Upgrading your ATV’s A-arms can easily increase its performance potential. For those demanding off-road trails, a good set of forward A-arms from Lonestar or Houser can help give you the ground clearance your machine needs. On the track, an A-arm upgrade can help you drop lap times and carry more speed through the corners. With the right set of upgrades, you can get sharper, more responsive handling from your machine.
The words “long-travel” are actually a bit of a misnomer. Long-travel A-arms can increase wheel travel, but only by a few inches, at best. Instead, long-travel A-arms primarily make it possible to bolt on longer aftermarket shocks. This particular addition also changes the suspension geometry to a degree.
Meanwhile, “regular-travel” A-arms can use stock-length shocks and their OEM mounting positions. This can be a major benefit if you want to keep your current shocks or can’t find the long-travel shocks that work for your ride.
The good thing about custom-made Houser and Lonestar A-arms is that they offer ride and handling characteristics that can be tailored to match your preferred riding style or your machine’s unique capabilities. These high-performance upgrades often feature improved bearing and bracket designs for added durability, along with camber adjustments for greater fine tuning.