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UPDATE!!!! well, i put the xtra 10 in the xlt today. it went really well, easier than i epected actually. i took it for a spin, and what a difference! i am still undecided about switching the front suspension yet. ive still got a few bugs to work out on the rear suspension.
 

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Sounds awesome, I guess you couldn't wait for this to be a summer project?

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Are you coming off of the old rear suspension from the '94 era, like the one in the Indy Trails etc.?? You might want to do yourself a favor, and put some Fox Shocks on that bad boy, especially a PPS on the rear. It is amazing how you can pound thru the junk, with good shocks that don't bottom out and beat you to death. Good luck.
 

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the old skid came on the xlt, its a 93, the xtra 10 i put in it came off a 96 xcr 600. and it already has fox shocks on it. they are the white body ones- dont know if that makes any difference. now, i am thinking of replacing the front ifs with the ifs from the xcr, since ive got time and all the parts.
 

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Great! Glad to hear you got it in there without any trouble and that it rides great. There is a very noticable difference between the xtra-10 and the old one you had in there. I know, mine was changed to an xtra-10 as well.


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I personally would switch the front, as it is IFS XTRA (XTRA 10 as a matter a fact) to match the rear. Your center of gravity will be proper then.



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Compared to the rear, the front switch is easy. The hardest part is switching the sway bar (the xtra-10's is longer). But everything else is just bolt on and go. Glad to hear that it went well. Enjoy the ride.
 

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well, the 93 xlt sp now has xtra 10 from front to rear. switched out the front lastnight, and got everything in fine working order, took er for a spin today and WOW! what a difference, just glides over the junk smooth as silk, i cant believe the difference between my old set up, and xtra 10!!!!!!lets see, next mod, new belly pan and gen 2 styling!!!!!!!!
 

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good to hear that you got that thing working!



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the only thing is now that i got it all switched, i have no snow----man what a major bummer!!

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What parts did you have to change in the front end to upgrade it from IFS to IFS Xtra10?? Also what shocks did you use?? I am looking to upgrade my '96 Indy Trail. Thanks alot
 

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I would recommend taking a good look at that shock. I had a 1996 XCR 600 and the shock on mine was pretty bad. Replaced it with a fairly cheap one and it was so much better. Also fat boy springs. The higher tension ones made a nice difference on my sled. With the combo of the lower tension springs and the shock mine used to like to try and kick me over the front on bumps. Never succeed but when you ripping through a field at 80MPH and hit a bump that tries to buck you well you don't smile for sure.
 

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titan01, the front switch is easy, i replaced everything, all 4 radius rods, tie rods, shocks, and trailing arms. you can leave your radius rods on, but on the xtra 10, they are longer, which gives you a wider stance up front, also you will need the ifs xtra swaybar since it is longer, you really wont have to switch out your tie-rods (or steering linkage ) all you will have to do is maybe lenghten the eylets to achieve the proper ski alignment. as for shocks, i used what i had on my xlt, (fox) they were the same length etc as the ones from the donor sled, and luckily i had the same size springs, any other questions.....feel free to ask. im gonna get some pics posted and kinda give an overview how i did it.

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I appreciate the help, so you are saying that the same shocks from the Xtra 10 front would fit the IFS front end?? I might just upgrade shocks then, instead of buying all the rest of that stuff, thanks again.
 

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i didnt have to buy any of the parts for the front and rear suspension, i got my hands on a 96 xcr, and just stripped the sled of everything useful. i guess it just depends alot on your riding style, and how you want your sled to handle. but personally, ive rode sleds with and without fox shox, and i believe different shock will make one heck of a difference

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Titan,

The trailing arms are a little different on the Xtra-10 than on the old suspension. They are cut out differently to allow the longer shocks to mount. The radius rods are also longer, as well as the sway bar. If you just try to change the shocks, you will have problems.
 

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believe it or not, the trailing arms were identical to what i had on the xlt, i took a bunch of measurments to be sure, cause i didnt believe it at first.

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