get started

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All of the pieces in the kit

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Got it apart... getting the stock spring off was alot easier than putting the 90% stronger cab spring back on.  I bought this used, notice the mud caked inside the spring cup.  A sign of things to come from the previous owner.

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Finally ready to bolt it in...

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The lift worked so well that I had to jack the MULE up higher to get the wheels back on it!

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Big ride height difference before the springs settled.

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Even after settling the suspension by driving it, there is a nice lift increase noticeable by the angle of the a-arms.

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Time to try the new shoes!

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By george I think I'm gonna like this...

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She's a LOT taller now...

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4" difference in tire size with the 27" Essex tires.

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I also installed the CV boot guards.

Overall I'm thrilled with the new system.  As some of you know, I took my MULE to the UTV rally in Moab in May and went on a Medium/Hard trail with the MULE and it performed pretty well considering.  I had to winch it twice when it was high-centered, but most of the time it really went well.  If the front end had a locker I think I coulda made it out both of those times.


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#2 2008-06-20 23:58:01

Badley
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From: Spanish Fork, Utah
Registered: 2007-02-14
Posts: 1,617

Re: 2005 Mule 3010 Trans 2" Lift Kit Install

Nice write up and photo sequence - thanks J! Red Tractor - King of the pull  wink  8)

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#3 2008-06-23 03:50:48

mbroyles
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From: Phoenix, AZ
Registered: 2007-01-18
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Re: 2005 Mule 3010 Trans 2" Lift Kit Install

Nice mod Julian. Looks great! I bet your itching to get back to Moab for another go with the new lift installed.

Thanks for sharing the photos!


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#4 2010-04-15 01:19:50

elmerkit
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Registered: 2010-03-18
Posts: 106

Re: 2005 Mule 3010 Trans 2" Lift Kit Install

Cool set up... it really gives me an itch to get such look and peformance.

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