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How long should I cut slides?

Discussion in 'Suspension - Stock' started by 4strokeluvr111, Feb 24, 2017.

  1. 4strokeluvr111

    4strokeluvr111 Please stay between the markers! VIP Member

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    2,055
    Location:
    NW Wisc.
    Country:
    USA
    Snowmobile:
    05 Vector
    14 Vector LTX
    (14 LTX is for sale)
    On my 14 Vector LTX (136") I took the old slides off via the "reverse the track" method. Now it would be difficult to get good measurement.

    Does anybody know exactly how long the slides should measure (in inches or I can convert from metric) on a 136" suspension?
     
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  3. Sasquatch

    Sasquatch Lifetime Member Lifetime VIP Member VIP Member

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    3,315
    Location:
    North Western Ontario
    Country:
    Canada
    Snowmobile:
    Yamaha's
    Put them on cut them off at the end of the rail. Ya I know you don't have the skid out! But why can't you make them the same length as the ones you took off?
     
  4. super1c

    super1c Moderator Moderator VIP Member

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    Location:
    Freeland - Otsego lake, MI
    Country:
    USA
    Snowmobile:
    16 viper LTX-SE/17 viper LTX-LE
    If you lube them up well enough I've put them on all the way, marked the end of the rail, then tapped them back out just far enough to cut them off. No damage to slide as you can just about pull them back off with vice grips. Found a fine wood saw works best for cutting and I do cut them at an angle.
     

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