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I just bought a used 2001 MXZ 500 and I am setting up the rear suspension. In the book it says that if I have the rear preload set corretly, when I sit on the sled the rear coupling blocks should be in the middle of the 2 rubber stops. Well when I'm on it the blocks are all the way back. Same thing when I up the preload. When I set it for my size (200-230 lbs) the blocks are even rear of center when my 145lb step-brother gets on it. The sled is mint and has only 1200 miles on it. The rear susp. feels great and it sits just fine. It's seems pretty far fetched that the springs could be worn out already. This is my first Ski-Doo so I don't know much about them. Should I even bother paying attention to those blocks?

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Seat of the pants feel, i find is the best way for me to tune suspension. The main purpose of the blocks is to control coupling between the front and rear torque arms. When i apply my body weight to my sled, i watch, and the rear torque arm will also touch the blocks and i have a race sled with really stiff springs. I am asuming that your blocks are already rotated to the lowest setting. Another possibility is that the front limiter strap has been pulled tighter, check yours out, might to need to lengthen it. Otherwise, i wouldn't worry about it. Good luck!
 

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True megaman the only thing could have mentioned is there are different springs available in larger diameeters for different amounts of weight. You're springs may work just fine and try it first before replaceing. Even if they are not worn they may not be capable for the added weight.

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Bill, The blocks on my sled have been touching the stops(when I sit on it) since new(2000 miles now). I haven't had any problem except the occassional bottoming out on the big bumps. I wouldn't lose any sleep over it.
My dealer told me the same thing when I bought it.
Enjoy your ride, It's a nice one!

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Thanks for all the help guy's. I increased the preload on the center spring one setting higher than my weight and the blocks are pretty much centered. When I change slides after the first few rides I think I will lengthen the limiter straps if i'm not happy with the ride. Since were on the topic of suspension set-up, where do you guy's have your front spings set?? Thanks again

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