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adjusting xtra 10 for better hook-up

My 97 storm spins terrible. I was the first sled after the groomer the other night and I pinned it after coming to a stop... i went back and checked and it was almost 500 feet before I hooked up! I have 3/4 lug track so it will never be good in the loose stuff, and I just ordered 192 studs that will help. Does anyone have any tips on adjusting the xtra 10 for maximum hook-up? I've read the service manual and have a few ideas but any help would be appreciated.

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It sounds as tho you need more pressure on your track! Have you altered the suspension for a more plush ride? Dont you think 192 studs is a little over kill?
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It sounds as tho you need more pressure on your track! Have you altered the suspension for a more plush ride? Dont you think 192 studs is a little over kill?
I havn't made any adjustment yet since I bought it from the previous owner. I'm thinking he had it set up for a plush ride. I'm gonna dive in tommorrow and start adjusting but was looking for some tips of where to start adjusting for maximum weight transfer and track pressure. I'm just learning how to adjust suspensions. From what I gather from the service manual, adjusting the front limiter strap will greatly effect down pressure, so I will start there I guess. As for the studs, woody's website calls for 168 studs for my stock sled, I'm adding only 24 more in case I add any mods for more power. I figure I'll sacrifice a little top end, but my 0-100 acceleration will be greater. Also, I heard understudding is a bad thing because you still spin alot and end up breaking/bending studs. 800 triples crunch!

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Shortening the limiter strap will transfer more weight to the skis and enhance their turning ability. To change the stiffness or weight transfer, the rear arm adjustment is key.
Changing the angle of the rear arm or the angle of the scissors link will effect the stiffness of the ride and weight transfer for better hook up.

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