Close
Login to Your Account
Snowmobile Fanatics - Snowmobile Forum - Powered by vBulletin

xtra-12 set up

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 ...

Results 1 to 9 of 9

Thread: xtra-12 set up

  1. #1
    This user has no status.
     

    Member #
    22398
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Posts
    14
    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.

    Thanks Chardo

  2. #2
    is Sled is back together and
    running good again :)
     
    Hangman's Avatar
    Member #
    24057
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Posts
    1,849
    Here's a couple of pages to read about ski pressure and rear suspension settings that effect the front end.

    Attachment 170654
    Attachment 170655
    Attachment 170656

  3. #3
    This user has no status.
     

    Member #
    23698
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Posts
    511
    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.

  4. #4
    This user has no status.
     

    Member #
    22398
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Posts
    14
    Quote Originally Posted by XLT96rider
    Here's a couple of pages to read about ski pressure and rear suspension settings that effect the front end.

    Are these pages from the Polaris manual? Can I view these on line some where?

    Thanks
    Chardo

  5. #5
    Senior Member
    is banned!
     
    pigboy's Avatar
    Member #
    1166
    Join Date
    Dec 2002
    Posts
    3,345
    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.

  6. #6
    JD
    JD is offline
    Senior Member
    This user has no status.
     
    JD's Avatar
    Member #
    12672
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Posts
    3,709
    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.

  7. #7
    Senior Member
    is is at full shift-out.
     
    TRIPLEB's Avatar
    Member #
    10724
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Posts
    814
    I will 2nd that- I have mine set up the same way.

  8. #8
    is Sled is back together and
    running good again :)
     
    Hangman's Avatar
    Member #
    24057
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Posts
    1,849
    http://www.snowmobilefanatics.com/forum/topic/102341/display.aspx

  9. #9
    This user has no status.
     

    Member #
    22398
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Posts
    14
    Quote Originally Posted by XLT96rider
    http://www.snowmobilefanatics.com/forum/topic/102341/display.aspx
    Thanks xlt96rider Just what I needed.
    Chardo

Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •