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Old 01-12-2012, 10:12 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Anyone try the #225 front track spring for easier steering?
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Old 01-12-2012, 10:45 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I was going to, but backed off on the idea. My thought was that the 225 might help with heavy steering, but maybe that heavy steering is something I want at higher speeds? The thought of a front end pushing unexpectedly is stuff nightmares are made of when whistling through some of the tight trails I love....

When messing with an early IQ or Fusion, I think the change in steering geometry with a spindle change is a better plan. That's just me though...
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Old 01-12-2012, 11:11 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I have installed it, but still do not have any miles on it yet this season. I also have the 09 lightweight dragon spindles which I have had a chance to get some seat time with, and they did improve the heavy steering. But I wanted even better steering so I installed this spring. But I also have the 755 Fusion which is a tad heavier than the 600ho's.

If we ever get any snow, I'll report back with results.
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Old 01-12-2012, 11:55 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I'm glad to head someone has "almost" tried this! I already have hrp spindles and just want more. What skis are you using? I look forward to hearing back on how the spring helps.
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The only change I made was I put on SLY DOG ski's and I thought it made a big difference. I'm happy the way it is now.
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Old 01-15-2012, 12:07 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I put in the 225lb spring this year but also and lowered the limiter strap to the bottom hole, I also only put about 1/2 inch of tension on the spring when I installed it BUT have not tested it yet because we have NO SNOW!!! My steering is pathetic, so I hope this helps
Also put in the .407 fat boy torsion springs last year because of the dreaded sag due to massive ice build-up, it rides very stiff but I'm getting used to it.
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Old 01-15-2012, 08:31 AM   #7 (permalink)
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I was going to, but backed off on the idea. My thought was that the 225 might help with heavy steering, but maybe that heavy steering is something I want at higher speeds? The thought of a front end pushing unexpectedly is stuff nightmares are made of when whistling through some of the tight trails I love....

When messing with an early IQ or Fusion, I think the change in steering geometry with a spindle change is a better plan. That's just me though...
definatly the spindals r the way to go.its hard enough turning without taking weight off the skis.
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Old 02-17-2012, 10:21 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Any body get enuff snow to test the front track spring out yet?
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Old 09-24-2012, 10:08 PM   #9 (permalink)
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So after a couple seasons dragging my feet thinking about installing this 225 pound spring, I'm ready. Now, you think I can find one? Nope...

Anyone have a source for it, or a Polaris part number?
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Is this it?

7041822-067 Heavy duty front track coil spring 225#
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