By snosnake on Friday, October 30, 2009 - 08:59 pm: Edit Post
I am just curious if anyone has had any luck with the HPR or any other aftermarket spindles to help ease the heavy steering on the 2007 IQ. Are the new polaris spindles much better? I just stretched to a 136" track and installed C&A powder ski's with 8" carbides. I am worried that this will make the steering even heavier?
By booondocker on Friday, October 30, 2009 - 10:39 pm: Edit Post
I would expect that the longer carbides aren't going to help you steer that machine with the originals spindles.
By skylar on Saturday, October 31, 2009 - 11:58 am: Edit Post
Carls Cycle sales had new take off 09 and 010 spindles for sale at 150 bucks for the pair. You might want to call them and see if they still have them. What I did with my 07 RMK was switch to Slydog Powderhound skis, the heavy steering was dramitically reduced. Before I switched I had SLP Powder Pros on it, and after 3 days of riding, my elbows would hurt for about a week afterwards. Love the Powderhounds!
By snosnake on Saturday, October 31, 2009 - 07:40 pm: Edit Post
Thank you Skylar and Booondocker for the input. It seems that the Powderhounds are the ski of choice. I appreciate the help.
By mspease on Saturday, October 31, 2009 - 10:05 pm: Edit Post
I called Carls Cycle this week and they are still waiting for the new sleds to come in and they aren't sure when or how many spindles they will have. I am 10th in line they told me. I hope that works out as it's a good deal. Their phone # is 208-853-5550 and I talked to Dave in the parts dept.
By switchbackmke on Saturday, October 31, 2009 - 10:22 pm: Edit Post
Just talked with Chris at Carl's and I will have my takeoffs next week. They are starting to get the takeoff's out. Don't know how many they plan on getting. I talked with Chis or Jake. I am not sure where on the list I was, I sent my name in the day they posted on Snowest. $150 bucks for 2010 Dragon spindles is great alternative to the other $300 options. Good Luck.
By indy_500 on Saturday, October 31, 2009 - 10:58 pm: Edit Post
not to steal your thread here but is it possible to modify a trail armed snowmobile into the newer iq front suspension sleds? i'm not looking into doing it but i'm just curious
By snosnake on Sunday, November 01, 2009 - 10:04 am: Edit Post
By roam on Wednesday, November 04, 2009 - 04:11 pm: Edit Post
i put the 09 spindles and slydog trail skis on my fusion...steering effort decreased significantly and still had good bite. the spindles themselves didn't seem to do much, but i love it with the slydogs
By uncle_ed on Wednesday, November 04, 2009 - 04:48 pm: Edit Post
Snosnake, I had a 2006 700 classic which had a 128" track and did not notice heavy steering at all. Maybe your set up will be alright. I would try it first and then trouble shoot from there. Maybe adjust the rear suspension i.e. lengthen limiter strap or whatever will help carry more weight in the back and ease up on the front.