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Old 12-07-2011, 09:24 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Have owned sled for two years. Hard steering ride 50 miles and arms hurt

I am 190 lbs. I put on trail Sly Dog skis with 7.5 shaper bars last year helped some, but not the same as my 03' edge x. should have kept that sled never any problems.

I just made some shims out of hyfax and slide them in under the back of the rubber with skis still on didnt glue or screw them on. No snow to ride or try them.

Should i do anything with the limiter strap or front spring it self. Never touched them before. Or should i wait to try the shims first then adjust the strap later if i have to. any other suggestions read a lot of threads on here about this. Just torn on what to do before re intalling the suspension back in the sled later today. Thanks
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Old 12-07-2011, 09:29 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I have the same sled and the hard steering drove me nuts too. I finally broke down and bought the slydogs and some spindles and it made a huge difference. I also added quite a bit of preload to the front (middle) shock in the rear.
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Old 12-07-2011, 09:53 AM   #3 (permalink)
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thanks i will give it a try
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Old 12-07-2011, 01:52 PM   #4 (permalink)
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You need the correct spindles.
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Old 12-07-2011, 02:44 PM   #5 (permalink)
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You need the correct spindles.
How do those z-bros spindles work for you?
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Old 12-08-2011, 12:58 PM   #6 (permalink)
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How do those z-bros spindles work for you?
They are excellent. By far the best thing I have done for my Fusion. Too be honest, I was having thoughts of selling it until I got these babies.

I haven't seen a set of ZBroz come up for sale in quite a while....but the OEM Polaris ones that were almost indentical (take off's) are plentiful and are a pretty good price! I picked my spindles up second hand in 2009 for $280.

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Old 12-08-2011, 02:16 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I emailed to get the holz spindles but they no longer make them, I ended up getting 2010 assault spindles, they look great and were only 200, so best bet is finding new take offs like I did, bought em off here in the classifieds. P.S. they look way better than the 06 spindles and are a little lighter
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I emailed to get the holz spindles but they no longer make them, I ended up getting 2010 assault spindles, they look great and were only 200, so best bet is finding new take offs like I did, bought em off here in the classifieds. P.S. they look way better than the 06 spindles and are a little lighter
I will have to start looking, almost bought a pair of Z-bros from a guy on HCS new last year but was going to take a while to get. Maybe I'll try again
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I put 09 spindles on mine and did help
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Should i do anything with the limiter strap or front spring it self. Never touched them before.
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I think assuming the sled's suspension is properly set up is a huge mistake for ANYONE expecting top or even good performance from it. You can't trust that the dealer or the guy that sold it to you have ANY CLUE. The ONLY WAY you're going to know that is to check it.

If the sled has been maintained right the settings need no/or worst case few tools to set it up. Suggested settings for a starting point, and a place to come back to when you get all screwed up and forget what you have going on -

Ski and front skid spring - set with no preload. After removing the weight from it, loosen the spring until it rattles, then tighten to the point it doesn't. That's it. On the rear torsion springs, you set them for your weight. 3"-4" sag (maybe a little more for cruising, but no more than 5". bump performance guys want to stay no more than 3" initial sag).
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