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Old 12-08-2017, 10:26 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Do the slide rails on the skid of the Switchback Pro-X tip up slightly? I am changing the hyfax on my sled and noticed a slight "angle" at the end of the rails near the point where the rear swing arm bolts to the slides.

I am pretty sure they are supposed to be dead straight and I have bent rails. Both sides have just a touch of tip up and they seem to be bent equally.

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Old 12-08-2017, 11:23 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I noticed the same. Pretty sure its suppose to be like that, but would like to hear input as well.
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Do the slide rails on the skid of the Switchback Pro-X tip up slightly? I am changing the hyfax on my sled and noticed a slight "angle" at the end of the rails near the point where the rear swing arm bolts to the slides.

I am pretty sure they are supposed to be dead straight and I have bent rails. Both sides have just a touch of tip up and they seem to be bent equally.

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Both the Pro-S and Pro-X has tipped rails. Your good.
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Do the slide rails on the skid of the Switchback Pro-X tip up slightly? I am changing the hyfax on my sled and noticed a slight "angle" at the end of the rails near the point where the rear swing arm bolts to the slides.

I am pretty sure they are supposed to be dead straight and I have bent rails. Both sides have just a touch of tip up and they seem to be bent equally.

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I thought the same thing when I pulled my skid out and it freaked my out a bit but Doug is right, those are the "tipped up" rails that people talk about.
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Thanks guys! It appeared too uniform to be bent, but at the same time, I never heard of Polaris or anyone else "promoting" tipped rails on a Switchback.
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Yup the 137 rails tip up a bit right where the pivot arm attaches to the rails. Itís just not nearly as noticeable as the 144
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To enhance tight trail turning performance?
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I read this as a trick to increase top speed back in the 90's. I recall heating up and bending my 1992 Indy 440 rails back in the day

I suppose it helps the track make the wrap around the wheel?
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Old 12-09-2017, 07:50 AM   #9 (permalink)
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I belive it's to make the track have more of a 121 footprint for cornering and hard flat travel .yet have the larger area under load or softer shit.
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