Stretching my Sled
Posted 22 January 2012 - 03:58 PM
In the beginning, I had a 2005 Summit 800 HO with a 144 track. I had been toying with the idea of trying to stretch it out to a 151 but I wanted a 2.25 lug and they were kind of hard to find. Then when I got the opportunity to pick up a brand new 154 track off a 2011 Summit I had to jump on it. So with xmas came new 154 rails with a 9” offset made to fit REV suspension. A set of Avid 8 tooth drivers with a 2.82 pitch and a set of Avid 9” wheels. Then for an extra surprise I got a set of Smitty800 drop brackets.
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So I got my sled in and yanked out the suspension, and drive shaft. There is quite a difference between the two tracks and drivers. The old suspension bolted right on with no trouble and looks really good with the new rails, wheels and drop brackets. The drop brackets make it allot easier to install the rear suspension too. In the big picture everything went back together reasonably easy.
For a test ride I took the sled to Petersville's bottomless powder, where we were able to find some really good powder to play in. I need to adjust my rear center shock because the front end felt really heavy. All in all I think once I get everything dialed in this will be a very good modification.
Posted 22 January 2012 - 04:59 PM
Posted 22 January 2012 - 05:06 PM
05 Summit 800 HO, 144" track with:
Simmons Flex Skis
Powermadd 2" riser
ROX / Powermadd handguards
Dynamo Joe's S8X clutch kit....THIS KIT ROCKS !!!
"Muscle Bee" stickers
Removed sway bar
Heavier front springs added
Removed factory rack and taillight (custom rack w/ LED's in the works)
Custom rail stiffening kit
Posted 22 January 2012 - 11:19 PM
Posted 23 January 2012 - 10:22 AM
08 summit xp 154 stock.
Posted 23 January 2012 - 11:32 PM
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Posted 17 April 2012 - 09:34 PM
what was the total cost in lenthening the skid?
did you end up doing the tunnel extension?
when you change the drivers is that kinda the same as re-gearing?
i wish i saw your thread before i posted the same crap
Posted 18 April 2012 - 10:22 PM
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