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New tuner skis results

Discussion in 'Mod Results' started by Bluebullet, Feb 1, 2013.


  1. Bluebullet

    Bluebullet VIP Member VIP Member

    Messages:
    1,020
    Location:
    Augusta, Maine
    Country:
    USA
    Snowmobile:
    2021 sidewinder LTX GT, 2010 Apex LTX GT, 2006 RS Venture
    LOCATION:
    Maine
    700 miles on mine, 4 in mid 2 on outside. Installed on my 2010 apex ltx gt. Skis work well in almost all conditions. I used to run doolys with stock skis and yes I didn't have darting but had lots of push in corners. Now I have been able to put ski pressure back on the front and the sled handles so much better! I run a lot of pics in the rear so I might try 4 and 4 but for now it is the best its been in the 3 seasons I have run my sled. I have ridden tight well set up trails and saw min darting at slow speeds and steering was not to hard on the arms. High speed set up trails the skis shined and railed around the big corners with ease. Soft trails worked well and had much more bite than stockers with doolys. Powder riding was much more predictable and had improved flotation and steering. Bottom line is as I said my long track now is finally a fun and predicable sled to ride!
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  3. polarisconvert

    polarisconvert TY 4 Stroke Junkie

    Messages:
    564
    Location:
    Corunna, MI
    Country:
    USA
    Snowmobile:
    2005 Yamaha RX1
    Ted Jennety Clutching, jetting, air box mod.
    Arctic Cat Z1 Turbo 128" Rear Suspension
    128" Hacksaw 1" track.
    Heated seat
    Tunner skis

    I have just 100 miles on mine on a 05 RX1 loaded with studs. I had C&A skis that I had on my sled before turned great, they darted less than the stock skis but still were not very good, and they had very heavy ski pressure at low speeds, like turning a car with no power steering.

    The tunner skis are great. We had hard pack trail with 2-4 inch of light snow on top. We were not riding aggressive because we had a couple young kids with us, other than a couple mile blast down a bumpy power line to ease the bumps.

    I had no darting they turned great in the corners, and much less effort to turn at slow speeds and held a great line while running 70 plus in 1- 1 1/2 foot bumps.

    I talked to another guy in our group on a 12 Apex and he said he was darting.

    Very happy with them so far.
     
  4. Crankster

    Crankster Newbie

    Messages:
    17
    Location:
    Caledon Ontario
    I just put tuner skies on my 08 apex ltxgt and am not impressed at all 2-4 carbides still pushes and throws ya around like a rage doll. Thinking of going back to stock skies and going with bergstrom set up :o|
     
  5. Bluebullet

    Bluebullet VIP Member VIP Member

    Messages:
    1,020
    Location:
    Augusta, Maine
    Country:
    USA
    Snowmobile:
    2021 sidewinder LTX GT, 2010 Apex LTX GT, 2006 RS Venture
    LOCATION:
    Maine
    Crankster, How is your set up, Have you check your sag? 40-45 MM rear skid,check alignment and set toe to 1/4 in out? Look at my posts for how to set up or others. I found my sag to be set for an 165 lb rider as I am 220lb made a huge difference. Also if front end parts are worn can also make a big differance. Sounds like too much ski pressure but Try 1 thing at a time and make smaller adjustments as things improve. I know some folks have given up on tunners and went to other options but all I can say is it was the best thing for me. Good luck. I will help you if I can
    Blue ;)!
     
  6. Bluebullet

    Bluebullet VIP Member VIP Member

    Messages:
    1,020
    Location:
    Augusta, Maine
    Country:
    USA
    Snowmobile:
    2021 sidewinder LTX GT, 2010 Apex LTX GT, 2006 RS Venture
    LOCATION:
    Maine
    Crank here is my suspension adjustments: ( Came from set ups from fello TYers)

    Sled rode real soft and low, Darting and hard to turn.
    So Here is what I found yesterday:
    Used the Ohlins 136" preload setting Chart from Toms FAQ section
    Rear spring prelaod was set too:
    11.25in or 286mm track off ground
    10 .18 track on floor no rider wiight
    summary suspension was set up for a rider of 130lbs !

    Now set :
    10.7in or 274mm track off ground
    9.33in or 238mm on floor no rider weight
    Sag is 1.70in or 43mm with 220 lb rider weight
    Sag reading per my manual instead of just reading the lenght of spring
    measuring from sping bottom to center of mounting bolt is 1.7in or 43mm

    Crank, This helped considerable with my ride and handling before I put the tunners on. If I remember all I checked when I put the tunners on was the ski alignment and toe. Use this as a general guide if you want. also front ski springs should be loose on the shock to loosen the preload. front arms as close to parallel to ground as possible.
    Good luck
    Blue
     
  7. kviper

    kviper VIP Member VIP Member

    Messages:
    2,431
    Location:
    Oakfield WI
    Country:
    USA
    Snowmobile:
    2012 MCX Turbo Apex
    Snow Tracker's on stock ski's! Darting gone, they bite and no more try this try that.
    No shim's, set toe to 0 with bunge across tip's and ride with one hand if you want.
     
  8. Ultrafrozen

    Ultrafrozen Expert

    Messages:
    257
    Location:
    Ontario, Canada
    Country:
    Canada
    Snowmobile:
    Yamaha SR Viper
    Bluebullet,

    Your avatar gave me a seizure!
     
  9. Bluebullet

    Bluebullet VIP Member VIP Member

    Messages:
    1,020
    Location:
    Augusta, Maine
    Country:
    USA
    Snowmobile:
    2021 sidewinder LTX GT, 2010 Apex LTX GT, 2006 RS Venture
    LOCATION:
    Maine
    Ultra, Sorry, I have been playing with a new photo program and wanted to try it. Hope you are just kidding? At first I laughed, then thought hit me maybe he's not kidding? Amazing how thought full I am becoming of others..... Not really !
    Blue :tg:
     
  10. Bluebullet

    Bluebullet VIP Member VIP Member

    Messages:
    1,020
    Location:
    Augusta, Maine
    Country:
    USA
    Snowmobile:
    2021 sidewinder LTX GT, 2010 Apex LTX GT, 2006 RS Venture
    LOCATION:
    Maine
    Ultra, Slowed down the av for you. lol :jump:
     

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