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jeffbriggs25 07-05-2011 12:06 PM

xtra 12 torsion springs
Ive been doing allot of reading trying to figure out whats wrong with my rear suspension, when i sit on it it goes down about 5 or 6 inches, but wont come back up. Took skid out, pivot points all move, shocks are hard to compress with no signs of oil leaking out. The tension spring slides were worn, ordered replacement. Is their a way to check the torsion springs?. Also when i pull the back end up and set it down so it will stay at a good height, only the front 1/4 of the track is touching the ground, have to sit on it to get the rear touching. Do the shock springs usually go bad? i can find shocks, but they all say to re-use original spring. I also think its ridiculous to pay $300 for 1 rear shock, even people on ebay are asking $250 for used, Any good brand replacment shocks for a decent price? i can also only find the 1 rear but my xtra 12 has 2 shocks, one on front of skid, and one on the back

RJ Gleason 07-05-2011 05:42 PM

Shocks are rebuildable too.
Check that the rear shock lower mount has not flipped, this will cause the rear to not sit level. There is a certain amount of "sit in" when you compress the skid by sitting on the sled.

jeffbriggs25 07-06-2011 10:21 AM

I took skid out, looked at shock mount, Doesnt look like it flipped over. Were can i get the rebuild kit/instructions to rebuild the stock black shocks? all i can find are for fox or ryde fx shocks. I also looked at the torsion springs, where the coil is, the last coil where it goes out to the long bar, theirs space between coils, almost 1/4'' on each one. Is that a sign of them wearing out since every other one iv'e seen the coil sections have been tightly compressed? Went to go reinstall the bigger of 2 shock son the skid, but i cant get the top hole lined up good, am i suppose to put a lot of weight on the top of skid to compress to get the top shock mounting hole lined up?

RJ Gleason 07-06-2011 07:01 PM

If the shocks have a threaded end cap, they can be rebuilt. Do a google search for "snowmobile shock rebuilders" to find one in your area, or you can just use these guys;

HYGEAR High Performance Suspension Gear

jeffbriggs25 07-11-2011 02:15 PM

No threaded end caps on the shocks. Guess i need to get new? i see shocks as one of the parts you just do not buy used. I replaced the plastic torsion spring sliders, now the track doesn't slap the skid and it goes up and inch or 2 when i get off, not perfect but better. Their is a gap on the coils of the torsion springs, im assuming that means their shot? Maybe ill get a new set for christmas

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