Join Date: Jan 2007
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Sled: 2005 F7r std
I pulled my straps up (1 3/4 inches) until I had about 18-24 inches of studs making contact with the concrete floor in my garage. When I sit on the sled the rear drops around 3 inches and the entire track makes contact with the floor.
Keeping in mind that I lowered my front end (2 3/4 inches of thread below the ring) to match the med setting on my torsion springs (trail rider,,,,). Doing this brought the front of the skid into play too much,,, gave me a teeter-totter in the corners.
Before you tighten the strap,, how many threads showing below the ring on your front skid shock,,, this should be set to aprox 5mm of preload which is just over two threads. If that spring is wound tight pulling the strap up an inch may not do anything for you.
by the way,,, I drive a STD not the SP. If you are set up for jumping you don't want to pull the strap too tight. If your rear torsion springs are set on Stiff,, you might just have to raise your front end up to match the rear.
A test I like to do to start off with suspension adjustments is to slowly lift the back of the sled off the ground. Your track should come off the ground (front and back) at the same time - or - the front of the track comes off before the rear. If the rear comes off first you have too much in the front which will be hell in the corners,,,, this of depends on how much downward pressure is pushing on the front of the skid.
yah I know BLAH BLAH BLAH. only my 2-cents,,
hope this helps