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as most of you know, i have a 93 xlt sp, im toying with the idea of putting the rear susp. from a 96 xcr under it. what im wondering is if the xcr had more travel, and if is a good idea to switch. i do know that the suspension that ive got from the xcr is built heavyer(taller slide rails) anyone with suggestions please respond- thanks
 

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It will throw your center of gravity off because of the different front suspension. Might be a bit weird to ride, but I'm not sure of what exactly it would be like.



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yeah, but what if i readjust the front suspension to compensate??
 

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I think it would be fine. Ride better and all. My XLT, that's a different story. The year on it is from 1993 up to 1998.
Yeah, what can I say, dad works for good companies, anyways, It has the 1993 front suspention and an xtra-10 in the back. They work good together.

 

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well i know the rear suspension off the xcr is extra 10(thanks to polarismans site) and if they work on ericks xlt, then im gonna try it, anyone with anyother opinions, feel free to post-thanks


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Give it a shot and let us know how it turns out, I'm curious



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Go for it XLT,

You have what now?? 7.75?? What about up front? I say go for the Xtra 12 off of a 95 - 97!! If you crank the front down real tight, you can make it look like a funny car! Actually, you'll probably need to tighten the front up a bit to steer. Good luck.

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I think you will be pleasantly surprised with the results if you do decide to change. After all, polaris quit makin the susp. on your sled now and moved on to the xtra-10...so there must have been some improvement in the design.
 

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I put the front and rear xtra-10 on my 91 RXL. What a ride!! Some things to make the switch easier: Get the measurements from the driveshaft opening to the first mounting hole on the donor sled, as well as the measurement from the first to the second mounting hole. Make sure that your measurement down from the top of the tunnel is the same. I used the rear mounts from the donor sled, but drilled through the plate in the front. If you are going to do the front suspension as well, make sure that you change the sway bar, and trailing arms. On the xtra-10 the sway bar is longer, and the trailing arms have a cut out for the shocks to travel correctly. Oh yeah, while you have everything apart - i'd reccomend changing the driveshaft bearings, grease up the shafts in the rear suspension, check the tie rod ends, and have the fox shocks rebuilt (if time and $$ permit).
 

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that sounds like some helpfull info, would it be different or even possible to do that with a 95 trail? the stock rear suspension sucks on mine.

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My buddy put an extra 12 on a 89 indy 500 last year and he loves it. He pretty much did like RXLMAN described, you can also change hour ride setup by slightly raising or lowering the suspension in the tunnel some mounting plates already have multiple holes waiting to be drilled out.

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Pooly, it has been my experience that this should work on any Polaris from 89 until they started having the xtra-10, xtra-12 as a standard feature. I have seen xtra-10 rear suspensions at swap meets for around $500. The front could be done by buying the parts from Polaris. The only thing would be to grind out the trailing arms so that the shocks travel well. Keep an eye on e-bay, every once a while one comes along. Also, try Snowmoblie Internet Marketplace. I have found some good stuff there as well.
 

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On my 91 500 I also thought about putting in the x-tra10 (from and crashed Ultra), but after I put it under the tunnel and realized that it would require drilling the tunnel and getting accurate measurements, I said screw it. Its easier to get a sled with the better suspension. You know that sled was designed for x-tra 10 and tuned for it. Unless you have a lot of time and a donor sled to steal the front and rear suspension, its easier and cheaper to get a newer sled.

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Sno-X - For the most part, you are right. I was lucky enough to get a toatled donor sled at a swap meet for $400. The rear suspension was perfect, and the front needed some replacement parts, which cost me around $50. So, I have $450 in to the whole deal. I sold the seat and track off of the donor sled for $175, and $150 each - so I have about $125 in to the whole project. The swap took me about 3 hours total. The hardest part was getting the darn sway bar back in. If you compare the bulkhead and tunnels, they are identical. Now if you were to take the CRC front end, and a rear out of the edge chassis, and try to fit that in to the Indy chassis, you would have a tough time with that project.
 

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My bro put the M-10 in his wifes 96 Cougar and just readjusted his front suspension and it worked great. He did have to buy special mounting components though. Since your going Polaris to Polaris it should work just fine.
 

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well i still have the tunnel from which the xtra 10 originated, so first off i need to check the mount measurments, if they turn out to be the same, then itll be the ol switcharoo, but if i have to drill, im not sure, i also have the front suspension, and a bunch of other parts, anyone neediing a seat from a 96 xcr, let me know, its in perfect cond. pink accents.
 

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XLTMAN - check the measurements on the front suspension. I think that the hole needs to be drilled right near where one of the rivets are on your project sled. That makes the first hole easy. for the rear mounts, I still recomend taking the mounts off your donor sled and riveting them in your chassis. For the front, drill out the plastic bushings on the sway bar, pull it out, and replace it. The rest is pretty easy to swap out. Good Luck, and your back will thank you in the end.
 

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Im just thinkin... can you make your own suspensions well... take a old one... rebuild and tig weld new aluminum parts on... kinda like chopping 5 cars and putting them back together to get a limo... now that would be fun... trying to make a custom .... like a 440 with a 136inch track... 18 inches travel... LOL comment on my stupidity please.. im new to snowmobiling but not a stranger to custom ideas
 
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