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Old 01-12-2020, 07:44 AM   #221 (permalink)
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When you say take some off or add 1/2” of preload what exactly do you mean ? Can you express it in terms of the final spring length assuming stock is 10”. If you create a spring length of 9.5” does that make steering heavier ? 10.5”=lighter steering ? Thx
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Old 01-12-2020, 09:46 AM   #222 (permalink)
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When you say take some off or add 1/2” of preload what exactly do you mean ? Can you express it in terms of the final spring length assuming stock is 10”. If you create a spring length of 9.5” does that make steering heavier ? 10.5”=lighter steering ? Thx
So what I meant was less preload is loosening the nut (longer spring length). The idea is that the “longer” you make the spring, the “softer” or “less preload” there is. In return the weight of the machine will shift slightly forward creating more ski pressure “harder steering”. Does that make sense?
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Old 01-13-2020, 03:04 PM   #223 (permalink)
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All I have to say is WOW, the .377/80 springs made a world of difference. After 250 miles this past weekend playing around with the rear end I was able to get it dialed in just about perfect. I hade the FTS 2" of preload, low speed 5 hi speed 7 from soft, RTS low speed 6 hi speed 7, couplers at medium, left torsion low, right torsion medium. I started the day with all clickers set 2 from full hard and thats where they ended, also had the torsions at medium, then tried low, and settled between the two.

Riding from hills still to the west end of pickerel lake through the swamp that looked like it had gotten shelled by artilery due to not being groomed yet this year I was able to cruise through the 2 mile section 3 minutes faster than anybody else. I had time to rock a piss at the stop sign, take my helmet off, swap goggles, and put it back on before I even seen headlights coming. Best part was the next day I was the only one who didnt have a sore back at all.

I am still planning on having the FTS spring swapped out as I still feel it is under sprung. If anyone is hesitant to do the springs I suggest giving them a try, when I picked the springs up from the dealer he said that week alone he received over a dozen calls from guys looking for the HD springs as they were back ordered through polaris. I got lucky and had them order them earlier when I was dealing with polaris customer service. Hygear actually will cut you a set cheaper than the poo's but it also sounds like there lead time is quite awhile.
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Old 01-13-2020, 03:10 PM   #224 (permalink)
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All I have to say is WOW, the .377/80 springs made a world of difference. After 250 miles this past weekend playing around with the rear end I was able to get it dialed in just about perfect. I hade the FTS 2" of preload, low speed 5 hi speed 7 from soft, RTS low speed 6 hi speed 7, couplers at medium, left torsion low, right torsion medium. I started the day with all clickers set 2 from full hard and thats where they ended, also had the torsions at medium, then tried low, and settled between the two.

Riding from hills still to the west end of pickerel lake through the swamp that looked like it had gotten shelled by artilery due to not being groomed yet this year I was able to cruise through the 2 mile section 3 minutes faster than anybody else. I had time to rock a piss at the stop sign, take my helmet off, swap goggles, and put it back on before I even seen headlights coming. Best part was the next day I was the only one who didnt have a sore back at all.

I am still planning on having the FTS spring swapped out as I still feel it is under sprung. If anyone is hesitant to do the springs I suggest giving them a try, when I picked the springs up from the dealer he said that week alone he received over a dozen calls from guys looking for the HD springs as they were back ordered through polaris. I got lucky and had them order them earlier when I was dealing with polaris customer service. Hygear actually will cut you a set cheaper than the poo's but it also sounds like there lead time is quite awhile.
wait until you add in the hygear fts dual rate spring kit...
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Old 01-13-2020, 08:38 PM   #225 (permalink)
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Does the XCR 90/280 spring make a difference in an XC ? I have the HD torsion springs and plan to upgrade to the XCR FTS spring. It’s a fraction of the price of the hygear spring.
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Does the XCR 90/280 spring make a difference in an XC ? I have the HD torsion springs and plan to upgrade to the XCR FTS spring. Itís a fraction of the price of the hygear spring.
Hygear setup is much better .
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Old 01-13-2020, 10:53 PM   #227 (permalink)
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Old 01-14-2020, 12:44 PM   #228 (permalink)
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I rode a little over the weekend (and I mean really not much) but after carrying some speed over a few drifts and landing flat, the rear end definitely bottomed out for me indicating for my weight trail speed whoops wont be my favorite, which I expected as a heavy guy.
Ive read this whole thread, but struggle to decide weather to get the HD or Extra HD springs for the season. HD's arent available right now it seems for Polaris, or there is a back order. I go about 275 in my Birthday suit, came off a SB Pro X and had zero issue with stiffness, though it was perfect in fact.
any direction would help as I want to do these springs once and be done.
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Old 01-14-2020, 12:51 PM   #229 (permalink)
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I about the same size as you and I went the H D and it works fine for me.
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Old 01-14-2020, 01:15 PM   #230 (permalink)
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Yes HD is backordered, my springs sat at the dealership for 2 weeks while I went back and forth with Polaris as too if they were going to pony up and pay for them or not. Anyways, luckily I had a buddy who worked there that kept an eye on them for me because multiple parts guys tried to part ways with them because the demand was so high, luckily I was able to get in and pick them up when I did otherwise they might not have been there.


Another great option for guys would be call Hygear up and have them make you a custom set, honestly its cheaper than going to the HD springs. Only reason I went with Poo springs is because I am still tied up in POO's customer service claim and I assumed they wouldnt have payed for the hygears had they finally ponied up.
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