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Snopro 500 Suspension (sag)

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Posted 24 July 2011 - 09:05 AM

notice how low the SP5 sits compared to the SP6.
Its like the SP5 is dropped an inch or two.
Is this due to the SX suspension of the racer, and the trail valving of the SP5? Or does the SP5 suspension actually have less travel?

OR, Is this simply a sag adjustment waiting to happen?

I was looking into getting some Evol X's for the front but for the price I could swap everything out for the SX setup (front and back), but would it fit ?
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Posted 24 July 2011 - 06:33 PM

I know my 2010 500 had some tall spacers in the ski shocks. At least an inch if I remember correctly, but the 600's may have them also.
I would guess the softer springs just allow them to sag more also.
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Posted 25 July 2011 - 07:26 AM

View PostBrian Manderscheid, on 24 July 2011 - 06:33 PM, said:

I know my 2010 500 had some tall spacers in the ski shocks. At least an inch if I remember correctly, but the 600's may have them also.
I would guess the softer springs just allow them to sag more also.


So, a stiffer spring will get my SP5 the proper stance as the SP600 has ? I hate how it looks like a hot rod, the back is good but the front is too low.

Just look at the A-arm angles...

My top a-arm is almost flat across with very little angle. its on a hill, bUt even flat theres very little difference.

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the 6 sits higher in the front...

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I really just need a suspension swap.

Does the SP600 suspension just swap to the SP5 with no issues?
The SP5 frame/parts can handle the harsher ride ?

This sled is good for leisure trail rides but once I start pounding it hard and jumping it bottoms pretty harshly.
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Posted 25 July 2011 - 07:42 AM

I just read specs and it says that the SP5 front travel is 9.5 inches and the SP6 has 10 inches. The rear is the same at 13.5 inches
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Posted 25 July 2011 - 12:09 PM

The spacers in the shock will allow for less actual travel as they will start out shorter. Stiffer springs should raise the front unless the ski shocks are already topped out, but I doubt they are. You should try to adjust the preload on the springs you have first if there are threads left.

In my opinion you will probably like it better the way it is, may not look like you want, but probably handles best that way.
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Posted 25 July 2011 - 01:10 PM

Ill play with the preload a bit, see if that works..
But the other thing is that Im bottoming out on jump as well, so its more than just the look Im gunning for. I actually need stiffer suspension.

I would 100% swap for a SnoX setup if I ever found a decent set around (front and back)
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Posted 25 July 2011 - 02:28 PM

What are the factory shocks? If you can get a parts diagram of them you'll be able to compare the SP5 shocks against the SP6.. you'll be able to tell if there is a spacer in the shock body. If so, it should be able to be removed to allow more travel.

The front shock on my rear skid (F7 Standard) was an inch shorter than the Sno Pro... Had that spacer removed when the shocks were rebuilt and dropped the rear skid into the sno pro brackets.. along with the longer straps and you can't tell it was ever a standard.. all measurements the same against a SP

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Posted 25 July 2011 - 06:05 PM

Even the 600 Cross Country set up is stiffer than what you have. May be another option.

For example front springs(SKI)
2010 500> 145 lb
2010 600 CC>160 lb
2010 600 SX> 175 lb
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