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MXZ rear susp. question

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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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