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Old 01-09-2010, 08:53 PM   #1 (permalink)
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how to set up for deep powder

i have an MxZ 600 short track and was wondering what i can adjust to make it perform in deep powder
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Old 01-09-2010, 09:10 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Set all rear skid springs to max preload to keep the track deep in the snow. Let out the limiter strap.
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Old 01-09-2010, 09:17 PM   #3 (permalink)
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thanx that sounds like the formula for wheelies as well. im just getting more deep powder than normal
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Old 01-10-2010, 08:10 AM   #4 (permalink)
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do you have a good paddle trac on it ?
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Old 01-10-2010, 07:18 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Move the suspension mounts to the lowest possible holes in the tunnel.
This will give more depth to the track and improve the attack angle at the front of the track which will help the sled to "get on top" of the snow.
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Old 01-10-2010, 07:59 PM   #6 (permalink)
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thanks, i will do all the above and my track is shot, just waiting on new slides so i can install the track that sits in the garage
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increase the front spring pressure and replace hyfax!! raise up everything !!!
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Old 01-12-2010, 03:58 PM   #8 (permalink)
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to tell you the truth, what was said above is ok...but in actuallity, nothing you can do will really help prepare you for deep snow if your sporting a short track.

going from a 121 to a 162 (myself), ive noticed track length in conjunction with lug height is what you need to focus on.

as you said above, if your track is shot, id get rail extensions and a longer track with taller lugs. this will help move the snow a lot better and help with your flotation. track speed is essentially your life saver to get up and out of the deep snow.
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True that, but notice that he is in NY, sure some areas get a lot of snow. but not like you are experiencing there.

You would be surprised at how well mine performs in deep snow.
Steep attack angle, 1" lugs, track set down for penetration, clutched to engage at 3400, and geared for a top speed of 90 now. It will "get up on plane" very easily and does not trench on hard take off/acceleration.
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Old 01-18-2010, 08:33 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Old 02-13-2010, 09:26 AM   #11 (permalink)
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You can also re gear, I have a 137 Renny XP 800 and in deep snow I drop top gear from the 25 tooth to a 23 tooth for more grunt and switch to 1.75 track, I have had this machine in 8 foot of powder in Idaho and now 4 feet back here in Pa and for what it is it works amazing, our buds in Idaho can't believe how well it climbs,(it is pretty light too though) don't get me wrong it doesn't high mark as far as their 163 M1000's but then again they are a bit long to work the trees as well as mine and when it comes any type of trail or non climbing riding they can't touch me. as for suspenion, i stiffen the springs, but the limit strap seems to be prefernce and might be machine dependent, I actually tighten mine a hole or 2, this decreases the attack angle to help get you up on the snow. I also toss off the 5.7 skis for a set of 7" powder hounds, big improvement on the down hill keeping the front end up on snow.
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Old 02-16-2010, 09:56 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Thats good info ^
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Make sure you use high-temp silicone to seal around the hole where the exhaust pipe exits the sled. If exhaust gasses can leak back under the hood it will bog when the hood is covered in snow. Keep air intake clear of snow regularly and immediately if it bogs.
Short track will never work well in deep snow but you can have fun trying!
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