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Old 03-22-2019, 12:15 PM   #21 (permalink)
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A snowtrax video mentioned the skid mounting points were changed. Anyone know if that is true? I don’t trust what they say most of the time
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A lot goes into the geometry of these sleds and making them handle the way they do. I cant imagine this just being a bolt a few parts and you are all set. Also how is the shock length the same from eye to eye if the lower mounting is moved up 1.5 inches ? That's makes no sense.
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Old 03-22-2019, 01:30 PM   #23 (permalink)
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A snowtrax video mentioned the skid mounting points were changed. Anyone know if that is true? I donít trust what they say most of the time
more than likely the rear will be raised too. do some research on the ice age, elevate kit. mostly mountain guys interested in this. raising the front and rear of the ride height for more ground clearance, and geometry changes. several mfgr's "lifting" their sleds now. if the ice age kit wasnt so damn spendy, they would sell a TON OF THEM! Ski
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A lot goes into the geometry of these sleds and making them handle the way they do. I cant imagine this just being a bolt a few parts and you are all set. Also how is the shock length the same from eye to eye if the lower mounting is moved up 1.5 inches ? That's makes no sense.
The lower mounting isn't moved up as much as the whole snowmobile is lifted higher. Like putting your skis on a set of dollies. The whole thing is higher off the ground, they lengthened the bottom of the spindle where the ski attaches
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A lot goes into the geometry of these sleds and making them handle the way they do. I cant imagine this just being a bolt a few parts and you are all set. Also how is the shock length the same from eye to eye if the lower mounting is moved up 1.5 inches ? That's makes no sense.
From what I've been able to find out....
The additional length is from the lower a arm down to the ski only. The length of the spindle from lower a arm to upper a arm is the same.

Basically the same as if you took your current front suspension....cut the spindle between the lower a arm and the ski, and added 1 1/2" of length to the spindle where you cut it. So the distance from the lower a arm to ski mount is now 1 1/2" longer.

In theory, with no changes to the skid, you have now added more ski pressure by adding this 1 1/2" to the spindle.
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Cat claims the new front end geometry has a lower roll center. But with the added 1.5" to the spindle the sled is now taller and the CG is higher. I wonder how that will affect ski lift?
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Old 03-22-2019, 09:05 PM   #27 (permalink)
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I will have friend call cat tech for me if I ever get around to this project. Won’t be for while yet as I have to do the whole work thing. Lol. Probably fall
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From what I've been able to find out....
The additional length is from the lower a arm down to the ski only. The length of the spindle from lower a arm to upper a arm is the same.

Basically the same as if you took your current front suspension....cut the spindle between the lower a arm and the ski, and added 1 1/2" of length to the spindle where you cut it. So the distance from the lower a arm to ski mount is now 1 1/2" longer.

In theory, with no changes to the skid, you have now added more ski pressure by adding this 1 1/2" to the spindle.
Yeah I was telling the truth lol

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Yes you were.
As was I in earlier posts too.
Just explaining it differently in an attempt to clear up confusion that was seeming to come in on the discussion.
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Yes you were.

As was I in earlier posts too.

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