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Old 03-02-2011, 08:46 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I just picked up a 2009 Nytro absolutly love the sled. The only thing I dont like is the cornering, I picked up a set of Pilot skis and was wondering what I needed to mount these skis to my nytro. The sled is up at my camp and I wanted to make sure I had everything next week when I go up. The other thing I was some suggestions on setting up the rear skid?
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Old 03-02-2011, 09:00 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I used modified skidoo ZX rubber stoppers (part# 506151233). You'll need to reverse one of the ski bushings to fit the Nytro spindles. The Yamaha loops can also be modified to fit the Pilots. Overall it's an easy install.

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Thanks alot, did you notice a big difference compared to the stock skis?
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I didn't like the pilots so i went to kimpex arrow skis but didn't like them either. I went back to the stock skis with stud boy deuce bars and a 1/8" shim under the rear of the spindle rubber. I toed it out to 1/2" total and it handles better than any setup I've tried so far. I Just picked up a used set of Curve XS skis but haven't had a chance to try them yet.
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You'll love the curves. they work great on my xtx
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im love my 09 nytro xtx. I have 8700 miles on it. i got great steering control by replacing carbides with 6inch or 9 inch stud boy duely cabides i am studded down the middle have great controll at high speeds but steering is heavy. IT takes some getting used to. I also decieded to opt for skidoo pilot skis you must order slydog mounting kit. stock wont work. I also felt that I needed a rubber shim in rear of slydog rubber mount. for some extra preasure on rear of ski. also check your ski alignment. for best overal performance
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I have 6.9 pilots and love them. Stock ski doo rubbers from pioneer in NY and installed unmodified. They shipped the rubbers quickly and had them in stock (ski doo dealer). Just push out one of the ski bushings as grizztracks said.
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I had the 6.9's on my XTX last year and switched them for the Yamaha MTX ski this year, no more push in the corners and just as good if not better off trail. I do have deuce runners on mine tough.
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I have 6.9 pilots and love them. Stock ski doo rubbers from pioneer in NY and installed unmodified. They shipped the rubbers quickly and had them in stock (ski doo dealer). Just push out one of the ski bushings as grizztracks said.
I just ordered my 6.9's from pioneer with the whole mounting kit, is it basically a bolt on deal? The guy at pioneer mentioned shaving or grinding 3/16" off the spindle, not sure i want to get into that. I guess I'll see the bushing that people are talking about when I get the stock skiis off.
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Normally the Pioneer guys are pretty good but there's no need to grind the spindle. Just flip one bushing in the ski so you have one installed from the inside and the the other from the outside. Another alternative is to remove the bushing and have a machine shop thin them out. The curve skis I bought came with the skidoo mounts so I removed the bushings and turned them in my lathe so both could be installed from the inside.

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