That takes longer than hooking a $2.00 ratchet strap to the suspension. Most do not have that tool as well.
Huh?That takes longer than hooking a $2.00 ratchet strap to the suspension. Most do not have that tool as well.
I put the strap on before I reinstall. I dont even have a welder. No need to relocktight is also a plus. Why over think? Why argue?Huh?
You flip the sled on it's side, disconnect a short leg, blast the bolt out with impact, flip it and disconnect the other side spring and remove the other bolt and pull the skid from the track in less than 2 minutes; same on the install. My skid goes in faster than most could thread a strap through and still be jacking it into position with a headstart. $2.00 is about what we spent on welding rod 25 years ago to make 5 of the tools out of unused scrap.
Caveman with straps? Takes 5 seconds to install a ratchet strap. What are you thinking? Frayed strap cuts loose? You only are pulling it in maybe an inch and unless you are tight, most people keep good straps around. I use the ones that I use to tie my ATV down to the trailer. Talk about making a mountain out of a mole hill. I dont need to put new lock tight on because I did not remove any bolts other than the tunnel bolts and those do not require it.Using proper tools is over thinking? Watch any crew at any race or most dealerships in the country when and if they have skid issues and this is the exact way they do it, not caveman it with straps. I hope someone doesn't loose a finger between a loaded suspension and a sharp edge when a frayed strap cuts loose but have at it. Skid bolts without a drop of blue Loctite leads to boogered holes. I'm out.
This ^^^^^ is the way I've done it for 30+ years. I was going to post this, but you beat me to itA nother option is to unbolt the spring retainers at the long end, one bolt. A lot less spring tension there than the short end. Tug the spring to the outside of the track edge. Get your mounts lined up, tighten, and put the spring retainers back on. EZPZ. Dap blue lock tight on every bolt you can.
I have a 2015 XF9000 snow pro 137 I removed what was necessary to remove wheels to replace all the bearings. I got everything back together except to get the 2 remaining bolts in the tunnel! I can't get them to line up. What is the procedure to get them lined up to get the bolts in? See pics! View attachment 366161 View attachment 366161 View attachment 366162 View attachment 366161