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i was there to help take the old track out and we had that done in like an hr and a 1/2 and we just put rail xtensions on so we used the same skid i would suggest putn drop brackets on while doin it and then we used a tunnel xtension off another sled that a friend parted out
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i was there to help take the old track out and we had that done in like an hr and a 1/2 and we just put rail xtensions on so we used the same skid i would suggest putn drop brackets on while doin it and then we used a tunnel xtension off another sled that a friend parted out
Every extension I have found is really expensive. You know of any place to pick up cheap ones?

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rail extensions are usually on ebay and same with the tunnel extension and tracks id look on craigslist.com
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Ill keep my eyes open, but both I found were over $100

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you should change the gearing look at the gear and get the same gears just one tooth smaller
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Are you talking cosmetics, or do you actually want to improve the sled?

I'd say plastic skis with double carbides and an X-tra 10 skid.

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ok, I am looking for a skid to replace mine to make it better.

Is there any one besides the Xtra-10 that I should be looking for thats a good fit?

Also how hard is it to do that conversion?

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Would an x-tra 12 fit?

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Also anyone know what the stock PSI (compression) on a phazer should be?

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Is there any one besides the Xtra-10 that I should be looking for thats a good fit?

Also how hard is it to do that conversion?

Personally, I'd stay away from the Xtra-12. Everyone I talk to says the 10 is a better overall design too.

That Phazer has a 121" track right? If so, I don't see why numerous skids won't work. Any skid, even one ten years old will be a major improvement. But ya, it can be a bit of a challenge finding a good deal. You don't want one that needs new wheels, hyfax, and shocks rebuilt. That would be pretty big money. I purchased a used Xtra 10 from a '99 XC700 with good Fox shocks, good wheels, but bad hyfax. I have $190 in it total.

There was nothing really difficult in the swap, you just want to take your time and not make any measuring mistakes. The rear Polaris mount was a bit wide for my Exciter II so I had it machined down a bit. Most guys would have just used a grinder. A warm place to work with a come-along winch from the ceiling, some steel backing plates and a bunch of rivets. That's pretty much it.

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So need any major tools to get this done? (welder/grinder/airtools)?

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I don't think anything real special. No welder. Good drill with a 1/2" chuck. Riveter. It's nice to have that winch above to put the back of the sled anywhere you need it.

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What is the riveter for?

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For riveting the rear brackets and steel reinforcing plates inside the aluminum tunnel. You can just see those in the upper right of the photo.


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Gotcha. Man that suspension looks awesome. Gotta find one now to put on

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i think the guy we had do my dads phazer had it done in one weekend
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Ok so I rode around on my 1987 Phazer 480 last year and was content... but this winter I want to kick it up a little bit, economy style, and upgrade it without getting a new sled. So far all I have done is 3" lift on the track and some slight painting. Its due for a new seat in a week or two, but what else can I do to make it awesome?

How did you put a 3" lift on the track??
I am looking to do the EXACT same thing as you, and I have 3 Phazers .....
Do you have any pics of the before and after?
And perhaps the steps you took to lifting this???
Thanks... .feel free to PM me!!!
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Work on them when they're broke, ride 'em when they're not.

That's how to make any sled awesome!
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I am looking to do the EXACT same thing as you, and I have 3 Phazers .....
Why?

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Why?
Why not?
They sit way too low as it is ... And I am a big guy ... I like a little more clearance ....
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