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post #1 of 10 Old 01-05-2006, 08:00 PM Thread Starter
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Finally got my spreaders all bolted up and done tonight. I now have a ski stance of a whopping 38 inches!!!! LOL Thats 6 inches more than it was, pretty sad huh? I just wanna ride now and see how much it helps the stability of the sled. And what do ya know, its snowing like hell outside, at last check the grass was turning white! Only predicting 2" tonight and another 3-5" tomorrow where squalls persist, so who knows if i'll get to ride soon or not, suppose to be 40 again Monday.

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I'd like to see a photo of your spreaders. Can you put it on here?

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post #3 of 10 Old 01-06-2006, 11:36 AM
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Me too , i'd like to see some pictures and please keep us updated on the results .
I've got a couple of cheetah's and they can be a handful with aggressive cornering . Though i also think that is part of the fun of riding these old sleds.

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post #4 of 10 Old 01-06-2006, 11:42 AM
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Heres mine. There made out of 2x4 steel, also to raise front being the back is so high. I had to weld some new mounts for the shocks. This is the second year like this and wow, what a difference. best bet is too spread it 4" on either side to be kinda close to the newer sleds ski stance. Mine is only 3" on either side and it still doesnt follow the newer sleds tracks that good. If your going to go over 3" then your best bet is to use 3/8" flat instead of the 1/4" extenders they sell. Good luck.
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Looks like they work pretty good. You may want to watch out how far you spread them as the leverage the they put on the spindles may give you problems down the trail. Early bushing wear out or worse bent spindles. Good luck
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Who sells the spreaders?

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I built those myself. I can take a closer pic of them if you want. Pretty easy to make. But you do need a welder to make the mount for the shock. other then that its just drilling holes and bolting it on.
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I used universal ones sold by Shadetree. They are for front leaf type skis. Not made for sleds with a shock mount as part of the spindle, so i have to fabricate that part, i will get some pics of them when i can. Here is a link to them on shadetreee.com



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Here are a couple pics of the spreaders. As you can see the shock will not reach, plus it is offset, that is what i have to fabricate, have some good idea's already, and apparently all winter to do it, since it still is 45 degrees LOL. One pic is a little fuzzy.... new camera, obviously not the same as my old one, gotta figure that out!
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