So, you bought a new sled last year or a couple of years ago and you can’t find a new one anywhere or maybe, you just love the one you’ve got.
However, it’s not perfect and you’d like to increase its performance a bit. What’s the best investment you can make?
There are few routes you can go and you don’t have to spend a fortune to improve your sled’s performance. Here are a few places you can put your dough and it will make a noticeable difference:
You can stud your sled’s track and the extra traction will make it haul out of the hole and even get you up past 60-mph a lot faster than a sled without them. If you do the work yourself, for about $200 you can make your sled feel and perform completely different.
You can upgrade to a deeper lugged track or even a lighter and deeper track for about 500 to 600 bucks. True, you’ll pay more if you don’t install it yourself but an increase in track depth by ½-inch can make your sled feel and perform completely different.
Installing a clutch kit is a great way to gain acceleration performance and driveline efficiency and doesn’t necessarily have to make your sled feel like a snocross racer with stoccatto engagement.
EPI, TEAM and Dalton are great places to shop and you’ll be surprised what $500.00 will get you in performance. You can get tons of free advice from these guys and we suggest letting your dealer do the install if this is not in your comfort zone.
If your current ride doesn’t offer much adjustability beyond preload settings and you’ve ridden in excess of 5000 miles, you’ll feel like you’ve got a brand new sled when you install a set of dialed-in compression adjustable gas or gas cell shocks.
You don’t have to go nuts here either with the most expensive dampers on the market. Some steel bodied units are priced really reasonably and can do nearly as good a job as shocks costing double.
We suggest you switch up your skid’s rear arm shock first, see if you like the difference and then go to front shocks. If it isn’t worn out, replace your skidframe’s front arm shock last. Make sure you buy adjustability.