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Hey I think figured out what was wrong with my rails. Well the new ones i got the holes back by the tensioner bolts didn`t match up to the holes on my old rails. There to far back which made the track move up. I was wondering if i could drill new holes to match my old rails to push the track back so it won`t flop? Is this possible? I think if i do that it will deffinitly fix it. I just wanted an expert say in this before i drill holes.
 

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by holes you are talking about where your scissor mounts, am i correct?? i guess your rails that you just bought should have these holes, i just doesnt make sense that they would be omitted, but i guess anything is possible. get back to us.
 

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Yeah it`s by the scissor. I drilled the holes and it didn`t do anything except hold the scissor in place. The damn track is still reall loose. Is there anything that mighthave to be moved back? Like the socks or is there a way to push the whole suspention back? Get back to me. Oh heres how my rails are setup: all the holes on the rails match but when i put it up to my other rails, the old rails rubbed agaist my track but the new ones were an inch away. The new rails sit about an inch into the sprocket. Is that right? My old ones didn`t. Is there something i missed? This is really starting to piss me off!
 

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well the only thing i can say is that a picture would be worth a thousand words...Is it possible for you to take pictures and put them up for us to look at. I'm sure it cant be anything major....If all else fails, take the rear skid back out and look it over very closely to see if something was assembled wrong, make sure the springs and mounts are all installed in the original positions.

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Ok i wil take pics. But since i don`t know much about the rear, where is the skidplate? I don`t think its anything major.
 

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Not skid plate, whole skid. Skid refers to all the components within the track. Essentially your rear suspension. If you do take it out, which is quite easy to do you can take excellent pics for other here to help diagnose.

If I'm not mistaken from one of your other threads you have Polaris Xlt type sled right? That sled came stock with 133.5" track. Is the one on it now a 136 or even 141? That might require rail extensions, but I'm not sure about that.

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yeah it`s an xlt. I`m not sure if its got a longer track on it. i bought it used. But if i did buy rail extensions how much do they cost?
 

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I'm not convinced this is your problem yet but rail extensions run about $70US or so.

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Edited by - Bman on December 11 2001 3:26:39 PM
 

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hey , what year xlt do you have??? my 93 xlt sp has a 15x121" track, and if you take your skid(rear suspension) out and take some good pics, we can help you out a little more.
and one more thing, why are you putting different rails in, were the old ones bent or something??


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Ok fellas, lets back this freight train up just a little bit. first of all was the track this way when you bought the sled or did you do something to it to make it this loose? If you did something to it (changed suspenstion parts or adjusted something) undo what you did and see if it fixes the problem. Let me know how the track got this loose in the first place. And im dont mean anything by this but you are turning the Tensioner bolts clockwise right? I have had stupider things happen to me.

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Well first of all, the year of my sled is a 93 xlt.I took te skid out and took it and slpit up the parts. I put each one back in one by one and it tightened up a little bit but it`s still sagiing a few inches. No the track wasn`t this way when i bought it. The rails it had on began to wear bigger holes so i replaced them. The new rails i put on fit but i had to move the bar down thats right in back of the sprocket. After i got done putting the new rails on I tightened it all the way and its still loose. Yeah i`m turning the bolts the right way.
 

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ok so you have a 93, it should have the same suspension as mine, when you say that your old rails were wearing bigger holes, is that mean in your track, or the "plastic" pieces that slide onto your rails commonly called "hyfax, or slides" had holes in them? is it possible that you may have not put these "hyfax" back onto the bottoms of your rails? (the part that touches the track) i guess i am still un clear as to why you removed your old rails, and when you matched your new rails to the old, were they both the same length??.
 

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I think that i just read about everything that he has.....ummm....nevermind. I think that we need some pics because some of us are lost. Get some pics and i tihnk that we all may be able to fix it.



 

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Man, I'm lost. Pictures would be worth more than 1000 words in this case.



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Is it possible that you got the rails for Xtra-10 or 12 instead of the xc-100 that yours uses? Maybe you've already excluded this. If so, forget i asked. Just thought i would mention it.
 

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Well the old rails started to wear holes. I mean this by, the holes that holde the rals to the suspension started to get bigger. Yeah i already put the hyfax on. When i put my new rails up to my old ones they were tha same length. BUT....... when i put them up to match each other the holes up front that hold them off didn`t match my old holes. The only ones that matched were the holes that hold the scissor on. Could this be my problem. I will take pics tonite.
 
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