They should have tension on them. My sled only has one but if its too loose it leaves it up to the front track shock to keep itself from extending too much. This is even worse after its rebounding after a bump. Basically the limiter strap pulls the track together so all the tension of the track isn't on the shock. It's not good to have the strap loose. It makes you do wheelies easier but its not good for the shock.
Ya I'd say its official now, winter in Connecticut sucks. Rain/sleet/freezing rain in winter??
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For trail riding and most conditions you want the strap to have a slight bend/slack in it when sitting on it. Strap adjusment are for track attack angle of the track(powder riding/trail)
Also it aids wt transfer and steering effort .
Think of your sled as a tetter totter where you sit. The straps control how much it tetters back and forth apon acceleration and decellartion.