View Full Version : 98 srx suspension
01-02-2008, 06:23 PM
i have an srx that feels front heavy, rides hard in the front, and sags in the rear when throttled.. have adjusted front to make it ride as smooth as possible... was wondering what can be or should be adjusted and how the adjustments should affect it... was hoping i can adjust the rear to make the front lighter and also get some more height on the seat...any suggestions or helpful hints are appreciated..
01-02-2008, 06:50 PM
To start with, is it set up for your weight, how much does it squat when you sit on it? if it squats more than 3", look for the rectangular blocks, one on each side, on your suspension that your main coil springs rest on. They can be turned to add or remove tension to your main springs. Turn those blocks so that the longest sides of the blocks are against the springs, this will give you the stiffest setting. Be careful, if these are frozen they can break if the spring "slaps" too hard. I think it takes a 13/16 socket, otherwise your spark plug wrench is supposed to work too. There are also blocks down on the back ends of your slide rails (near your track tension adjusters) that can be adjusted the same way. They act as "limiter" blocks. Watch when you sit on the seat, the more pressure there is on the back blocks, the stiffer the ride. You can also adjust the shock up front, make it softer to gain steerability.
01-03-2008, 09:20 AM
You could try lenght'n the limiter strap one hole... But the best fix for a 98 proaction is to add adjustable transfer rods to the rear suspension.
BTW there's no adjust'n spring cams or blocks on the proactions just coil spring preload adjusterments and shock angle mounting holes
01-03-2008, 02:12 PM
look at the front of the skid and see if the front limiters are pulled up at all this will give more ski pressure, to decrease let them out some. Check out the bushing on the W arm and such and make sure they are not worn as this will cause it to loose some of the action.
01-03-2008, 06:21 PM
thanks for suggestions will try adjusting limiter strap and see if that helps...does the shock adjustments just change it to soft or hard ride or do they affect other things.... and by the way thanks spanky for the advice on my other sled the polaris xc but already knew how to adjust that one...just never messed with set up on wifes sled the srx....
01-03-2008, 06:37 PM
Oops, my bad there. That's why I like this website, you'll always find someone with good ideas and input.:)
01-04-2008, 07:53 AM
From what I remmber on the SRX the upper shock hole was the lighter setting and the lower was the heavier setting... Stock rear suspension has about 5" travel so you don't really don't have much to work with after all it was designed as a lake racer...
01-04-2008, 03:54 PM
ahhhhhh tank u ....u have awakened my physce... i did not know that it was designed to be a lake racer. that does explain a lot. will have to consider a new sled for the wife.