I have a 2012 XF1100. I have had to do a lot of suspension work on it as the ride of the 141" suspension is not the best. I have added the Hygear linkage kit, and Hygear springs, including their adjustable dual rate spring on the front shock in the rear. The ride is better. I have tried tightening that front spring to lighten the steering, but since that suspension is not coupled, the front end would spend too much time in the air when accelerating. I am running my limiter strap out as far as it will go without making the shock the limiter. The strap should not be loose when the sled is on a stand or you will risk damaging the shock. With all that I have done, I think what has helped my steering the most was the least expensive upgrade - Shimming the skis to put more pressure on the rear half of the ski. This helped a lot! There is a lot of info on this on the internet, here is one explanation. Sounds Too Simple To Work? - Bergstrom Skegs, Inc.