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Old 12-18-2010, 07:45 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey guys, is there a guide or anything i can get to set up my suspension. i just bought the sled and i can see someone moved the blocks in the back on me... springs have alot of pre load on them as well.. is there a general guide or book? i weigh about 230lbs
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Old 12-18-2010, 08:05 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Hey guys, is there a guide or anything i can get to set up my suspension. i just bought the sled and i can see someone moved the blocks in the back on me... springs have alot of pre load on them as well.. is there a general guide or book? i weigh about 230lbs
Basic set up is to remove all of the preload from the front springs and the center track spring. With this done pull your back bumper up and measure to the ground, then get on the sled and bounce down on the seat, measure again. You are want your sag to be around 3" to 4". Adjust your torsion springs as needed. Closer to 3" for aggressive riding.

What blocks are you speaking of in the rear? The FRSS and RSS coupling blocks near the rear arm? Basic rule of thumb is with you on the sled and the proper sag the rear arm should be centered between the two sets of blocks.

There are some great suspension guru's on here so don't be afraid to post your results and questions. Pictures of the blocks you are talking about may help too?
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Old 12-19-2010, 10:06 AM   #4 (permalink)
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If you have the owner's book for it that'll give you an idea as well. I run my limiter straps in the second hole for more pressure on the skis and the rear blocks set for the most weight transfer. I'm over 200 pounds as well and ended up trading the stock torsion springs for overloads because I was bottoming way too much even after having the rear shock set up for my weight.
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I would start with pulling the shocks and make sure they are in good condition, if not start with a rebuild and then follow all of the above suggestions. Best advice is to get someone who has done it successfully to help you for the first one.
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If you have the owner's book for it that'll give you an idea as well. I run my limiter straps in the second hole for more pressure on the skis and the rear blocks set for the most weight transfer. I'm over 200 pounds as well and ended up trading the stock torsion springs for overloads because I was bottoming way too much even after having the rear shock set up for my weight.
If your running a non clicker regular pps shock in the rear...thats part of the problem why heavier guys feel a lot of bottoming or mushiness.
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