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Old 02-17-2012, 01:04 PM   #1
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Rear Suspension on a 94 Wildcat 700

I hope someone is able to help me? I don't know a lot of the correct terms, but I have a 94 Arctic Cat Wildcat 700 EFI, and I am wondering where the correct postion/hole should be for the back shaft on my sleds rear suspension? I see two holes and I am not sure which one it should be in? When I bought the sled, it was in the front of the two, now I need to loosen my track to replace the drive bearings and I can't seem to get it loose enough to be able to move the drive shaft? I found I was completely missing the bearing on the clutch side, so as you see this is something that needs to be done. While trying to loosen the track, I noticed the rear hole looks to be as if the back shaft was there at one time. I hope you understand the shaft I am refering too, since I am not really sure the correct term to use? Thanks for any help one this.
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Did you loosen the rear idler wheels? Track won't let go until you loosen those wheels off.
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Did you loosen the rear idler wheels? Track won't let go until you loosen those wheels off.

Lol, no I didn't. Thanks, guess that is my issue. I just wish my Service manual said to do that. All it said was to loosen up the adjusting screws. Thanks again!
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Lol, no I didn't. Thanks, guess that is my issue. I just wish my Service manual said to do that. All it said was to loosen up the adjusting screws. Thanks again!
thats what the adjuster screws are!!!! good luck hope all goes as planed!!
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thats what the adjuster screws are!!!! good luck hope all goes as planed!!

You need to loosen #40 on both sides before # 33 will work to adjust track on both sides.
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Thanks for all the help, you guys are Awesome! Now, the only question I have is if you look at the hole in front of where #37 goes, it looks like this picture only shows one hole for the bar that the rear limiter strap goes, mine has two? Which hole and I supposed to have the bar screwed through? I have seen some pictutes and they all seem to be in the back hole, but when I do I loose some height? Does anyone know why there are two holes and why they are there?
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Sounds like a mounting point for the rear siccor arm. They can be moved for better weight transfer that allows for a softer ride. If you jump it will bottom out way easier too.
Something to keep in mind. Sometimes people will drill a hole in them so look closely to see if its a factory hole or someone may have done it.
Can you post a pic of it? Can help better then.
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Ok, here are the holes in question. Which one should it be going through? As it is now, it seems to site slightly higher then if I have it in the back hole? Not sure, as it appeared to be in the back hole before I bought it and the previous owner moved it forward? Why would they do that? Thanks for the help.
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Moving it to the rear hole will stiffen up the suspension. It won't do anything to change the amount of travel it will just make it a little stiffer. If you're a bigger guy or doing lots of jumps and bumps. If you're not and it seems fine how it is now then just leave it.

You're lucky you only have 2 holes. The TSL skids have about 5. Talk about choices!
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Moving it to the rear hole will stiffen up the suspension. It won't do anything to change the amount of travel it will just make it a little stiffer. If you're a bigger guy or doing lots of jumps and bumps. If you're not and it seems fine how it is now then just leave it.

You're lucky you only have 2 holes. The TSL skids have about 5. Talk about choices!

Yeah, I could afford to loose some extra pounds? LOL I guess I should move it to the back hole then? The guy I bought it from had it in the front hole, but I could tell it was in the back one at some point. Thanks for the response.
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