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Old 03-25-2012, 01:24 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Son likes to jump his 93' XLT Special and has broken the rails twice this winter. Over the summer we plan on installing a newer Xtra-10 or Edge skid to handle the abuse. What would be the best install for what he wants and what front suspension changes are needed. Reason for doing swap and not buying a newer 03', he wants to work for a year or so and save for a 09'. So this is to get one more year out of it.
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Old 03-25-2012, 07:52 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Pro-x skid should do the trick.
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x2 but going to sit at a pretty steep angle with the old short suspension in the front. And a lot more work than it's worth to convert the front end to anything newer.
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Old 03-26-2012, 10:50 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Probably most cost effective would be to go with an extra 10 and beef up the front torque arm. These skids setup well to take big bumps but otherwise ride like crap on the trails. Not sure if you can still get them but years ago i added a rail support kit from hsp to my edge skid. So far i feel its been worth it.
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Old 03-26-2012, 02:22 PM   #5 (permalink)
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So extra 10 would be easier fit, alot less pricey. Could I go with longer shocks on front end as it has Polaris plastic skiis? Or would I need longer spindles, trailing arms etc?
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ZR skids hold up very well, your going to have to get longer radius rods/steering to bring the front end up so run a 17" shock or a 16 1/2" at least.
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