SLED SETTINGS WITH PREMIUM SNOWTRACKERS
DON'T PUT YOUR HELMET SHIELD DOWN UNTIL YOU'RE ROLLING
For best results and safety reasons with the Premium (Aggressive) SnowTrackers please follow the instruction steps in the package and the set up steps below. These steps are very important for all makes and models of snowmobiles.
For the Aggressive SnowTrackers, you do not need any weight on the skis. The least possible weight will be ideal. This will reduce fuel consumption, lighten the steering of your sled, increase traction at the back, better rear bump absorption, prevent darting, and retain carving ability.
Approximate installation time is about: 10 minutes
Approximate time adjusting your snowmobile is: 30 minutes
A sled handles only as well as it is set up. A dealer sets the suspension of a brand-new sled out of the crate to OEM specifications, then tweaks it a bit for the customer’s rider height and weight and riding style. There’s handlebar adjustment, ski alignment and all the suspension settings. Many sleds come with decals under the hood to and/or tuning recommendations in the handbook, so you can continue to fine tune the set up to your liking.
Important, for your safety:
*Please be careful riding anywhere that ice has formed. The SnowTracker could have a tendency to grab and cut harder. Please drive slower.
**Keep note, never use new SnowTracker parts (runners or stabilizers) with used parts. This would be at your own risk. We are not responsible for problems caused by refurbished parts (new or used). We guarantee the safety and efficiency of our product (SnowTracker runners & stabilizers) «NEW», if the installation was done according to our recommendations.
***Attention when crossing railroad tracks, make sure that you stop before the tracks, then cross your skis over the tracks perpendicularly and at speeds of LESS THAN 10 KPH.
****We highly recommend not modify SnowTracker products. No welding, heating, drilling, bending or other should be done by you to keep the product safe and effective.
SLED SETUP INSTRUCTIONS FOR AGGRESSIVE SNOWTRACKERS
Since you will no longer have traditional carbide runners under your skis, these changes are necessary to your sled set up to accommodate this SnowTracker steering system.
1 - It is very important to align your skis at 0 degrees (parallel skis) while the snowmobile is resting flat on the ground. Most snowmobiles are normally not set at 0 degrees.
2 - It is very important to drill all holes from the bottom of the ski and be sure the holes are centered. See enclosed installation instructions to drill additional holes perfectly. An incorrect hole (not well centered) could change the quality of steering, and cause an enormous increase in fuel consumption.
3 - Decrease the ski spring tension to 75% soft. This reduces downward ski pressure.
4 – Increase the front track spring tension to 75% firm. This increases downward pressure on the front rails, which in turn reduces weight bias over the skis.
5 - Lengthen the front limiter strap(s) to their maximum. This changes the weight bias of the sled fore to aft, reducing the weight over the skis. Ski traction (carving ability) is retained with the excellent penetration provided by the SnowTrackers. Bonus by-product: This provides more traction and better bump absorption in the rear. The strap(s) should not need to be adjusted again.
6 – This is always the last step, always to be repeated after any/all suspension adjustments: Recheck your rear skid sag following your manufacturer’s instructions.
7 – Now test. Any additional tuning will usually be achieved with the aforementioned coil springs. Test and adjust for carving ability and inside ski lift vs. body roll. This is for your personal taste, adjust to find the sweet spot.
8 – Finally, after approximately 100 miles, check and retighten all the mounting studs, for safety.
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