This is a discussion on xtra-12 set up within the Polaris forums, part of the Brand Specific Snowmobile Discussion category; Ok I've read until I'm totaly confused. I have a '96 xlt 600 with the xtra-12 suspension. The steering is way to heavy. How should ...
Ok I've read until I'm totaly confused. I have a '96 xlt 600 with the xtra-12 suspension. The steering is way to heavy. How should i set up the adjustments to lighten up the steering.
I had the same problem last year with a 96 XLT SP. For some reason it had taller profile skis than normal. It had excessive ski pressure and was hard to steer. I took the tall profile skis off and put some lower profile skis on it. That solved the problem.
Originally Posted by XLT96rider
Are these pages from the Polaris manual? Can I view these on line some where?
The best thing you can do for that sled is to get some plastic skiis. If you want to do it on the cheap, look for some lightly used Polaris OEM ones. I bet you can score a pair for $100.
It will make the front end feel less heavy when steering and will allow you to lessen the front preload even more, giving you better transfer. It will also go a long way towards eliminating darting.
To lighten the front preload I believe you loosen the front springs. But this could be backwards advice. I havent' touched my suspension in like 8 years.
You want to decrease ski pressure. Decrease the pre-load on the ski springs. The pre-load should be just enough to hold the spring in at full extension. Increase the pre-load on the front track spring. Decrease the pre-load on the torsion springs. Low profile plastic skis do wonders for XTRA-12. It just gives you that much more room for tuning the ski pressure. XTRA-12s handle best with minimal ski pressure.
I will 2nd that- I have mine set up the same way.
Thanks xlt96rider Just what I needed.Originally Posted by XLT96rider