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Initial Suspension setup on a XF1100 LXR

The suspension setup in the XF LXR is different than the Sno Pro models and different than the F models. Rather than torsion springs in the back, both shocks have coil over springs. My sled came with both springs in the back cranked up with almost 3 inches of thread showing.
In prior sleds, the default adjustment for the front spring in the rear suspension was to set it just tight enough where the spring was not loose at full extension. But, my XF is set up much tighter than that, and so far, the suspension seems pretty stiff (no ride time yet tho)

So, has anyone done any setup on these models yet? I'm about 200 lbs. Eventually, I will get it dialed in to my weight, but I'm just looking for some recommendations on where I should start.
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I had planned on setting it like you mentioned. I have seen many sleds set up dang stiff over the years. This one is no exception.

I'm still not sure where to set the rear shock without coupler blocks. I have noticed that the chassis seems to have much better ski pressure than previous setups. That gives a little more wiggle room on the skid front shock settings. The plan is to adjust and jump back on the sled. Adjust and jump on the sled. I'm hoping to get it fairly dialed in before riding in the white stuff.

We stopped to eat and noticed other riders coming in with snow jammed in their helmets, jackets and gloves. They had snow everywhere. We looked out the door and couldn't see across the street. Six inches of snow fell while we ate a few burgers. That was the start of a great ride.
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Doesn't the owner's manual have some baselines on setting up your suspension?
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The XF suspension is new to me. On other suspensions there has been a rear bumper height for unloaded and a rear bumper height for loaded usually the difference was around 3 inches. I am also curious as I would like to be close before I start adjusting the spring out in the cold and snow. The Crossfires owners should be able to help. Any help would be appreciated.
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