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    hey guys!!

    Its been a while for sure, I need some help here. As we all know polaris instructions really stink!! I am at at stand still on installing tunnel protecters on my 2010 switchback. I have them sliped on about 3/4 of the way but what the heck am I supposed to do with the extra bolt that goes thru the side of the protecter?? Is this a stop for the tunnel protecters? or does this go on flush to the brackets and you drill thru and bolt?? I dont think thats the ticket because those are the heat exchangers I believe. Plus they have you double up one end with another section thats about 14 inchs long does this go towards the sno flap or does that end go in first?? I am confused.

    Thanks for any help

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    every time i put somthing together i have a bag of leftover nuts and bolts so dont feel bad lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by 800mtnmod
    every time i put somthing together i have a bag of leftover nuts and bolts so dont feel bad lol
    true but looking for direction here................

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    I'm pretty sure they press against the heat exchangers to stop the protectors from moving. That's my guess.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Empire087
    I'm pretty sure they press against the heat exchangers to stop the protectors from moving. That's my guess.
    I think you are correct I did that last night as a sample fit and it looks like thats how its designed.

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    well thanks for everyones help looks like I am the only one that cannot figure out these dam tunnel protecters from polaris!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by weight transfer
    hey guys!!

    Its been a while for sure, I need some help here. As we all know polaris instructions really stink!! I am at at stand still on installing tunnel protecters on my 2010 switchback. I have them sliped on about 3/4 of the way but what the heck am I supposed to do with the extra bolt that goes thru the side of the protecter?? Is this a stop for the tunnel protecters? or does this go on flush to the brackets and you drill thru and bolt?? I dont think thats the ticket because those are the heat exchangers I believe. Plus they have you double up one end with another section thats about 14 inchs long does this go towards the sno flap or does that end go in first?? I am confused.

    Thanks for any help

    Weight transfer
    bought em for my 06 fst switchback a long time ago because i had studs ready to go on it... then i thought wow i really do not wanna stud a 144" track. but looking at their directions it seemed complicated.. i would of had to drill the rivets out for my ECU and take that off the tunnel, cut out a template, hopefully you drill all the holes in the right spot, and rivet them in there. not a whole lot of room for error.

    i wish i could tell you what goes where but im sure im just as stuck as you at this point

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bmxican
    Quote Originally Posted by weight transfer
    hey guys!!

    Its been a while for sure, I need some help here. As we all know polaris instructions really stink!! I am at at stand still on installing tunnel protecters on my 2010 switchback. I have them sliped on about 3/4 of the way but what the heck am I supposed to do with the extra bolt that goes thru the side of the protecter?? Is this a stop for the tunnel protecters? or does this go on flush to the brackets and you drill thru and bolt?? I dont think thats the ticket because those are the heat exchangers I believe. Plus they have you double up one end with another section thats about 14 inchs long does this go towards the sno flap or does that end go in first?? I am confused.

    Thanks for any help

    Weight transfer
    bought em for my 06 fst switchback a long time ago because i had studs ready to go on it... then i thought wow i really do not wanna stud a 144" track. but looking at their directions it seemed complicated.. i would of had to drill the rivets out for my ECU and take that off the tunnel, cut out a template, hopefully you drill all the holes in the right spot, and rivet them in there. not a whole lot of room for error.

    i wish i could tell you what goes where but im sure im just as stuck as you at this point
    I think at this point I am calling the dealer and ask a couple of questions, I am not drilling a thing untill I hear from a polaris service tech!!
    Thanks

    W.T.


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