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cool cool, going to pick up my new to me ride tomorrow am.
 

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<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Fast 440 @ Apr 29 2008, 11:29 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
You should think about mounting a set of wheels where the sliders end. It will wear away too fast if you don't. Great looking mod.

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Yeah. I wondered about that too. I though about putting a pair of wheels inside the rails too. I went over and looked at my friends Rev that has tipped rail extensions where the hyfax ends ahead of the rear wheel kind of like mine. He said he hasn't had a problem with the hyfax wearing out and he doesn't have any wheels there so I decided to try it that way and keep an eye on it. Thanks for the compliment.
 

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<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (zrmodman @ Apr 29 2008, 10:16 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
What's up with the 2up seat?? chairshot[/b]
Earlier this year I bought a 2003 Mountain Cat for my primary use. I built up the ZR as a backup for my Mountain Cat and for the wife and friends to ride. My son is handicapped but likes to ride, so we need a 2-up, but don't need 3 sleds. I decided to sell our old Ski-doo 2-up and keep the ZR, so I got the 2-up seat so my son can still enjoy riding the trails. He will also need a back rest and I'm going to make one that fits him, but is removable for the times he is not with us. The wife mandated that we still have a sled that we could take our son riding with us. Since I wanted to keep the ZR, I had to make it 2-place. I looked into the strap on 2-up seats, but wasn't sure how well they work, and came across the new factory 2-up conversion seat. Bottom line is that I needed it to keep the ZR and accommodate my handicapped son.
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That's awesome 109!! Nothing like getting the kid's out there and enjoying sled's also. :chug:
 

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Hey I'm thinking about longtracking my sled as well and I just had a few questions. . . the answers may be really obvious to some so sorry if the questions are dumb. . . but i was wondering if the more teeth you have on the driver was just to help prevent slipping or does it help other things too? What is the hyfax? Also, is the reason that your back end stands up a lot higher because the longer track or is it some other reason?
 

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<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Dan15 @ Jun 4 2008, 05:44 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
Hey I'm thinking about longtracking my sled as well and I just had a few questions. . . the answers may be really obvious to some so sorry if the questions are dumb. . . but i was wondering if the more teeth you have on the driver was just to help prevent slipping or does it help other things too? What is the hyfax? Also, is the reason that your back end stands up a lot higher because the longer track or is it some other reason?[/b]
Well the more teeth you have the less it will slip but this realy does not play a part in the kind of driver you buy. The typical driver is 9 teeth. The newer sleds are coming out with 10 from the factory since it gives less roling resistance thus more speed. The old ZR chassis sled came with 9 and usualy when people change them they go lower to 8 even 7 in extreme casses to have more clearence to run a bigger lug track. You can get special drivers called anti-ratchet that drive from the usual location and from the openings in the track.

A hyfax is the plastic/ composite strip that goes on the bottom of the rail of your rear suspension. It bassicly reduces friction between the rail and track clips. The hyfax takes the beating for the most part instead of the expensive rail and track clips(clips need to be replaced sometimes but usualy the track's rubber goes first). They can also be refered to as sliders. They come in alot of diffrent colors and diffrent materials such as graphite slides.

There could be a few reason for the rear end being up. Changing the skid mounting locations in the tunnel is the most likely one of all thought. Also might seem higher cause of the tunnel extension.
 

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paintballdude05 answered all of the questions except the ones specifically relating to my sled. So, here goes.

1. I went with 8 tooth drivers for the exact reason paintballdude05 mentioned. I went with a 1-3/4 inch track and switched to the 8-tooth drivers for more clearance. Even though the track was supposedly a 1-3/4, the lug height was actually closer to 1-7/8 and the clearance was a little too close for comfort. I went with stock style drivers because I got them cheap and was on a budget. The Wahl anti-ratchet drivers would definitely be better, but would have cost me an extra $100 or so.

2. With regard to why my sled looks like it is sitting higher in the back, there are a couple reasons. First, if you compare the before and after pictures, the before picture is how my sled sat with what turned out to be a broken skid shock because the previous owner had the link bars in the wrong holes. It was actually sitting lower than it should have. Secondly, the tunnel extension does make it longer and therefore the bumper will be higher. Third, my skid has been mounted lower in the tunnel. I did this for more clearance to the tunnel coolers so that I wouldn't have to notch the track lugs, and also because I like the looks that way. If I don't like the ride, handling or whatever once I get it on the snow I will mount the skid back in the original holes and go ahead and notch the track lugs.

Hope this helps.
 

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Hey thanx a ton this really helped!! Now that I got my sled running smooth I'll start working on other things like a better track! Thanx again!
 

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I have a 98 ZR600 EFI as well. I have been thinking about douing this exact project, but was not sure how it would come out. Your sled looks AWESOME and I think I am going to start looking for the parts. Was thinking about just finding a 136" rail from another sled and doing this.. any thoughts in that direction ?
 
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