Originally Posted by htownhellrazer
does the xtra 10 suspension bolt rite up or wuld i have fabricate it to fit?
(reposting my post from another site... summary is that its fairly easy)
So after the stock suspension on my '95 vmax finally died (shock was 100% dead), I decided it was time to finally get off my butt and swap in the xtra 10 suspension I bought used last year for $60.
I managed to swap it by drilling ONE hole in the tunnel on each side. For the front, I used some 3"x9" 1/8th inch thick steel and bolted it to two conveniently open holes, and then drilled a 3rd hole as the actual axle hole. This also allowed me to get 100% perfect alignment, I did one side, and then swapped mounting plates using the same holes as a template.
For the rear, I was able to re-use one of the rear holes that the stock suspension used. Again, same 3x9 steel reinforcement plates, with two bolts into 2 of the stock suspension mounting holes, and the 3rd hole for the axle bolt.
(if you look really close on the pic, you can see the 4 stainless steel bolts used to hold the reinforcement plate, and if you squint some, you can see the black bolts holding the suspension itself.)
Anyway, long story short, I should have done this swap earlier! The ride is VERY, VERY good. I need to work on the weight transfer some though, it doesn't take much throttle to lift the skis a foot in the air! It is officially a yamalaris now, I'm running polaris suspension and a polaris p85 clutch